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Oxford 2000 Soft Cover New. Index. 646 pp 0192893262. From the arrival of the Roman legions to the presnet day, The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain tells the complete and ... enthralling story of Britain and her people over two thousand years, beautifully supplemented by over 200 blackand white illustrations and 24 pages of vivid color plates. Edited by the distinguished historian Kenneth O. Morgan, this acclaimed work has been completely updated for this revised edition. Since publication of the hardcover in 1984, the book has sold almost half a million copies in its illustrated editions, as well as a further 170, 000 in unillustrated editions, making this impressive work one of the most widely read references on Britain's tumultuous history. Read more Show Less

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From the coming of the Roman legions to the present day, the Oxford Illustrated History of Britain tells the complete and enthralling story of Britain and her people over two thousand years, beautifully supplemented by over 200 superb black and white illustrations and 24 pages of vivid color plates. Edited by the distinguished historian Kenneth O. Morgan, this acclaimed work, written by a team of leading historians, has been completely updated for this revised edition. Since publication of the hardback in 1984, the book has sold almost half a million copies in its illustrated editions, as well as a further 170,000 in un-illustrated editions, making this impressive work one of the most widely read references on Britain's tumultuous history.

About the Author:
Professor Kenneth O. Morgan, FBA, was Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford, 1966-89; Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1989-95; and Senior Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, 1993-5. He is now Research Professor of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Honorary Fellow of The Queen's College. He is the author of many major works on British history, including Consensus and Disunity: the Lloyd George Coalition Government, 1918-22; Rebirth of a Nation: Wales, 1880-1980; Labour in Power 1945-51; Labour People: Leaders and Lieutenants, Hardie to Kinnock; and The People's Peace: British History, 1945-1990 (all published by OUP in paperback).

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"This single-volume history of Britain would be an excellent addition to any academic or public library collection."--ARBA

"Erudite, analytical, comprehensive, readable." -- The Scriblerian

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192893260
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Oxford Illustrated Histories Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 700
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth O. Morgan is honorary Fellow of the Queen's and Oriel Colleges, Oxford. The author of many major works on British history, he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1983, and became a life peer in 2000.

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Table of Contents

Roman Britain
The Anglo-Saxon Period
The Early Middle Ages
The Later Middle Ages
The Tudor Age; The Stuarts
The Eighteenth Century
Revolution and the Rule of Law
The Liberal Age
The Twentieth Century
Further Reading
Chronology
Genealogies of Royal Lines
Prime Ministers
Acknowledgements of Sources
Index.
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