British History – an Illustrated Guide.
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For years historians and academics have bemoaned the nation’s woeful lack of
historical knowledge. This history reference book – a chronology of all that has happened to this island nation over two thousand years – has been written to try to address that problem:
Its attractive cover and design draws the reader in. Written in nine easy steps, it makes the subject of our history far less daunting than many other history books. With over 200 illustrations (mainly in colour) it brings vivid life to the subject of British history. Clearly labelled throughout, using bullet point style, so one can find what one is looking for with ease.
It also has an extensive index which runs to over 3,000 lines.
Step 1 – Before the coming of the Romans
Step 2 – From the Romans to the Norman Invasion
Step 3 – Norman History
Step 4 – Plantagenet History
Step 5 – The Houses of Lancaster and York
Step 6 – Tudor History
Step 7 – Stuart History
Step 8 – Hanoverian History
Step 9 – The House of Windsor
Appendices – Kings and Queens, Prime Ministers etc
What people have said about this book:
Michael Morley, history teacher: …I see a lot of history books but I have never seen one that holds the attention quite as much as this. It is beautifully presented; it all unfolds perfectly as each colourful page is turned.
Alan Bown, businessman and benefactor: Brilliant. Very readable.
James Carver, retired businessman. Very impressed with the book and have had great fun dipping into it. It is very easy on the eye, professionally presented, easy to read and to look up interesting and unusual facts. It would make a lovely gift at any time of year.
Victoria Farmer, Legacy Manager, Eton College. This is an ideal book for those who are interested in history, for those who think they are and for those who need to know a little to prove a point! I constantly found myself expressing surprise “So that’s why it’s called that” or “Oh, so that is why that happened”. In short paragraphs my love of history has been significantly added to.
Marcia Willett, novelist. I love this concise accessible book with its delightful photographs bringing the past so vividly to life. My grandson, who is eleven, especially loved this extra dimension to fact finding.
Barry Davies, broadcaster. A ready reference, much needed, for any history student; should inspire further study. I wish such a reference of dates and their importance had been around when I was at school. A tale of Britain’s historical dates, entertainingly told in sequence and superbly referenced.
Count Nikolai Tolstoy, historian and author. This book provides an admirable guide to British history, ideal for checking facts or browsing and enlivened by well-chosen plates. Attractive and informative, and deserves to be widely read.
Sue Cook, author and broadcaster. A good first base for the timeline of our great nation’s long history.
British History. £15.00 plus £3.00 UK postage and packing.
British History. £15.00 plus £7.00 post and packing to the EU.
British History. £15.00 plus £11.00 postage and packing to the USA and the rest of the world.