A Short History of England (Paperback)
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A Short History of England (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 05/07/2018
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'A characteristically bold, wry, fluent, combative gallop through English history' - Max Hastings

From the invaders of the dark ages to the aftermath of the coalition, one of Britain's most respected journalists, Simon Jenkins, weaves together a strong narrative with all the most important and interesting dates in a book that characteristically is as stylish as it is authoritative.

A Short History of England sheds light on all the key individuals and events, bringing them together in an enlightening and engaging account of the country's birth, rise to global prominence and then partial eclipse.There have been long synoptic histories of England but until now there has been no standard short work covering all significant events, themes and individuals.

Now updated to take in the rapid progress of recent events and beautifully illustrated, this magisterial history will be the standard work for years to come.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788160896
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 24 mm
Edition: Main


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A lucid and handsomely illustrated narrative, from the Saxon dawn of England to the Cameron Government - The Times

Full of stand-out facts ... Absolutely fascinating ... I've learnt an awful lot - Richard Bacon, BBC Radio 2

Let Jenkins sweep you through England's history, painting a vivid picture of this country's green and pleasant land - City AM

Where Jenkins excels is in his very journalistic approach ... The historical events are joined up, and work as narrative - Time Out

Immediately accessible - Prospect

This is traditional, kings-and-things, great-men history with all its dates and famous quotations in place ... it's jolly good ... Jenkins has a newspaper columnist's aphoristic verve ... judgements are crisp - Spectator

Entertaining - Sunday Times

Full of good writing and lively anecdotes ... worth perusing for pleasure and food for thought - New Statesman

A characteristically bold, wry, fluent, combative gallop through English history - Max Hastings

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“Coffee Table History”

For anyone interested in the general overview of England, this book is a must-have. My copy lives on my coffee table as a conversation starter or just a general source of information to casually refer to. Jenkins... More

Hardback edition
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“A nice overview ”

I enjoyed this book as it gave me insight into historical events that I didn’t know much about (Before the Tudors) but there was a little too much historical and political bias at times and this made me cringe at the... More

Paperback edition
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“Bought as a present”

I sent this to a friend who doesn't really read history. She loved it.

Paperback edition
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