Format Hardcover
Publication Date 02/05/19
ISBN 9781643130132
Trim Size / Pages 9.3 x 6.3 in / 608

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The Story of Britain

A History of the Great Ages: From the Romans to the Present

Roy Strong

An authoritative and sweeping history of Britain from the Romans to the present day—in a newly revised edition for the next generation of readers.

The Story of Britain is an accessible one-volume history that clearly depict Britain's origins—and explain how the past shaped the nation's current identity. He begins the story of Britain from the very earliest recorded Celtic times, and with this new edition has now brought it up to date via the Blair years and into the present day of Brexit Britain.  A magnificently eloquent volume, the narrative chronicles two thousand years of Britain's history, the triumph of its people, the glory of its culture, and its dramatic influence on other nations of the world, especially the United States. It is a remarkable achievement and, with his passion, enthusiasm and wide-ranging knowledge, Strong is the ideal narrator. The book is ideally suited for everyone who cares about Britain's past.

Sir Roy Strong was Director of the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum. He is the author of forty books on a wide variety of subjects. He has recently reissued two volumes of his diaries: Splendours and Miseries and Scenes and Apparitions. He lives in England.

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Endorsements & Reviews

“Every student of English history will enjoy this story, which is delightfully easy to read and remarkable for its insights into the deepest consequences of individual actions.” Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“An admirably conceived and richly enjoyable book.” The Times Literary Supplement
“An instant classic.” A.N. Wilson The Evening Standard
“A triumph.” Amanda Foreman, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“History at its best.” Antonia Fraser, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Classic popular history.” Andrew Roberts, New York Times best selling author