by Robert Tombs
Amazon #1 Bestseller in Historical Geography
Robert Tombs’s momentous The English and Their History is both a startlingly fresh and a uniquely inclusive account of the people who have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world. The English first came into existence as an idea, before they had a common ruler and before the country they lived in even had a name. They have lasted as a recognizable entity ever since, and their defining national institutions can be traced back to the earliest years of their history.
The English have come a long way from those first precarious days of invasion and conquest, with many spectacular changes of fortune. Their political, economic and cultural contacts have left traces for good and ill across the world. This book describes their history and its meanings from their beginnings in the monasteries of Northumbria and the wetlands of Wessex to the cosmopolitan energy of today’s England. Robert Tombs draws out important threads running through the story, including participatory government, language, law, religion, the land and the sea, and ever-changing relations with other peoples. Not the least of these connections are the ways the English have understood their own history, have argued about it, forgotten it and yet been shaped by it. These diverse and sometimes conflicting understandings are an inherent part of their identity.
Rather to their surprise, as ties within the United Kingdom loosen, the English are suddenly embarking on a new chapter. The English and Their History, the first single-volume work on this scale for more than half a century, and which incorporates a wealth of recent scholarship, presents a challenging modern account of this immense and continuing story, bringing out the strength and resilience of English government, the deep patterns of division and also the persistent capacity to come together in the face of danger.
Duke of Wellington by Chris Pope
The Duke of Wellington is the England’s most famous military leader and politician. From the very first moment emotions and history are brought to live.” The Duke of Wellington is a collection of historical events brought into modern times. Many illustrations are included in the different time periods of this book, some are added as two-pagers at the Appendix section at the end of the book. This work is an outline of history with greatest details as possible within the history of the Duke of Wellington. We have selected to do this through the medium of this biography. We believe that the “Duke of Wellington” presents an effective way to spark the interest. Our “Duke of Wellington” is a man of public life, political and military. In bringing this great nobleman before the reader, our intent has been to be as much historical as biographical. It is anticipated that the “Duke of Wellington” will be helpful to the student as well as readers interested in the man as a historical figure. We are supplementing this volume with plenty of personal details, a wealth of dramatic incident which give life and action to history, as well as a massive amount of illustrations to indulge the view of history. The boo will transport the reader into the time and get in touch with the Duke of Wellington who made England great.
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