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By Jeremy Black

masking over 2,000 years in lower than 2 hundred pages, Jeremy Black takes the reader on a breathless travel of British background, supplying precious context for college students of any interval. a very British review, this ebook covers all 4 constituent components of the united kingdom, in addition to migration to and from Britain, and introduces questions of nationwide id and collective reminiscence.

The writer starts off by means of contemplating how the geography of england has prompted its improvement and is going directly to learn the formation of its society and political tradition. Resisting the Whiggish culture of triumphalist nationwide histories, Jeremy Black presents a balanced and delicate account in his trademark pithy style.

This new version has been significantly revised and accelerated, bringing the assurance correct as much as the current day, together with what the Scottish referendum on independence says in regards to the nature of glossy 'Britishness'.

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