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5.0 out of 5 stars british history
In this interesting book 20 authors were asked to take 50 years betweenn 1000 and 2000AD and pick one year which was most important in that period and write an account of it. After completing that they were asked to write short notes on 9 other years from thier allotted period.
The subjects started with 1016 -the Danish conquest of England and ended in 1956 with the...
Published on 6 May 2010 by G. I. Forbes

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2.0 out of 5 stars Great Turning Points in British History
Disappointing; an anticlimax of a book. I thought Michael Wood's association with the book would have guaranteed its pedigree but no such luck.
I found it shallow in content and rather superficial. Also the selection of events was very arguable though to be fair it cannot have been an easy choice.
All in all nothing to shout about.
Published on 19 May 2009 by W. E. Rimington


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars british history, 6 May 2010
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In this interesting book 20 authors were asked to take 50 years betweenn 1000 and 2000AD and pick one year which was most important in that period and write an account of it. After completing that they were asked to write short notes on 9 other years from thier allotted period.
The subjects started with 1016 -the Danish conquest of England and ended in 1956 with the Suez crisis.
This book is an easy and interesting way to read history and the authors are to be congratulated on thier clear and lucid presantations.
The co-ordinator accepts many important things happened before 1000 but a start date had to be selected.
A book to be recommended.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Turning Points in British History, 19 May 2009
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Disappointing; an anticlimax of a book. I thought Michael Wood's association with the book would have guaranteed its pedigree but no such luck.
I found it shallow in content and rather superficial. Also the selection of events was very arguable though to be fair it cannot have been an easy choice.
All in all nothing to shout about.
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