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Title: HISTORY OF BRITAIN (VOL 2): THE BRITISH WARS 1603-1776
By: Simon Schama
Format: Paperback

List price: £14.99


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ISBN 10: 0563487186
ISBN 13: 9780563487180
Publisher: EBURY PUBLISHING
Pub. date: 1 May, 2003
Pages: 448
Description: This work is a compelling chronicle of the changes that transformed every strand and strata of British life, faith and thought from 1603 to 1776. It explores the forces that tore Britain apart during two centuries of dynamic change.
Synopsis: 'Great Britain? What was that?' asks Simon Schama at the start of this, the second book of his epic three-volume journey into Britain's past. This volume, The British Wars, is a compelling chronicle of the changes that transformed every strand and stratum of British life, faith and thought from 1603 to 1776. Travelling up and down the country and across three continents, Schama explores the forces that tore Britain apart during two centuries of dynamic change - transforming outlooks, allegiances and boundaries. From the beginning of the British wars in July 1637, for 200 years battles raged on - both at home and abroad, on sea and on land, up and down the length of burgeoning Britain, across Europe, America and India. Most would be wars of faith - waged on wide-ranging grounds of political or religious conviction. But as wars of religious passions gave way to campaigns for profit, the British people did come together in the imperial enterprise of 'Britannia Incorporated'. The story of that great alteration is a story of revolution and reaction, inspiration and disenchantment, of progress and catastrophe, and Schama's evocative narrative brings it vividly to life.
Publication: UK
Imprint: BBC Books
Prizes: Winner of WH Smith Book Awards (General Knowledge) 2001
Returns: Returnable
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