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  • By: Simon Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Simon Jenkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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Summary

From the invaders of the dark ages to the aftermath of the coalition, one of Britain's most respected journalists, Simon Jenkins, weaves together a strong narrative with all the most important and interesting dates in a book that characteristically is as stylish as it is authoritative.

A Short History of England sheds light on all the key individuals and events, bringing them together in an enlightening and engaging account of the country's birth, rise to global prominence and then partial eclipse. There have been long synoptic histories of England, but until now there has been no standard short work covering all significant events, themes and individuals.

Now updated to take in the rapid progress of recent events, this magisterial history will be the standard work for years to come.

©2012 Simon Jenkins (P)2022 Profile Books Ltd
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  • Categories: History

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Great reminder of who and what we are as a nation

Enjoyed it thoroughly and kept getting my memory jogged from our longest history when Romans ruled us and forward to Vikings and Normans, all of which I could recall but in not too great a details as Mr Jenkins describes.
Great listening