In this masterful book, Roy Strong presents the story of Britain from the very earliest recorded Celtic times to the present day. It is a story of epic sweep and grandeur, and Strong, with his passionate enthusiasm and wide-ranging knowledge, is just the person to tell it. Lavishly illustrated with 300 photographs and works of art, The Story of Britain will be a standard work for years to come.
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Sir Roy Strong was director of the National Portrait Gallery from 1967 to 1971 and director of the Victoria & Albert Museum from 1974 to 1987, when he became a full-time writer, broadcaster and consultant. His books include Visions of England, The Arts in Britain, Coronation: A History of Kingship and the British Monarchy and, most recently, A Little History of the English Country Church.From AudioFile:
As Americans, we're fascinated with the mystery of our seemingly magical development as a nation; so too the British have tried again and again to explain their longer and more complex journey into the 21st century. What thread runs through this sweeping tapestry? For Strong, it is the gradual emergence of class distinctions over the centuries, leading to their eventual breakdown in our own times. With his many voices, Stephen Thorne lends drama and personality to this pageant. Characters come alive; great narrative is developed; kingdoms, colonies, empires emerge only to disappear, but with a semblance of order and reason. What is missing from the print text are the illustrations that Strong's history is so famous for. Nonetheless, it is an excellent, if less than comprehensive, primer of British history. P.E.F. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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