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This Sceptred Isle Collection 2: 1702 - 1901: The Classic BBC Radio History

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The final five volumes from the landmark BBC radio series This Sceptred Isle.

Christopher Lee's epic history tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the death of Victoria. This collection includes the original volumes 6-10:

1702-1760: The First British EmpireThe reign of George I; Britain's first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, and the first rendition of Rule
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Audio CD, 5 pages
Published January 7th 2016 by BBC Physical Audio
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Darjeeling
Mar 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
It's a good book, but don't buy this one, not unless you want to fund the government propaganda machine that is the BBC.
Koit
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I sometimes have the feeling that I end up praising literature too often, and this one here again makes me want to crown this work with all the laurels one could. It's not even that it's perfect, but there's a lot more that 'This Sceptred Isle' does well than poorly, and it does so with good style. Frank Bridge's opening music is a good example; by the end of this series I was definitely humming along every time another chapter started.

For what this does well, especially for the 18th century is
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Lisa
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Epic listen, but fascinating. The late Anna Massey's narration is perfect.
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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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