A Short History of England: The Glorious Story of a Rowdy Nation

PublicAffairs, 2011 - 384 Seiten
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The heroes and villains, triumphs and disasters of English history are instantly familiar---from the Norman Conquest to Henry VIII, Queen Victoria to the two world wars. But to understand their full sig­nificance we need to know the whole story.


A Short History of England sheds new light on all the key individuals and events in English histo­ry by bringing them together in an enlightening account of the country's birth, rise to global promi­nence, and then partial eclipse. Written with flair and authority by Guardian columnist and London Times former editor Simon Jenkins, this is the definitive narrative of how today's England came to be. Concise but comprehensive, with more than a hundred color illustrations, this beautiful single-volume history will be the standard work for years to come.



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Review: A Short History of England

Nutzerbericht  - Joseph Scavone - Goodreads

Not only a great book but a beautiful one. Great illustrations, painting and photos. The book is a broad history of England from about 400 until present day. It specifically leaves the history of ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: A Short History of England

Nutzerbericht  - Michael A - Goodreads

This reads like a fleshed-out cliff notes version of England's political history. Which is fine, if that's what you want. It's probably effective if you're preparing for a test or just need to know ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Ausgewählte Seiten


The Birth of England 600 800
The Danes 800 1066
The Conquerors Children 1087 1154
Henry and Becket 11541189
The Wars oftheRoses 14531483 Bosworthand Henry Tudor 14831509 Henry VIII 15091547 Reformation CounterReformation 1547 1558
Early Stuarts16031642 Civil War 16421660
Glorious Revolution 16881714 Walpole andPitt the Elder 17141774
The Roadto Reform 18151832
GladstoneandDisraeli 18681901
The First WorldWar 19141918
The Second World War1939
One Hundred Key Dates

andSimon deMontfort 1216 1272
The Hundred Years War 1330 1377
The Peasants Revolt totheLossof France1377
Prime Ministers Authors Note of the United Kingdom

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