This Sceptred Isle Vol 9

  • by Christopher Lee
  • Narrated by Anna Massey
  • 2 hrs and 28 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 9, covering the years 1815 till 1837, describes a period of prosperity, wit, and elegance, as well as scandal, change, and social ferment. The Duke of Wellington became prime minister, Sir Robert Peel began the Metropolitan Police, and slavery was abolished in the British Empire.

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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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I actually enjoyed this - not dusty dull at all

Regency is a period of history I have some fascination for. I thought this would be a bit dry and instead really enjoyed the connections and causalities of events, the characters and the media involvement in the popularity (or otherwise) of the Royal figures.

Narration is wonderful, not just Anna Massey (although she does the majority)

SAVE MONEY - after listening to this I realised for not much more I could have bought one of the 3 volumes of "This Sceptered Isle Empire" and enjoyed more history. So if you wish to buy more than one section, you might want to investigate the "EMPIRE" versions.
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- Clare "Historical & SciFi Book Lover, especially Georgette Heyer, Lois McMaster Bujold, Connie Willis (& New Who). Also books for the kids."

Book Details

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