A Short History of England

A Short History of England The Glorious Story of a Rowdy Nation

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Publisher's Synopsis

The heroes and villains, triumphs and disasters of English history are instantly familiar -- from the Norman Conquest to Henry VIII, Queen Victoria to the two World Wars. But to understand their full significance we need to know the whole story.

A Short History of England sheds new light on all the key individuals and events in English history by bringing them together in an enlightening account of the country's birth, rise to global prominence, and then partial eclipse. Written with flair and authority by Guardian columnist and London Times former editor Simon Jenkins, this is the definitive narrative of how today's England came to be. Concise but comprehensive, with more than a hundred color illustrations, this beautiful single-volume history will be the standard work for years to come.

Book information

ISBN: 9781610392310
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Imprint: PublicAffairs
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 340g
Height: 208mm
Width: 137mm
Spine width: 25mm