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Title: A HISTORY OF BRITAIN - VOLUME 1
AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD? 3000 BC-AD 1603
By: Simon Schama
Format: Electronic book text

List price: £20.00


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ISBN 10: 1409018245
ISBN 13: 9781409018247
Publisher: VINTAGE PUBLISHING
Pub. date: 1 December, 2011
Pages: 352
Description: What makes or breaks a nation? To whom do we give our allegiance and why? And where do the boundaries of our community lie - in our hearth and home, our village or city, tribe or faith? What is Britain - one country or many? Has British history unfolded at the edge of the world or right at the heart of it? This title addresses such questions.
Synopsis: Change - sometimes gentle and subtle, sometimes shocking and violent - is the dynamic of Simon Schama's unapologetically personal and grippingly written history of Britain, especially the changes that wash over custom and habit, transforming our loyalties. What makes or breaks a nation? To whom do we give our allegiance and why? And where do the boundaries of our community lie - in our hearth and home, our village or city, tribe or faith? What is Britain - one country or many? Has British history unfolded 'at the edge of the world' or right at the heart of it?Schama delivers these themes in a form that is at once traditional and excitingly fresh. The great and the wicked are here - Becket and Thomas Cromwell, Robert the Bruce and Anne Boleyn - but so are countless more ordinary lives: an Irish monk waiting for the plague to kill him in his cell at Kilkenny; a small boy running through the streets of London to catch a glimpse of Elizabeth I. The first in a series, this volume paints a rich and vivid portrait of the life of the British people and their nation.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Vintage Digital
Returns: Non-returnable
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