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This Sceptred Isle, Vol. 3: The Black Prince to Henry VIII 1327-1547

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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.

King Edward III was only 14 years old when he succeeded to the throne of
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Audio CD, BBC Radio Collection, 3 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by BBC Worldwide Publishing (first published April 15th 1996)
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Brian Eshleman
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
It has the tone of passing on English heritage mainly to kids, but, especially in this volume, there are some thought-provoking phrases that will give adults pause beyond the particular concerns of these two centuries.
Alethea Hammer
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This volume zips through the 100 Years War and careens past the Wars of the Roses ending in the middle of the Tudors. Highly recommend this series as either an intro to British History or a quick review. It moves along fast, but it is fun.
Wendy
Aug 10, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio, history
This chunk of the ongoing series covers the Hundred Years War, the Wars of the Roses, and Henry VIII. Not the easiest chunk of British history to follow in such a compressed time frame - I'm afraid I lost track of the players in the Wars of the Roses despite the narrator's best efforts to sort Lancastrians from Yorkists.

Still, an entertaining installment, and one which provides great dinner party conversation.
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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