A History of Britain in 12 Maps

With current borders being disputed and, with them, identities challenged, this book provides brilliant insight into how the country's borders have always been, and always will be, in a state of change.

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Author: Philip Parker

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 024136826X

Category: History

Page: 320

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Pre-order this fascinating analysis of a dozen maps selected from critical points in the last two thousand years of British history. With the uncertainty of Brexit looming, Britain as we know it is on the brink of defining change. With current borders being disputed and, with them, identities challenged, this book will provide a brilliant insight into how our country's borders have always been, and always will be, in a state of change. From the Celtic period when 'Britain' was just a patchwork of tribal kingdoms; to the height of the empire a century ago, when the whole of Ireland, India, Australia, much of Africa, Asia and the Americas were marked as British; through to the present-day when Britain's shape and extent is once more in question, these maps dramatically chart the political and cultural evolution of the nation. By focusing on these maps Philip Parker reveals how Britain came to be the way it is today, and how the past is a guide to where we might go from here.

A New History of Britain

A New History of Britain is essential reading for certainty - to discover our past, to reveal our future and identify who we are and who we will become.

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Author: Philip Parker

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241368282

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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The greatest questions of our future can be answered by twelve crucial moments in Britain's history. It wasn't long-ago that Britons could have been as at home in Varanasi as they could have been in Wolverhampton - why? - because the shape and location of Britain's land-mass has not always been the same, and with large parts of Britain scattered across the globe, British borders and its identity has always been on the move. But, by knowing more about the twelve pivotal moments that occurred over a 2,000-year period, we can not only gain a full sense of our British history, but we can also understand where we are heading. In twelve defining maps, you will learn how Britain came to be the superpower it is today and by using the past as a guide we can foresee what is coming. A New History of Britain is essential reading for certainty - to discover our past, to reveal our future and identify who we are and who we will become.

Historian s Guide to Early British Maps

This is partly due to a lack of information about exactly which maps are available. With the publication of this volume from the Royal Historical Society, we now have a comprehensive guide to the early maps of Great Britain.

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Author: Helen Wallis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521551528

Category: History

Page: 475

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Great Britain and Ireland enjoy a rich cartographic heritage, yet historians have not made full use of early maps in their writings and research. This is partly due to a lack of information about exactly which maps are available. With the publication of this volume from the Royal Historical Society, we now have a comprehensive guide to the early maps of Great Britain. The book is divided into two parts: part one describes the history and purpose of maps in a series of short essays on the early mapping of the British Isles; part two comprises a guide to the collections, national and regional. Now available from Cambridge University Press, this volume provides an essential reference tool for anyone requiring to access maps of the British Isles dating back to the medieval period and beyond.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire

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Author: Nigel Dalziel

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122858892

Category: History

Page: 144

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire traces the emergence of the world's greatest empire from its earliest beginnings in the British Isles, through its ascendancy in Victorian times, to its ultimate collapse in the mid-20th century. It examines the impact of British dominance in America, India and Africa, and the enormous changes brought by Britain's settlement of Australasia. Coverage of major events - the colonization of Ireland, the American Revolution, the South African wars - is complemented by discussion of themes such as Imperial exploitation and trade, hunting for plants and animals, the Imperial exhibitions and the importance of British naval power. Also assessed are the impact of the Empire on different areas of the world and the legacy it has bestowed. Richly illustrated with photographs and full-colour maps, this is an illuminating and multi-faceted one-volume introduction to the rise and fall of the British Empire.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain

Examines political, economic, social, and culture changes in Great Britain from Roman times to the present.

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Author: Kenneth O. Morgan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192893262

Category: History

Page: 646

View: 422

Examines political, economic, social, and culture changes in Great Britain from Roman times to the present.

British Town Maps

Some of the maps in this book are well known, others have languished in obscurity, deep in archives, until revealed by the 10 years' work of a British Academy research project on which this book is founded.

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Author: Roger J. P. Kain

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: 0712357297

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 865

Towns are complex and sophisticated creations. Mapping towns stretched cartographers' ingenuity to new heights of both artistic beauty and scientific exactitude as they strove to represent and communicate the physical patterns of streets, buildings, and spaces; built structures and economic realities; the lives of those who live and work there; and the unseen realities of landownership, administration, religion, and politics. Lavishly illustrated with over one hundred full-color maps from the British Library's own collection, RJP Kain and Richard Oliver's in-depth, accessible history tells the story of the mapping of urban Britain from the middle ages until today. These maps served a variety of purposes, from guiding travelers, assisting with administration and government, raising taxes, planning the built environment, organizing its defense, and much more. Some of the maps in this book are well known, others have languished in obscurity. Taken together, they tell a compelling history of urban mapmakers and the cities they sought to portray.

