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Title:A Short History of England
Authors:Simon Jenkins
Info:Profile Books (2012), Paperback, 352 pages
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A Short History of England: The Glorious Story of a Rowdy Nation by Simon Jenkins

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A thoroughly fascinating read! I learned so many things about English history that I didn't know. A more detailed review to follow. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 4, 2015 |
A thoroughly fascinating read! I learned so many things about English history that I didn't know. A more detailed review to follow. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
A thoroughly fascinating read! I learned so many things about English history that I didn't know. A more detailed review to follow. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
A thoroughly fascinating read! I learned so many things about English history that I didn't know. A more detailed review to follow. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
A exhaustative, yet not quite comprehensive of England through he ages. Each of the chapters deals either with a king, queen or prime minister, and is set up in bite sized chunks, but unfortunately this is so dryly written it feels like a school textbook. Hard work in a lot more than a few places, this is for the reader who has more than a general interest, but neither the time, nor inclination to go into the whole thing in a lot more depth. I found this hard work and not quite as rewarding as I was hoping. ( )
  aadyer | Sep 18, 2015 |
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A broad, accessible history for those readers not well versed in English history.
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From the Battle of Catterick (AD 598) to the premiership of Tony Blair, one of Britain's most respected journalists, Simon Jenkins, weaves together a strong narrative with all the most important and interesting dates in a book that characteristically is as stylish as it is authoritative.… (more)

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