This Sceptred Isle Volume 5

  • by Christopher Lee
  • Narrated by Anna Massey
  • 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 our nation. From foreign invasions and war to economic crises and social revolution, this is a compelling journey through centuries of dramatic change.
Volume 5, covering the years 1660 to 1702, is about great change: the restoration of the monarchy, the Great Plague and the Great Fire in the nation's capital, and, following the immense unpopularity of James II's Catholicism, a ruler from a different country on the throne, William of Orange.


What the Critics Say

"Wonderful.... This Sceptred Isle has provided one of the greatest treats for listeners in recent years." ( Sunday Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

The Stuart era.

I've started to find that we are being given more facts, but the book is still easy to take on board, understand and enjoy. CL has a good strong writing style and AM is able to injection a sense of listening to several people reading, without changing her narrative style. Still a good and informative series that has something for everyone.
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- Teresa Cooper

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-10-2006
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited