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When it Happened in Britain

When it Happened in Britain

This is a whistle-stop tour through 2,000 years of our nation’s story from the Roman invasion to the Falklands War.

Setting out the wide sweep of British history that is often ignored, historian George Chamier weaves together a reader-friendly combination of key dates with linking narrative. Here are all our good Kings and usurpers, low dealings and acts of heroism, moments of great conquest, empire or defeat – and through it all the story of the formation of the United Kingdom.

All told in lively and amusing short chapters, this is the perfect book for the person who can never quite remember the key dates in British history or feels exasperated that their friends and family are so ignorant of British history.
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Genre: Humanities / History / Regional & National History / European History / British & Irish History

On Sale: 29th October 2009

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781845296452


A lively narrative.
Good Book Guide.
I loved it.
Ham & High
Well-written and entertaining.
Does what it says on the tin: it is a brief, chronological history of Britain from the Romans to the internet, with pithy summaries of the key events. Chamier pays attention to social and cultural phenomena as well as kings and battles, so that we hear all about Reform Acts and suffragettes as well as the Battle of Bosworth.'
Dominic Sandbrook, Daily Telegraph
I hope every school in Britain buys at least one copy of this book, although from what I know of modern history syllabuses, the kids will need it just as much when they leave school as when they start.
Ben Fenton, Daily Telegraph