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Shakespeare may have popularized the notion of England as a peaceful, isolated island, but the real history of Britain is one of periodic invasion and conquest. Makers of England is a bracing account of the origin of that hearty, independent-minded species, the Englishman.

Sir Arthur Bryant starts his narrative with a description of the geographical stage on which this huma

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Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant was an English historian, columnist for The Illustrated London News and man of affairs. His books included studies of Samuel Pepys, accounts of English eighteenth- and nineteenth-century history, and a life of George V.

Bryant's historiography was often based on an English romantic exceptionalism drawn from his nostalgia for an idealised agrarian past. He hated moder
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