A Brief History of Britain 1851-2010

A Brief History of Britain 1851-2010 : A Nation Transformed

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This fourth and final volume in the wonderfully concise Brief HIstory of Britain series begins with Queen Victoria opening the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park. This was high-water mark of British achievement - the nation at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution, at the heart of a burgeoning Empire, with a queen who would reign for another fifty years.

During the ensuing 150 years, Britain has faced turmoil and transformation. But it is too simple to talk of decline.

In the concluding volume of this landmark four-volume series, Jeremy Black explores issues such as whether Great Britain has sacrificed its identity in order to stay part of the present world order. This is an insightful examination of how present-day Britain was formed.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 132 x 196 x 25mm | 302g
  • Robinson Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1845297008
  • 9781845297008
  • 113,204

About Jeremy Black

JEREMY BLACK is one of the UK's most respected and prolific historians. He is Professor of History at Exeter University and a renowned expert on the history of war. His recent books include Brief Histories of Italy, Spain and Portugal. He appears regularly on TV and radio, including BBC Radio 4's In Our Time.

Jeremy has travelled widely in the Mediterranean, including on cruises, beginning in the 1960s. He has lectured on Mediterranean cruises since 2007 for a variety of companies including Swan Hellenic, Noble Caledonia, Martin Randall and Thomson (now Marella Cruises). He also guided a land tour of the Bay of Naples for History Today. He has written extensively on tourism in the period 1660-1815, and wrote the 1700-1900 chapter for the Thames & Hudson history of the Mediterranean.
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