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A Short History of England

by Simon Jenkins

Biography / Autobiography eBooks of the Month History

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A definitive and 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.

A Short History of England Synopsis

Which battle was fought 'For England, Harry and St George'? Who demanded to be painted 'warts and all'? What - and when - was the Battle of the Bulge? In A Short History of England , bestselling author Simon Jenkins answers all these questions - and many more - as he tells the tumultuous story of a fascinating nation. From the invaders of the dark ages to today's coalition, via the Tudors, the Stuarts and two world wars, Jenkins weaves together a gripping narrative with all the most important and interesting dates in his own inimitable style.

A Short History of England Press 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

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ISBN: 9781846684630
Publication date: 04/10/2012
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781846684630
Publication date: 08/09/2011
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846684630
Publication date: 4th October 2012
Author: Simon Jenkins
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History,

About 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.   Author photo © NTPL - Roy Hunt

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