The Story of England : Every Visitor's Companion to England's Heritage, Paperback Book

The Story of England : Every Visitor's Companion to England's Heritage Paperback

4 out of 5 (4 ratings)

Description

The perfect concise introduction to England's past for readers of all ages, this book is also a unique work of popular history, written by a master storyteller.

With vivid character sketches, telling details and well-chosen anecdotes, Christopher Hibbert brings people and places to life, while the outline of great events remains perfectly clear.

His remarkable narrative keeps the reader enthralled, from the first encounter with England's Neolithic inhabitants, through the entire course of the country's political, economic and cultural history, to an expression of faith in the qualities of the English today.

The text is illuminated throughout by many colour illustrations, and the need for quick reference is met by maps, genealogies, fold-out chronological charts and a comprehensive index.

Concise yet richly informative, this book presents a new style of history that will absorb and educate all who read it.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 80 colour illustrations, 15 tables, maps, index
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780714826523

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5

I think this is a great starter book for adolescents into English history.

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4

This is a nice book if you want a very concise history of England. There are some nice photographs and illustrations in the book and the book is very manageable size wise.

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3

Nice little book, a brisk over-view of English history, complete with lots of illustrations and handy maps and geneological charts. Everything is just barely touched upon, but a good bibliography is given at the end for those who wish to read further upon the subject. I enjoyed it despite its brevity, but while this little book was well-made and beautifully put together, it had shiny pages that made it a bit diffcult to read - light kept shining off the pages a bit too much and that bothered me. <br/><br/>But overall, if you just want a brief synopsis of Most Things English History, then this is your book.

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3

Nice little book, a brisk over-view of English history, complete with lots of illustrations and handy maps and geneological charts. Everything is just barely touched upon, but a good bibliography is given at the end for those who wish to read further upon the subject. I enjoyed it despite its brevity, but while this little book was well-made and beautifully put together, it had shiny pages that made it a bit diffcult to read - light kept shining off the pages a bit too much and that bothered me. <br/><br/>But overall, if you just want a brief synopsis of Most Things English History, then this is your book.

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