`A thousand years of privilege is not easily maintained . . . Lawrence James shows exactly how the process has worked in Britain' The Times --The Times
`James's sprightly study is rich in anecdote and detail' Scotsman --Scotsman
`James has a gift for illustrating points with memorable examples and writing pithy prose' Financial Times --Financial Times
`An accessible history of the last 900 years through the perspective of the aristocracy . . . Well-written . . . Admire the range, drive and verve of James's study' BBC History Magazine -- BBC History Magazine
`Entertaining' Daily Telegraph --Daily Telegraph
About the Author
Lawrence James was born in Bath and was educated at the University of York and Merton College, Oxford. After a distinguished teaching career he has emerged as one of the outstanding narrative historians of his generation.