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A Brief History of Britain 1660 - 1851: Volume 3 (Brief Histories) [Paperback]

William Gibson
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23 Jun 2011 Brief Histories
How Great Britain was born - from the restoration to the Great Exhibition. In 1660 England emerged from the devastations of the Civil Wars and restored the king, Charles II, to the throne. Over the next 190 years Britain would establish itself as the leading nation in the world - the centre of burgeoning Empire, at the forefront of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. However, radical change also brought with it anxiety and violence. America is lost in the War of Independence and calls for revolution at home are never far from the surface of everyday life. In this scintillating overview of the era in which Britain changed the world, and how that nation was transformed as a result. William Gibson also looks at the impact of this transformation had upon the ordinary men and women. This the is the third book in the four volume Brief History of Britain which brings together some of the leading historians to tell our nation's story from the Norman Conquest of 1066 to the present-day. Combining the latest research with accessible and entertaining story telling, it is the ideal introduction for students and general readers.

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson (23 Jun 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845297156
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845297152
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 13.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 253,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The third volume in the stunning four volume Brief History of Britain series.

About the Author

William Gibson is Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Oxford Brookes University specialising in the history of Britain in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He has written widely on the eighteenth century Church. He is the author of James II and the Trial of the Seven Bishops (2009) and a biography of Bishop Benjamin Hoadly. He is also Director of the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative 27 Jun 2012
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I like this book very much. It was well set out and contained lots of interesting facts I didn't know about the 1700's including the amount of new ideas, inventions and other aspects of this part of English History. Lots of 'Oh, I didn't know that' moments. I recommended to a friend and she bought it straight away.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read 12 Jun 2012
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Very different from the history books of my school days, the 30's, in that it covers a broad field of life at the time thus giving a better understanding of how we have developed as a nation. It also brought home to me how little the actions of politicians,in the broadest sense, had changed. I shall certainly be buy others in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very readable 23 Feb 2014
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I bought this book because I realised I didn't know much about the eighteenth century. I found that it provides a really readable history that also manages to give plenty of detail as well. I like the fact that the author doesn't hesitate to mention the well-known incidents and puts them in context. I will definitely consider reading the other volumes in the series sometime and hope that the other authors write just as interestingly.
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