A beautiful, quirky, illustrated edition of Phaidon's compelling bestseller, celebrating the book's 25th anniversary
This concise and fast-paced introduction to English history keeps the reader enthralled through the entire course of the country's political, economic, and cultural landscape, covering the whole sweep of English history from the Stone Age to the present. Its flowing narrative style, character sketches, and lively anecdotes bring the people and places of the past to life. In this newly illustrated edition, John Broadley's unique tableaux-like illustrations capture the landscape, costumes, and characters of the history that Hibbert's text so vividly evokes.
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 25 mm
"The best short introduction to English history we have seen."-The Good Book Guide
"It would be difficult to find a better written, more succinct account of its subject than this book. Christopher Hibbert drives the story of these islands... In crisp vivid prose that never flags."-Country Landowner
"Christopher Hibbert is perhaps the most gifted popular historian we have."-Times Educational Supplement
"A sumptuous and witty book."-Spectator
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