HISTORY OF BRITAIN: From Neolithic Times to the Present Day


HISTORY OF BRITAIN: From Neolithic Times to the Present Day

RICHARD DARGIE    Book Number: 89393    Product format: Paperback

Starting with the hominids who were active in Britain 700,000 years ago, and ending with Boris Johnson's "stonking majority" in the 2019 election, this manageable and practical history of Britain gives you the facts you need in 330 pages with lots of timelines and box features on individual topics. The 4th millennium BC saw a change from hunting to farming and the creation of the Neolithic burial mounds that scatter our landscape. The Roman invasion met with little resistance because Julius Caesar's show of force was a carefully stage-managed event, like so much in British politics since then. A warrior elite led the country into the Dark Ages, and by the time of the Norman Conquest power was dispersed to local leaders like Rhodri Mawr in Gwynedd. The 14th century Plague was worse in England than in Scotland, and the first union of the two countries in 1604 was followed by a century of revolution, including Cromwell's conquest of Ireland. The Seven Years' War ending in 1763 saw Britain defeating France, its competitor for global domination, but at the same time problems emerged in the American colonies as the War of Independence got under way. The French revolution of 1789 was at first welcomed and then seen as a threat. "Soap and science" transformed life in the 19th century as the industrial revolution and huge population growth took hold, and the 20th century saw a surge in education and public welfare. 335pp, paperback, 78 timelines, numerous black and white illustrations.
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