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British history for dummies

Author: Sean Lang
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, England : John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

Bestseller! Now with extended coverage of modern British history Britain's past brought right up to date This book is a riotous, irreverent account of the people and events that have shaped  Read more...


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Lang, Sean.
British history for dummies.
Chichester, West Sussex, England : John Wiley & Sons, 2006
(DLC) 2007386029
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Lang
ISBN: 9780470060728 0470060727
OCLC Number: 123777166
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 420 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction. Part I: The British Are Coming! Chapter 1: So Much History, So Little Time. Chapter 2: Sticks and Stone Age Stuff. Chapter 3: Woad Rage and Chariots: The Iron Age in Britain. Part II: Everyone Else Is Coming! The Invaders. Chapter 4: Ruled Britannia. Chapter 5: Saxon, Drugs, and Rock a??na?? Roll. Chapter 6: Have Axe, Will Travel: The Vikings. Chapter 7: 1066 and All That Followed. Part III: Whoa??s in Charge Around Here? The Middle Ages. Chapter 8: England Gets an Empire. Chapter 9: A Right Royal Time: The Medieval Realms of Britain. Chapter 10: Plague, Pox, Poll Tax, and Ploughing a?? and Then You Die. Part IV: Rights or Royals? The Tudors and Stuarts. Chapter 11: Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears the Crown. Chapter 12: A Burning Issue: The Reformation. Chapter 13: Crown or Commons? Chapter 14: Old Problems, New Ideas. Part V: On the Up: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Chapter 15: Leta??s Make a Country. Chapter 16: Survival of the Richest: The Industrial Revolution. Chapter 17: Children of the Revolutions. Chapter 18: Putting on My Top Hat: The Victorians. Chapter 19: The Sun Never Sets a?? but It Dona??t Shine Either. Part VI: Dona??t Look Down: The Twentieth Century. Chapter 20: The Great War: The End of Innocence a?? and Everything Else? Chapter 21: Radio Times. Chapter 22: TV Times. Chapter 23: Interesting Times. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 24: Ten Top Turning Points. Chapter 25: Ten Major Documents. Chapter 26: Ten Things the British Have Given the World (Whether the World Wanted Them or Not). Chapter 27: Ten Great British Places to Visit. Chapter 28: Ten Britons Who Should Be Better Known. Index.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Sean Lang.
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