History of Britain, A - Volume I: At the Edge of the World? 3000 B.C.--A.D. 1603
Simon Schama's magesterial new book encompasses over 1,500 years of Britain's history, from the first Roman invasions to the early seventeenth century, and the extraordinary reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Schama, the author of the highly acclaimed Citizens and The Embarrassment of Riches, is one of the most popular and celebrated historians of our day, and in this magnificent work he brings history to dramatic life with a wealth of stories and vivid, colorful detail, reanimating familiar figures and events and drawing them skillfully into a powerful and compelling narrative. Schama's perspective moves from the birth of civilization to the Norman Conquest; through the religious wars and turbulance of the Middle Ages to the sovereignties of Henry II, Richard I and King John; through the outbreak of the Black Death, which destroyed nearly half of Europe's population, through the reign of Edward I and the growth of national identity in Wales and Scotland, to the intricate conflicts of the Tudors and the clash between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. Driven by the drama of the stories themselves but exploring at the same time a network of interconnected themes--the formation of a nation state, the cyclical nature of power, the struggles between the oppressors and the oppressed--this is a superbly readable and illuminating account of a great nation, and its extraordinary history.
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... Cynon and Cynrhain , Kings 45 Dublin 56 , 69 , 149 , 217 Dunbar , battle of
204 Dudley , Amy ( Robsart ) 347-8 , 357 Edmund 288 Guildford 323 John , Earl
of Warwick / Duke of Northumberland 322–4 passim , 347 Robert , Earl of
... Nicholas , Bishop of London 326 Ridolfi , Roberto 368 riots , anti - Catholic 348
390 Robert Curthose 112 , 117 Robert , Duke of Normandy 73 , 77 Robert , Earl
of Gloucester 116 , 120 Robert of Mortain 112 Robin Hood 247 Roger of Pont ...
... 124 , 127 , 188 , 244 Tresham , Sir Thomas 393 , 395 Tresilian , Robert 257
Trinovantes 26 Tryggvason , Olaf 68 Tyler , Wat 248 , 249 , 251 , 252-4 passim
Tyndale , William 284–5 , 302 Tyrwhit , Sir Robert 337–8 Warwick , Earl of 245 ,
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Readers should not be daunted by the ambitious timeframe of this first installment of Schama's (Rembrandt's Eyes) two-volume, popular history of Britain, which will accompany the History Channel's ... Read full review
AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD?
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