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The Story Of England

The Story Of England The perfect introduction to England s past for readers of all ages this book is also a unique work of popular history Christopher Hibbert is a master storyteller With vivid character sketches tellin

  • Title: The Story Of England
  • Author: Christopher Hibbert
  • ISBN: 9780714826523
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback
  • The perfect introduction to England s past for readers of all ages, this book is also a unique work of popular history Christopher Hibbert is a master storyteller With vivid character sketches, telling details and well chosen anecdotes he brings people and places to life, while the outline of great events remains clear His remarkable narrative gift keeps the reader enthThe perfect introduction to England s past for readers of all ages, this book is also a unique work of popular history Christopher Hibbert is a master storyteller With vivid character sketches, telling details and well chosen anecdotes he brings people and places to life, while the outline of great events remains clear His remarkable narrative gift keeps the reader enthralled, from the first encounter with England s Neolithic inhabitants, through the entire course of the country s political, economic and cultural history, to an expression of faith in the qualities of the English today The text is illuminated throughout by many colour illustrations, and the need for quick reference is met by maps, genealogies, fold out chronological charts and a comprehensive index Concise yet richly informative, this book presents a new style of history that will delight and educate all who read it.

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    1. A nice historical synopsis of England. A lot of things I didn't know and some I didn't care to know. It read like a textbook for large swaths and then the last 50 years got a couple pages at the end. Queen Elizabeth II was not even mentioned in the text nor is her Father George VI. A useful book that left me wanting more.

    2. Good basic history of England, but lacks some pertinent detail. For instance I wanted to read more about the transition from monarchy to democracy, and this was basically glossed over. There were some great photos pertaining to each period, however.

    3. Hibbert wrote his sentences a little too long in this book. This book was pretty good history-wise. This book had all the dates for the facts that were written.

    4. Does exactly what it says on the tin: a broad-strokes history of England that gives the reader a good general outline and provides a basis for more in-depth study.

    5. [Rating is probably closer to 3.5]I am greatly interested in history and ancient cultures, but unfortunately it can be a hard topic to tackle in terms of good reading material. Such books tend to get too densely populated with dates and figures that I have trouble wrapping my head around the actual information. I'll give credit to Hibbert for compiling his book in a concise and readily understandable manner--it took only a few sittings for me to complete the book. This was a good introductory bo [...]

    6. Nice little book, a brisk over-view of English history, complete with lots of illustrations and handy maps and geneological charts. Everything is just barely touched upon, but a good bibliography is given at the end for those who wish to read further upon the subject. I enjoyed it despite its brevity, but while this little book was well-made and beautifully put together, it had shiny pages that made it a bit diffcult to read - light kept shining off the pages a bit too much and that bothered me. [...]

    7. With "The Story of England" Hibbert presents a poorly written superficial synopsis of British History. I read this book aloud to my son. The sentences are so long as to be almost comical, often jammed with lists of contemporary art pieces, artists, authors, places, and more. This is a good book if you plan to tour England, but it is a difficult read for a short synopsis of British history.

    8. Good to have such a broad survey, but Hibbert makes some bizarre choices. Architecture, for example, while no doubt mentionable and relevant in a historical survey, seemed to occupy a good 15% of the book much of the time, while literature and the arts go relatively unnoticed. Sometimes becomes a spiderweb of time jumping for no good reason. Still, I learned something about the history of England, and also that Christopher Hibbert really, really hates Queen Elizabeth I and Victoria.

    9. A VERY concise history of England. This book helps you map a timeline of all the little tidbits you have accumulated (esp. if you are American). Rarely goes into detail on anything. Some information is only alluded to. Suggested to use in conjunction with . Still, a great way to put all the pieces together.

    10. Basically a survey of English history. Lots of chronological events without much discussion surrounding those events. This is necessary, of course, because the book covers several thousand years of history in 200 pages. A good introduction, I suppose.

    11. If you want the express train to English history with out all that reading getting in the way, this is the book. Lots of pictures and covers the basics from the beginning to the present. Read this first if your starting your journey on reading British/English history from scratch.

    12. This is no boring history book! Hibbert weaves the tale of England beautifully, keeping me hooked the whole way through. If you like history, you'll love this book! Of course it's incredibly biased, but all of the best stories are. And he truly emphasizes the "story" in "history".

    13. At only a couple of hundred pages for the whole of the history of England, this book does exactly what you might hope. It gives a clear, engaging framework into which you can slot all those bits and pieces that you've picked up but whose chronology you're fuzzy about. It's nicely illustrated too.

    14. A short readable history of England. It would be easy to criticize for what it's missing, but adding more would reduce the brevity and readability. The pictures really set this volume apart from other short histories and they illustrate the points well.

    15. Quite awesomely tells the WHOLE story of England from pre-historic to just about present. And even though its "almost" in text book form, you don't even notice with the way the author weaves in and out of decades seamlessly.

    16. I can review this book in three sentences: Too crammed to tell a story. References don't relate anything. Convoluted sentences sap the readers strength.

    17. It was a very short, but still good and very informative overview. I enjoyed it and it has made me curious about a number of events and time periods in English history.

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