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Timeline of Britain

Timeline of Britain [Kindle Edition]

Gordon Kerr
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The first Britons did very little to impose upon or alter the landscape they inhabited, and the gods they worshipped were those of nature itself. From as early as 5000 BC, farm tools, stone axes, pottery and antler combs were in common
use by a nomadic community who lived entirely off the land and disposed of their dead using a burial rite known as ‘corpse exposure’, which means simply leaving a body in the open air to be devoured by animals and birds.
It goes without saying that much has changed in Britain throughout the centuries, from the building of Stonehenge for ritual or astronomical purposes in 2500 bc, to the industrial revolution and the invention of the power loom by
James Kay in 1733. Timeline of Britain charts the rich history of our green and pleasant land, from its birth in prehistory to the present day. Follow the lives and careers of British folk heroes from King Arthur and the Warrior-Queen Boudicca, to William Wallace, Robin of Sherwood, John Lennon and Sid Vicious. Read about the introduction of tea-drinking to British society in the mid 17th century and the first UK based tea clippers, the most famous of which was the Cutty Sark – named after the revealing dress worn by the ship’s figurehead. Timeline of Britain will reconnect the reader with our collective past, inspire minds of all ages, and remind a few of us what it actually means to be a Brit.
Contents: Prehistory and the Romans; The Norman Invasion; The Late Middle Ages; Reformation and Restoration; Indusial Revolution; The 20th Centuy to the present day

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 778 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Canary Press (22 Feb 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004OYUEY0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,174 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Gordon Kerr was brought up in the Scottish new town of East Kilbride. After graduating from Glasgow University, he lived in France before working in the wine trade in London for 18 years. He then worked in bookselling and publishing. He has written and edited more than 40 books in a variety of non-fiction genres - wine, history, biography, true crime, humour, art, poetry and travel. He has a wife and two children and lives in Dorset and, when he can, southwest France

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for and such a bargain. 26 Mar 2013
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Given the extremely low cost of the item it would seem very unfair to be too critical. I can't add much to the other reviews which seem rather unfair in criticising what is an expanded list with the key features and as such, to me, an excellent way of providing a skeleton and contextual frame and overall picture for revision of more detailed past study or for selection of a period or subject for more detailed investigation and fact gathering. I am at the later stages of my life with lots of detailed knowledge picked up over my life of many of the items summarized so helpfully (for me) and set in a timeline which is far from clearly held in my mind.
That is precisely why I was so pleased to get something a bit cleaner than most free sources of such info.. but as a bargain price.
I can't comment on the absolute accuracy but equally have found no glaring inaccuracies. I have also picked up areas that I was completely unaware of for further investigation and uncovering our own ignorance is surely why we study anything or bother to read in the first place ? I consider it an excellent buy that provides precisely what I was seeking.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Timeline of Britain 31 Jan 2013
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This book is meant as a reference to give time and events on specific dates, it is not a novel but is essential for someone who is maybe involved in history. For such a student this is a valuable source of information.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good timeline 17 April 2013
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Very useful for a quick reference and easy to navigate . Complements the Timeline of the World . Recommend both Kindle versions , useful to have facts to hand in compact form .
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4.0 out of 5 stars TIMELINE OF BRITAIN 20 Jan 2013
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If you are into History and Dates this is for you .
I would have given it 5 stars if it had a little more detail .
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