The Story of Britain PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Story of Britain free pdf This is a narrative history of Britain from 1066 to the end of the 20th century. It is a magnificent account that celebrates the rich diversity of the people and culture of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. All the great events in British history are here - including the signing of Magna Carta, the Fire of London, the Gunpowder Plot, the execution of Charles I, the Battle of Waterloo, the abolition of slavery and the Blitz - as well as others that are less well known but no less important. So are kings, queens, adventurers, freedom fighters, scientists, politicians and visionaries, as well as ordinary people who found themselves doing extraordinary things in extraordinary times. The six sections include maps and timelines. P.J. Lynch's fine full-colour illustrations bring history to life.

About Patrick Dillon

Patrick Dillon is the author of two highly acclaimed adult history books. On writing The Story of Britain, he says, "I first fell in love with history through stories, and, thirty years later, found that they were stories my children loved too. The Story of Britain tries to show that what happened in the past happened to real people, to put across all the different things it means to be British, and to explain how the stories I loved made us who we are today." Patrick Dillon studied architecture at University College London, specializing in architectural history. He recently completed the restoration of the Snape Maltings concert hall in Suffolk and is currently working on a project at the National Theatre. Patrick lives in London, SW11, with his wife and children. P.J. Lynch grew up in Belfast and has won many awards, including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Medal, and the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. On illustrating The Story of Britain, P.J. Lynch says, "For a history buff like me, working on this book has been a particular pleasure - and a great learning experience. I had read a lot about individual characters and various periods, but Patrick Dillon's wonderful history shows how they all fit together." P.J. Lynch lives in Dublin with his wife and three children.

Details Book

Author : Patrick Dillon
Publisher : Walker Books Ltd
Data Published : 05 September 2013
ISBN : 1406348600
EAN : 9781406348606
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Story of Britain

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • A Brief History of Great Britain free pdfA Brief History of Great Britain

    "A Brief History of Great Britain" narrates the history of Great Britain from the earliest times to the 21st century. covering the entire island (England. Wales. and Scotland) as well as associated archipelagos such as the Channel Islands..

  • Great Britain's Great War  free pdfGreat Britain's Great War

    This is the unabridged audiobook edition of Great Britain's Great War. Jeremy Paxman's magnificent history of the First World War that tells the entire story of the war in one gripping narrative from the point of view of the British people..

  • The The "Time Team" Guide to the History of Britain

    We all know that the Battle of Hastings was fought in 1066. London's 'one big burning blaze' tore through the capital in 1666 and that Britain declared war on Nazi Germany in 1939. but many of us remember the most important moments in our history by the folk stories which are attached to them..

  • See Inside History of Britain free pdfSee Inside History of Britain

    With stunning illustrations and over 60 flaps to lift. children can explore plague-ridden London. the British Empire. a Victorian factory and other key events in Britain's incredible history..

  • English Country Houses free pdfEnglish Country Houses

    This book offers a brief history of the English country house from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. and of the people who built and lived in them - from common squires to kings and queens. This wonderful book was undoubtedly written by someone who had a great sense of pride in England and everything it stood for- a morale booster for a British people layed siege to by times of war..

  • The Story of Britain free pdfThe Story of Britain

    Free Book Site. This is a narrative history of Britain from 1066 to the end of the 20th century. It is a magnificent account that celebrates the rich diversity of the people and culture of England, Sc