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Author: Christopher Lee
Publisher: Constable & Robinson Ltd
ISBN: 9781845299941
Size: 76.62 MB
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Category : British
Languages : en
Pages : 612
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What is Britishness? What allowed one small island group to rule a quarter of the world and, even today, to have the most spoken language after Chinese? What makes Americans admire the guts, traditions and loyalties of these island Anglo-Saxon and Celtic peoples? What is it that makes cynical Europeans and once-dominated Asians look to the British for opinion, literature, social norms and justice? The answers lie within the creation of British institutions, both Commoner and Aristocracy, during the past 2000 years. Following the thought-provoking style of the original This Sceptred Isle, this new volume brings to life the character and frustrations so carefully studied by allies and enemies for twenty-one centuries - from Romans to al-Qaeda. Here Lee makes all the connections with institutions and changing industrial and social characteristics that even show us that Britishness is not exclusively British. At a time when a major section of the British, the English, appear to be less and less sure who they are and who they are meant to be, This Sceptred Isle confirms who it is we really are.

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Author: Christopher Lee
Publisher: BBC Books
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Size: 78.36 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 376
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The story of the British Empire is one of enormous personalities, adventure, scientific and maritime advancement, and the creation of one of the most complex international administrations the world has ever seen. This masterful work charts the history of exploration from the 16th century, but more importantly, from the mid-18th century to the period shortly before the First World War. It also looks at the immediate and long-range effects on the people themselves—the colonized and the colonizers—and why it all began to end when it did.

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Author: Christopher Lee
Publisher: BBC Books
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Size: 13.40 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 497
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Christopher Lee’s seminal history series, which accompanied the award-winning BBC radio series, narrates the rich and gripping story of Britain, from the Roman Invasion in 55 BC to the dawn of the 21st century. In this volume, the author looks at Britain from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 up to the present day. The text covers the century's major political and economic events, as well as the scientific and cultural changes that have influenced the day-to-day lives of British people.

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Author: Jane A. M. Hayes
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ISBN: 9780722330180
Size: 70.69 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 56
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ISBN: 9780563552420
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Continues the BBC Radio 4 series of the story of Britain from the start of the Twentieth century to the present day.

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Author: Christopher Lee
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849019398
Size: 63.61 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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What is Britishness? What allowed one small island group to rule a quarter of the world and, even today, to have the most spoken language after Chinese? What makes Americans admire the guts, traditions and loyalties of these island Anglo-Saxon and Celtic peoples? What is it that makes cynical Europeans and once-dominated Asians look to the British for opinion, literature, social norms and justice? The answers lie within the creation of British institutions, both Commoner and Aristocracy, during the past 2000 years. Following the thought-provoking style of the original This Sceptred Isle, this new volume brings to life the character and frustrations so carefully studied by allies and enemies for twenty-one centuries - from Romans to al-Qaeda. Here Lee makes all the connections with institutions and changing industrial and social characteristics that even show us that Britishness is not exclusively British. At a time when a major section of the British, the English, appear to be less and less sure who they are and who they are meant to be, This Sceptred Isle confirms who it is we really are.

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Author: Christopher Lee
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ISBN: 9780563553854
Size: 25.34 MB
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Author: Christopher Lee
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Size: 62.11 MB
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Category : Great Britain
Languages : en
Pages : 508
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Author: Christopher Lee
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ISBN: 9781785291845
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Author: Christopher LEE
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