A concise guide to key events, people and places in English history and how England has come to be what it is today. From prehistoric England, Stonehenge and the Romans to modern times.
Key events, people and places include:
The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
1066, Battle of Hastings
Richard 1 and The Crusades
Henry VIII, Thomas More, The Spanish Armada, Gunpowder Plot
World Wars 1 and 2
The 1953 Coronation
World Cup win
Beautifully produced, Collins Little Book of English History is a treasure in itself and makes a perfect gift for any visitor to England or enthusiast about its history.
Robert Peal is a history teacher at the West London Free School. Having gained a double first from the University of Cambridge, he studied for his masters at the University of Pennsylvania. Robert qualified as a teacher through Teach First, before working as an education research fellow for the think tank Civitas, and as a 'Teacher in Residence' at the Department for Education. He has a passion for teaching and learning about history - his first attempt at a history book was writing about a local Civil War battle site Basing House aged thirteen.