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This book is a riotous, irreverent account of the people and eventsthat have shaped Britain. Always getting those kings and queensconfused? Never sure what happened when? Then you need this book.Inside you'll find rip-roaring stories of power-mad kings,executions, invasions, high treason, global empire building, andforbidden love -- not bad for a nation of stiff upper lips! * Revised and expanded to include the historical parliamentaryelections of 2010 and the British mission in Afghanistan * Accompanied by access to a timeline and 'Who's Who in BritishHistory' section on dummies.com * This…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book is a riotous, irreverent account of the people and eventsthat have shaped Britain. Always getting those kings and queensconfused? Never sure what happened when? Then you need this book.Inside you'll find rip-roaring stories of power-mad kings,executions, invasions, high treason, global empire building, andforbidden love -- not bad for a nation of stiff upper lips! * Revised and expanded to include the historical parliamentaryelections of 2010 and the British mission in Afghanistan * Accompanied by access to a timeline and 'Who's Who in BritishHistory' section on dummies.com * This new edition contains an 8-page color insert so you can seewho, what and where the ensuing historical action takes place

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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 440
  • Erscheinungstermin: 04.12.2010
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781119991809
  • Artikelnr.: 38256638
Autorenporträt
Seán Lang, PhD is the author of the best-selling European History For Dummies. He is a senior university lecturer in history and has been teaching history to school, college, and university students for more than two decades.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction. Part I: The British Are Coming! Chapter 1: So Much History
So Little Time. Chapter 2: Sticks and Stone Age Stuff. Chapter 3: Woad Rage and Chariots: The Iron Age in Britain. Part II: Everyone Else Is Coming! The Invaders. Chapter 4: Ruled Britannia. Chapter 5: Saxon
Drugs
and Rock 'n' Roll. Chapter 6: Have Axe
Will Travel: The Vikings. Chapter 7: 1066 and All That Followed. Part III: Who's in Charge Around Here? The Middle Ages. Chapter 8: England Gets an Empire. Chapter 9: A Right Royal Time - the Medieval Realms of Britain. Chapter 10: Plague
Pox
Poll Tax
and Ploughing - and Then You Die. Part IV: Rights or Royals? The Tudors and Stuarts. Chapter 11: Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears the Crown. Chapter 12: A Burning Issue: The Reformation. Chapter 13: Crown or Commons? Chapter 14: Old Problems
New Ideas. Part V: On the Up: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Chapter 15: Let's Make a Country. Chapter 16: Survival of the Richest: The Industrial Revolution. Chapter 17: Children of the Revolutions. Chapter 18: Putting On My Top Hat - The Victorians. Chapter 19: The Sun Never Sets - But It Don't Shine Either. Part VI: Don't Look Down: The Twentieth Century. Chapter 20: The Great War: The End of Innocence - and Everything Else? Chapter 21: Radio Times. Chapter 22: TV Times. Chapter 23: Interesting Times. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 24: Ten Top Turning Points. Chapter 25: Ten Major Documents. Chapter 26: Ten Things the British Have Given the World (Whether the World Wanted Them or Not). Chapter 27: Ten Great British Places to Visit. Chapter 28: Ten Britons Who Should Be Better Known. Index.