The Shortest History of England

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A fast-paced tour of 2,000 years of English history, tracing its secret north–south divide and notorious class system

James Hawes reveals an England repeatedly invaded and constantly reinvented, yet always fractured by its very own Mason–Dixon line—plus a unique, thousand-year-old cultural divide between ordinary people and the elites. Here, you’ll see:
  • centuries of conflict between Crown and Parliament, starring the Magna Carta
  • why the American colonists of 1776 believed that they were the true Anglo-Saxons
  • how the British Empire was undermined from within
  • why Winston Churchill said the UK could only be saved by splitting up England itself
The Shortest History of England brings all this and more to prescient life with 150 maps and pictures.