A Short History of England

October 7, 2019 - Comment

From the invaders of the dark ages to the aftermath of the coalition, one of Britain’s most respected journalists, Simon Jenkins, weaves together a strong narrative with all the most important and interesting dates in a book that characteristically is as stylish as it is authoritative. A Short History of England sheds light on all

From the invaders of the dark ages to the aftermath of the coalition, one of Britain’s most respected journalists, Simon Jenkins, weaves together a strong narrative with all the most important and interesting dates in a book that characteristically is as stylish as it is authoritative. A Short History of England sheds light on all the key individuals and events, bringing them together in an enlightening and engaging account of the country’s birth, rise to global prominence and then partial eclipse. There have been long synoptic histories of England but until now there has been no standard short work covering all significant events, themes and individuals. Product Information: ISBN: 9781788160896 Author: Simon Jenkins Publisher: Profile Books Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm

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Anonymous says:

Interesting Read [Hardback Edition]As other reviews have already said; the book is brief yet thorough on the subjects that matter, going into small detail when necessary. The book is quite thick as it covers the Saxon dawn (410) all the way up to current prime ministers. The only problem I have is that the binding of the book (my version, anyway) is quite unprofessional – I can see hot glue on the tops of the pages and feels like the pages could just rip out if I gave them a tug. A nice addition to…

Anonymous says:

intelligently with excellent pictures of events and people For anyone trying to obtain a framework in time of the history of England this book is the answer.. It is written clearly, intelligently with excellent pictures of events and people. It does not linger too long on one section of our history but each section is allocated sufficient space to provide a good understanding. It is also written interestingly and the author offers his viewpoint on certain events and the players in our history. Reads like a good novel.

Anonymous says:

Understandably there’s no great depth. I bought it as an “oldie” who … A quick and very readable dash through English history which focuses on monarchs and parliament. Understandably there’s no great depth. I bought it as an “oldie” who wanted a way to refresh and revise the overall story before choosing some areas to look at in more depth. It’s perfect for that.

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