A Bit About Britain’s History – the book

From a long time ago until quite recently

A Bit About Britain’s History – available from Amazon and some independent book shops.

Could this short, elegant, volume be the only book on British history you’ll ever need?

Our story begins by briefly mentioning that Britain was once inhabited by extremely large lizards and ends up with a post-war 20th century consumer society.  Told through a few dozen short articles, A Bit about Britain’s History explains the essentials of our past, including how the ancestors of its current inhabitants arrived, how they fought each other, formed nations, fell out over religion, acquired a large empire, became gradually more democratic, helped win a couple of world wars and were left wondering what to do next.  At the end of the book are detailed timelines for each period, which provide useful reference and make fascinating reading in their own right.  Perfect for:

  • Anyone who wants a serious, yet light, introduction to Britain’s amazing story;
  • Someone that doesn’t know the basics of our history – or would like a reminder;
  • The person that knows set periods, but isn’t sure how they all join up;
  • Those that didn’t enjoy history at school, but would like to understand it now;
  • Seeing our heritage in context (ideal for visiting historic attractions);
  • A basic foundation for more in-depth study.

“Multum in Parvo…a super overview of the history of Britain.”

“Would highly recommend.”

“Britain’s history should be fun – this book makes it so.”

“A fascinating, accessible, and often amusing look at British history.”

“You will enjoy every delightful sentence.”

“A well-crafted book, a great read, and fills in a lot of gaps.”

“An indispensable read for those interested in Britain’s history.”

“An engaging romp through the history of Britain.”

“Beautifully written, engaging from beginning to end.”

“A great little book that describes Britain’s history in an easy to understand and likeable way.”

“History with a Dollop of Humor.”

“A Bit More about Britain soon please.”

“Very readable history.”

“A great book to gain an insight into the fascinating history of our little island. A fun and enjoyable read, would highly recommend.”

“Stringing Britain’s story together.”

“A wonderfully succinct but rich timeline of British History.”

“A bite size history lesson.”

“Unique take on the fascinating history of our land, ‘from a long time ago until quite recently’!”

“An indispensable read for those interested in Britain’s history.”

“Serious History with More than a Bit of Wit.”

“Essential school core history reading list addition.”

“The touches of a Bill Bryson wit was just enough to amuse me while I pondered the reality of “One Damned War After Another” It was a book I looked forward to returning to each night.”

“Everything you learned at school and forgot and much more in a very readable entertaining form. Recommended for anyone interested in Britain’s fascinating history.”

“An amusing and informative history of Britain.”

“A great way to learn more about the history of Britain.”

“This book should be required reading in all schools!”

“Written in a most entertaining style this book moves effortlessly between humour, hard facts and an interpretation of those facts. Whilst it will appeal to the serious historian and would not be out of place in a university library it will also tempt the casual reader to want to learn more. I thought I knew a little about our history but kept opening this book at random and after reading a couple of paragraphs got absorbed so that eventually I read it from cover to cover.”

“Loved this crash course on British history!”

“Refreshingly concise, it breaks Britain’s complex and often dramatic history into fascinating chunks, without the unnecessary and let’s face it – often relatively dull detail that so many history books give us.”

“Good book full of great stories.”

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