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by Christopher Lee

Download This Sceptred Isle: Twentieth Century: From the Death of Queen Victoria to the Dawn of a New Millennium ePub
  • ISBN 0563384727
  • ISBN13 978-0563384724
  • Language English
  • Author Christopher Lee
  • Publisher BBC Books; Reprint edition (September 1, 1999)
  • Pages 500
  • Formats lrf docx doc lit
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Europe
  • Size ePub 1342 kb
  • Size Fb2 1825 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 256

Christopher Lee’s seminal history series, which accompanied the award–winning BBC radio series, narrates the rich and gripping story of Britain, from the Roman Invasion in 55 BC to the dawn of the 21st century. In this volume, the author looks at Britain from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 up to the present day. The text covers the century's major political and economic events, as well as the scientific and cultural changes that have influenced the day-to-day lives of British people.

Christopher Lee’s seminal history series, which accompanied the award–winning BBC radio series, narrates the rich and gripping story of Britain, from the Roman Invasion in 55 BC to the dawn of the 21st century.

Christopher Lee’s seminal history series, which accompanied the award–winning BBC radio series, narrates the rich and gripping story of Britain, from the Roman Invasion in 55 BC to the dawn of the 21st century. Focusing on the key characters and pivotal events that have shaped British history, these books are essential reading for anyone with an interest in Britain’s past, present, or future. Series: This Sceptred Isle.

This Sceptred Isle book. In this volume, the author looks at Britain from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 up to the present day. The text covers the century's major political and Christopher Lee’s seminal history series, which accompanied the award–winning BBC radio series, narrates the rich and gripping story of Britain, from the Roman Invasion in 55 BC to the dawn of the 21st century.

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I missed the audio broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Christopher Lee makes . As I read this book, I pictured my own grandfather as a boy in Victoria's army in India. He lived with us when I was a boy and was full of stories.

The book is organized by year, so the reader doesn't have to start at the beginning.

Followed by The Twentieth Century: From the Death of Queen Victoria (1901) to the Dawn of a New Millennium (1999). Book 1. This Sceptred Isle, Vol. 1: Julius Caesar to William the Conqueror 55BC-1087. The award-winning story of Britain, from th. ore. Shelve This Sceptred Isle, Vol.

Christopher Lee is a writer, historian and broadcaster, best-known for writing the radio history series This Sceptred Isle for .

Christopher Lee is a writer, historian and broadcaster, best-known for writing the radio history series This Sceptred Isle for the BBC. Lee was the first Quatercentenary Fellow in Contemporary. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out or otherwise circulated in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser. ISBN 978-1-84529-994-1. eISBN 978-1-84901-939-2.

This Sceptred Isle: The Twentieth Century continues the story, taking us through decades of whirlwind change and technological advancement in a diverse and colourful country on the brink of a new millennium.

People Who Liked This Sceptred Isle: The Twentieth Century, Volume 4, 1959-1979 Also Liked These Free Titles: End of Empire. People Who Liked This Sceptred Isle: The Twentieth Century, Volume 4, 1959-1979 Also Liked These Free Titles: End of Empire.

This Sceptred Isle is a radio series written by historian Christopher Lee about the story of the lands and peoples of Britain by the British Broadcasting Corporation. It was produced by Pete Atkin and broadcast in 1995 twice each day–in the morning and late at night–on Radio 4. The series comprised 216 episodes, each 12–14 minutes long, and had a total duration of 46 hours. A 29-hour-long abridged version of the programmes has been issued on CD as part of the BBC Radio Collection.

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Vonalij
Let me start by saying that from kindergarten onward, I grew up amidst an odd array (some might even call "Insomnia," "Skeleton Crew," Patricia Cornwell books, and the likes, "grossly inappropriate") auidio books for children, so I have a high standard for what I consider "terrifying" or for that matter, "engaging" children's and/or audio books. However, the audible version of this starts out with high-pitched children saying the selection (1979-1999) is from a children's broadcast series....then, the book immediately segways into an adult narrating the most dystopian, high-level vocabulary, and engaging story I think I've ever read/heard.

Totally not what I was expecting. It was midnight and I was driving my car through a desolate portion of desert and very nearly crashed it during the first 2:30 minutes of the book. I ended up having to only listen to the book on the morning commute, because it would catch me off guard too often. Eventually, I had to buy the book, because I felt compelled to try to take notes on the audio portion and that does not go well with driving.

I haven't been able to review the book thoroughly yet, but the audible version is an excellent and informative source. It gives a variety of perspectives, integrated into an interesting (and terrifying) narrative, at least for 1979-1999. I, too, will be reading more by this author and from this series.
Qusicam
I missed the audio broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Christopher Lee makes twentieth-century British history easily accessible. The book is organized by year, so the reader doesn't have to start at the beginning. However, I read it from cover-to-cover in just a few days.

In the introduction Lee talks about his own fascination with the stories his grandfather and grand-uncles told him. As I read this book, I pictured my own grandfather as a boy in Victoria's army in India. He lived with us when I was a boy and was full of stories. I imagined the tribulations of my father in the great depression. But to see the geopolitical forces that shaped the British experience is nothing short of amazing.

This book sharpens previously fuzzy perspectives. This is not the only Christopher Lee book I shall read.