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A New History of England by Jeremy Black
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May 30, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: history, non-fiction, this-sceptred-isle
Read on May 30, 2011

A basic overview of English history, or the history of the national area of England, more accurately. The book's focus is on overarching themes, rather than on a chronological narrative. The neophyte would probably be well-served by combining this with a more conventional narrative history.

Its strength is that it gives the reader a decent conceptual framework with which to organize the welter of names and events of British history. Its weakness is that there's little there that is particularly gripping.

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