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Publisher's Summary

Which battle was fought 'For England, Harry and St George'? Who demanded to be painted 'warts and all'? What - and when - was the Battle of the Bulge?
In A Short History of England, best-selling author Simon Jenkins answers all these questions - and many more - as he tells the tumultuous story of a fascinating nation. From the invaders of the Dark Ages to today's coalition, via the Tudors, the Stuarts and two world wars, Jenkins weaves together a gripping narrative with all the most important and interesting dates in his own inimitable style.
Until now there has been no short history of England covering all significant events, themes and individuals: this bestselling book, published in association with the National Trust, will be the standard work for years to come.
©2011, 2012 Simon Jenkins (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By Mr. Acapella on 01-04-14

Pleasant and easy read

Whether you know English history or not, this is a fair and pleasant read. Its a very conventional treatment of our history following the usual royal epochs and monarchical themes. But Simon Jenkins is an excellent writer with a flair for amusing and telling detail. So this book does add something new. And if you like the authors spoken voice you will enjoy this book too.

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By Dikidido on 12-21-15

First Class

I bought this book on the strength of the subject and the author -I would read a menu if this man published one. The author in my opinion is the wisest man in England. We are not related in any way.
Best concise history of England I have read and I now have a much clearer understanding of my country's long history. The delivery is five star and no hesitation in granting five stars.

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