The Story of Britain
The Story of Britain from the Norman Conquest to the European Union
The Story of Britain
P.J. Lynch, Patrick Dillon
Stunningly illustrated by P.J. Lynch, Patrick Dillon’s accessible narrative brings the dramatic history of a nation to life.(Ages 10 & Up)The history of Britain is a thrilling story of kings and queens, battles and truces, discoveries and inventions, expansion and diplomacy. From William the Conqueror’s arrival in 1066 to the end of the twentieth century, The Story of Britain celebrates the rich diversity of a people and culture, as well as the events, good and bad, that have shaped Britain — and the world — over the past thousand years. Royals, commoners, warriors, and scientists have all had parts to play, and each of their stories is told here in lively, lucid language appropriate for a young audience. Timelines summarize each era in a quick-view format between each section, while bite-size chapters and full-color plates make this history easy to pick up and hard to put down.Back matter includes a time line, an index, and a list of monarchs

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  • Historical Nonfiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Patrick Dillon's new book, The Story of Britain From the Norman Conquest to the European Union , appears to be an alarmingly accurate account of British history. Dillon combines the often confusing stories of kings, nobles, their enemies and the commoners, and their many different battles for power and control. We also see how everyday life affected the history we learn today. In this book, Dillon separates the British past into periods of time and royal families.

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