A Short History of England: The Glorious Story of a Rowdy Nation (Google eBook)

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PublicAffairs, 2011 - 384 Seiten
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The heroes and villains, triumphs and disasters of English history are instantly familiarOCo-from the Norman Conquest to Henry VIII, Queen Victoria to the two world wars. But to understand their full sig nificance we need to know the whole story. a "A Short History of England "sheds new light on all the key individuals and events in English histo ry by bringing them together in an enlightening account of the countryOCOs birth, rise to global promi nence, 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 todayOCOs 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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Nutzerbericht  - bodachliath - LibraryThing

An entertaining, idiosyncratic and sometimes infuriatingly opinionated romp through the events, ideas and personalities in English history since the Dark Ages. For me the most interesting things were ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: A Short History of England

Nutzerbericht  - Trey Kiernan - Goodreads

Very good read. The book attempts to cover a lot of ground, from the Roman withdraw until present day in 295 pages. Obviously only so much can be covered without making the book a 2,000 page volume ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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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Über den Autor (2011)

Simon Jenkins is the editor and designer of www.ship-of-fools.com. He is also the author of "Bible Mapbook" and "The Bible from Scratch".

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