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A Brief History of Britain 1066 - 1485 by Nicholas Vincent1
A Brief History of Britain 1485-1660: The Tudor and Stuart Dynasties (Brief Histories) by Ronald Hutton2
A Brief History of Britain 1660 - 1851 by William Gibson3
A Brief History of Britain 1851 - 2010 by Jeremy Black4

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  1. The Boy King: Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch (2001)
  2. Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837 by Linda Colley (1992)
  3. Stuart England by J. P. Kenyon (1978)
  4. A Brief History of Roman Britain by Joan P. Alcock (2011)
  5. Harold: The Last Anglo-Saxon King by Ian W. Walker (1997)
  6. A Land of Liberty?: England 1689-1727 by Julian Hoppit (2000)
  7. The Honourable Company: A History of the English East India Company by John Keay (1991)
  8. Foundation: The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors by Peter Ackroyd (2011)
  9. Ungrateful Daughters: The Stuart Princesses Who Stole Their Father's Crown by Maureen Waller (2002)
  10. Empire: What Ruling the World Did to the British by Jeremy Paxman (2011)
  11. Britannia: 100 Documents that Shaped a Nation by Graham Stewart (2010)
  12. The Confident Hope of a Miracle: The True History of the Spanish Armada by Neil Hanson (2003)
  13. Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland's Glory by Lisa Jardine (2008)
  14. Bond Men Made Free: Medieval Peasant Movements and the English Rising of 1381 by Rodney Hilton (1973)
  15. The Oxford Companion to British History by John Cannon (1997)

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What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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