Longman, 2006. — 188 p.Contents: Earliest times. The foundation stones. The island. Britain's prehistory. The Celts. The Romans. Roman life. The Saxon invasion. The invaders. Government and society. Christianity: the partnership of Church and state. The Vikings. Who should be king? The Celtic kingdoms. Wales. Ireland. Scotland. The early Middle Ages. The early Middle Ages. Conquest and feudal rule. The Norman Conquest. Feudalism. Kingship: a family business. Magna Carta and the decline of feudalism. The power of the kings of England. Church and state. The beginnings of Parliament. Dealing with the Celts. Government and society. The growth of government. Law and justice. Religious beliefs. Ordinary people in country and town. The growth of towns as centres of wealth * Language, literature and culture. The late Middle Ages. The late Middle Ages. The century of war, plague and disorder. War with Scotland and France. The age of chivalry. The century of plagues. The poor in revolt. Heresy and orthodoxy. The crisis of kings and nobles. The crisis of kingship. Wales in revolt. The struggle in France. The Wars of the Roses. Scotland. Government and society. Government and society. The condition of women. Language and culture. The Tudors. The Tudors. The birth of the nation state. The new monarchy. The Reformation. The Protestant-Catholic struggle. England and her neighbours. The new foreign policy. The new trading empire. Wales. Ireland. Scotland and England. Mary Queen of Scots and the Scottish Reformation. A Scottish king for England. Government and society. Tudor parliaments. Rich and poor in town and country. Domestic life. Language and culture. The Stuarts. The Stuarts. Crown and Parliament. Parliament against the Crown. Religious disagreement. Civil war. Republican and Restoration Britain. Republican Britain. Catholicism, the Crown and the new constitutional monarchy. Scotland and Ireland. Foreign relations. Life and thought. The revolution in thought. Life and work in the Stuart age. Family life. The eighteenth century. The eighteenth century. The political world. Politics and finance. Wilkes and liberty. Radicalism and the loss of the American colonies. Ireland. Scotland. Life in town and country. Town life. The rich. The countryside. Family life. The years of revolution. Industrial revolution. Society and religion. Revolution in France and the Napoleonic Wars. The nineteenth century. The years of power and danger. The danger at home, 1815-32. Reform. Workers revolt. Family life. The years of self-confidence. The railway. The rise of the middle classes. The growth of towns and cities. Population and politics. Queen and monarchy. Queen and empire. Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The end of an age. Social and economic improvements. The importance of sport. Changes in thinking. The end of "England's summer". The storm clouds of war. The twentieth century. Britain at war. The First World War. The rise of the Labour Party. The rights of women. Ireland. Disappointment and depression. The Second World War. The age of uncertainty. The new international order. The welfare state. Youthful Britain. A popular monarchy. The loss of empire. Britain, Europe and the United States. Northern Ireland. Scotland and Wales. The years of discontent. The new politics. Britain: past, present and future.
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