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  • Published: 18 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241368282
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
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A New History of Britain

The 12 Maps Which Explain Our Past, Our Future and Ourselves



To gain a certain view of our future we need to look back to the past; in just 12 defining maps of the last 2000 years this is a fast, accessible guide to British history and what is to come

A fascinating analysis of a dozen maps from critical points in British history over the last 2,000 years, from the Celtic period when 'Britain' was just a patchwork of tribal kingdoms, to a century ago when the whole of Ireland, India, Australia, much of Africa, Asia and the Americas were also marked as British.

Charting the assembling and disassembling of regions under British rule, this book features maps that teach us about the political and cultural evolution of the nation, and much of our past that we often forget. With current borders being disputed and, with them, identities challenged, this book will provide a reassuring insight into how our country's borders have always been, and always will be, in a state of flux.

  • Published: 18 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241368282
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
Categories:

About the author

Philip Parker

Philip Parker was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He has travelled widely including the whole length of the Roman frontier and large parts of the Viking World. He is the author of The Empire Stops Here: A Journey Along the Frontiers of the Roman World, published by Jonathan Cape in 2009.

www.philipparker.net

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