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A Short History of England by Simon Jenkins
  

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This is a definitive concise account of our remarkable past. There have been long synoptic histories of England but until now there has been no standard short work covering all significant events, themes and individuals. Published with the support of the National Trust, and beautifully illustrated, this magisterial history will be the standard work for years to come.

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Synopsis

A Short History of England by Simon Jenkins

From the Battle of Catterick (AD 598) to the premiership of Tony Blair, one of Britain's most respected journalists, Simon Jenkins, weaves together a strong narrative with all the most important and interesting dates in a book that characteristically is as stylish as it is authoritative.

Reviews

Full of stand-out facts ... Absolutely fascinating ... I've learnt an awful lot -- Richard Bacon, BBC Radio 2 A lucid and handsomely illustrated narrative, from the Saxon dawn of England to the Cameron Government * The Times * A handsome book ... full of the good judgements one might hope for from such a sensible and readable commentator, and they alone are worth perusing for pleasure and food for thought ... will sell by the truckload as Christmas approaches -- Michael Wood * New Statesman * Immediately accessible * Prospect * Dip into a chapter of an evening and let Jenkins sweep you through England's history, painting a vivid picture of this country's green and pleasant land * City AM * Where Jenkins excels is in his very journalistic approach ... The historical events are joined up, and work as narrative * Time Out * This is traditional, kings-and-things, great-men history with all its dates and famous quotations in place ... it's jolly good ... Jenkins has a newspaper columnist's aphoristic verve ... judgements are crisp * Spectator *


About the Author

Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins is the author of the bestselling England’s Thousand Best Churches and England’s Thousand Best Houses, the former editor of The Times and Evening Standard and a columnist for the Guardian. He is also chairman of the National Trust.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st October 2012

Author

Simon Jenkins

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Publisher

Profile Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
352 pages

Categories

History
Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9781846684630

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