Story of Britain From the Romans to the Present - A Narrative History

ISBN-10: 039332902X

ISBN-13: 9780393329025

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"A beautifully written story, a box of delights, a treasure trove: final proof of truth's superiority over fiction."Andrew Roberts Rebecca Fraser's dramatic portrayal of the larger-than-life characters who forged Britain's national institutions is an enjoyable introduction to British history and a useful chronology of the past. A highly readable account of the men and women who created turning points in history, it is packed with anecdotes about British scientists, explorers, soldiers, traders, writers, and artists. 154 illustrations.
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List price: $23.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 848
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Ethelbert of Kent to the Viking Invasions (597-865)
Alfred the Great to the Battle of Hastings (865-1066)
Norman and Angevin
William I (1066-1087)
William II (1087-1100)
Henry I (1100-1135)
Stephen of Blois (1135-1154)
Henry II (1154-1189)
Richard I (1189-1199)
John (1199-1216)
Henry III (1216-1272)
Edward I (1272-1307)
Edward II (1307-1327)
Edward III (1327-1377)
Richard II (1377-1399)
Lancastrian and Yorkist
Henry IV (1399-1413)
Henry V (1413-1422)
Henry VI (1422-1461)
Edward IV (1461-1483)
Edward V (1483)
Richard III (1483-1485)
Henry VII (1485-1509)
Henry VIII (1509-1547)
Edward VI (1547-1553)
Mary I (1553-1558)
Elizabeth I (1558-1603)
James I (1603-1625)
Charles I (1625-1649)
Divine Right (1625-1642)
Civil War (1642-1649)
The Commonwealth and Protectorate (1649-1660)
Charles II (1660-1685)
James II (1685-1688)
William and Mary (1689-1702)
Anne (1702-1714)
George I (1714-1727)
George II (1727-1760)
George III (1760-1820)
Patriot King (1760-1793)
The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815)
Radical Agitation (1815-1820)
George IV (1820-1830)
William IV (1830-1837)
Victoria (1837-1901)
Corn Laws and Irish Famine (1837-1854)
Palmerstonian Aggression (1854-1868)
Gladstone and Disraeli (1868-1886)
Imperialism and Socialism (1886-1901)
Edward VII (1901-1910)
George V (1910-1936)
Last Years of Peace (1910-1914)
The First World War (1914-1918)
Peacemaking and the Rise of Fascism (1918-1936)
Edward VIII (1936)
George VI (1936-1952)
The Failure of Appeasement (1936-1939)
The Second World War (1939-1945)
Reform at Home, Communism Abroad (1945-1952)
Elizabeth II (1952-)
Wind of Change (1952-1964)
The Sick Man of Europe (1964-1979)
The Thatcher Legacy (1979-2002)
Further Reading
Prime Ministers
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