"No family in the English-speaking world should be without this stupendous work" (Andrew Roberts)
"At a time when too little history is taught in schools and dubious history presented on TV, Rebecca Fraser has blown a tremendous blast of traditional British history... All will learn from it" (Paul Johnson)
"A reference book that will see every history student through school and university" (Lucy Moore New Statesman
"An elegantly written, impressively well-informed single-volume history of how England was governed during the past 2000 years. It should be prescribed reading for all politicians" (John Adamson Sunday Telegraph
"Fraser has put grown-up history back on the national agenda" (Andrew Lycett Sunday Times
A dazzling one-volume history of Britain, both narrative and anecdotal.