A History of Britain, Volume 3
BBC, 2002 - 576 pagina's
"The story opens on the eve of a bloody revolution, but not a British one. The French Revolution never quite crossed the Channel, though its spirit of fiery defiance and Romantic idealism did, sparking off a round of radical revolts and reforms that gathered momentum over the coming century - from the Irish Rebellion to the Chartist Petition. The great question of the Victorian century was how the world's first industrial society could come through its growing pains without falling apart in social and political conflict. Would the machine age destroy or strengthen the institutions that held Britain together, from the family to the farm? And if the British Empire helped to make Britain stable and rich, did it live up to its promise to help the ruled as well as the rulers? On the way to answering these questions, The Fate of Empire makes stops at both celebrations, like the Great Exhibition, and catastrophes, like the Irish potato famine and the Indian Mutiny. Amidst the military and economic shocks and traumas of the 20[superscript th] century, and through the voices of Churchill, Orwell and H. G. Wells, it asks the question that is still with us - is the immense weight of our history a blessing or a curse, a gift or a millstone around the neck of our future?"--BOOK JACKET.
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing
“A Selected History of England from 55 BC–AD 1603” would’ve been a more accurate subtitle for this work. The first 3,000 years or so are quickly glanced over and we really commence with the Roman ... Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - JaneSteen - LibraryThing
Where I got the book: audiobook on Audible. Having listened to the first two books in Bernard Cornwell’s Anglo-Saxon series, I was all fired up to revisit some early British history. I’m a bit ... Volledige review lezen
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