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This Sceptred Isle: Collection 1: 55BC - 1702: The Classic BBC Radio History

Lee, Christopher

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Tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the death of Victoria. BIC Classification: 1DBK; HBJD1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 146 x 140 x 40. Weight in Grams: 350. . 2015. Unabridged. Audio CD. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781785291845

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Title: This Sceptred Isle: Collection 1: 55BC - ...

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The first five volumes from the landmark BBC radio series This Sceptred Isle. Christopher Lee’s epic history tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the death of Victoria. This collection includes the original first five volumes. 55BC-1087: Julius Caesar to William the Conqueror: From Britannia under the Romans to the Dark Ages and the invasions of Angles, Saxons, Danes, and Norwegians. 1087-1327: The Making of the Nation: The Crusades, Welsh and Scottish rebellions, and the foundations of the modern state—including Magna Carta and the fledgling English Parliament. 1327-1547: The Black Prince to Henry VIII: The Hundred Years’ War, the Peasants’ Revolt, the Wars of the Roses, and the reign of Henry VIII. 1547-1660: Elizabeth I to Cromwell: Elizabeth I’s long reign; the Civil War; the execution of Charles I; and the establishment of Cromwell as Lord Protector. 1660-1702: Restoration and Glorious Revolution: The return of Charles II, the Great Plague and Great Fire of London, and a ruler from a different country on the throne: William of Orange. Narrated by Anna Massey, with extracts from Sir Winston Churchill’s A History of the English-speaking Peoples read by Paul Eddington and Peter Jeffrey, this is the definitive radio account of the events and personalities that have shaped Great Britain. CD 1 includes a special PDF file featuring the original booklets from each volume. Duration: 15 hours approx.

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Christopher Lee is a British writer, historian, and broadcaster, best known for writing the radio documentary series This Sceptred Isle for the BBC. He is the author of a study of the British monarchy and its future, and his book on Royal Ceremony and Regalia. He is also the writer of more than 100 Radio 4 plays and series.

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