Wendy's Reviews > This Sceptred Isle: Vol 1: 55BC-1087

This Sceptred Isle by Christopher Lee
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Jul 20, 08

really liked it
bookshelves: audio, history
Read in June, 2008

This BBC Radio 4 series is basically "British History: The Good Parts Version". It's not deep, but it does look at the high points of British history from a variety of angles, and is a great way to get to grips with the broad outline of British history. And the narration is superb.

This volume covers more than a thousand years of history in just over three hours. The succession struggles in the years before the Norman conquest make particularly interesting reading. Ever wondered just what made Aethelred the Unready so unready? Have a listen to this and find out.

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