Elizabethans: How Modern Britain Was Forged (Hardback)
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Elizabethans: How Modern Britain Was Forged (Hardback)

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Hardback 512 Pages / Published: 01/10/2020
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From Winston Churchill to Dusty Springfield, the always engaging Andrew Marr explores the figures who have shaped and shaken Britain since the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

In a brilliantly entertaining, living history of the modern United Kingdom, Andrew Marr traces how radically we have transformed through the course of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.

When the Queen stepped up her crown in 1953 at the age of twenty-five, Britain was a very different nation.

In this vital history, bestselling author Andrew Marr tells the story of modern Britain through the people who shaped it: from Sylvia Plath to Elvis Costello, Frank Critchlow to Bob Geldof, Zaha Hadid to James Dyson, David Attenborough to the Beatles. How did our activists, our innovators, our artists, our every-kind-of-mover-and-shaker define and progress this new Elizabethan era over the last seven decades? How did the seventies shape the eighties, shape the nineties to incrementally land us where we are today? And where exactly is that?

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008298401
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 780 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 45 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Like The Crown in book form: a stream of intriguing stories producing a mosaic that the reader, with expert steers from Marr, can glue together' Guardian

'Examines what it means to be a Briton today ... Once it all seemed so simple. Morally and culturally, we led the field, or so we liked to think. These days we may be healthier and better informed, but are we really any more broad-minded? ... Marr is a natural optimist. He ends with the story of the footballer Marcus Rashford, who successfully campaigned for free school-meal vouchers during lockdown. However cynical we may have become, there is still everything to play for'
John Preston, Daily Mail

Praise for Andrew Marr's previous books

'It is the clarity of his judgements, the arresting insights and the irrepressible wit that keep us hanging on to his words. Among his other qualities, Marr is the ideal history teacher that most people never had at school . . . A damned good read . . . This book will be read with pleasure, for Marr's ironic tone and ever-present pleasant presence.'
Bernard Crick, Edinburgh Review

'A fine example of popular history . . . engaging and intelligent.'
Financial Times

'He has the rare gift of being able to explain complex issues in a few crisp sentences.'
Sunday Telegraph

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“Marr does it again!”

The brilliant thing about Elizabethans is the great selection of individuals that Andrew Marr covers in this hugely entertaining book. So we get Churchill and Attenborough but also Elvis Costello and Zaha Hadid and... More

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