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Great book with lots of detail Will now read the rest of the series. A good informative read The style of these great little books is to provide the reader with a brief overview of the period covered It encourages those who re interested to persue further reading, whilst providing the salient details to those who just wish to become familiar with the key events of the times. A good publication I will buy others in the series in due course. I love medieval history and this is a great book really interesting and informative says it as it is comparing with recent events Whilst it took a while to get into it, once I did, I din t want to put it down. I am finding this very interesting and it has a different approach to most history books It is very largely a social history describing the effects of the headline events rather than simply the events Covers most social classes and points out the data limitations As a kindle book I find it limiting as I often wish to turn back a few pages or even a chapter and, if this is possible on Kindle, I have not mastered it. Bought this a while ago, still reading it, one of those books I delve into on occasions and find different views on British history. From the Norman Conquest to the Battle of Bosworth Field how Britain was invaded and became a nation The first volume in the stunning four volume Brief History of Britain series From the Battle of Hastings to the Battle of Bosworth Field, Nicholas Vincent tells the story of how Britain was born When William, Duke of Normandy, killed King Harold and seized the throne of England, England s language, culture, politics, and law were transformed Over the nextyears, under royal dynasties that looked principally to France for inspiration and ideas, an English identity was born, based in part upon struggle for control over the other parts of the British Isles Scotland, Wales, and Ireland , in part upon rivalry with the kings of France From these struggles emerged English law and an English Parliament, the English language, English humour, and England s first overseas empires In this thrilling and accessible account, Nicholas Vincent not only tells the story of the rise and fall of dynasties, but investigates the lives and obsessions of a host of lesser men and women, from archbishops to peasants, and from soldiers to scholars, upon whose enterprise the social and intellectual foundations of Englishness now rest This the first book in the four volume Brief History of Britain which brings together some of the leading historians to tell our nation s story from the Norman Conquest ofto the present day Combining the latest research with accessible and entertaining storytelling, it is the ideal introduction for students and general readers Nicholas Vincent has published half a dozen books and some fifty academic articles on various aspects of English and European history in the th and th centuries He has studied at Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, and Canterbury and now is professor at the University of East Anglia Interesante y muy accesible historia breve de la Inglaterra medieval, desde la conquista normanda hasta la llegada al poder de la dinastia Tudor Nicholas Vincent recorre de forma amena y educativa cuatro siglos clave para la historia brit nica y del propio continente europeo, dando una visi n clara de los diferentes reinados y cambios sociales que ayuda al lector a comprender ese periodo convulso. La storia come non l avete mai studiata a scuola Se fosse insegnata cos credo che molti la apprezzerebbero di pi.Lettura super consigliata prima di visitare i monumenti a Londra, come l abbazia di Westminster Si capir molto di pi di quel che si andr a vedere.