The Story of Britain

The Story of Britain

From the Romans to the Present : A Narrative History

eBook - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
An anecdotal account about the men and women who helped found Britain's national institutions discusses how their achievements reflected such historical endeavors as liberty, the rule of law, and parliamentary democracy, in an epic volume that features such individuals as Thomas More, William Wilberforce, and Winston Churchill. 20,000 first printing.

World Bank

“A beautifully written story, a box of delights, a treasure trove: final proof of truth’s superiority over fiction.”—Andrew Roberts

A sparkling anecdotal account with the pace of an epic, about the men and women who created turning points in history. Rebecca Fraser's dramatic portrayal of the scientists, statesmen, explorers, soldiers, traders, and artists who forged Britain's national institutions is the perfect introduction to British history.

Just as much as kings and queens, battles and empire, Britain's great themes have been the liberty of the individual, the rule of law, and the parliamentary democracy invented to protect them. Ever since Caractacus and Boudicca surprised the Romans with the bravery of their resistance, Britain has stood out as the home of freedom. From Thomas More to William Wilberforce, from Gladstone to Churchill, Britain's history is studded with heroic figures who have resisted tyranny in all its guises, whether it be the Stuart kings' belief in divine right, the institution of slavery, or the ambitions of Napoleon and Hitler.
“A beautifully written story, a box of delights, a treasure trove: final proof of truth’s superiority over fiction.”—Andrew Roberts

Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Co.,, 2005
ISBN: 9780393072495
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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