A History of Britain: The Wars of the British 1603-1776
Publish date: October 17th 2001
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Military History
, European History
, World History
, 17th Century
, 18th Century
Series: A History of Britain (#2)
Before this book I didn't know a Stuart from a Tudor, now I do. The author's philosophy is that history should be as fun to listen to as possible. He does that with ease with this volume. He really gets most interesting when he is delving completely into some event or person such as the Battle of Ha...
I've found Simon Schama's trilogy very difficult to read, I think for three reasons. Firstly, he expects the reader to know a great deal about the subject, in very fine detail – it feels like a book for historians rather than the general reading public. Second, the language seems to me to be a rathe...
I really enjoyed this series and Simon Schama's style, which made it easy to remain engaged in what is, especially over the course of three books, a mine of information on the history of Britain. It was informative and entertaining.
G:AUDIO BOOKSNon FictionA History of Britain 1603 - 1776 The British WarsI am just at the Covenanters Cause where Hugh McKail is recalled. He was my mothers great great(ad infinitum) grandfather:http://reformedcovenanter.wordpress.com/2007/04/21/the-last-words-of-hugh-mckail/