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    DescriptionWhich battle was fought 'For England, Harry and St George'? Who demanded to be painted 'warts and all'? What - and when - was the Battle of the Bulge? In A Short History of England, bestselling author Simon Jenkins answers all these questions - and many more - as he tells the tumultuous story of a fascinating nation. From the invaders of the dark ages to today's coalition, via the Tudors, the Stuarts and two world wars, Jenkins weaves together a gripping narrative with all the most important and interesting dates in his own inimitable style. Until now there has been no short history of England covering all significant events, themes and individuals: this bestselling book, published in association with the National Trust, will be the standard work for years to come.


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    Title
    A Short History of England
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Jenkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 288 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846684630
    ISBN 10: 1846684633
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Libri: ENGM2000, ENGL1620
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    DC23: 942
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Illustrations note
    Colour plates
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    04 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Simon Jenkins is the author of the bestselling 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 also chairman of the National Trust.
    Review quote
    Full of stand-out facts ... Absolutely fascinating ... I've learnt an awful lot -- Richard Bacon, BBC Radio 2 A lucid and handsomely illustrated narrative, from the Saxon dawn of England to the Cameron Government The Times A handsome book ... 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 ... will sell by the truckload as Christmas approaches -- Michael Wood New Statesman Immediately accessible Prospect 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 City AM Where Jenkins excels is in his very journalistic approach ... The historical events are joined up, and work as narrative Time Out 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 ... judgements are crisp Spectator