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A History of Britain by Simon Schama
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Recommended for: British history novices
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A good readable general history of Britain. While it provides a good overview, it's often frustrating to get a series of quick snapshots on historical events (The English Civil War, the American revolution, or the British conquest of India) that would easily merit a full book-length history in their own right. As a framework for further reading, this book works very well.
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