Story of England

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In this new history of England, Tom Beaumont James uses archaeology to present a fresh view of the events that have shaped the country. Both accessible and comprehensive, The Story of England guides us from prehistory to Cool Britannia, through invasions, wars, disease and empire-building, peopled by monarchs, rebels, politicians, and others who have left an indelible mark on England’s development.

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Overview

In this new history of England, Tom Beaumont James uses archaeology to present a fresh view of the events that have shaped the country. Both accessible and comprehensive, The Story of England guides us from prehistory to Cool Britannia, through invasions, wars, disease and empire-building, peopled by monarchs, rebels, politicians, and others who have left an indelible mark on England’s development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752425788
  • Publisher: Tempus Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments 7
Foreword 9
Introduction 11
1 Albion and Britannia: Myth and Reality, Prehistory and Romans 15
2 Arthur and Avalon: English and Normans, 400-1327 40
3 Enter St George: Black Death to Henry VIII, 1327-1547 75
4 Gloriana and Shakespeare: Antiquaries, Puritans and Civil War, 1547-1650 104
5 An Englishman, Scots and a Dutchman, 1650-1702 134
6 English Landscapes and Foreign Acquisitions, 1702-1760 153
7 Revolutions, 1760-1792 172
8 Heroes and a Villain: Nelson, Wellington and Napoleon, 1792-1815 187
9 Regency Profligacy and Reforming Zeal, 1815-1850 201
10 Victorian England and a Glorious Empire, 1850-1901 221
11 Bloody Tests, 1901-1945 237
12 Consensus and Conflict, 1945-2003 250
Epilogue: England and the English 270
Chronology 276
Select Bibliography 283
List of Illustrations 284
Index 286
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