The English and their history
Tombs, Robert author.

The English and their history

Tombs, Robert author.


Physical Description
x, 1024 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.

"The English and Their History presents the momentous story of England "first as an idea, and then as a kingdom, as a country, a people and a culture." Here, in a single volume, is a fresh and comprehensive account of the English and their history. With extraordinary insight, Robert Tombs examines language, literature, law, religion, politics, and more while investigating the sources of England's collective memory and belief. The English and Their History spans 700,000 years, from the island's very first inhabitants to the present day, stopping along the way to recount the tales of conquerors, kings, and queens; a nation's myths and legends, facts and extraordinary truths. No history of England has come close to matching the scale and scope of this historical masterwork--with an eye for detail to rival his ambition, Tombs has managed to cover every significant happening and development over hundreds of thousands of years while accessibly explaining how they connect. But The English and Their History is more a work of narrative nonfiction than one of reference or record, expertly guiding the reader from footprints in the mud of early Homo sapiens through Shakespeare, Reformation, revolution, and industrialization in a narrative stretching all the way to the present"-- Provided by publisher.

Geographic Term
Great Britain -- History.


Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2015].

General Note (Repeatable)
"This is a Borzoi Book."

Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookHISTORY EUROPE 942 TOMB32530608145734Main JCPLAdult Nonfiction Area