A Traveller's History of England

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This book gives a comprehensive and enjoyable survey of England's past from prehistory right through to the present. All the major periods of English history are dealt with, including the Roman occupation, the invasions of the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, and Normans, and the power struggles of the medieval kings. In the 20th century the Empire was transformed into the Commonwealth; two victorious, but costly, World Wars were fought; the Welfare State was established; and membership in the European Community was ...

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Overview

This book gives a comprehensive and enjoyable survey of England's past from prehistory right through to the present. All the major periods of English history are dealt with, including the Roman occupation, the invasions of the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, and Normans, and the power struggles of the medieval kings. In the 20th century the Empire was transformed into the Commonwealth; two victorious, but costly, World Wars were fought; the Welfare State was established; and membership in the European Community was finally achieved.

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Travelers opening this book upon boarding a flight to London could, by the time they reach their destination, span the history of England from the days of the hunter-gatherers to Thatcher's resignation. This compact volume, written by a British archaeologist and historian, is amazingly concise yet delivers a solid, comprehensive and entertaining overview of England's history. Lists of rulers, prime ministers, major battles, historical buildings, a chronology of major events, and a short bibliography are also provided. A caveat: unlike Philip Crowl's The Intelligent Traveller's Guide to Historic Britain ( LJ 2/1/83), which combines history with travel information supplemented with a detailed gazetteer, the sole emphasis here is history. For those who want a refresher course in English history, this is a delightful source.-- Marlene M. Kuhl, Baltimore Cty. P.L.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566566049
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: The Traveller's History Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 695,045
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Posted July 10, 2012

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    Good historical look

    A comprehensive book, easily read, with tidbits thrown in which although perhaps not noteworthy in the long history of the country, add much interest to the text. Lists of monarchs and government rulers are included. Well worth the read.

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