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Introduction. Part I: The British Are Coming! Chapter 1: So Much History, So Little Time. Chapter 2. Sticks and Stone Age Stuff. Chapter 3: Woad Rage and Chariots: The Iron Age in Britain. Part II: Everyone Else Is Coming! The Invaders. Chapter 4. Ruled Britannia. Chapter 5. Saxon, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll. Chapter 6. Have Axe, Will Travel: The Vikings. Chapter 7. 1066 and All That Followed. Part III: Who's in Charge Around Here? The Middle Ages. Chapter 8. England Gets an Empire. Chapter 9. A Right Royal Time: The Medieval Realms of Britain. Chapter 10. Plague, Pox, Poll Tax, and Ploughing - and Then You Die. Part IV: Rights or Royals? The Tudors and Stuarts. Chapter 11. Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears the Crown. Chapter 12. A Burning Issue: The Reformation. Chapter 13. Crown or Commons? Chapter 14. Old Problems, New Ideas. Part V: On the Up: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Chapter 15. Let's Make a Country. Chapter 16. Survival of the Richest: The Industrial Revolution. Chapter 17. Children of the Revolutions. Chapter 18. Putting on My Top Hat - The Victorians. Chapter 19. The Sun Never Sets - But It Don't Shine Either. Part VI: Don't Look Down: The Twentieth Century. Chapter 20. The Great War: The End of Innocence - and Everything Else? Chapter 21. Radio Times. Chapter 22. TV Times. Chapter 23. Interesting Times. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 24. Ten Top Turning Points. Chapter 25. Ten Major Documents. Chapter 26. Ten Things the British Have Given the World (Whether the World Wanted Them or Not). Chapter 27. Ten Great British Places to Visit. Chapter 28. Ten Britons Who Should Be Better Known. Index.

About the Author

Dr Sean Lang studied history at Oxford and has been teaching it to school, college, and university students for the past twenty years. He is Senior Lecturer in History at Anglia Ruskin University. Sean has written textbooks on nineteenth and twentieth century history, and is co-editor of Twentieth Century history, and is co-editor of Twentieth Century History Review . He has advised both Government and Opposition on history teaching in schools and has written on history teaching for the Council of Europe. Sean is Honorary Secretary of the Historical Association and often appears on radio and television talking about historical topics - often because of this book.


"...includes fascinating information in the fun'For Dummies' style" (BBC History Magazine, December 2008)

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