British History For Dummies

British History For Dummies

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by Se?n Lang
     
 

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Treason, plague, two world wars – and that's just for starters. Discover the fascinating history of Britain

British history is a rollercoaster ride of lively stories, relentless power-grabbing, and colourful characters – and it's all in this book! Whether you confuse your Stuarts with your Tudors or are convinced the Battle of Hastings took place

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Treason, plague, two world wars – and that's just for starters. Discover the fascinating history of Britain

British history is a rollercoaster ride of lively stories, relentless power-grabbing, and colourful characters – and it's all in this book! Whether you confuse your Stuarts with your Tudors or are convinced the Battle of Hastings took place in 1966, this book is the perfect guide for you. Uncover rip-roaring stories of power-mad kings, executions, invasions, and high treason. Tour through the ages of Britain and take in anation at war, the building of a global empire, and tales of forbidden love – not bad for a nation of stiff upper lips.

  • Time-travelling through the ages – understand Stone Age Britain, and move on through the Bronze Age into the Iron Age
  • Going on an invasion – discover how the Saxons and Vikings invaded the British Isles, and how their legacy lives on today
  • Commanding and conquering – look on as Britain builds a vast empire and delves into global domination
  • Uncovering a right royal affair – take in the turbulent times of monarchs through the ages
  • Meeting the children of the revolution – marvel at the industrial revolution that made Britain a superpower
  • Moving into the modern world – witness the highs and lows of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries

Open the book and find:

  • A tour through British historyfrom the Stone Age to theInformation Age
  • Romans, Vikings, and other invaders
  • The roots of the Protestant Reformation and the Church of England
  • Gladstone, Disraeli, and the pub brawls they inspired
  • The 1980s and Margaret Thatcher – the Iron Lady
  • British culture from Shakespeare to the Beatles
  • Colour section packed with historical images and information

Learn about:

  • Legendary kings and queens
  • 1066 and all that followed
  • The rise and fall of the British Empire
  • The battles and wars that shaped Britain

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“…packed with behind the scenes knowledge…” (Shields Gazette, December 2003)

"...The most user-friendly history book around…behind the jokey chapter headings there’s a serious amount of information…" (Daily Express, 20 February 2004)

“…written in a breezy jokey style, chopped up into bite-sized bits...” (Daily Telegraph, Weds 2nd Feb 2005)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470978368
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/13/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
985,569
File size:
9 MB

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