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Published by Colour Libary Direct in Godalming .
Written in English


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StatementSir Roy Strong.
The Physical Object
Pagination596p. :
Number of Pages596
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18422926M
ISBN 101858333873
OCLC/WorldCa232628014

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Written by Patrick Dillon and illustrated by P.J. Lynch, "The Story of Britain" is a chronological account of Britain's history, from the arrival of Julius Caesar to the present day. It also includes plenty of chapters on Scotland, Ireland and Wales, though the emphasis is on England and its relationship with its people, its immediate neighbors, and the rest of the world.5/5(8). The Story of Britain is an accessible one-volume history that clearly depict Britain's origins—and explain how the past shaped the nation's current identity. He begins the story of Britain from the very earliest recorded Celtic times, and with this new edition has now brought it up to date via the Blair years and into the present day of Brexit ed on: Aug My favourite non-fiction book is the story of Britain by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom because I like the illustrations with the use of speech bubbles as it make it more appealing to children. The timeline on the bottom of the pages is a good touch as well, it is also not too complicated so Reviews: 1. Though the book is in good company with Charles Dickens’s Child’s History of England, there’s plenty of adult-friendly deceit, treachery, adultery, and murder, the currency of royals, nobles, and commoners from the dawn of history. Even there, though, Fraser works hard to put a positive spin on things, so that by her account Henry II really didn’t mean to have poor old Thomas à Becket murdered in the Author: Rebecca Fraser.

For those who missed his first edition in , Strong (Scenes and Apparitions: The Roy Strong Diaries, , , etc.) is back with an updated popular history of Britain, whose people “cherish their island as a domain separate and inviolate from the rest of the world.”Throughout this highly readable history, which the author admits “is built with gratitude on the work of others. An authoritative and sweeping history of Britain from the Romans to the present day - in a newly revised edition for the next generation of readers. The Story of Britain is an accessible one-volume history that clearly depict Britain's origins - and explain how the past shaped the nation's current identity. He begins the story of Britain from the very earliest recorded Celtic times, and with this new edition has now . The Oxford History of Britain tells the story of Britain and its people over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Encompassing political, social, economic. The Story of Britain A compilation of animated shorts that bring Britain's history alive. Set from the Mesolithic period to the Domesday Book, we meet some families who shaped the 'Story of.

A definitive history of Britain which tells the story of two islands, Britain and Ireland, and all the people, Scottish, Irish, Welsh and English, who have lived in them. A comprehensive history of Britain that delves into some edgy and less well-known events as well as shining a light on the more traditional narratives of Scottish, Irish, Welsh. In this masterful book, Roy Strong presents the story of Britain from the very earliest recorded Celtic times to the present day. It is a story of epic sweep and grandeur, and Strong, with his passionate enthusiasm and wide-ranging knowledge, is just the person to tell it. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and works of art, The Story of Britain will be a standard work for years to come. The story of Britain. [Patrick Dillon; Patrick James Lynch] -- A definitive history of Britain which tells the story of two islands, Britain and Ireland, and all the people, Scottish, Irish, Welsh and . 'The Story of Britain' is an eminently readable history of the isles Why We Wrote This Britain's history is critical to understanding world history, and of all the books on the subject, Roy Strong.