• This Sceptred Isle, Volume 2

  • 1087-1327 The Making of the Nation (Unabridged)
  • By: Christopher Lee
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
  • Original Recording Audiobook
  • Release date: 23-05-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (60 ratings)


This is the award-winning story of Britain, from the arrival of Julius Caesar in 55 BC to the death of Queen Victoria in 1901. Christopher Lee's history of Britain provides the definitive radio account of the events and personalities that have shaped the British nation. From foreign invasions and war to economic crises and social revolution, this is a compelling journey through centuries of dramatic change.
Volume 2 covers the years 1087 to 1327, a time of wars between the English and the Scots, of Crusades and of civil war. Yet in amongst the fighting lay the foundations of the modern state: the Magna Carta and the calling of the first parliament.
(P)1996, 1998, 1999 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-03-18

The Sceptred Volume

Really interesting, short and sweet. Good narrative history about the Middle Ages. The dual narration helps maintain the attention of the listener and I found aided my ability to retain the information. A decent overview to an important period in British history that introduced much wider topics such as Magna Carta, The Constitutions of Clarendon and formations of governance and law elegantly.

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5 out of 5 stars
By katia on 04-07-17

Very good

I really enjoyed! I do like also the voices very clear, easy to understand.

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