Story of the British Isles in 100 Places

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The British Isles, this archipelago of islands off the north-west coast of Europe is, to Neil Oliver, the best place in the world. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting. The tolerant, easy-going peace we enjoy here has been hard won. We have made and known the best and worst of times. We have been hero and villain and all else in between, and we have learned some lessons. This is Neil Oliver’s very personal guided tour of the British and Irish historical sites behind these stories, and which make these isles so very special.

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“Everyone should have two copies – one for the car and one for the house to plan journeys. . . a reminder to think more about the places you pass and less about your route, because every British journey is through rich history.” (Edward Stourton)

From much-loved historian Neil Oliver, comes this beautifully written, kaleidoscopic history of a place with a story like no other.

The British Isles, this archipelago of islands, is to Neil Oliver the best place in the world. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting. But the tolerant, easygoing peace we enjoy has been hard won. We have made and known the best and worst of times. We have been hero and villain and all else in between, and we have learned some lessons.

The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places is Neil’s very personal account of what makes these islands so special, told through the places that have witnessed the unfolding of our history. Beginning with footprints made in the sand by humankind’s earliest ancestors, he takes us via Romans and Vikings, the flowering of religion, through civil war, industrial revolution and two world wars. From windswept headlands to battlefields, ancient trees to magnificent cathedrals, each of his destinations is a place where, somehow, the spirit of the past seems to linger.

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Weight 880 g
Dimensions 24 × 16.2 × 4.1 cm
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Publisher
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Cover

Hardback

Pages

xiv, 428 , 32 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

941 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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