A Short History Of England
Which battle was fought 'For England, Harry and St George'? Who demanded to be painted 'warts and all'? What - and when - was the Battle of the Bulge? In A Short History of England, bestselling author Simon Jenkins answers all these questions - and many more - as he tells the tumultuous story of a fascinating nation. From the invaders of the dark ages to today's government via the Tudors, the Stuarts and two World Wars, Jenkins weaves together a gripping narrative with all the most important and interesting dates in his own inimitable style.