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A concise history of modern Britain, 1707-1975

Author: W A Speck
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Series: Cambridge concise histories.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A concise, illustrated history of Great Britain over the past three centuries which explains the political and social trends that have shaped modern Britain.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W A Speck
ISBN: 0521364000 9780521364003 0521367026 9780521367028
OCLC Number: 123246293
Description: 210 pages.
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Introduction; 1. Eighteenth-century Britain; 2. From the Anglo-Scottish Union to the union with Ireland; 3. Nineteenth-Century Britain; 4. From Pitt to Palmerston; 5. From the Second Reform Act to the Boer War; 6. Twentieth-century Britain; 7. From the Boer War to the first Labour government; 8. From Baldwin to Attlee; 9. From the accession of Queen Elizabeth to the entry into the European Economic Community; Epilogue; Appendix: monarchs and ministries, 1707-1976; Guide to further reading; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge concise histories.
Responsibility: W.A. Speck.

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'... phenomenal feat of compression ... Speck is a confident and reliable guide ... an elegant narrative combined with judicious analysis.' History Today 'It provides, amongst other attributes, a Read more...

 
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