Pages: 224
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: maps


T.A. Jenkins

A panoramic introduction to the last two centuries of British history, focusing on key questions of national identity.
9781851682669 (28 May 2001)
RRP £9.99 / US$15.95

The Book

With increasingly more people wondering about the future of Britain, there has never been a better time for a straightforward and understandable account of the country's past. This concise guide to British history goes beyond a mere presentation of the facts, dates and events to explain why the British behave the way they do, how they feel about their own identity, and what the future holds for this little island. From the Black Death to Black Monday, from the Corn Laws to Council Tax, this erudite and accessible book brings history to life, providing new insight into the complex roots that make Britain such a singular country.

Additional Information

Pages 224
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations maps


About the Author

T. A. Jenkins is Research Officer at the History of Parliament Trust in London. He has lectured at several universities, and is the author of five books and numerous articles.