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The Story of England : Every Visitor's Companion to England's Heritage - Christopher Hibbert

The Story of England

Every Visitor's Companion to England's Heritage

Paperback Published: 30th June 1992
ISBN: 9780714826523
Number Of Pages: 224

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The perfect concise introduction to England's past for readers of all ages, this book is also a unique work of popular history, written by a master storyteller.

With vivid character sketches, telling details and well-chosen anecdotes, Christopher Hibbert brings people and places to life, while the outline of great events remains perfectly clear. His remarkable narrative keeps the reader enthralled, from the first encounter with England's Neolithic inhabitants, through the entire course of the country's political, economic and cultural history, to an expression of faith in the qualities of the English today. The text is illuminated throughout by many colour illustrations, and the need for quick reference is met by maps, genealogies, fold-out chronological charts and a comprehensive index.

Concise yet richly informative, this book presents a new style of history that will absorb and educate all who read it.

About the Author

Christopher Hibbert is a well known and highly successful popular historian and biographer. His other works include Charles I, George IV and Elizabeth I.

Industry Reviews

'The best short introduction to English history we have seen.' (The Good Book Guide) 'It would be difficult to find a better written, more succinct account of its subject than this book. Christopher Hibbert drives the story of these islands ... in crisp vivid prose that never flags.' (Country Landowner) 'Christopher Hibbert is perhaps the most gifted popular historian we have.' (Times Educational Supplement)

Author's Notep. 7
The British Melting Pot: From Neolithic times (5000-2500 BC) to the defeat of the Anglo-Saxons (1066)p. 8
Natives and Immigrants 5000 BC to 55 BCp. 10
Roman Britain 55 BC to 450p. 18
Anglo-Saxons 450 to 1066p. 26
The Shaping of the Nation: From the Norman Conquest (1066) to the Peasants' Revolt (1381)p. 40
Norman Rule 1066-1154p. 42
The House of Plantagenet 1154-1215p. 58
Crown and People 1215-1381p. 70
The Struggle for Power: From the suppression of the Peasants' Revolt (1381) to the Restoration (1660)p. 90
Twilight of the Middle Ages 1381-1485p. 92
Tudor England 1485-1603p. 102
Early Stuart England 1603-1660p. 122
The Rise and Fall of Empire: From the Restoration of the Monarchy (1660) to the England of todayp. 136
Empire and Industry 1660-1834p. 138
The Age of Reform 1830s-1900p. 158
The Twentieth Century 1901-1990p. 176
Mapsp. 190
The West Country
Southern and Eastern England
Northern England
Central London
Civil War Locations
Cathedral and Country Houses
Genealogiesp. 196
Anglo-Saxon Kings
Normans and Plantagenets 1066-1485
The House of Tudor 1485-1603
Stuarts and Hanoverians 1603-1837
Descendants of Queen Victoria 1837-
Chronological Chartsp. 201
Prime Ministersp. 217
Bibliographical Notep. 218
Indexp. 219
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780714826523
ISBN-10: 0714826529
Audience: General
For Grades: 8+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 30th June 1992
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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