The Companion to British History

The Companion to British History

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First published in 1996, this comprehensive guide to the history of Britain and its peoples will be indispensable reading for the general enthusiast, as well as students. It is packed full of fascinating detail on everything from Hadrian's Wall to the Black Death to Tony Blair. The book was assembled over more than thirty years and has seen updates in three editions. "He has done for historical encyclopaedias what Samuel Johnson did for dictionaries." Andrew Roberts, The Daily Telegraph "An astonishing synthesis of information." Roger Scruton, The Times "An astonishing achievement, a compelling book for dipping into, a splendid work." Simon Hoggart, The Guardian "This marvellous book, which contains tens of thousands of historical facts will enlighten, amuse, and inform. Every home should have one." Simon Heffer, The Daily Mail "If you were marooned on that mythical desert island with only one history book, this would be the one to take. Buy three copies - one for the children, one for the grandchildren- and one for yourself." John Charmley, The Daily Telegraphshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1422 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 68.58mm | 2,694.32g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138928836
  • 9781138928831

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"The original 1996 edition of this A-Z encyclopedia was an indispensible source of information for studients of every imaginable aspect of British history, politics, and culture. This edition brings readers right up to this new century, adding substantially to the earlier one--which took over 30 years to compile...The breadth of his research and his charmingly idiosyncratic entries make this essential reading for every lover of British history and culture.--Library Journal.""essential reading for every lover of British history and culture...a joy to browse through and should be in every library interested in any aspect of British history. A thoroughly delightful compendium.."-Gail Benjafield, St. Catharinesshow more

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