A Dictionary of British History

Paperback | June 21, 2009

EditorJohn Cannon

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Who was the first King of England? What prompted the Cat and Mouse Act? When was Wembley stadium demolished? Where did the Rebecca riots take place? How long did the Hundred Years War last? Containing more than 3,800 authoritative entries written by over 100 specialist contributors, this dictionary describes the people and events that have shaped and defined domestic, political, social, and cultural life in Britain since 55 BC. New entries to this edition include Gordon Brown, DavidCameron, Gerry Adams, and Rowan Williams and existing entries on Tony Blair, Iraq, Northern Ireland, and terrorism have been updated. Following the A-Z text is an appendix of recommended web links that provide relevant and useful extra information. Web links are conveniently accessed via theDictionary of British History companion website, where they are regularly checked and kept up to date. Derived from the highly acclaimed The Oxford Companion to British History, A Dictionary of British History has been a leading historical reference work since its publication in 2001. Now thoroughly revised and fully updated, this handy and invaluable A-Z remains essential for anyone studying orwith an interest in British history as well as for those in need of a compact reference book covering 2,000 years of people, events, places, and change.

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Who was the first King of England? What prompted the Cat and Mouse Act? When was Wembley stadium demolished? Where did the Rebecca riots take place? How long did the Hundred Years War last? Containing more than 3,800 authoritative entries written by over 100 specialist contributors, this dictionary describes the people and events that...

Professor John Cannon held the chair of Modern History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne until 1992. He has edited several titles, including The Letters of Junius, The Oxford Companion to British History, and The Blackwell Dictionary of Historians, which was awarded a Library Association prize for reference works. His other pub...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.05 inPublished:June 21, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199550379

ISBN - 13:9780199550371

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PrefaceList of ContributorsNote to the ReaderA-Z EntriesChronologyWeb links

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`a solid, well-researched book of reference'Sunday Times, reviewing parent volume The Oxford Companion to British History