The Oxford History of Britain

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With over a half-million copies already sold, The Oxford History of Britain is considered the classic single-volume history of the British Isles. Covering two thousand years of British history, the book tells the story of Britain and her peoples from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Here ten distinguished contributors including Peter Salway, John Blair, John S. Morrill, and Paul Langford, offer essays on everything from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Stuarts to the Liberal Age and the twentieth ...

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Overview

With over a half-million copies already sold, The Oxford History of Britain is considered the classic single-volume history of the British Isles. Covering two thousand years of British history, the book tells the story of Britain and her peoples from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Here ten distinguished contributors including Peter Salway, John Blair, John S. Morrill, and Paul Langford, offer essays on everything from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Stuarts to the Liberal Age and the twentieth century, producing a volume that is all-embracing in scope and scholarship.
Edited by the distinguished historian Kenneth O. Morgan, this acclaimed history has been updated for this revised edition, and now includes a new chapter that features a chronology, genealogies of royal lines, and coverage of prime ministers.
From the general reader to the serious history buff, anyone interested in any aspect of British history can satisfy their curiosity with this fact-filled volume.

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"The standard one-volume history of Britain."—Sunday Times


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Ten leading historians present the story of Britain and her peoples over the course of two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Includes a consolidated chronology of events, maps, genealogies, more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192801357
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 1,275,659
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 4.90 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth O. Morgan is Research Professor at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Honorary Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford. He is author of many major works on British history including Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction and The People's Peace: British History since 1945. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1983.

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Table of Contents

1. Roman Britain

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