The "Time Team" Guide to the History of Britain

The "Time Team" Guide to the History of Britain

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By (author) Tim Taylor

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  • Publisher: Channel 4 Books, a division of Transworld Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 189mm x 246mm x 20mm | 996g
  • Publication date: 5 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1905026706
  • ISBN 13: 9781905026708
  • Illustrations note: Full colour throughout
  • Sales rank: 32,178

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We all know that the Battle of Hastings was fought in 1066, London's 'one big burning blaze' tore through the capital in 1666 and that Britain declared war on Nazi Germany in 1939, but many of us remember the most important moments in our history by the folk stories which are attached to them. So we remember Henry VIII for his wives rather than the Reformation and Charles II for climbing a tree rather than the Civil War. But if we set aside these stories, do we really know what happened when, and why it's so important? Which came first, the Bronze Age or the Stone Age? Why did the Romans play such a significant role in our past? And how did a nation as small as Britain come to command such a vast empire? Here, Tim Taylor and the team of expert historians behind Channel 4's Time Team, answer these questions and many more, cataloguing British history in a way that is accessible to all. This book will give you and your family a clear and concise view of what happened when, and why.

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Tim Taylor is the creator of the Time Team format and its series producer. He began his working life in education, teaching for five years, including two years for VSO in Thailand. He has written a series of bestselling books on archaeology, including The Ultimate Time Team Guide and, as co-author with Mick Aston, the World Atlas of Archaeology Sites. He is a visiting professor for the Public Understanding of Archaeology at Bristol University.