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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.
Told by two of our most celebrated historians, this is a spirited journey of discovery of our nation's history seen through the examination of 50 key documents. With a wealth of experience between them on politics, military history and today's current affairs, Peter and Dan Snow are the perfect guides to appreciating the significance of each document. The documents have been researched from the collections of The National Archives, The British Museum, The British Library and the National Records of Scotland and are set alonside a commentary from the authors explaining their criteria for selection and providing the pertinent details of each document. From the Magna Carta and Elizabeth's Tide Letter, in which she begs her sister for her life, to the official design for the FA Cup, Churchill's Finest Hour speech following the Fall of France, a ticket stub to the Beatles' first concert, and the signatories of the Good Friday Agreement, this beautifully designed book is a must-have for all history enthusiasts.