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British History For Dummies
     

British History For Dummies

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by Se?n Lang
 

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A stirring trip through the essentials of 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.  It's a "who, what, when, where and why" that reads like a thriller and a comedy rolled into one.  Inside  you'll find rip-roaring stories of power-mad

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A stirring trip through the essentials of 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.  It's a "who, what, when, where and why" that reads like a thriller and a comedy rolled into one.  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.

Discover:

  • 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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“…packed with behind the scenes knowledge…” (Shields Gazette, December 2003)

"...The most user-friendly history book around…behind the jokey chapter headings there’s a serious amount of information…" (Daily Express, 20 February 2004)

“…written in a breezy jokey style, chopped up into bite-sized bits...” (Daily Telegraph, Weds 2nd Feb 2005)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764570216
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/09/2004
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.99(d)

Meet 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. He regularly reviews textbooks for the Times Educational Supplement and has written on history teaching for the Council of Europe. He is an active member, and former Honorary Secretary, of the Historical Association. He 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ONLY REASON Y ITS GOOD CAUSE ITS ABOUT THE BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD
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!
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