Portrait of Britain
Asa Briggs completes our Portrait of Britain series with a survey of the islands at the beginning of the 20th century.
Jeremy Black continues our Portrait of Britain series describing the impact of the French Wars on the islands and the shifting landscape wrought by the Industrial Revolution.
Allan Macinnes investigates the state of the islands at a crucial moment in British state formation.
John Miller describes the state of the British kingdoms as James Stewart waits to become monarch of the entire archipelago.
Steven Gunn looks at the condition of Britain at the beginning of the Tudor era, and finds a society that was increasingly cohesive, confident and cosmopolitan.
Nigel Saul tells how, in spite of famines and visitations of the plague, conditions were better than ever before for those living in 1400.
Bruce Campbell argues that a unique conjunction of human and environmental factors went into creating the crisis of the mid-14th century.
Emma Mason argues that rising population brought a surprising degree of movement, politically, geographically and socially.
Ann Williams describes the state of the island at a time when Anglo-Saxon culture was reaching its peak, while also politically challenged by the Vikings.
James Campbell peers into the murk of the ‘Dark Ages’ and sifts truth from fiction about our post-Roman history.
David Braund re-examines what we know about Britain at the time of the Roman invasions.
Brian Golding looks at life under the Norman Yoke during the consolidating reign of Henry I.
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