Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 November 2015

400 Pages | 30 illus.

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780199676057

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Weeping Britannia

Portrait of a Nation in Tears

Thomas Dixon

  • Six centuries of weeping Britons, from medieval mystics to Margaret Thatcher
  • Comprehensively debunks the myth of the British "stiff upper lip"
  • Includes the tears of some of the most influential people in British history, including Oliver Cromwell, Queen Victoria, Winston Churchill...and Paul Gascoigne
  • Incorporates the history of painting, literature, theater, music, and cinema to present a panoramic emotional history of Britain over the centuries
  • Simultaneously a museum of tears and a philosophical handbook, using history to shed new light on the constantly evolving nature of Britishness