Little History of England

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Category: Humanities

Book Format: Hardback

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9781803994666

RRP: $39.99


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The expertly researched history of England, in one easy-to-read volume. What did the Romans do for us? Was there such a person as King Arthur? Why is King Stephen’s reign known as the Anarchy? Who was the Black Prince? Did King Henry II really say, ‘Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?’ Why did Great Britain and China fight the Opium War? Formed out of a union of warring Germanic kingdoms in the tenth century AD, England rose to become the most powerful nation in the world and the operations room for an empire spanning a quarter of the world’s land surface. The Little History of England tells the great story of English history as simply as possible. This fast-paced and comprehensive narrative takes the reader on a journey from the beginning of the world to the present day. As a professional historian, the author brings an insider’s perspective into play, explaining the real significance behind the tumultuous history of this remarkable country. AUTHOR: Jonathan McGovern is a historian, currently teaching and researching at Nanjing University, and is also a research associate at the University of York. He studied History and English at the University of Oxford and holds a PhD from the University of York. He is an experienced lecturer, known for his ability to capture the attention of an audience, and has a growing presence on Twitter and YouTube. In 2022 he was elected a full Fellow of the Royal Historical Society for his contributions to historical scholarship.

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