The Companion to British History

The Companion to British History

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First published in 1996, this comprehensive guide to the history of Britain and its peoples will be indispensable reading for the general enthusiast, as well as students. It is packed full of fascinating detail on everything from Hadriana€™s Wall to the Black Death to Tony Blair. The book was assembled over more than thirty years and has seen updates in three editions. qHe has done for historical encyclopaedias what Samuel Johnson did for dictionaries.q Andrew Roberts, The Daily Telegraph qAn astonishing synthesis of information.q Roger Scruton, The Times qAn astonishing achievement, a compelling book for dipping into, a splendid work.q Simon Hoggart, The Guardian qThis marvellous book, which contains tens of thousands of historical facts will enlighten, amuse, and inform. Every home should have one.q Simon Heffer, The Daily Mail qIf you were marooned on that mythical desert island with only one history book, this would be the one to take. Buy three copies a€“ one for the children, one for the grandchildren- and one for yourself.q John Charmley, The Daily Telegraph(7) In June 1946 the suspended T.V. service reopened and the 1947 royal wedding gave it great impetus. By 1948 ... through cable, became the first licensed broadcaster via the newly launched satellite ASTRA, using the existing PAL system.

Title:The Companion to British History
Author:Charles Arnold-Baker
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-07-30


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