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Peter Snow is a highly respected journalist, author, and broadcaster. He was ITN s Diplomatic and Defence Correspondent form 1966 to 1979, and presented BBC s Newsnight from 1980 to 1997. For many years he was an indispensable part of election nights. He has written To War with Wellington (John Murray Publishers) and When Britain Burned the White House (Thomas Dunne Books).
Dan Snow is a historian who has researched, written, and presented several documentaries and appears regularly on the BBC s One Show as their History Man. His writing has appeared in the Times, the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Daily Express, and BBC History Magazine.
Offers an examination of our nation's history told through 50 key documents. In this book, the authors explain their criteria for the selection of each one and its relevance. From the Magna Carta to Tim Berners Lee's memo for a World Wide Web, it is suitable for all history enthusiasts. Peter and Dan Snow historians with a wealth of experience in politics, military history, and current affairs explore the implications and impact of these treasures, which they personally chose. Ten of these documents appear in facsimile form, and all reproductions are the same size as the original.