This wide-ranging introduction to the history of modern Britain extends from the eighteenth century to the present day.
James Vernon's distinctive history is weaved around an account of the rise, fall and reinvention of liberal ideas of how markets, governments and empires should work.
The history takes seriously the different experiences within the British Isles and the British Empire, and offers a global history of Britain.
Instead of tracing how Britons made the modern world, Vernon shows how the world shaped the course of Britain's modern history.
Richly illustrated with figures and maps, the book features textboxes (on particular people, places and sources), further reading guides, highlighted key terms and a glossary.
A supplementary online package includes additional primary sources, discussion questions, and further reading suggestions, including useful links.
This textbook is an essential resource for introductory courses on the history of modern Britain.