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The Oxford History of Britain

2021 edition

Updated Edition

Edited by Kenneth O. Morgan

February 2021

ISBN: 9780198841111

896 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Price: £12.99

A new edition of this best-selling history of Britain, from Roman times, now updated to cover the first decade of the 21st century.

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A new edition of this best-selling history of Britain, from Roman times, now updated to cover the first decade of the 21st century.

  • Covers all aspects of British history, consensus, and conflict over the two millenia, up to Brexit.
  • A best-seller, aimed equally at the specialist scholar and the general reader.
  • The ten authors are all acclaimed authorities on their respective periods and themes, the majority being fellows of the British Academy.

New to this edition

  • This new edition includes a new chapter on the 21st century and an updated epilogue. Morgan explores what has happened in Britain since 2000 and up until 2020: the invasion of Iraq alongside the USA; the rise in terrorist attacks; the 2011 riots; Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee; the London 2012 Olympics; the vote to leave the European Union; Theresa May becoming the second female Prime Minister of the UK, and more.

About the Author(s)

Edited by Kenneth O. Morgan, Visiting Professor, King's College London

Kenneth O. Morgan is a working peer in the House of Lords and a Visiting Professor in the Institute of Contemporary British History, King's College London. From 1966 to 1989 he was Fellow and Praelector of Queen's; from 1989 to 1995 he was Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University, and also Senior Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, 1993-5. He has also been an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. He is the author of many major works on British history including Wales in British Politics, 1868-1922; Rebirth of a Nation: Wales 1880-1980; Labour in Power, 1945-1951; Consensus and Disunity: the Lloyd George Coalition Government, 1918-1922; The People's Peace: British History, 1945-1990; Modern Wales: Politics, Places and People; Callaghan: A Life; The Twentieth Century (A Very Short Intoduction). He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1983 and became a life peer in 2000.

Table of Contents

    Forward to the new edition
    1:Roman Britain (c. 55 BC - c. AD 440), Peter Salway
    2:The Anglo-Saxon Period (c. 440-1066), John Blair
    3:The Early Middle Ages (1066-1290), John Gillingham
    4:The Later Middle Ages (1290-1485), Ralph A. Griffiths
    5:The Tudor Age (1485-1603), John Guy
    6:The Stuarts (1603-1688), John Morrill
    7:The Eighteenth Century (1688-1789), Paul Langford
    8:Revolution and the Rule of Law (1789-1851), Christopher Harvie
    9:The Liberal Age (1851-1914), H. C. G. Matthew
    10:The Twentieth Century (1914-2000), Kenneth O. Morgan
    11:A New Millennium (2000-2008), Kenneth O. Morgan
    12:From Crash to Brexit (2008-2020)
    Further Reading
    Chronology
    Genealogies of Royal Lines
    Prime Ministers 1721-2019
    Index
    Foreword to the new edition
    1:Roman Britain (c.55 BC - c. AD 440), Peter Salway
    2:The Anglo-Saxon Period (c. 440-1066), John Blair
    3:The Early Middle Ages (1066-1290), John Gillingham
    4:The Later Middle Ages (1290-1485), Ralph A. Griffiths
    5:The Tudor Age (1485-1603), John Guy
    6:The Stuarts (1603-1688), John Morrill
    7:The Eighteenth Century (1688-1789), Paul Langford
    8:Revolution and the Rule of Law (1789-1851), Christopher Harvie
    9:The Liberal Age (1851-1914), H. C. G. Matthew
    10:The Twentieth Century (1914-2000), Kenneth O. Morgan
    Epilogue (2000-2010), Kenneth O. Morgan
    Further Reading
    Chronology
    Genealogies of Royal Lines
    Prime Ministers 1721-2010
    Index