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After an introduction that opens with the Roman invasion of Britain and speeds through the next 11 centuries, this hefty volume officially begins with the Norman Conquest and provides a chronological history of England and, to a lesser extent, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. The writing is mainly factual, but its short chapters take a narrative approach and include some quotes that are apparently invented; no sources are given at all. Although the occasional fact is questionable (America�s Declaration of Independence is credited to Washington as well as Jefferson), Dillon offers plenty of solid history as well. Printed in color, Lynch�s fine paintings brighten the four-page illustration sections that open each of the six sections. The book�s design features a handsome jacket and a ribbon bookmark. However, most pages are text-heavy and illustrated only with the occasional map or, in each section�s time line, small black-and-white pictures. Though not a replacement for more authoritative volumes, this book offers a very readable introduction to an enormous subject. Grades 6-8. --Carolyn Phelan

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Patrick Dillon says, "I first fell in love with history through stories, and, thirty years later, found that they were stories my children loved, too. I wanted to show that what happened in the past happened to real people and to explain how the stories I loved made us who we are today." He lives in London.

P.J. Lynch is one of the most talented illustrators working today. He is a two-time winner of the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal, and three of his books, including The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, have been awarded the Christopher Medal. He lives in Dublin.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick (February 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763651222
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763651220
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,155,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Written by Patrick Dillon and illustrated by P.J. Lynch, "The Story of Britain" is a chronological account of Britain's history, from the arrival of Julius Caesar to the present day. It also includes plenty of chapters on Scotland, Ireland and Wales, though the emphasis is on England and its relationship with its people, its immediate neighbors, and the rest of the world.

Divided into seven parts, the book goes through eleven centuries worth of history, starting with a brief introduction that covers Britain's earliest history (55BC to 1066) and then starting properly with the arrival of William the Conqueror. From that starting point, the book contains the following chapters: "The Middle Ages" (1069 - 1492), covering the Norman Conquest, the Plantagenets, the Hundred Years War, the Black Death and the War of the Roses; "The Tudors" (1487 - 1603), covering Henry VII, the Reformation, Bloody Mary, and Queen Elizabeth; "The Stuarts" (1605-1690) covering the Civil War, the execution of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell and the Restoration; "The Georgians" (1692 - 1815) covering colonization, the American and French Revolution, Napolean Bonaparte and the Battle of Waterloo; "The Victorians" (1812 - 1914) covering the Industrial Revolution, Queen Victoria, the Crimean War and the Edwardians; and finally "The Twentieth Century" (1914 - 1999) covering the two World Wars and their aftermath.

And that's just scratching the surface. Dillon also mentions hundreds of other people, events and places, though in saying that, the sheer density of the subject matter means that only the barest details can be explored, and some famous figures are only name-dropped.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. J. Mullins on October 17, 2011
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This is an excellent comprehensive history of Britain from the Norman Conquest to the present. It is so well-written and an easy read that history buffs would enjoy it for the fun of it, and neophytes will learn a great deal from it. I originally purchased it for my 15-year-old for a school project, but I found myself reading it from cover to cover and loving it. Give it a go - it's worth the read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Edward Lefere on November 4, 2013
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well organized, includes timelines and some maps, clear chapter titles. excellent to-the-point overview for those of us trying to get a grasp of the general history of Great Britain. it is a young adult read but way better than lengthy, wordy, over-puffed-up adult reads. I bought this to keep as a personal reference as I read more about this country and its history. the library wanted back the copy I had borrowed!.
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Although it seems to be written in the style of a fairy tale book for children, I found this book to be surprisingly encompassing and vivid despite its short pages. Each era or major event/element of an era with its primary historical figures is talked about in always 1-2 page summaries. Amazingly, the timeline still flows well enough, the roles of people explained enough that the telling of the history moves very smoothly and explanatorily. You'd think that for a short overview of the past millennium of British history, that there are some things that wouldn't be mentioned. Yet somehow, all the key points are there, and the storytelling format also provides an exceedingly effective view of history as how it came to be rather than simply a series of facts.

Even if it might be for children (I'm actually not so sure what the author's original intention was!), this is a wonderful read for anyone who simply wants a concise or introductory read to British (or more specifically, English) history.
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