The Usborne History Of Britain by Ruth Brocklehurst

The Usborne History Of Britain

Written by Ruth Brocklehurst
Part of the History of Britain Series

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From the Ice Age to the 21st century, this book tells the story of Britain, its people and the events that have shaped their lives. It's a treasure trove of information written in an enlightening and entertaining way, and will arouse a passion and enthusiasm for the past. Follow the dramatic developments and twists and turns of Britain's history, and find out about characters from all walks of life - from conquering kings, revolting peasants and troublesome priests, to intrepid explorers, cunning inventors and outrageous artists.

This book is a classic that no family bookshelf should be without.


The Usborne History Of Britain by Ruth Brocklehurst

Offers a comprehensive compendium of the history of Britain, encompassing various things from prehistoric times to the turn of the millennium. This book features internet links to additional resources, including video clips, games and interactive features.


'a treasure trove of information written in an enlightening and entertaining way and will arouse a passion and enthusiasm for the past... This book is a classic that no family bookshelf should be without' - Love Reading for Kids; 'A covetable resource' - Education Guardian; 'Beautifully jacketed, this compendium of British history has a cloth binding and a ribbon marker. Encompassing each period from the pre-historic to the new millennium, information is delivered in digestible chunks, complemented by carefully selected illustrations in a fluid style that changes to reflect a sense of each era' - The Bookseller; 'It might look like a hefty tome, but it's actually a fun first reader in British history' - Junior Magazine'

About the Author

Ruth Brocklehurst

When she wasn't out riding her bike or making things out of loo rolls and scraps of fabric, Ruth Brocklehurst spent much of her childhood immersed in historical novels by writers such as Leon Garfield, Rosemary Sutcliff and Cynthia Harnett. Since then, she has been lucky enough to combine her love of books and history in her job as an editor and writer for Usborne. Her book about the Victorians won the Longman/History Today New Generation Award. Ruth lives in a funny mock-tudor house in Brixton, and if she could go back in time she'd like to meet Mary Queen of Scots.

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512 pages
Interest Age: 8+


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Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

27th June 2008




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