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A History of the British Isles: Prehistory to the Present.


A History of the British Isles: Prehistory to the Present

Kenneth L. Campbell



468 pages



This introduction for undergraduate students offers an integrated political, social, and cultural history of Britain, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, from ancient times to the present. The book details factors surrounding rulers, dynasties, civil wars, rebellions, and revolutions up through the French Revolution and Victorian period. One chapter is devoted to the rise of the British Empire in 19th century. Later chapters cover WWI, the interwar years, WWII, and the post war period from 1945 to 1973. Final chapters chronicle politics from 1973 to 2004 and examine the role and future of the British Isles in the 21st century. B&w historical and contemporary photos are included. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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