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A history of Britain : at the edge of the world? : 3000 BC-AD 1603

Author: Simon Schama; British Broadcasting Corporation.
Publisher: London : BBC, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first volume in this history of Britain tells the story of Britain from the time of the earliest settlements discovered in the Orkneys to the death of Queen Elizabeth the first.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Schama; British Broadcasting Corporation.
ISBN: 0563384972 9780563384977
OCLC Number: 154640589
Awards: Winner of WH Smith Book Awards (General Knowledge) 2001
Winner of WH Smith Book Awards: General Knowledge 2001
Description: 416 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. At the edge of the world? --
2. Conquest --
3. Sovereignty unbound? --
4. Aliens and natives --
5. King death - 6. Burning convictions --
7. The body of the queen.
Responsibility: Simon Schama.

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