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

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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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Jenkins' writing is very lucid and easy to follow. - Goodreads
Great illustrations, painting and photos. - Goodreads
Impeccably researched. - Goodreads

Review: A Short History of England

Nutzerbericht  - Tim Corke - Goodreads

Wowzers, what a read. This has been a book that has been slow burning for some time, with occasional chapters read off and on for many months. This wasn't a reflection on the book, just that it ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: A Short History of England

Nutzerbericht  - Richard Stone - Goodreads

This book is quite literally what it says on the tin, it is a short (albeit 280 pages!) chronological history of England from the period following the end of the Roman occupation to the present date ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

Introduction
Epilogue
The Birth of England 600 800
The Danes 800 1066
William
The Conquerors Children 1087 1154
Henry and Becket 11541189
Magna
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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