History of Britain and Ireland
DK - Author
Hardback : 02 May 2011
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The History of Britain & Ireland traces the key events that have shaped the British Isles. From the Elizabethan age of Shakespeare to the Iraq and Afghan wars of the 21st century, this beautifully illustrated book offers a definitive visual chronicle of the most colourful and defining episodes in British history.
Packed with visually arresting illustrations and clear, concise text, you can now explore the long and fascinating story of the British Isles. Includes profiles of key people in history such as Geoffrey Chaucer, Alfred the Great, Charles Dickens, Queen Elizabeth I and Winston Churchill.
The History of Britain & Ireland is ideal as a family reference for the home as well as a key history companion for schools.
Review by: Colin Salter, 30 May 2011
'Another beautiful addition to the series. Particularly at a time when history teaching is so low on the curiculum list of priorities, every home should have a copy of this. BUT ... my copy fell open at the spread about the Scottish Enlightenment, and the illustration for Edinburgh''s 18thC New Town includes the very 19thC Waverley railway station, not begun until 1846! A very un-DK mistake. [From the Editorial team: The illustration was chosen as we felt it showed how Edinburgh was transformed by the Enlightenment of the 18th and early 19th centuries, but the reviewer is absolutely correct and the engraving dates from the 19th century. We will amend the picture caption for future editions.]'
Size: 229 x 276mm
Pages : 400
Publication date: 02 May 2011
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
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