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A Brief History of Great Britain
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816077282
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7728-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 12/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 941
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 320

Summary

A Brief History of Great Britain narrates the history of Great Britain from the earliest times to the 21st century, covering the entire island—England, Wales, and Scotland—as well as associated archipelagos such as the Channel Islands, the Orkneys, and Ireland as they have influenced British history. The central story of this volume is the development of the British kingdom, including its rise and decline on the world stage. The book is built around a clear chronological political narrative while incorporating treatment of social, economic, and religious issues.   

Coverage includes:

  • Early Settlements, Celts, and Romans
  • Anglo-Saxons, Scots, and Vikings
  • Scotland, England, and Wales
  • Britain in the Late Middle Ages
  • The Making of Protestant Britain
  • Industry and Conquest
  • Britain in the Age of Empire
  • An Age of Crisis
  • The Age of Consensus
  • A House Divided.

Specifications

Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Index. Bibliography. Suggested reading. Chronology. Basic facts. Sidebars.

About the Author(s)

William E. Burns earned his Ph.D. in British history from the University of California at Davis. His many publications include An Age of Wonders: Prodigies, Politics, and Providence in England, 1657–1727; The Scientific Revolution: An Encyclopedia; Science in the Enlightenment; and Witch Hunts in Europe and America.

Reviews and Awards

"...a concise and interesting account..."


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