The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain

Paperback | April 12, 2009

EditorKenneth O. Morgan

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This beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of Britain and its people over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Encompassing political, social, economic, and cultural developments throughout the British Isles, the dramatic narrative is taken upin turn by ten leading historians who offer the fruits of the best modern scholarship to the general reader in an authoritative form, illuminating their text with carefully chosen pictures and maps. A vivid, sometimes surprising picture emerges of a continuous turmoil of change in every period, and the wider social context of political and economic tension is made clear. But consensus, no less than conflict, is a part of the story: in focusing on elements of continuity down the centuries, theauthors bring out that special awareness of identity which has been such a distinctive feature of British society. By relating both these factors in the British experience, and by exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and the wider world, thislandmark work brings the reader face to face with the past, and the foundations of modern British society.The new edition, the first for almost twenty years, brings the story into the twenty-first century, covering the changes to British society and culture during the Blair years and the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath.

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This beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of Britain and its people over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Encompassing political, social, economic, and cultural developments throughout the British Isles, the dramatic narrative is taken upin turn by ten leading historians who offer t...

Kenneth O. Morgan is honorary Fellow of the Queen's and Oriel Colleges, Oxford. From 1966 to 1989 he was Fellow and Praelector of Queen's; from 1989 to 1995 he was Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University, and also Senior Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, 1993-5. He is the author of many major works on British history inclu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:April 12, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199544751

ISBN - 13:9780199544752

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the new edition1. Peter Salway: Roman Britain (c.55 BC - c. AD 440)2. John Blair: The Anglo-Saxon Period (c. 440-1066)3. John Gillingham: The Early Middle Ages (1066-1290)4. Ralph A. Griffiths: The Later Middle Ages (1290-1485)5. John Guy: The Tudor Age (1485-1603)6. John Morrill: The Stuarts (1603-1688)7. Paul Langford: The Eighteenth Century (1688-1789)8. Christopher Harvie: Revolution and the Rule of Law (1789-1851)9. H. C. G. Matthew: The Liberal Age (1851-1914)10. Kenneth O. Morgan: The Twentieth Century (1914-2000)Kenneth O. Morgan: Epilogue (the years since 2000)Further ReadingChronologyGenealogies of Royal LinesPrime Ministers 1721-2008Index

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"For those who want a one-volume history of Britain this is ideal and with the superb illustrations a bargain" --Glasgow Herald