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Penguin Illustrated History Of Britain And Ireland, The : From Earliest Times to the Present Day - Barry Cunliffe

Penguin Illustrated History Of Britain And Ireland, The

From Earliest Times to the Present Day

Paperback Published: 25th March 2004
ISBN: 9780140514841
Number Of Pages: 320
For Ages: 18+ years old

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The Penguin Illustrated History of Britain and Ireland is a wonderfully rich and comprehensive guide to the eventful history of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland-from the arrival of the first humans half a million years ago right up to the present day.

It traces the unfolding of key events through the Roman and Norman conquests, the Civil War, the World Wars, and the rise and fall of the British Empire. At the same time, it looks at the life of society, focusing on such subjects as the growth of towns, the changing languages of the British Isles, women's suffrage, and the ascent of Victorian seaside resorts and the spread of the suburbs.

Readers can explore the streets and landscapes of historical cities in artwork reconstructions-from Roman London via medieval Norwich to eighteenth-century Dublin and Enlightenment Edinburgh. And superbly detailed maps depict such intriguing aspects of history as Neolithic monuments, Viking raids, the Napoleonic wars, the home front during the Second World War-and even Beatles concert venues in the 1960s-as well as painstakingly showing the influence that humans have had on the landscape over the centuries.

Meticulously researched by a team of experts to offer a wide variety of perspectives, The Penguin Illustrated History of Britain and Ireland provides a kaleidoscopic account of centuries of change and achievement, bringing the diverse and fascinating history of the British Isles vividly to life.


Brilliant read. Thoroughly informative.


This book contains a vast array of colour maps and images that support dense and well written, yet digestible, passages of information. The layout of the text is pleasing to the eye and the sections are of a convenient length. The book is well bound and well worth the money. A must have for anyone interested in the development of England in particular and Britain and Ireland more generally.



The Penguin Illustrated History of Britain and Ireland

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Ancient Britain & Ireland
Medieval Britain & Ireland
Early Modern Britain & Ireland
19th-Century Britain & Ireland
Modern Britain & Ireland
Chronological Table
Rulers of Britain & Ireland
Picture Sources
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780140514841
ISBN-10: 0140514848
Series: Penguin Reference Books
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 25th March 2004
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 19.3  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 1.13
Edition Number: 1

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