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The story of Britain : from the Romans to the present : a narrative history

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First American edition.

Just as much as kings and queens, battles and empire, Britain's great themes have been the liberty of the individual, the rule of law, and the parliamentary democracy invented to protect them. Ever since Caratacus and Boudicca surprised the Romans with the bravery of their resistance, Britain has stood out as the home of freedom. From Thomas More to William Wilberforce, from Gladstone to Churchill, Britain's history is studded with heroic figures who have resisted tyranny in all its guises, whether it be the Stuart kings' belief in divine right, the institution of slavery, or the ambitions of Napoleon and Hitler.-Dust jacket.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0393060101
  • ISBN: 9780393060102
  • Physical Description: xvii, 829 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Great Britain under the title A People's history of Britain, c2003"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 786-788) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Ethelbert of Kent to the Viking invasions (597/865) -- Alfred the Great to the Battle of Hastings (865/1066) -- Norman and Angevin -- William I (1066/1087) -- William II (1087/1100) -- Henry I (1100/1135) -- Stephen of Blois (1135/1154) -- Henry II (1154/1189) -- Richard I (1189/1199) -- John (1199/1216) -- Henry III (1216/1272) -- Edward I (1272/1307) -- Edward II (1307/1327) -- Edward III (1327/1377) -- Richard II (1377/1399) -- Henry IV (1399/1413) -- Henry V (1413/1422) -- Henry VI (1422/1461) -- Edward IV (1461/1483) -- Edward V (1483) -- Richard III (1483/1485) -- Henry VII (1485/1509) -- Henry VIII (1509/1547) -- Edward VI (1547/1553) -- Mary I (1553/1558) -- Elizabeth I (1558/1603) -- James I (1603/1625) -- Charles I (1625/1649) -- Divine right (1625/1642) -- War (1642/1649) -- The Commonwealth and Protectorate (1649/1660) -- Charles II (1660/1685) -- James II (1685/1688) -- William and Mary (1689/1702) -- Anne (1702/1714) -- George I (1714/1727) -- George II (1727/1760) -- George III (1760/1820) -- Patriot king (1760/1793) -- The French revolutionary and Napoleonic wars (1793/1815) -- Radical agitation (1815/1820) -- George IV (1820/1830) -- William IV (1830/1837) -- Victoria (1837/1901) -- Corn laws and Irish famine (1837/1854) -- Palmerstonian aggression (1854/1868) -- Gladstone and Disraeli (1868/1886) -- Imperialism and socialism (1886/1901) -- Edward VII (1901/1910) -- George V (1910/1936) -- Last years of peace (1910/1914) -- The First World War (1914/1918) -- Peacemaking and the rise of Fascism (1918/1936) -- Edward VIII (1936) -- George VI (1936/1952) -- The failure of appeasement (1936/1939) -- The Second World War (1939/1945) -- Reform at home, Communism abroad (1945/1952) -- Elizabeth II (1952/) -- Wind of change (1952/1964) -- The sick man of Europe (1964/1979) -- The Thatcher legacy (1979/2002) -- Further reading -- Genealogies -- Prime ministers.
Summary, etc.:
Just as much as kings and queens, battles and empire, Britain's great themes have been the liberty of the individual, the rule of law, and the parliamentary democracy invented to protect them. Ever since Caratacus and Boudicca surprised the Romans with the bravery of their resistance, Britain has stood out as the home of freedom. From Thomas More to William Wilberforce, from Gladstone to Churchill, Britain's history is studded with heroic figures who have resisted tyranny in all its guises, whether it be the Stuart kings' belief in divine right, the institution of slavery, or the ambitions of Napoleon and Hitler.-Dust jacket.
Subject: Great Britain > History > Anecdotes.


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