The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain
This beautifully illustrated volume 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, and cultural developments throughout the British Isles, the dramatic narrative is taken upin turn by ten leading historians who offer the fruits of the best modern scholarship to the general reader in an authoritative form, illuminating their text with carefully chosen pictures and maps.A vivid, sometimes surprising picture emerges of a continuous turmoil of change in every period, and the wider social context of political and economic tension is made clear. But consensus, no less than conflict, is a part of the story: in focusing on elements of continuity down the centuries, theauthors bring out that special awareness of nationality and patriotism which has been such a distinctive feature of British society. By relating both these factors in the British experience, and by exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and thewider world, this comprehensive work brings the reader face to face with the past, and the foundations of modern British society.
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THE ANGLOSAXON PERIOD c 4401066
THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES 10661290 Io 4
THE LATER MIDDLE AGES 12901485
THE TUDOR AGE 14851603 22 3
THE STUARTS 16031688
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY 16881789
REVOLUTION AND THE RULE OF LAW 17891851
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