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A Brief History of Britain 1660 - 1851 by William Gibson

A Brief History of Britain 1660 - 1851

by William Gibson

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Unabridged Edition
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12 Hrs. 38 Min.


How Great Britain was born - from the restoration to the Great Exhibition.

In 1660 England emerged from the devastations of the Civil Wars and restored the king, Charles II, to the throne. Over the next 190 years Britain would establish itself as the leading nation in the world - the centre of burgeoning Empire, at the forefront of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. However, radical change also brought with it anxiety and violence. America is lost in the War of Independence and calls for revolution at home are never far from the surface of everyday life. In this scintillating overview of the era in which Britain changed the world, and how that nation was transformed as a result, William Gibson also looks at the impact this transformation had upon the ordinary men and women.

This is the third book in the four-volume Brief History of Britain which brings together some of the leading historians to tell our nation's story from the Norman Conquest of 1066 to the present day. Combining the latest research with accessible and entertaining storytelling, it is the ideal introduction for students and general readers.

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  • Published: February 2013
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: A061229
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