This is a definitive concise account of our remarkable past. From the Battle of Catterick (AD 598) to the premiership of Tony Blair, one of Britain's most respected journalists, Simon Jenkins, weaves together a strong narrative with all the most important and interesting dates in a book that characteristically is as stylish as it is authoritative. There have been long synoptic histories of England...
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Profile Books; First Edition edition (2011)
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.4 x 10 inches
Amazon Rank: 1754302
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This book, as a 2-star reviewer noted, absolutely is "the standard stuff." Mostly Kings, Queens, and wars (although the material on social, political, religious, and economic history is fine so far as it goes).Here's why I liked it. I love English ...
now there has been no standard short work covering all significant events, themes and individuals. Published with the support of the National Trust, and beautifully illustrated, this magisterial history will be the standard work for years to come.