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A Dictionary of British History

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When was the first motorway opened? How did the British acquire Hong Kong? What was the book of sports? What prompted the Cat and Mouse Act? How long did the Hundred Years War last? Which queen was "nothing so fair as reported?"

Drawing on the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to British History, A Dictionary of British History, published in the very popular OPR series first in 2001 and now reissued for 2003, is a handy and invaluable reference work essential for anyone with an interest in British history and in need for a compact reference source covering 2,000 years of people, events, and places, and political, economic, local, domestic, military, and social change. In more than 3,600 entries, over 100 specialist contributors describe the people and events that have shaped and defined domestic, political, social, and cultural life in Britain over the past two millennia.

Synopsis:

A Dictionary of British History offers more than 3,800 authoritative entries written by more than 100 specialists. Now completely revised and updated, it describes the people and events that have shaped political, social, and cultural life in Britain since 55BC. Here, in a miracle of compression, are articles that define Robin Hood and Gerry Adams, Black Death and Terrorism, Dunkirk and Wembley Stadium, Winston Churchill and Gordon Brown. Who was the first King of England? Who negotiated Indian independence? How long did the Hundred Years War last? All the answers can be found in this handy reference work, covering more than 2,000 years of people, events, places, and changes. This edition includes a timeline and an appendix of recommended web links that provide valuable extra information--accessible through the regularly updated Dictionary of British History companion website.

About the Author

John Cannon is the editor of The Oxford Companion to British History, and the author of The Oxford Illustrated History of the British Monarchy, among other books.

Table of Contents

Preface

List of Contributors

Note to the Reader

A-Z Entries

Chronology

Web links

Preface

List of Contributors

Note to the Reader

A-Z Entries

Chronology

Web links

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199550371
Author:
Cannon, John
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, John
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great Britain History.
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History, World | British
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
5.1 x 7.7 x 1.2 in 1.063 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Law » Legal Guides and Reference
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Historical Reference
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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Product details 720 pages Oxford University Press, USA - English 9780199550371 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A Dictionary of British History offers more than 3,800 authoritative entries written by more than 100 specialists. Now completely revised and updated, it describes the people and events that have shaped political, social, and cultural life in Britain since 55BC. Here, in a miracle of compression, are articles that define Robin Hood and Gerry Adams, Black Death and Terrorism, Dunkirk and Wembley Stadium, Winston Churchill and Gordon Brown. Who was the first King of England? Who negotiated Indian independence? How long did the Hundred Years War last? All the answers can be found in this handy reference work, covering more than 2,000 years of people, events, places, and changes. This edition includes a timeline and an appendix of recommended web links that provide valuable extra information--accessible through the regularly updated Dictionary of British History companion website.
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