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This superb volume tells the story of Britain and its people over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Edited by esteemed historian Kenneth O. Morgan, this informative volume illuminates the political, social, economic, and cultural developments of the British Isles. Ten leading historians--including Peter Salway, John Morrill, and Morgan himself--provide a penetrating and dramatic narrative, offering the fruits of the best modern scholarship to the general reader in a highly engaging form. A vivid, sometimes surprising picture emerges of continuous turmoil and change in every period of Britain's history. By exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and the wider world, this comprehensive book brings the modern reader face to face with the past and thus the foundations of modern British society. The new edition brings the story into the twenty-first century, covering the changes to British society and culture during the Blair years and examining the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath.
Kenneth O. Morgan is honorary Fellow of the Queen's and Oriel Colleges, Oxford. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1983, and became a life peer in 2000.
Table of Contents
|Foreword to the new edition|
|Roman Britain (c.55 BC - c. AD 440)|
|The Anglo-Saxon Period (c. 440-1066)|
|The Early Middle Ages (1066-1290)|
|The Later Middle Ages (1290-1485)|
|The Tudor Age (1485-1603)|
|The Stuarts (1603-1688)|
|The Eighteenth Century (1688-1789)|
|Revolution and the Rule of Law (1789-1851)|
|The Liberal Age (1851-1914)|
|The Twentieth Century (1914-2000)|
|Genealogies of Royal Lines|
|Prime Ministers 1721-2010|
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