Oxford History of Britain and Ireland by Mike Corbishley, John Gillingham, Rosemary Kelly, Ian Dawson
  

Synopsis

Oxford History of Britain and Ireland by Mike Corbishley, John Gillingham, Rosemary Kelly, Ian Dawson

History is about people, and this outstanding book explores the everyday lives of people of all kinds across the centuries: both the ordinary people, who are the lifeblood of a nation, and the extraordinary rulers, reformers, rebels, thinkers, scientists and artists who have been the pioneers of change. In compelling narrative, this book charts the great moments of social change, of discovery and invention, from the earliest settlers to the present day. A revised final chapter brings the story right up to date.

Reviews

a glorious book for readers of any age. Daily Telegraph A comprehensive history of Britain and Ireland that brings to life the people, places, and events of the past, through half a million years from Boudica to Thatcher, Stonehenge to North Sea oil, in one beautifully illustrated volume. The Guardian an asset to all those with history homework but also a beautifully produced reference book for the whole family The Scotsman The scope of this book is as comprehensive as its title suggests, with the histories of Scotland, Wales and Ireland skilfully interwoven... a handsome, readable book which deserves a glowing recommendation. Times Educational Supplement It is remarkably well pitched... a splendidly wide-ranging book School Librarian This comprehensive, authoritative and very readable guide to our islands

... for pupils looking for a concise British history to aid them in their investigations, every school should have at least one copy of this British history. History Teaching Review This is a super book and valid for every library. It will become a well-used resource for teachers, but especially for children whose thirst for information about our historical past needs constant quenching. Education Review

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Author

Mike Corbishley, John Gillingham, Rosemary Kelly, Ian Dawson
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Publisher

Oxford University Press
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Publication date

5th October 2006

ISBN

9780199115730


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