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Title:
The History Today who's who in British history
Author:
Gardiner, Juliet, 1945-
Publication Information:
London : Collins & Brown, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
867 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Added Title:
History Today.
ISBN:
9781855857711

9781855858763
Format :
Book

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Central Library CT773 .H57 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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Summary

This is a comprehensive survey of the people that shaped British history, from Julius Caesar to 2000. It includes more than 4000 biographical entries that cover politics, the monarchy, the military, science and industry.


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Choice Review

Beginning with war leader Cassivellaunus (fl. 50s BCE), who opposed the first Roman invasion of Britain, through current PM Tony Blair (1953- ), this handy volume contains more than 4,000 biographies of important figures throughout British history. Most of the content was furnished by five British academics: David Bates (55 BCE to 1068 CE), John Gillingham (1068-1485), Diarmaid MacCulloch (1485-1660), Joanna Innes (1660-1801), and John Charmley (1801-2000). Coverage is both remarkably well balanced, ancient times to the present, and truly British, including Scottish, Welsh, Irish, and English personalities. British colonial figures are included until independence, as are numerous individuals such as Swiss Protestant reformer Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531), who although not themselves British, influenced the course of British history. Given the wide scope of this volume, many worthy notables are not included, but this is more than offset by the wonderfully diverse and sometimes unanticipated personalities who are. This book nicely complements other biographical sources for British history and is recommended for any academic library supporting British studies. R. Nash; University of Nebraska at Omaha


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