England / Edition 2

England / Edition 2

by Alan Allport
     
 

One of three countries that make up the island of Great Britain, England is among the oldest continually existing states in the world. Since Athelstan of Wessex united England as a single kingdom in the tenth century A.D., this northwestern European country has played a prominent rote in world affairs. Much of England's fortune can be attributed to the fact that it… See more details below

Overview

One of three countries that make up the island of Great Britain, England is among the oldest continually existing states in the world. Since Athelstan of Wessex united England as a single kingdom in the tenth century A.D., this northwestern European country has played a prominent rote in world affairs. Much of England's fortune can be attributed to the fact that it has not been invaded by a foreign country since 1066. In repelling such European military threats as the Spanish Armada in 1588 and the German Luftwaffe more than three-and-a-half centuries later, England has been able to preserve its unique character. Moreover, English culture has spread well beyond the shores of the British Isles. During the height of the British Empire, in the nineteenth century, English influence reached every corner of the globe: from Canada in North America to Hong Kong in East Asia, and from India in South Asia to Nigeria in Africa. Around the same time, England became the epicenter of the Industrial Revolution, which ensured that English manufactured goods dominated the global market.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791095140
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Series:
Modern World Nations Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents


Introducing England     8
Physical Landscapes     14
England Through Time     27
People and Culture     43
Government and Politics     61
England's Economy     75
Living in England Today     89
England's Heritage and Treasures     103
England Looks Ahead     110
Facts at a Glance     114
History at a Glance     117
Bibliography     120
Further Reading     121
Index     122

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