A Short History of Britain by Jeremy Black

By Jeremy Black

masking over 2,000 years in lower than two hundred pages, Jeremy Black takes the reader on a breathless journey of British heritage, offering useful context for college students of any interval. a really British assessment, this booklet covers all 4 constituent elements of the united kingdom, in addition to migration to and from Britain, and introduces questions of nationwide id and collective reminiscence.

The writer starts by means of contemplating how the geography of england has prompted its improvement and is going directly to research the formation of its society and political tradition. Resisting the Whiggish culture of triumphalist nationwide histories, Jeremy Black offers a balanced and delicate account in his trademark pithy style.

This re-creation has been significantly revised and extended, bringing the assurance correct as much as the current day, together with what the Scottish referendum on independence says concerning the nature of sleek 'Britishness'.

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