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A History of England in 100 Places : From Stonehenge to the Gherkin

by John Julius Norwich

Biography / Autobiography eBooks of the Month History

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Our nation's story told through 100 of its most important sites - from Stonehenge to the Gherkin.  Part narrative history, part exploration of our national heritage, the historian's wide-ranging selection of sites will stimulate, entertain, inform - and certainly provoke - a debate about the most significant moments in English history.

A History of England in 100 Places : From Stonehenge to the Gherkin Synopsis

From battlefield to sacred building, from castle to cottage, from the Bridgwater Canal to Blackpool Pier, historian John Julius Norwich tells the political, cultural, social, religious and economic story of England through one hundred key places you can still visit today.

A History of England in 100 Places : From Stonehenge to the Gherkin Press Reviews

'Lively and engaging... succeeds in conveying the complex texture and endless fascination of English history'
David Cannadine, Financial Times

'Lavishly illustrated, beautifully designed, entertaining and witty'
Guardian

'An intriguing book, with an accessible style and lots of titbits from Emperor Hadrian's unusual beard to Huguenot origins of Brick Lane Mosque in London'
The Times Books of the Year

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ISBN: 9781848546097
Publication date: 10/05/2012
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of John Murray General Publishing Division
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848546097
Publication date: 10th May 2012
Author: John Julius Norwich
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of John Murray General Publishing Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 560 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History,
Categories: Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides,

About John Julius Norwich

John Julius Norwich is the author of histories of Norman Sicily, the Republic of Venice, the Byzantine Empire and, most recently, The Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean. He has also written on architecture, music and the history plays of Shakespeare, and has presented some thirty historical documentaries on BBC Television.

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