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A History Of Britain

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What do you get when you combine the resources and ethos of the BBC with the literary panache of one of the world's best narrative historians? The answer is Simon Schama's History of Britain. In a beautifully written and thoughtfully crafted book, studded with striking portraits, pictures and maps, Schama has managed to be both conventional and provocative. He tells the official version of Britain's island story, from Roman Britain, through the Norman conquest, the struggles of the Henrys and Richards with their bolshie barons and cautious clerics, Edward I and the subjugation of Wales, King Death (the plague), and on to the Henrician reformation, before closing with the remarkable reign of the virgin queen, Elizabeth I. While sticking to a script familiar to anyone who sat up and listened in history lessons at school, Schama brings it all alive, with his memorable prose. And with fine sensitivity too, particularly on the symbolism of buildings, memorials, language and ceremonies, and on the complex relations between England and her Celtic and Catholic neighbours. If history must have gloss, then let it be written and presented like this.

Book Details

Hardback with Dustjacket

2000 Re-Print

Published in 2000

ISBN: 9780563384977

Condition Ratings

Book is Near Fine. No significant defects.

Dustjacket is Near Fine. No significant defects.

Slipcase condition is N/A

Book Details

Hardback with Dustjacket

2000 Re-Print

Published in 2000

ISBN: 9780563384977

Condition Ratings

Book is Near Fine. No significant defects.

Dustjacket is Near Fine. No significant defects.

Slipcase condition is N/A

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