The Time Team Guide to the History of Britain

The Time Team Guide to the History of Britain We all know that the Battle of Hastings was fought in London s one big burning blaze tore through the capital in and that Britain declared war on Nazi Germany in but many of us rememb

  • Title: The Time Team Guide to the History of Britain
  • Author: TimTaylor
  • ISBN: 9781905026708
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Paperback
  • We all know that the Battle of Hastings was fought in 1066, London s one big burning blaze tore through the capital in 1666 and that Britain declared war on Nazi Germany in 1939, but many of us remember the most important moments in our history by the folk stories which are attached to them So we remember Henry VIII for his wives rather than the Reformation and CharlesWe all know that the Battle of Hastings was fought in 1066, London s one big burning blaze tore through the capital in 1666 and that Britain declared war on Nazi Germany in 1939, but many of us remember the most important moments in our history by the folk stories which are attached to them So we remember Henry VIII for his wives rather than the Reformation and Charles II for climbing a tree rather than the Civil War But if we set aside these stories, do we really know what happened when, and why it s so important Which came first, the Bronze Age or the Stone Age Why did the Romans play such a significant role in our past And how did a nation as small as Britain come to command such a vast empire Here, Tim Taylor and the team of expert historians behind Channel 4 s Time Team, answer these questions and many , cataloguing British history in a way that is accessible to all This book will give you and your family a clear and concise view of what happened when, and why.

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    1. Based on the Channel Four Archaeological television series digs this a history book which should be read carefully by any non-British writer of historical novels set in Britain. Well written, without being too abstruse or talking down to the reader, it is actually an easy and entertaining book to read. Stretching from Palaeolithic to modern times with the aim to ‘see ourselves as part of a grand continuum of events.’ the book is illustrated lavishly with photographs from Time Team digs and V [...]

    2. at least the history presented seems to be well researched. But then the book tries far too hard to combine a general outline and basic level explanation of british history with a basic companion work to the Time Team television series and its many intriguing and varied "digs" to truly succeed in either goal. References to the actual archeological work of the TV program mostly are kept to annecdotal examples at the end of larger scale summary chapters for the time periods and main relevant arche [...]

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