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.
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.
'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'
'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
Publication date: 10/05/2012
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of John Murray General Publishing Division
|Publication date:||10th May 2012|
|Author:||John Julius Norwich|
|Publisher:||John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of John Murray General Publishing Division|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History,|
|Categories:||Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides,|
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.More About John Julius Norwich