A Dictionary of British History 2/e (Oxford Quick Reference)

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A Dictionary of British History offers more than 3,800 authoritative entries written by more than 100 specialists. Now completely revised and updated, it describes the people and events that have shaped political, social, and cultural life in Britain since 55BC. Here, in a miracle of compression, are articles that define Robin Hood and Gerry Adams, Black Death and Terrorism, Dunkirk and Wembley Stadium, Winston Churchill and Gordon Brown. Who was the first King of England? Who negotiated Indian independence? How long did the Hundred Years War last? All the answers can be found in this handy reference work, covering more than 2,000 years of people, events, places, and changes. This edition includes a timeline and an appendix of recommended web links that provide valuable extra information-accessible through the regularly updated Dictionary of British History companion website.

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Review from previous edition the book is packed with interest to the final page (Independent)

the range is impressive...truly (almost) all of human life is here (Observer, reviewing parent volume The Oxford Companion to British History)

a solid, well-researched book of reference (Sunday Times, reviewing parent volume The Oxford Companion to British History)

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Who was the first King of England? What prompted the Cat and Mouse Act? When was Wembley stadium demolished? Where did the Rebecca riots take place? How long did the Hundred Years War last? Containing more than 3,800 authoritative entries written by over 100 specialist contributors, this dictionary describes the people and events that have shaped and defined domestic, political, social, and cultural life in Britain since 55 BC. New entries to this edition include Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Gerry Adams, and Rowan Williams and existing entries on Tony Blair, Iraq, Northern Ireland, and terrorism have been updated. Following the A-Z text is an appendix of recommended web links that provide relevant and useful extra information. Web links are conveniently accessed via the Dictionary of British History companion website, where they are regularly checked and kept up to date. Derived from the highly acclaimed The Oxford Companion to British History, A Dictionary of British History has been a leading historical reference work since its publication in 2001.Now thoroughly revised and fully updated, this handy and invaluable A-Z remains essential for anyone studying or with an interest in British history as well as for those in need of a compact reference book covering 2,000 years of people, events, places, and change.

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