Britain's history is a sweeping saga of blood, death, love, sex and betrayal, peopled by a cast of extraordinary characters. Yet, when it comes down to it, there are only around 150 key things we really need to know that have shaped the story of these islands. Whether it's the Battle of Hastings or Henry VIII, the English Civil War or the Blitz, Remember, Remember, is a history of Britain in bite-sized chunks, containing all the important dates, people and events - but without the boring bits.More
"cCackles with the curlicues of original source material." (Daily Telegraph)
"The best all-round account [of the books on the Gunpowder Plot]." (Times Higher Education Supplement)
"Highly engaging." (Guardian)
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I just don't know
Short and punchy. While this is what it claims to do on the tin as it were, the whole experience left me feeling a little short changed.
there isn't one that stands out which is i think the biggest issue, it covers so much but really fails to deliver.
Yes, well read and certainly would have him read me another book.
find a proper history book and not go for the short versions.
Good for kids, but really not the one for you, if you want to be challenged and given a real depth to the history of our county.