This Sceptred Isle Volume 6

  • by Christopher Lee
  • Narrated by Anna Massey
  • 3 hrs and 5 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 6, covering the years 1702 to 1760, looks at several firsts: the reign of the first Hanoverian king, George I; the man known as Britain's first prime minister, Robert Walpole; the first renditions of 'Rule Britannia' and 'God Save the King'; and, importantly, the first appearance of gin!


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

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A good listen

This a very enjoyable and informative BBC radio series. I have listened to it many times and recommend it.
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- Andyjn

Another great instalment

This continues with a fine series that gives a great coverage of British History from the earliest days. It covers all the key events, as well as many lesser known ones. I have spent many hours doing further reading following listening to an episode of this to learn more (or anything) about people and events mentioned.

These should be required listening for all school children doing history (especially those who think history is boring).
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

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