A lively narrative.
I loved it.
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.'
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.