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This Sceptred Isle, Vol. 2: The Making of the Nation 1087-1327

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The award-winning story of Britain, from the arrival of Julius Caesar to the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, specially written for BBC Radio 4 by Christopher Lee, narrated by Anna Massey and featuring extracts from Sir Winston Churchill's History of the English Speaking Peoples read by Paul Eddington.

William the Conqueror famously acquired for himself the throne of Englan
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Audio CD, BBC Radio Collection, 3 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by BBC Worldwide Publishing (first published March 18th 1996)
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Rui
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
The narration is quite good and the content is fascinating.
Alethea Hammer
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This series is addictive. Fun and interesting.
Laura
Nov 30, 2009 rated it liked it
This was good, but moved really quickly, so you get a nice overview of the historical period, but no real detail. Also, it's not really for historical scholars, it's more of a history "lite" sort of thing. Worth listening to, but not exactly what I personally was looking for.
Pamela Sweezy
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'll never retain all of the information from this brief summary of England's history but maybe I'll remember the gist of it. Entertaining BBC radio broadcast. I can't wait to get to the next one...
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Christopher Lee is a British writer, historian and broadcaster, best-known for writing the radio documentary series This Sceptred Isle for the BBC, which recounts the history of Britain from the Romans to the death of Queen Victoria, the 20th century and the British Empire.

Lee's career began as a defence and foreign affairs correspondent for the BBC. Leaving his career in journalism for academia,
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