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50 of 50 people found the following review helpful
on 21 October 2008
What a great, fun and manageable way to remember the most salient points of British history that we've all forgotten from school. It takes all the boring bits out and covers history from Roman Britain to the second world war. It's easy to dip in and out of and the perfect accompaniment to the brilliant I Before E that I bought last year. This book makes history fun!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 19 January 2009
I was really impressed with this book. It's nice and easy to read and covers the important parts of History worth knowing about. I was very impressed when I saw it included events like the Amritsar Massacre, although not something that is widely known, it shows the important turning point in the Indians attitude towards the British Raj - something which people should come to know about! Definitely worth getting as it's easy to dip in and out of!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 21 July 2011
I read quite a lot of history books which specialise in certain areas, but still appreciate books which aim to provide a brief over-view of events. These types of books fulfill a different purpose (and may be looked down on by some historians), but they do fill a very important niche. Sometimes what you need is a page outlining the narrative of an event rather than a book on it.

Remember, Remember does this very well. The book is set out in chronological order, and split into sections: Roman Britain; The Dark Ages; The Late Middle Ages; Tudor Britain; Stuart Britain; Georgian Britain; Victorian Britain; Edwardian Britain; the First World War Years; The Inter-War Years; and The Second World War. Each page is given over to a single topic under a new heading and date, and there are about 150 topics/events described.

Laying the book out in this way makes it rather compulsive reading, especially as it is chronological. Of course, given the chosen layout, there is plenty that is not covered, but that is the way it must be. The book would lose its compulsive appeal if there were several pages to each topic.

My copy has a pleasantly solid hard cover which is also a bonus, and I can forgive it for lacking illustrations and maps. I think this is one of the few occasions when I would consider a book an equally appropriate gift for someone with only a little or a decent knowledge of history.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 21 January 2011
As a history graduate I am constantly dragging my partner (willingly) around historical sites and droning on about the historical significance of it all. Sadly she dropped history at an early age and now wishes she had kept up with it. I bought this book for her to help with this and she loves it! It turns out to be a great little book, with a page on each of the well-chosen subjects running through British history from pre-Roman times. It may also be useful as a reference book for those who wish to quickly check or read something on a particular era or subject. In short, a great buy that will help anyone who wishes to return to their school history.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 19 January 2009
I'm hoping to go to University in September to study History, and i wanted a book that would cover British history (as that is my particular interest) yet i did not want a history book that would take me ages to read. I'm very glad i found this book, it covers everything right from the Roman era to WW2. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone who has a keen interest in British history. It is a quick read but very informative at the same time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 December 2011
This is a wonderful little book for all those wishing to be introduced to British history or merely wish to be reminded of those important dates and scenarios that we learnt at school. A couple of errors that need sorting:

George IV became Prince Regent on 5 February 1811 and was only Regent for nine years as George III died on 29 January 1820.

Edward VIII was never crowned. He became King on the death of his father George V on 20 January 1936. Edward abdicated on 10 December 1936 well before his coronation. He was never crowned.

Apart from that, this is an excellent little book. Next steps for those wishing to move forward will be the A Dictionary of British History (Oxford Paperback Reference) and Britannia: 100 Documents that Shaped a Nation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 17 November 2011
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this little unintimidating overview of British history. Its easy to read and helps make sense of the sequence of events without the confusion of too much detail. Recommend!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 August 2011
Hi,
The title Remember Remember is a little bit misleading, as I thought it was going to be a book of history mnemonics.

Instead it consists of 150 important events in British History condensed down to a page per event. Easily digestible (burp!)

And I hope the author has plans to do a similar version for world history
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 5 November 2009
I really loved this book mainly because each subject was written up in one page and was therefore easy to read and remember. I have bought copies for Xmas stocking fillers for various family members as I am sure they will find the book a 'must have'.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 4 April 2014
Although the author claims this book is a history of Britain it is in fact a history of England in disguise. As an example in the list of monarchs there are no Scottish, Welsh or Irish rulers listed except when the Scottish Stuart family took to the English throne, however rulers that are considered English, starting with Egert (802-839), are mentioned even though Britain didn't exist then. In fact everything in this book is English orientated up until the union of Scotland and England.

With all that this book is useful for those who want a concise history of England.
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