A dazzling one-volume history of Britain, both narrative and anecdotal.
Combining compelling narrative history with helpful chronology, A People's History of Britain tells the story - from the Romans to the present day - of the small northern islands off the coast of Europe which became the world's largest empire. Full of kings, queens and battles and the heroic individuals who created turning points in history, it is packed with anecdotes about British scientists, explorers, soldiers, traders, writers and artists.
“No family in the English-speaking world should be without this stupendous work”
“At a time when too little history is taught in schools and dubious history presented on TV, Rebecca Fraser has blown a tremendous blast of traditional British history... All will learn from it”
“A reference book that will see every history student through school and university”
Lucy Moore, New Statesman
“An elegantly written, impressively well-informed single-volume history of how England was governed during the past 2000 years. It should be prescribed reading for all politicians”
John Adamson, Sunday Telegraph
“Fraser has put grown-up history back on the national agenda”
Andrew Lycett, Sunday Times