This Sceptred Isle Vol 4

  • by Christopher Lee
  • Narrated by Anna Massey
  • 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The award-winning story of Britain, from the arrival of Julius Caesar in 55 BC to the death of Queen Victoria in 1901.Christopher Lee's history of Britain provides the definitive radio account of the events and personalities that have shaped our nation. From foreign invasions and war to economic crises and social revolution, this is a compelling journey through centuries of dramatic change.Volume 4, covering the years 1547 to 1660, describes some momentous events: the long reign of Elizabeth I; the personal union of England and Scotland under her successor, James VI and I; and, of course, the Civil War, the execution of Charles I, and the abolition of the monarchy for 11 years.

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What the Critics Say

"Wonderful....This Sceptred Isle has provided one of the greatest treats for listeners in recent years." (Sunday Times)

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Where does This Sceptred Isle Vol 4 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

7 out of 10


Who was your favorite character and why?

Robert Cecil. A lawyer.


What does Anna Massey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Ease of listening.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. But listened to it twice.


Any additional comments?

Great series. But where is Vol. 5 1660 - 1702?

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- Rihka

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-10-2006
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited