The Penguin Atlas of British and Irish History: From Earliest Times to the Present Day

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Drawing on the latest findings of historians and archaeologists, and illustrated throughout with superbly detailed maps and photographs, this comprehensive guide follows the story of the British Isles from prehistoric times to the present day. The full-color maps are enhanced by the narrative, which examines topics such as the spread of literacy, the roots of organized sport, and the advance of the twentieth-century suburb. Scholarly yet accessible, exploring major events, everyday life, and new historical ...
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Drawing on the latest findings of historians and archaeologists, and illustrated throughout with superbly detailed maps and photographs, this comprehensive guide follows the story of the British Isles from prehistoric times to the present day. The full-color maps are enhanced by the narrative, which examines topics such as the spread of literacy, the roots of organized sport, and the advance of the twentieth-century suburb. Scholarly yet accessible, exploring major events, everyday life, and new historical themes, this volume is set to become the definitive introduction to British and Irish history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780141009155
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/25/2002
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 11.82 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Hall and John Haywood managed the team of forty experts who worked under the supervision of an editorial board that includes Professor Barry Cunliffe, Oxford University; Professor Robert Bartlett, University of St. Andrews; Professor John Morrill, Cambridge University; Lord Briggs; and Professor Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck College, University of London.
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Table of Contents

Preface 8
Consultant Editors & Contributors 10
Pt. 1 Ancient Britain & Ireland
Britain's Earliest Humans 14
The Neolithic Age 18
The Ritual Landscape 22
The Bronze Age 26
The Iron Age 30
Hill-forts & Oppida 34
The Roman Conquest 38
Rome's Northern Frontier 42
Roman Economy & Society 44
Late Roman Britain 46
Roman London 50
Pt. 2 Medieval Britain & Ireland
The Migration Period 54
Saxons & Celts 58
The Viking Age 62
Viking York 66
The Age of Unification 68
The Normans 72
The Medieval Church 76
The Angevin Empire 80
Britain & the Crusades 84
Castles 86
The Plantagenet Hegemony 88
Medieval Landscapes 92
The Hundred Years War 96
The Medieval Economy 100
The Black Death 104
The Late Middle Ages 106
Medieval Norwich 110
Pt. 3 Early Modern Britain & Ireland
The Age of the Reformation 114
Wales after the Union 118
The Anglo-Scottish Border 120
Parliament & Politics 122
Tudor London 126
Royal Palaces 128
The First Civil War 130
The British Republic 134
Restoration & Union 138
Colonial Expansion to 1707 142
18th-century Dublin 146
The Jacobite Rebellions 148
Languages 1500-1800 152
Agricultural Change 154
Country Estates 158
Enlightenment Edinburgh 160
The 18th-century Empire 162
Turnpikes & Canals 166
The Industrial Revolution 168
American Independence 172
Pt. 4 19th-Century Britain & Ireland
Introduction 174
The Napoleonic Wars 176
The Age of Reform 180
Industrial Manchester 184
The 19th-century Empire 186
The Railway Age 190
Victorian Britain 192
Education & Literacy 196
Public Leisure: Sport 198
Seaside Resorts 200
Migration & Emigration 202
Irish Nationalism 206
The Labour/Co-op Movements 210
Working-class Housing 212
Britain's Overseas Trade 214
The South African War 218
Pt. 5 Modern Britain & Ireland
Introduction 220
The War in Europe 1914-18 222
Other War Theatres 1914-18 226
Women's Suffrage 230
Ireland's Independence 232
The Interwar Years 236
Metroland 240
The Home Front 1939-45 242
Overseas Theatres 1939-45 246
The Atlantic War 1939-45 250
20th-century Elections 254
Austerity & Affluence 256
The Aftermath of Empire 260
Language & Dialect 264
20th-century Transport 266
Society in the 1960s 268
The Troubles 270
Deindustrialisation 272
The British Isles Today 276
20th-century London 280
Britain, Ireland & the World 282
Chronological Table 284
Rulers of Britain & Ireland 304
Bibliography 308
Index 314
Picture Sources 320
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