The Story of England

The Story of England : Every Visitor's Companion to England's Heritage

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The perfect concise introduction to England's past for readers of all ages, this book is also a unique work of popular history, written by a master storyteller. With vivid character sketches, telling details and well-chosen anecdotes, Christopher Hibbert brings people and places to life, while the outline of great events remains perfectly clear. His remarkable narrative keeps the reader enthralled, from the first encounter with England's Neolithic inhabitants, through the entire course of the country's political, economic and cultural history, to an expression of faith in the qualities of the English today. The text is illuminated throughout by many colour illustrations, and the need for quick reference is met by maps, genealogies, fold-out chronological charts and a comprehensive index. Concise yet richly informative, this book presents a new style of history that will absorb and educate all who read more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • Phaidon Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 80 colour illustrations, 15 tables, maps, index
  • 0714826529
  • 9780714826523
  • 433,292

Back cover copy

This is the ideal introduction to English history for all readers. Concise, informative, highly readable and beautifully illustrated, it presents in a flowing narrative the broad outline of England's political, economic and cultural history from Neolithic times to the 1990' more

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'The best short introduction to English history we have seen.' (The Good Book Guide) 'It would be difficult to find a better written, more succinct account of its subject than this book. Christopher Hibbert drives the story of these islands ... in crisp vivid prose that never flags.' (Country Landowner) 'Christopher Hibbert is perhaps the most gifted popular historian we have.' (Times Educational Supplement)show more

About Christopher Hibbert

Christopher Hibbert is a well known and highly successful popular historian and biographer. His other works include Charles I, George IV and Elizabeth more

Review Text

'The best short introduction to English history we have seen.' (The Good Book Guide)show more