British History for Dummies

British History for Dummies

by Se?n Lang
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British History for Dummies by Se?n Lang

Bestseller! Now with extended coverage of modern British history

Britain's past brought right up to date

This book is a riotous, irreverent account of the people and events that have shaped Britain. Always get those kings and queens confused? Never sure what happened when? You need this book. Inside you'll find rip-roaring stories of power-mad kings, executions, invasions, high treason, global empire-building, and forbidden love - not bad for a nation of stiff upper lips.

Praise for British History For Dummies

"It puts the history of Britain into the sort of perspective I've always hoped for."
—Terry Jones, Monty Python star and co-author of Who Murdered Chaucer?

"Honestly—you can't beat British History For Dummies."
—Bernard Cornwell, author of the Sharpe novels

Discover how to

  • Famous and infamous Britons
  • Key royal, military, and cultural eras
  • Power in Britain: Who lost it, who took it
  • The rise and fall of Britain's global empire
  • History as it connects to Britain today

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470035368
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/16/2007
Series: For Dummies Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sean Lang studied history at Oxford and has been teaching it to school, college, and university students for the past twenty years. He has written textbooks on nineteenth and twentieth century history, and is co-editor of Modern History Review. Sean regularly reviews textbooks for the Times Educational Supplement and has written on history teaching for the Council of Europe. He is a Research Fellow in History at Anglia Ruskin University and Honorary Secretary of the Historical Association, and is currently undertaking research on women in nineteenth-century British India.

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British History for Dummies 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book just to see how amusing it's interpretation of British History would be to a Briton. I find it very interesting and amusing. Too bad our history books in school were not written this way!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a general overview of British history that would fill in some of the gaps in my existing knowledge---I wasn't expecting it to be so much fun! This book is highly engaging, humorous, and informative. The author clears up some of British history's most confusing topics (Wars of the Roses, for instance) with great one-liners and englightening explanations that are easy to remember. I highly recommend this book for those who knows nothing about British history and those who know just about everything; you can't finish this book without gaining something.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wass up how old are u
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Rokki2 More than 1 year ago
Ties centuries and millennia together in an interesting, concise manner. Helps with the facts that got lost or muddled. Tosses in interesting, but relevant issues and trivia.
DukeNC More than 1 year ago
For light entertainment and interesting, somewhat "different" bits of information about English history, this is an excellent choice!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to percy jackson and the lightning theif any day @ 3:30 and title it hey
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Hey people
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What book u want to go
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Try the illiad