By Robert Lacey
With perception, humor and engaging element, Lacey brings brilliantly to lifestyles the tales that made England--from Ethelred the Unready to Richard the Lionheart, the Venerable Bede to Piers the Ploughman.
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Scruton, Roger, England - an Elegy (London, Pimlico), 2001. powerful, Roy, the tale of england: A People’s heritage (London, Pimlico), 1998. powerful, Roy, The Spirit of england: a story background of the humanities (London, Pimlico), 2000. Weir, Alison, Britain’s Royal households: the entire family tree (London, Pimlico), 2002. wooden, Michael, looking for England: trips into the English previous (London, Penguin Books), 2000. extra examining AND locations to go to Simon Schama’s landmark television sequence A historical past of england has now been observed by way of a guidebook to the historic websites proven on monitor - and to many extra. It opens with Iron Age villages and the Avebury stone circles and progresses to the nice castles of Edward I. English history and the nationwide belief are the 2 relevant custodians of our old treasures, whose info are set out on their web content: www. English-Heritage. org. united kingdom; www. nationaltrust. org. united kingdom. Davidson, Martin, A Visitor’s consultant to A historical past of england (London, BBC Worldwide), 2002. c. 7150 BC: Cheddar guy The bones of Cheddar guy may be noticeable on the common heritage Museum in London. there's a copy of his skeleton at Gough’s collapse Cheddar, Somerset, a part of the exhibition ‘Cheddar guy and the Cannibals’: www. cheddarcaves. co. united kingdom. See www. ucl. ac. uk/boxgrove for info of the excavation of Britain’s very earliest human continues to be, the half-million-year-old legbone came across at Boxgrove in Sussex. As this booklet went to press, English history introduced the interesting discovery of soft engravings within the caves at Cresswell Crags close to Worksop in Nottinghamshire, relationship from round 10,000 BC - so our hunter-gatherer ancestors, it kind of feels, had artwork! Catherine Hills deals an available and scholarly account of our country’s earliest waves of uninvited immigrants. Hills, Catherine, Blood of the British: From Ice Age to Norman Conquest (London, George Philip with Channel 4), 1986. c. 325 BC: Pytheas and the Painted humans within the striking Voyage of Pytheas the Greek, Barry Cunliffe pulls jointly the fragments of our wisdom approximately this striking guy, taking us through the hand on a pleasant walk via Celtic Gaul and Britain. if you'd like to go to Stonehenge at the summer time solstice within the corporation of recent Druids, ring the English historical past hotline on 0870 333 1186. Paul Newman writes good concerning the prancing white horses at the hills. Chadwick, Nora, The Celts (London, Penguin Books), 1997. Cunliffe, Barry, the intense Voyage of Pytheas the Greek (London, Penguin Books), 2002. Delaney, Frank, The Celts (London, HarperCollins), 1993. Newman, Paul, misplaced Gods of Albion: The Chalk Hill Figures of england (Trowbridge, Sutton Publishing), 1999. fifty five BC: The Standard-bearer of the tenth You can’t do greater than learn Julius Caesar’s personal tale of hitting Britain’s seashores, contained in his account of his campaigns in Gaul. Caesar, Julius, The Gallic conflict, trans. Carolyn Hammond (Oxford, Oxford college Press), 1996. advert 1–33: And Did these ft? Jesus Christ and the Legends of Glastonbury Michael Wood’s poetic paintings of reportage looking for England (see normal Histories, above) tackles the fantasies of Glastonbury lightly yet firmly.