A History of Britain: The Wars of the British 1603-1776 (A History of Britain #2)
The second volume of Simon Schama's A History of Britain brings the histories of Britain's civil wars -- full of blighted idealism, shocking carnage, and unexpected outcomes -- startlingly to life. These conflicts were fought unsparingly between the nations of the islands -- Ireland, England, and Scotla...more
So by the end of 2001 I had enjoyed both installments of Schama's television series, It was with with great anticipation that I purchased both book companion pieces. I was dissapointed with volume 1 - probably with a stronger sense than normal since I spent so much money on it. Schama tried to c...more
Schama doesn't see things as black and white as the Victorians su...more
I've now read all three of Simon Scharma's works in the History of Britain trilogy. BOOk 3 is the hardest to get through, probably because the history is the most recent. However the first two volumes are highly informative and well worth reading by anyone who is really interested in discovering our history, when it all seemed so dry and distant at school!
The book ends abruptly leaving me wanting for more. I'll probably use one more credit and get Volume II.