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This Sceptred Isle
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  • Published: 15 December 1997
  • ISBN: 9780563383840
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 640
  • RRP: $64.99
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This Sceptred Isle


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This history of Britain begins with the Roman invasion in 55 BC and ends with Queen Victoria's death in 1901. Written to accompany the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series, the work brings to life the events and personalities that have shaped our nation. It tells of wars, bloodshed, murder and revenge, and of the tremendous social changes which the people of these islands have witnessed over the centuries. Weaving his text with accounts from contemporary chronicles and diaries, and extracts from Winston Churchill's ""A History of the English-Speaking Peoples"", Christopher Lee describes the evolution of Britain's great institutions, the powers of its kings and queens, and charts its political and economic development.

  • Pub date: 15 December 1997
  • ISBN: 9780563383840
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 640
  • RRP: $64.99
Categories:

About the Authors

Anna Massey

Anna Massey has been a successful actress for fifty years. Her career has spanned a wide range. In the cinema she has worked with many of the great directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell, Otto Preminger and Fred Zinneman. But perhaps her favourite performances have been in the theatre - among those being The Miracle Worker, Heartbreak House, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Mary Stuart. For television she won a BAFTA Award for her performance in Anita Brookner's Hotel du Lac, and she starred very memorably in the title role of Gwen John, and also in Trollope's He Knew He Was Right. On radio her voice is familiar to many from plays and documentaries, most recently narrating the history of Britain in This Sceptred Isle, which has brought her a whole new audience.


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