From the Stone Age to the 21st century, The History of Britain chronicles the epic story of this small but turbulent kingdom.
Divided into major historical periods with useful timelines, this richly illustrated book covers both well-known and obscure events. Find out about the Norman invasions, the execution of Charles I, the uprisings in Dark Age Wales, the birth of tabloid newspapers in Victorian Britain and much more. Fully revised and updated to include the latest political developments, this fascinating book helps to readers to navigate this vast and enthralling history.
Our earliest ancestors
Dark Age culture
The Viking incursions
Victorian voting reforms
The birth of the welfare state
Brexit and the Scottish independence referendum
Richard Dargie lectured in Social Studies at the University of Edinburgh, where his research interests included history teacher training and history textbooks. His recent publications include Scotland in the Middle Ages, Medieval Scotland, and Living in a Roman Villa.