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A history of Britain

Author: Simon Schama
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2000-2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Simon Schama brings Britain's past to life with a wealth of stories and vivid detail. Schama's perspective moves from the early tribes and invasions of the British isles to the Norman Conquest; through the religious wars and turbulence of the Middle Ages to the sovereignties of Henry II, Richard I and King John; through the outbreak of the Black Death, which destroyed nearly half of Europe's population; through the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
History (form)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schama, Simon.
History of Britain.
New York : Hyperion, ©2000-2002
(OCoLC)606463452
Online version:
Schama, Simon.
History of Britain.
New York : Hyperion, ©2000-2002
(OCoLC)606588625
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Schama
ISBN: 9780786866755 0786866756 9780563384977 0563384972 9780786867523 0786867523 9780786868995 0786868996 9780563534570 0563534575
OCLC Number: 44735870
Notes: "Talk Miramax books."
Awards: Winner of WH Smith Book Awards (General Knowledge) 2001
Winner of WH Smith Book Awards: General Knowledge 2001
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations (some color), color maps, photographs, portraits (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: [v. 1] At the edge of the world? 3000 BC-AD 1603 --
v. 2. The wars of the British, 1603-1776 --
v. 3. The fate of empire, 1776-2000. [v. 1] At the edge of the world? 3000 BC-AD 1603: At the edge of the world? ; Conquest ; Sovereignty unbound? ; Aliens and natives ; King death ; Burning convictions ; The body of the queen --
v. 2. The wars of the British, 1603-1776: Re-inventing Britain ; Give Caesar his due? ; Looking for Leviathan ; Unfinished business ; Britannia incorporated ; The wrong empire --
v. 3. The fate of empire, 1776-2000: Forces of nature: the road to revolution? ; Forces of nature: the road to home ; The queen and the hive ; Wives, daughters, widows ; The empire of good intentions: investments ; The empire of good intentions: the dividend ; The last of bladesover? ; Endurance.
Responsibility: Simon Schama.
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'History clings tight but it also kicks loose,' writes Simon Schama at the outset of At the Edge of the World?, the first book in his three-volume journey into Britain's past. And change - sometimes  Read more...

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