British History for Dummies 1st Edition
A stirring trip through the essentials of British History.
Britain's past brought right up to date. This book is a riotous, irreverent account of the people and events that have shaped Britain. It's a "who, what, when, where and why" that reads like a thriller and a comedy rolled into one. Inside you'll find rip-roaring stories of power-mad kings, executions, invasions, high treason, global empire-building and forbidden love - not bad for a nation of stiff upper lips. Discover:
Famous and infamous Britons
Key royal, military and cultural eras
Power in Britain: who lost it, who took it
The rise and fall of Britain's global empire
History as it connects to Britain today
Introduction Part I - The British Are Coming!
Chapter 1. So Much History, So Little Time
Chapter 2. Sticks and Stone Age Stuff
Chapter 3. Woad Rage and Chariots: The Iron Age in Britain Part II - Everyone Else Is Coming! The Invaders
Chapter 4. Ruled Britannia
Chapter 5. Saxon, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll
Chapter 6. Have Axe, Will Travel: The Vikings
Chapter 7. 1066 and All That Followed Part III - Who's in Charge Around Here? The Middle Ages
Chapter 8. England Gets an Empire
Chapter 9. A Right Royal Time: The Medieval Realms of Britain
Chapter 10. Plague, Pox, Poll Tax, and Ploughing Part IV - Rights or Royals? The Tudors and Stuarts
Chapter 11. Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears the Crown
Chapter 12. A Burning Issue: The Reformation
Chapter 13. Crown or Commons?
Chapter 14. Old Problems, New Ideas Part V - On the Up: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Chapter 15. Let's Make a Country
Chapter 16. Survival of the Richest: The Industrial Revolution
Chapter 17. Children of the Revolutions
Chapter 18. Putting on My Top Hat: The Victorians
Chapter 19. The Sun Never Sets - but It Don't Shine Either Part VI - Don't Look Down: The Twentieth Century
Chapter 20. The Great War: The End of Innocence - and Everything Else?
Chapter 21. Radio Times
Chapter 22. TV Times Part VII - The Part of Tens
Chapter 23. Ten Top Turning Points
Chapter 24. Ten Major Documents
Chapter 25. Ten Things the British Have Given the World (Whether the World Wanted Them or Not)
Chapter 26. Ten Great British Places to Visit
Chapter 27. Ten Britons Who Should Be Better Known
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