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British History For Dummies, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-97819-1
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440 pages
March 2011
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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.

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