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Overview


This beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of Britain and its people over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day.

Edited by esteemed historian Kenneth O. Morgan, this informative volume illuminates the political, social, economic, and cultural developments of the British Isles. Ten leading historians including Peter Salway, John Morrill, and Morgan himself provide a penetrating and dramatic narrative, offering the fruits of the best modern scholarship to the general reader in authoritative form, complementing their text with carefully chosen pictures and maps. A vivid, sometimes surprising picture emerges of continuous turmoil and change in every period of Britains history. By exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and the wider world, this comprehensive book brings the modern reader face to face with the past and thus the foundations of modern British society.

The new edition brings the story into the twenty-first century, covering the changes to British society and culture during the Blair years and examining the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath.

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Editorial Reviews

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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: 9780199544752
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 710,614
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.20 (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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