By Simon Jenkins
The heroes and villains, triumphs and failures of English background are immediately familiar—-from the Norman Conquest to Henry VIII, Queen Victoria to the 2 global wars. yet to appreciate their complete significance we have to be aware of the total story.
A brief background of britain sheds new mild on all of the key members and occasions in English history via bringing them jointly in an enlightening account of the country’s beginning, upward push to international prominence, after which partial eclipse. Written with aptitude and authority by way of Guardian columnist and LondonTimes former editor Simon Jenkins, this can be the definitive narrative of the way today’s England got here to be. Concise yet entire, with greater than 100 colour illustrations, this pretty single-volume historical past often is the usual paintings for years to come.
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