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The story of Britain

Author: Roy Strong
Publisher: New York : Fromm International Pub., 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Fromm International hardcoverView all editions and formats
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From the Celts to Margaret Thatcher, the story of this extraordinary island people is told here in one continuous, breathtaking narrative in a magical recreation of one of human history's most wondrous chapters. These two thousand years of Britain's past - the drama of its history, the genius of its people, the glory of its culture - teem with momentous events and extraordinary people. Warring nations, from the
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Strong, Roy C.
Story of Britain.
New York : Fromm International Pub., 1997
(OCoLC)639604717
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Strong
ISBN: 0880641789 9780880641784
OCLC Number: 35911439
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 596 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Responsibility: Sir Roy Strong.

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From the Celts to Margaret Thatcher, the story of this extraordinary island people is told here in one continuous, breathtaking narrative in a magical recreation of one of human history's most wondrous chapters. These two thousand years of Britain's past - the drama of its history, the genius of its people, the glory of its culture - teem with momentous events and extraordinary people. Warring nations, from the Romans to the Normans, fought over the island to make it.

their own. Some of its monarchs were born leaders of men and natural soldiers, with enormous vitality and physical charm, who staked their claim on the shores of other lands. Others gave their names to periods of Western history which left and indelible impression on our traditions and consciousness. The great institutions its people forged in the course of time, like parliament and the law, not only shaped the destiny of its own land but deeply influenced other.

countries and civilizations, especially the United States. This is a story of epic sweep and grandeur, and Sir Roy Strong weaves the many colorful strands of the story into a rich tapestry in which the everyday lives of ordinary men and women are seen against an ever-changing social, cultural, and economic background.

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