British History by Belinda Gallagher
  

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British History by Belinda Gallagher

Mini Encyclopedia British History is the mini book crammed with masses of knowledge about culture, industy and exploration across the British Isles. This compact, comprehensive children's encyclopedia uses clear, bulleted facts and incredible info panels to explain everything from Viking raiders to royal rulers and amazing architecture. Every topic is supported by photographs, realistic artwork, maps and detailed diagrams, and colour-coded sections make navigation through the topics easy and quick. Timelines are included on every page to document key events over thousands of years. The ultimate British history book for kids, Mini Encyclopedia British History is small enough to slot into school bags, making this a fantastic resource for school projects and homework at key stage 2. Chapters and topic examples of Mini Encyclopedia British History: # The Ancient Islands 500,000-700 BC: The Lonely Hunters, The First farmers and Metal and pottery# Celts and Romans 700 BC AD 446: Masters of Iron, Roman Invasion and The Fall of Rome# Raiders and Settlers AD 446 1066: The Age of Arthur, Saxon Swords, The Making of Scotland, Wales and England# Castles and Knights 1066 1509: Hastings 1066, The Feudal System and The Hundred Years War# Palaces and Players 1509 1714: A Tudor Palace, The Spanish Armada and Cavaliers and Roundheads# A World Power 1714 1901: The House of Hanover, The Napoleonic Wars and The Factory Age# The Modern Age 1901 2013: Votes for Women, The Second World War and The Cold War Fascinating facts to spark curious minds: # Julius Caesar: The conqueror of the Gauls and southern Britons was one of the most brilliant generals the world has known. Born in about 100 BC, his military campaigns made him the most powerful man in Rome. # In August 1348 a new disease appeared at the port of Weymouth, in the southwest of England. It was known as the Pestilence, later as the Black Death. This terrible plague, spread by rats and their fleas, had already devastated Central Asia and Europe.# Explorers such as Captain James Cook (1728 1779) opened up the world to the Europeans. Navigators charted unknown coasts and discovered new lands. They made geographical, botanical and other scientific discoveries that brought about a new understanding of the world. Author: Philip Steele Pages: 384 Age: 8+ Dimensions: 5 X 6.5 Format: Paperback with graining, curved corners and neon ink ISBN: 9781782094500

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Paperback
384 pages

Author

Belinda Gallagher
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30th April 2014

ISBN

9781782094500


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