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100 Places That Made Britain

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Beschreibung

In 100, carefully selected places, BBC History Magazine editor Dave Musgrove takes us on an unforgettable historical tour through British history, from the Roman invasion to 1960s Liverpool. Musgrove has asked foremost British historians such as Dominic Sandbrook, to nominate the sites they believe to be the most important in our history, and has travelled to each place to provide a visitor's point of view alongside the captivating stories that make each one great.Covering the length and breadth of the British mainland and two thousand of years of history, 100 Places that Made Britain visits renowned sites such as the Tower of London and Runnymede, as well as less well-known places like Rushton Triangular Lodge in Northamptonshire - a three-sided, three-themed house built during the Reformation and designed to represent the Holy Trinity - and Jarrow, home of the first chronicler of Anglo-Saxon Britain, The Venerable Bede. Each essay adds another layer to our understanding of Britain's story, whether it be an advance in politics, religion, law or culture.Bringing the vast history of this small island to life, 100 Places that Made Britain is a captivating historical compendium that will have every reader criss-crossing the country to explore its myriad treasures.

Vorwort
A historical tour of Britain in 100 places, from the editor of BBC History Magazine

Autorentext
Dave Musgrove is the editor of BBC History Magazine, prior to which he edited Living History Magazine. He has a doctorate in landscape archaeology, for which he spent three pleasant years tramping over the Somerset Levels investigating the medieval landholdings of Glastonbury Abbey. He lives with his wife and three small children near Cirencester in Gloucestershire.

Klappentext

In this fascinating tour of Britain's 100
most important historical sites, BBC History
Magazine editor David Musgrove takes us on an
unforgettable journey through Britain's history,
from the Roman invasion to the present day.

Each site has been nominated by one of our
foremost historians of British history, as the
place they believe to be the most significant,
and Musgrove has visited each one to provide
a guide for visitors alongside the captivating
stories that make each of them great.

Covering the length and breadth of the
British mainland and thousands of years of
history, 100 Places That Made Britain visits
familiar sites such as the Tower of London
and Runnymede, as well as less well-known
places such as Rushton Triangular Lodge in
Northamptonshire - a three-sided, threethemed
house built during the Reformation
and designed to represent the Holy Trinity
- and Porthcurno, the heart of the Victorian
telegraph network on the far west coast of
Cornwall. Each essay adds another layer to our
understanding of Britain's story, whether it be
an advance in politics, religion, law or culture.

Bringing the vast history of this small island
to life, 100 Places That Made Britain is a
captivating historical compendium that will
have every reader criss-crossing the country to
explore its myriad treasures.



Zusammenfassung

In 100, carefully selected places, BBC History Magazine editor Dave Musgrove takes us on an unforgettable historical tour through British history, from the Roman invasion to 1960s Liverpool. Musgrove has asked foremost British historians such as Dominic Sandbrook, to nominate the sites they believe to be the most important in our history, and has travelled to each place to provide a visitor's point of view alongside the captivating stories that make each one great.

Covering the length and breadth of the British mainland and two thousand of years of history, 100 Places that Made Britain visits renowned sites such as the Tower of London and Runnymede, as well as less well-known places like Rushton Triangular Lodge in Northamptonshire - a three-sided, three-themed house built during the Reformation and designed to represent the Holy Trinity - and Jarrow, home of the first chronicler of Anglo-Saxon Britain, The Venerable Bede. Each essay adds another layer to our understanding of Britain's story, whether it be an advance in politics, religion, law or culture.

Bringing the vast history of this small island to life, 100 Places that Made Britain is a captivating historical compendium that will have every reader criss-crossing the country to explore its myriad treasures.

Produktinformationen

Titel: 100 Places That Made Britain
Autor:
EAN: 9781409074090
ISBN: 978-1-4090-7409-0
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Bbc
Genre: Sonstiges Ratgeber
Anzahl Seiten: 432
Veröffentlichung: 24.06.2011
Jahr: 2011
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 3.8 MB