A History of Britain

A History of Britain

At the Edge of the World? : 3000 BC-AD1603

Book - 2000
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In this magnificent work, one of the most celebrated historians of our day brings the early history of Britain dramatically to life with a wealth of stories and vivid, colorful detail, reanimating familiar figures and events and drawing them skillfully into a powerful and compelling narrative. This first in Schama's two-part epic history is timed to coincide with the History Channel's broadcast of the first seven episodes of "The History of Britain" in October 2000.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion/Talk Miremax, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780786866755
0786866756
Characteristics: 415 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm

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WVMLStaffPicks Jan 22, 2015

In this first volume of his History of Britain, Schama covers 3000 BC to 1603 AD in a breezy style that puts it all into a recognizable modern context. Even the earliest inhabitants had their social life and luxuries; Hadrian's Wall was more trading post than Roman "checkpoinit Charlie"; the Domesday Book was that era's database. Schema revels in the drama of British history with its invasions, plagues, family feuds, religious conflicts and abundance of gory deaths.

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