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    DescriptionTwenty of the most crucial moments in Britain's history. BBC History Magazine asked a selection of leading historians to choose and describe the twenty most important turning points in British history from AD 1000 to 2000. Collected together, their choices present a new way of looking at our nation's story. From the Danish invasion of Britain in 1016, to the Suez crisis in 1956, the key moments include victories (or defeats) both at home and abroad, plague, reform and even revolutions that have reshaped the British way of life. Each contribution brings the past to life, offering new perspectives and food for debate: did the Battle of Agincourt change England's role in Europe? What was the impact of American independence on Britain? Was 1916 more important than 1939? Thought-provoking and inspiring accounts.


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    Title
    The Great Turning Points of British History
    Subtitle
    The 20 Events That Made the Nation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Wood
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845299279
    ISBN 10: 1845299272
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 941
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations throughout
    Publisher
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Constable
    Publication date
    23 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Michael Wood is a highly respected author and TV presenter. He has over 80 documentary films to his name, most recently the critically acclaimed The Story of India. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
    Review quote
    If the Turning Points series - first and foremost wonderful story telling - was taught as a school history course it would excite a new generation. Christopher Lee Much of interest and value in this short collection of essays. They provoke discussion; they invite us to ponder on our history and to consider what it means to be British. -- Allan Massie The Scotsman Fascinating and thought-provoking Suite101.com Wonderful Good Book Guide