The Historical Atlas of the British Isles

The forces of history and religion divided the islands peoples but our DNA unites us much more that most would realize the islands have gone on to embrace new cultures that have come to seek refuge, opportunity and equality this is a ...

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Author: Ian Barnes

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783408061

Category: History

Page: 224

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This atlas covers the history of the British Isles from earliest times to the present day. The first hunter-gatherers,who crossed into what would become our familiar islands by the land-bridge, and later followed by more familiar peoples the Celts,Angles, Saxons,Vikings and Normans,who together would create our islands unique history. Each contributed ideas which shaped our lands, languages and thoughts that are at the core of our identities to this day.This story is illustrated with 150 full-color maps and plans that range across many topics, such as agricultural, political and industrial revolutions. The expansion of our islands peoples across the oceans and the lasting legacy that movement left on the world and on our home islands. We show the fluctuating fortunes of the states we now identify ourselves by, from an Anglo-Scottish imperium to devolved power, independence and the often painful process by which the modern map of our islands evolved. The forces of history and religion divided the islands peoples but our DNA unites us much more that most would realize the islands have gone on to embrace new cultures that have come to seek refuge, opportunity and equality this is a peoples history.

Cameos from English History England Spain

With Maps and Portrait . 8vo . 18s . READINGS IN ENGLISH HISTORY . In 3 Parts
. Fcp . 8vo . Is . 6d , each . GREEN ( J. R. ) and GREEN ( Alice S. ) . - A SHORT
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Author: Charlotte Mary Yonge

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293027202161

Category: Children's literature

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The Routledge Atlas of British History

This new edition includes: * politics: from the Saxon kingdoms and the collapse of Britain's French Empire to Jacobites, Parliamentary Reform, the Commonwealth and Europe * war and Conflict: from Viking attacks and the Norman Invasion to ...

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Author: Martin Gilbert

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415281474

Category: History

Page: 157

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The changing story of the British Isles forms the central theme of this fascinating and compelling atlas, which covers England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales - and the expansion and gradual disintegration of Britain's overseas empire. This new edition includes: * politics: from the Saxon kingdoms and the collapse of Britain's French Empire to Jacobites, Parliamentary Reform, the Commonwealth and Europe * war and Conflict: from Viking attacks and the Norman Invasion to the Armada, World War and the revolt against empire * trade and Industry: from the post-Norman economy and Tudor trade to industrial unrest and the opening of international trade routes * religion: from the Saxon Church to the Reformation * society and Economics: from civilian life in Roman Britain to the Industrial and Agricultural revolutions, the Great Strike and the growth of universities

British Books in Print

Students Atlas of Historical Geography. 16 Maps, with Descriptive Letterpress (
15pp.) by William F. Collier, LL.D., and copious Index, 8vo, cloth 3 0 1. Britain
under the Romans. 2. Britain under the Saxons. S. Britain after the Accession of ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067268337

Category: English literature

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The Oxford History of Britain

The highly-acclaimed Oxford Illustrated History of Britain tells the story of Britain and her peoples over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day.

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Author: Kenneth O. Morgan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192852027

Category: Grande-Bretagne - Histoire

Page: 746

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The highly-acclaimed Oxford Illustrated History of Britain tells the story of Britain and her peoples over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Now available in an easy-to-read, updated format, The Oxford History of Britain presents the text of this classic in British history. Ten leading historians--including Peter Salway, John Blair, John Gillingham, Ralph A. Griffiths, John Guy, John S. Morrill, Paul Langford, Christopher Harvie, H.C.G. Matthew, and the editor himself, Kenneth O. Morgan--offer a dramatic narrative of developments throughout the British Isles, based on the fruits of the best modern scholarship. They explore the relationship between the political, economic, social, and cultural transformations in British history in order to reveal not only a vivid and sometimes surprising picture of continuous turmoil and change in every period, but also a pattern of continuity in British cultural and social ideals, as well as the special awareness of nationality and patriotism that characterizes British society. Relating both these strands in the British experience and exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and the wider world, this comprehensive work brings the reader face to face with the past and the foundations of modern British society. This voume updates the events in Kenneth O. Morgan's final chapter on the twentieth century as well as in the consolidated chronology. Dr. John Guy has also revised his chapter on the Tudor age in light of exciting new developments in the research of the period. The Oxford History of Britain contains 18 maps, genealogies of monarchs, a table of Prime Ministers, and an index, as well as an updated annotated guide to further reading.

