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The heroes and villains, triumphs and disasters of English history are instantly familiar—from the Norman Conquest to Henry VIII, Queen Victoria to the two world wars. But to understand their full significance we need to know the whole story. A Short History of England sheds new light on all the key individuals and events in English history by bringing them together in an enlightening account of the countrys birth, rise to global prominence, and then partial eclipse. It is the definitive narrative of how todays England came to be.

With 16 Pages of Glorious, Full-Color Illustrations

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"A fresh treatment of an old subject by the British journalist and Chairman of the National Trust, Jenkins' (England's Thousand Best Houses) conclusion provides a standpoint from which to evaluate the whole work, where he writes: 'England is losing the will to govern the non-English peoples beyond its borders, even those elsewhere in the British Isles.' He sees an English parliament 'in partial thrall' to its semi-autonomous Celtic fringe and suggests an English assembly as a counter, with a written code of rights and local democracy. This solution keeps with his historical account of what he calls the English nation, where martial centralization of power has alternated with parliamentary privilege through control of the purse strings. Jenkins shows how democracy evolved from the monarchy's need for tax revenues as leverage against the increase of parliamentary power, creating financial institutions like the City of London. His treatment of the modern era, and Margaret Thatcher's deplorable dismantling of the political institutions of 'Little England,' closes this insightful look at our British cousins. Agent: Inkwell. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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The English bestseller by the former editor of the London Times: a concise, beautifully illustrated narrative of the rise and reign of England, from the Dark Ages to the Tudors, Winston Churchill, and beyond.

About the Author

Simon Jenkins is the author of the international bestsellers Englands Thousand Best Churches and Englands Thousand Best Houses, the former editor of The Times and Evening Standard and a columnist for the Guardian. He is chairman of the National Trust.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781610391429
Author:
Jenkins, Simon
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
including a 16-pp. 4/C photo insert
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A fresh treatment of an old subject by the British journalist and Chairman of the National Trust, Jenkins' (England's Thousand Best Houses) conclusion provides a standpoint from which to evaluate the whole work, where he writes: 'England is losing the will to govern the non-English peoples beyond its borders, even those elsewhere in the British Isles.' He sees an English parliament 'in partial thrall' to its semi-autonomous Celtic fringe and suggests an English assembly as a counter, with a written code of rights and local democracy. This solution keeps with his historical account of what he calls the English nation, where martial centralization of power has alternated with parliamentary privilege through control of the purse strings. Jenkins shows how democracy evolved from the monarchy's need for tax revenues as leverage against the increase of parliamentary power, creating financial institutions like the City of London. His treatment of the modern era, and Margaret Thatcher's deplorable dismantling of the political institutions of 'Little England,' closes this insightful look at our British cousins. Agent: Inkwell. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The English bestseller by the former editor of the London Times: a concise, beautifully illustrated narrative of the rise and reign of England, from the Dark Ages to the Tudors, Winston Churchill, and beyond.
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