Great Britons is an illustrated biographical dictionary recording the lives of 645 men and women, all of them British subjects, who died between 1915 and 1980 and whose mark on their contemporaries and in their chosen careers has been of exceptional interest and significance.
Comic art has always been with us; its earliest examples might be said to include cave paintings, hieroglyphics, and the Bayeux tapestry. The comic as we know it today has more recent origins, with a number of different countries playing their part in its development.
Simon Schama’s dramatic, broad-ranging, and immensely readable epic history of Britain reaches its triumphant conclusion in this third and final volume, which stretches from the American Revolution to the present.
Change - sometimes gentle and subtle, sometimes shocking and violent - is the dynamic of Simon Schama's unapologetically personal and grippingly written history of Britain, especially the changes that wash over custom and habit, transforming our loyalties.
Through interviews with more than a 100 people who knew Burgess personally, many of whom have never spoken about him before, and the discovery of hitherto secret files, Stalin's Englishman brilliantly unravels the lives of Guy Burgess in all their intriguing, chilling, colorful, tragi-comic wonder.
The 7 May 2015 Nick Robinson stared down the lens of camera 5 in the BBC’s Election Night Studio to explain to millions the significance of an exit poll that shocked the country and heralded an earthquake in British politics. The result is an extraordinary narrative and insight.
Better known as “Bertie,” Edward Prince of Wales was charming and dissolute. A lifelong womanizer, Bertie conducted his countless liaisons against the glittering backdrop of London society, Europe, and the stately homes of England in the second half of the 19th century.
1916: One Hundred Years of Irish Independence: From The Easter Rising to the Present There’s before 1916 and then there’s after. Between them lies the Easter Rising, when Irish republicans took up arms against British rule and changed the course of their country’s history forever.
Author Mary Pat Kelly weaves historical characters such as Maud Gonne, William Butler Yeats, Countess Markievicz, Michael Collins, and Eamon de Valera, as well as many more into Of Irish Blood, a vivid and compelling story inspired by the life of her great-aunt.