Brief History

The central story of this volume is the development of the British kingdom, including its rise and decline on the world stage.

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Author: William E. Burns

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438127378

Category: Great Britain

Page: 296

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A Brief History of Great Britain narrates the history of Great Britain from the earliest times to the 21st century, covering the entire island England, Wales, and Scotland as well as associated archipelagos such as the Channel Islands, the Orkneys, and Ireland as they have influenced British history. The central story of this volume is the development of the British kingdom, including its rise and decline on the world stage. The book is built around a clear chronological political narrative while incorporating treatment of social, economic, and religious issues. Coverage includes: Early Settlements, Celts, and Romans Anglo-Saxons, Scots, and Vikings Scotland, England, and Wales Britain in the Late Middle Ages The Making of Protestant Britain Industry and Conquest Britain in the Age of Empire An Age of Crisis The Age of Consensus A House Divided.

History of Britain and Ireland

Spanning six distinct periods of British and Irish history, this book is the best way to find out how Britain transformed with the Norman rule, fought two world wars in the 20th century, and faced new economic challenges in the 21st century ...

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Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241430828

Category: History

Page: 400

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Discover the pivotal political, military, and cultural events that shaped British and Irish history, from Stone Age Britain to the present day, in this revised and updated book. Combining over 700 photographs, maps, and artworks with accessible text, the History of Britain and Ireland is an invaluable resource for families, students, and anyone seeking to learn more about the fascinating story of the England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Spanning six distinct periods of British and Irish history, this book is the best way to find out how Britain transformed with the Norman rule, fought two world wars in the 20th century, and faced new economic challenges in the 21st century. DK's visual guide places key figures - from Alfred the Great to Winston Churchill - and major events - from Roman invasion to the Battle of Britain - in their wider context, making it easier than ever before to learn how they influenced Britain and Ireland's development through the age of empire into the modern era.

History of the World Map by Map

This history book reaching across millennia gives you a broad view of the pivotal events in our past. With 140 maps, complimented with pictures, info boxes and timelines, there's so much to enjoy and learn about.

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Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241379189

Category: History

Page: 360

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Much more than a history atlas, this book drops you right in the heart of the action, as 130 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the race for space. After the foreword written by renowned broadcaster and historian Peter Snow, purpose-made regional and global maps present the history of the world as it happened, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean - patterns of exploration, discovery, or conquest that created powerful empires, fragile colonies, or terrifying theatres of war. An interplay of text and graphics leads you around the page so that you can follow the story of civilizations through ancient, medieval, and modern times. But not every page is full of maps. At key points in History of the World Map by Map, broad, sweeping introductions provide a chance to step back and look at entire periods, such as World War 2, or to explore overarching themes, such as the Industrial Revolution. Picture spreads, meanwhile, focus on epoch-defining moments or developments, such as fascism and communism, and the invention of printing.

The History of British India

This volume includes topical studies, biographies, and political history of British India from 1599-1947.

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Author: John F. Riddick

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313322805

Category: History

Page: 367

View: 431

This volume includes topical studies, biographies, and political history of British India from 1599-1947.

The Oxford History of the British Empire Volume III The Nineteenth Century

This was the period of Britain's greatest expansion as both empire-builder and dominant world power. The volume is divided into two parts.

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Author: Andrew Porter

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191647680

Category: History

Page: 800

View: 175

The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study helps us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginning, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as for the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. Volume III of The Oxford History of the British Empire covers the long nineteenth century, from the achievement of American independence in the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This was the period of Britain's greatest expansion as both empire-builder and dominant world power. The volume is divided into two parts. The first contains thematic chapters, some focusing on Britain, others on areas at the imperial periphery, exploring those fundamental dynamics of British expansion whcih made imperial influence and rule possible. They also examine the economic, cultural, and institutional frameworks whcih gave shape to Britain's overseas empire. Part 2 is devoted to the principal areas of imperial activity overseas, including both white settler and tropical colonies. Chapters examine how British interests and imperial rule shaped individual regions' nineteenth-century political and socio-economic history. Themes dealt with include the economics of empire, imperial institutions, defence, technology, imperial and colonial cultures, science and exploration. Attention is given not only to the formal empire, from Australasia and the West Indies to India and the African colonies, but also to China and Latin America, often regarded as central components of a British `informal empire'.