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Which battle was fought 'For England, Harry and St George'? Who demanded to be painted 'warts and all'? What – and when – was the Battle of the Bulge?In A Short History of England, bestselling author Simon Jenkins answers all these questions – and many more – as he tells the tumultuous story of a fascinating nation. From the invaders of the dark ages to today's coalition, via the Tudors, the Stuarts and two world wars, Jenkins weaves together a gripping narrative with all the most important and interesting dates in his own inimitable style. Until now there has been no short history of England covering all significant events, themes and individuals: this bestselling book, published in association with the National Trust, will be the standard work for years to come.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 48648 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books (8 Sept. 2011)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FQ1GQQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

intelligently with excellent pictures of events and people

 on 18 September 2017
By Aussiekid
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.

Interesting Read

 on 26 October 2017
By Conah
[Hardback Edition]

A canter through British history with so many amazing insights and facts that this is bursting with interest …

 on 24 November 2016
By Jules
A canter through British history with so many amazing insights and facts that this is bursting with interest and perspective.

Short and sweet

 on 22 February 2016
By Partick Potter
The author has done a great job in telling a complex story of nearly 2,000 years in less than 300 pages. He achieves this by concentrating on the major players over that period – initially the monarchy, subsequently politicians.The pace, as you might imagine is fast, but always focused. Although there are plenty of characters in the story, you don’t feel like you are being bombarded with names. That I reckon is a huge credit to the author.

I would recommend this book for a 1st approcah the the history …

 on 17 January 2018
By jj
I would recommend this book for a 1st approcah the the history of England. Once assimilating the info, you can look for more-in-depth book for particular details

Great Resd

 on 14 December 2017
By Ian
A we!l written short introduction to the fascinating history of this country which is easy to read yet full of information and well worth reading.

Comprehensive yet brief

 on 17 June 2015
By Picky reader
Excellent run through 1500 years of history with just enough information at each stage and quite a few amusing or telling comments. Occasionally, there are paragraphs that are a bit obscure or open to doubt, but overall the book is a first class explanation, taken at a gallop. The epilogue, where Simon offers his own view of the country’s progress through this great sweep of history, shows a great journalist and editor’s mind at work (but don’t cheat by reading it first!).

Good overview

 on 5 March 2017
By Aitch11
This book condenses British history into a concise overview of the major events and their sequence and consequences. It is easy to read, though I did detect the odd error (Battle of Verdun was 1916 not 17). A good refresher for interested non-historians.
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