This is an illustrated history of Britain from prehistoric times to the present day. The book analyzes the major political and military events in British history, and where appropriate, looks at these within a wider, international context. It also describes everyday life for men and women from different levels of society in different ages: the kind of work they did, family life, etc. Emphasis is also placed on cultural, intellectual, scientific and economic developments. Major developments within Scotland, Ireland and Wales and the relations between these countries and England are also discussed.
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All ten books in the Usborne History of Britain series, beautifully presented in an attractive, sturdy slipcase. The perfect addition to any family bookshelf, this fabulous collection is sure to become an heirloom of the future. Covering British history from prehistoric times to the dawn of the 21st century.
This is the definitive visual guide to the history of firearms and guns. The Illustrated History of Firearms charts the evolution and history of the gun, from the pistol, flintlock musket and rifle to the shotgun, machine gun and revolver. This book features over 300 firearms and guns spanning centuries of development, with the world's most iconic gun brands such as Colt, Smith and Wesson, Maxim and the Kalashnikov AK-47 covered with amazing photographic features. You can appreciate the incredible engineering behind guns through stunning visuals with close-up details of key weapons, from the intricate inlaid shotgun to the modern army sniper rifle, tracing the history of the gun from army flintlocks to modern day military guns. If you are interested in military history and the history of weapons, The Illustrated History of Firearms is ideal for you.
From 55 BC to 1945, An Utterly Impartial History of Britain informs, explains, but most of all laughs at the seemingly incomprehensible rollercoaster of events that make up the story of Great Britain. Packed with great characters trapped in impossible dilemmas, this true-life drama will have you on the edge of your seats thinking "I wonder which of them dies at the end?" (Well, they all do, obviously. It was ages ago.) As entertaining as a witch burning and a lot more laughs. "Mum, Dad, the Second Crusade is starting! Can we put a St George's flag on the cart?" "No dear, we don't want everyone to think Daddy is a builder."
A comprehensive history of Britain that delves into some edgy and less well-known events as well as shining a light on the more traditional narratives of Scottish, Irish, Welsh and English history - William the Conqueror's arrival in 1066, Magna Carta, the Great Fire of London, the execution of Charles I, the abolition of slavery, the Battle of Britain and many more, as well as all the famous characters we know and love (or hate). This jacketed hardback edition is lavishly illustrated by Irish artist P.J. Lynch.
This is the definitive visual guide to 5,000 years of British history, now in paperback. THE HISTORY OF BRITAIN AND 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. This paperback edition is updated to include recent events such as the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Packed with visually arresting illustrations and clear, concise text, you can now explore the long and fascinating story of the British Isles. It 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 AND IRELAND (previous hardback edition ISBN 9781405364287) is ideal as a family reference for the home as well as a key history companion for schools.
Following his hugely popular account of the previous 2000 years, John O'Farrell now comes bang up to date with a hilarious modern history asking "How the hell did we end up here?". "An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain" informs, elucidates and laughs at all the bizarre events, ridiculous characters and stupid decisions that have shaped Britain's story since 1945; leaving the Twenty-First Century reader feeling fantastically smug for having the benefit of hindsight.