A History of Britain, Volume 3

  • by Simon Schama
  • Narrated by Timothy West
  • 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Award-winning historian Simon Schama completes his monumental three-volume history of Britain, which accompanies the acclaimed television epic. In The Fate of Empire, Schama illuminates the period of British history from 1770-2000 through a variety of historical themes, including the advance of technology and industry, women's increasing role in society and the burgeoning British Empire, and key British characters such as Wordsworth, Burke, Queen Victoria, Churchill, and George Orwell. Lesser-known lives are also illuminated, such as Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first woman doctor; 'Mother' Mary Seacole, the forgotten Caribbean nurse and heroine of the Crimea War; and Dadabhai Naoroji, who, in 1890, became the first Asian MP.


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schama master class

Fantastic work, excellntly presented, an Audible classic. i would highly recomond this to anyone studying history or even simply looking to hear a good story which this is full of.
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- Mr. R. J. Mason

Good listening, but a lot to take in!

I enjoyed Simon Schama's take on this period. I will need to hear it several more time though to take it all in.
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- Phil Allen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-04-2005
  • Publisher: Audible Studios