The Story of Britain: From the Romans to the Present : a Narrative History
A sparkling anecdotal account with the pace of an epic, about the men and women who created turning points in history. Rebecca Fraser's dramatic portrayal of the scientists, statesmen, explorers, soldiers, traders, and artists who forged Britain's national institutions is the perfect introduction to British history.
Just as much as kings and queens, battles and empire, Britain's great themes have been the liberty of the individual, the rule of law, and the parliamentary democracy invented to protect them. Ever since Caractacus and Boudicca surprised the Romans with the bravery of their resistance, Britain has stood out as the home of freedom. From Thomas More to William Wilberforce, from Gladstone to Churchill, Britain's history is studded with heroic figures who have resisted tyranny in all its guises, whether it be the Stuart kings' belief in divine right, the institution of slavery, or the ambitions of Napoleon and Hitler.
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THE STORY OF BRITAIN: From the Romans to the Present: A Narrative HistoryUser Review - Kirkus
A fan's notes on the "ironic, kindly, democratic, humorous, energetic, tolerant, and brave" peoples of Britain.Daughter of popular historian Antonia Fraser, the first-time author declares a well ... Read full review
The story of Britain: from the Romans to the present: a narrative historyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The daughter of Antonia Fraser and herself an accomplished biographer (e.g., Bronts: Charlotte Bront and Her Family ), Fraser here covers an astounding range of important British individuals from ... Read full review