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A short history of England : the glorious story of a rowdy nation

Author: Simon Jenkins
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents an overview of the history of England from the Saxons to today and provides lists of kings and queens with the date of they ruled, prime ministers, and one hundred key dates in the nation's history.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Jenkins
ISBN: 9781610391429 161039142X
OCLC Number: 761693781
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2011 by Profile Books Ltd."--Title page verso.
Description: 384 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Saxon Dawn 400-600 --
The Birth of England 600-800 --
The Danes 800-1066 --
William the Conqueror 1066-1087 --
The Conqueror's Children 1087-1154 --
Henry and Becket 1154-1189 --
Magna Carta 1189-1216 --
Henry III and Simon de Montfort 1216-1272 --
Hammering the Celts 1272-1330 --
The Hundred Years War 1330-1377 --
The Peasants' Revolt to the Loss of France 1377-1453 --
The Wars of the Roses 1453-1483 --
Bosworth and Henry Tudor 1483-1509 --
Henry VIII 1509-1547 --
Reformation, Counter-Reformation 1547-1558 --
Good Queen Bess 1558-1603 --
Early Stuarts 1603-1642. Civil War 1642-1660 --
Restoration 1660-1688 --
Glorious Revolution 1688-1714 --
Walpole and Pitt the Elder 1714-1774 --
From Boston to Waterloo 1774-1815 --
The Road to Reform 1815-1832 --
Victorian Dawn 1832-1868 --
Gladstone and Disraeli 1868-1901 --
The Edwardians 1901-1914 --
The First World War 1914-1918 --
The Locust Years 1918-1939 --
The Second World War 1939-1945 --
The Welfare State 1945-1979 --
Thatcherism 1979-1990 --
Thatcher's Children 1990-2011 --
Epilogue --
One Hundred Key Dates --
Kings and Queens of England from 1066 --
Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom.
Other Titles: History of England
Responsibility: Simon Jenkins.

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The English bestseller by the former editor of the London Times: a concise, beautifully illustrated narrative of the rise and reign of England, from the Dark Ages to the Tudors, Winston Churchill,  Read more...

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Irish Times, October 13, 2011 "Simon Jenkins has boldly written a unitary, continuous text, taking "England" as his subject. The boldness should not surprise us. He is a stellar public intellectual Read more...

 
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