The Story of Britain

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In this masterful, richly enjoyable book, Roy Strong presents the story of Britain from the very earliest recorded Celtic times to the present day. It is a story of epic sweep and grandeur, and Strong, with his passionate enthusiasm and wide–ranging knowledge, is just the person to tell it. Lavishly illustrated with 300 photographs and works of art, The Story of Britain will be a standard work for years to come.
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Very Good ? in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is slightly faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Grey boards with ... Gilt titling to the Spine. 10?" x 8. 596pp. Index. [Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps [1]; <br><br>From the cover: ?<i>The Story of Britain</i> is a significant book published at a significant moment, for there can rarely have been a time when public concern about history and the teaching of history has created so much controversy and debate. Sir Roy Strong, author, broadcaster, former Director of the National Portrait Gallery and of the Victoria & Albert Museum, tells the story of Britain from the very earliest recorded Celtic times to the era of Margaret Thatcher. And, in a reaction against the current presentation of history as illustrated double-page spreads arranged by subject, he tells the story as a continuous narrative, in chapters which give meaning and point to every period with which they deal. The story of Britain is, after all, an exciting one, peopled with great characters, huge events, turbulent dramas, an understanding of which is essential if we are fully to appreciate where we are now. The monarchy, parliament, the law, the church ? all the great institutions whose fortunes are so much part of the fabric of our history are here seen in perspective, affecting the everyday lives of ordinary men and women against an ever-changing social, cultural and economic background. It is a tremendous story; Roy Strong, with his passionate enthusiasm and wide-ranging knowledge, is the ideal person to tell it. ?The guiding light?, writes Sir Roy in his Preface, ?has been the belief that a country which is ignorant of its past loses its identity?.<br><br><i>The Story of Britain</i>, superbly illustrated with over 300 pictures in full colour and black and white, will be a standard work for many, many years to come.? ] Read more Show Less

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In this masterful, richly enjoyable book, Roy Strong presents the story of Britain from the very earliest recorded Celtic times to the present day. It is a story of epic sweep and grandeur, and Strong, with his passionate enthusiasm and wide–ranging knowledge, is just the person to tell it. Lavishly illustrated with 300 photographs and works of art, The Story of Britain will be a standard work for years to come.
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Editorial Reviews

Antonia Fraser
This is history at its best: clear, comprehensive, and told with huge aplomb and style.
Independent
Beryl Bainbridge
A must for anyone interested in history.
Sunday Express
Spectator
A brave, lucid, lively, majestically illustrated volume.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856810999
  • Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/22/1996
  • Pages: 596
  • Product dimensions: 7.95 (w) x 10.24 (h) x 1.73 (d)

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