The Penguin Dictionary of British History provides an authoritative and wide-ranging view of the history of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland from Roman times right up to the present day. With coverage of key individuals and events rubbing shoulders with accounts of political, economic, social and religious developments, it will prove an invaluable reference work for students and interested general readers alike.
- Written by a team of six distinguished historians, with additional specialist contributions on a range of subjects, including cultural history, military history and the economy
- Detailed descriptions of major events (Magna Carta, Glorious Revolution, American War of Independence. World War I)
- Explores broader topics (agriculture, literacy, population, women's history, homosexuality) and provides explanations of historical terms (aristocracy, feudalism, franchise)
- Extensive coverage of the men and women who have shaped British history, from politicians and rulers (Gladstone, Tony Blair, Boudicca, Queen Victoria) to reformers and rebels (William Wilberforce, Florence Nightingale Wat Tyler, Emmeline Pankhurst)
- Sets the British Isles within a global context (French Revolutionary Wars. Slave Trade. Decolonization)