The Story of Britain

The Story of Britain

[from the Norman Conquest to the European Union]

Book - 2011
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Random House, Inc.
Stunningly illustrated by P.J. Lynch, Patrick Dillon’s accessible narrative brings the dramatic history of a nation to life.

The history of Britain is a thrilling story of kings and queens, battles and truces, discoveries and inventions, expansion and diplomacy. From William the Conqueror’s arrival in 1066 to the end of the twentieth century, The Story of Britain celebrates the rich diversity of a people and culture, as well as the events, good and bad, that have shaped Britain — and the world — over the past thousand years. Royals, commoners, warriors, and scientists have all had parts to play, and each of their stories is told here in lively, lucid language appropriate for a young audience. Timelines summarize each era in a quick-view format between each section, while bite-size chapters and full-color plates make this history easy to pick up and hard to put down.

Baker & Taylor
Presents a full account of the history of Great Britain, from the Norman conquest through nearly one thousand years of history to the end of the twentieth century.

Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2011, c2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780763651220
Branch Call Number: J 941 DIL
Characteristics: 341 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps, ports. (chiefly col.) ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lynch, Patrick James - Illustrator

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Nov 29, 2011

The Story of Britain is aimed at young readers, but GREAT for an older audience who wants to get an overall feel for the last 1000yrs.
P.S. I went to school in England and learnt more from this book than years of history lessons.
JohnG

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