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Described as a very short history of Britain, When It Happened takes a brief look at how our country developed the way it did. All Kings, Queens, usurpers and battles are present as George Chamier weaves together the story of the nation. Aiming to link all the key dates and events to give a clear narrative history, thatâ€™s also entertaining, the book covers everything from why the Welsh were beaten to the Roman Emperor from Yorkshire.
When It Happened Synopsis
Presents a tour through 2,000 years of British story, from the Roman invasion to the Falklands War. This work weaves together a combination of key dates with linking narrative. Here are the Kings and usurpers, low dealings and acts of heroism, moments of conquest, empire or defeat, and through it all the story of the formation of United Kingdom.
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1796: To defend Cornwall and those he loves from an empowered George, Ross must learn to play the political game on a journey that takes him to the nation's capital and into new perils. While Demelza manages the Poldark’s affairs at home, Elizabeth moves to further secure her marriage. Drake struggles in resigning Morwenna to life with Osborne and the Enyses are tested as never before. Prime Minister Pitt calls an election and uncertainty grips the country. While Ross watches Cornwall suffer under the power of Truro’s MP, George Warleggan, Demelza’s infidelity leaves her strained between her husband and a lovesick Hugh, who is set to rival George in the upcoming election. The Enyses contemplate having a child and Elizabeth seeks the same to secure her marriage. Meanwhile, Morwenna uses Osborne’s affair with her sister Rowella to keep the reverend’s advances at bay and Demelza seeks to reconcile rival local Lords Falmouth and Basset.
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