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.
- 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