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    DescriptionThe heroes and villains, triumphs and disasters of English history are instantly familiar--from the Norman Conquest to Henry VIII, Queen Victoria to the two World Wars. But to understand their full significance we need to know the whole story. A Short History of England sheds new light on all the key individuals and events in English history by bringing them together in an enlightening account of the country's birth, rise to global prominence, and then partial eclipse. Written with flair and authority by Guardian columnist and London Times former editor Simon Jenkins, this is the definitive narrative of how today's England came to be. Concise but comprehensive, with more than a hundred color illustrations, this beautiful single-volume history will be the standard work for years to come.

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    A Short History of England
    The Glorious Story of a Rowdy Nation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Jenkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 930 g
    ISBN 13: 9781610391429
    ISBN 10: 161039142X

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
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    DC21: 942
    Abridged Dewey: 941
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    B&T Approval Code: A15202020
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    LC classification: DA30 .J38 2011
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Illustrations note
    4/C photos throughout
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    27 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Simon Jenkins is the author of the international bestsellers England's Thousand Best Churches and England's Thousand Best Houses, the former editor of The Times and Evening Standard and a columnist for the Guardian. He is chairman of the National Trust.
    Review quote
    Irish Times, October 13, 2011 "Simon Jenkins has boldly written a unitary, continuous text, taking "England" as his subject. The boldness should not surprise us. He is a stellar public intellectual and the best newspaper columnist in the business: the wit, dazzle and scornful elan of his weekly Guardian pieces make them required reading...A Short History of England is intermittently enlivened by his passion for political analysis; the approach also reflects his architectural bent, as chairman of the National Trust and author of several invigorating surveys of houses and churches." The Spectator, August 27, 2011"This is traditional, kings-and-things, great-men history with all its dates and famous quotations in place ... it's jolly good ... Jenkins has a newspaper columnist's aphoristic verve." New Statesman, September 26, 2011"Full of good writing and lively anecdote... Simon Jenkins's Short History of England, published in association with the National Trust, is a handsome book whose narrative gains strength as it goes through the Middle Ages and finds itself in the modern period. His account of the 20th century is full of the good judgements one might hope for from such a sensible and readable commentator, and they alone are worth perusing for pleasure and food for thought. Jenkins is especially good at analysing what he sees as the central idea - the balance between royal power and popular consent." Kirkus Reviews, October 26, 2011 "The book is elevated by the author's engaging writing style, and he does a remarkable job with English royal history from 1066 to 1714, demonstrating how the individual kings and queens fit together into one coherent story...A broad, accessible history for those readers not well versed in English history." City AM (UK) September 15, 2011 "Dip into a chapter of an evening and let Jenkins sweep you through England's history, painting a vivid picture of this country's green and pleasant land." Prospect Magazine, August 24, 2011 "Immediately accessible... His book is an entertaining and useful one, and if his ideal reader is probably a bright young schoolboy, inspired by a visit to some crumbling castle and keen to find out more about his nation's history, there is nothing wrong with that."