This audiobook continues the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series of the story of Britain, from the start of the 20th century to the present day. Christopher Lee's history of Britain, This Sceptred Isle, provided the definitive radio account of the nation form the arrival of Julius Caesar to the death of Queen Victoria.This Sceptred Isle: The Twentieth Century continues the story, taking us through decades of whirlwind change and technological advancement in a diverse and colourful country on the brink of a new millennium. Volume 5, covering the years 1979-1999, looks at the Thatcher years, the Falklands War, and the greatest ever Royal wedding. Beyond Britain, Mikhail Gorbachev was influencing world affairs and, back in the nation's capital, a dome was being built to celebrate the approaching millennium.More
"Wonderful....This Sceptred Isle has provided one of the greatest treats for listeners in recent years." (Sunday Times)
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I hope the rest of the series is this great
- Phil O.
Easy to Listen to History
It was enjoyably narrated. There were frequent primary accounts included and a variety of voices. Additionally, the content was not too difficult to understand and the pacing was appropriate.
It's meant as a children's book, so it's a very brief overview of the history of the UK between 1979-1999. However, if you are unfamiliar with British history, it does an acceptable job of introducing you to the key points.
The occasional dry commentary on historical events. She also does an excellent job moderating her voice and pacing the concepts.
Yes! I listened to it in one afternoon. It was very worthwhile.