Treason, plague, two world wars — and that’s just for starters. Discover the fascinating history of Britain
British history is a rollercoaster ride of lively stories, relentless power-grabbing, and colourful characters — and it’s all in this book! Whether you confuse your Stuarts with your Tudors or are convinced the Battle of Hastings took place in 1966, this book is the perfect guide for you. Uncover rip-roaring stories of power-mad kings, executions, invasions, and high treason. Tour through the ages of Britain and take in a nation at war, the building of a global empire, and tales of forbidden love — not bad for a country of stiff upper lips.
• Time-traveling through the ages – understand Stone Age Britain, and move on through the Bronze Age into the Iron Age
• Going on an invasion – discover how the Saxons and Vikings invaded the British Isles, and how their legacy lives on today
• Commanding and conquering – look on as Britain builds a vast empire and and delves into global domination
• Uncovering a right royal affair – take in the turbulent times of monarchs through the ages
• Meeting the children of the revolution – marvel at the Industrial Revolution that made Britain a superpower
• Moving into the modern world – witness the highs and lows of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries