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A Short History of England

A Short History of England

The Glorious Story of a Rowdy Nation
November 2011
Hardcover · 384 Pages
$35.00 U.S. · $38.00 CAN · €24.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781610391429


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The heroes and villains, triumphs and disasters of English history are instantly familiar'from the Norman Conquest to Henry VIII, Queen Victoria to the two World Wars. But to understand their full significance we need to know the whole story.

A Short History of England sheds new light on all the key individuals and events in English history by bringing them together in an enlightening account of the country's birth, rise to global prominence, and then partial eclipse. Written with flair and authority by Guardian columnist and London Times former editor Simon Jenkins, this is the definitive narrative of how today's England came to be. Concise but comprehensive, with more than a hundred color illustrations, this beautiful single-volume history will be the standard work for years to come.

About the Author

Simon Jenkins is the author of the international bestsellers England's Thousand Best Churches and England's Thousand Best Houses, the former editor of The Times and Evening Standard and a columnist for The Guardian. He is chairman of the National Trust.