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Simon Jenkins - A Short History of England (2nd Hand Hardback)

£5.95
SKU B002355
Synopsis

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.

Beautifully illustrated, this magisterial history will be the standard work for years to come.

Details
  • Format : Thick, Solid 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Britain
  • Published : 2011 (Profile Books - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
  • ISBN : 9781846684616
  • SKU : B002355
  • PPC : SP1200gm
  • RRP : £25 (Unclipped)
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Full colour & glossy throughout.

Produced in association with The National Trust.

External Reviews

'A characteristically bold, wry, fluent, combative gallop through English history' - Max Hastings.

'A lucid and handsomely illustrated narrative, from the Saxon dawn of England to the Cameron Government' - The Times.

'Full of stand-out facts. Absolutely fascinating, I've learnt an awful lot' - Richard Bacon, BBC Radio 2.

'Let Jenkins sweep you through England's history, painting a vivid picture of this country's green and pleasant land' - City AM.

'Where Jenkins excels is in his very journalistic approach. The historical events are joined up, and work as narrative' - Time Out.

'Immediately accessible' - Prospect.

The Author

Sir Simon David Jenkins FSA FRSL is a British author and a newspaper columnist and editor. He was editor of the Evening Standard from 1976 to 1978 and of The Times from 1990 to 1992. Jenkins chaired the National Trust from 2008 to 2014. He currently writes columns for The Guardian.

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