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Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Kenneth O. Morgan

Publication Date - August 2005

ISBN: 9780192853974

128 pages

Retail Price to Students: $11.95


The last century has been a tumultuous one for the culture and politics of Britain. Kenneth Morgan's Twentieth-Century Britain is a crisp analysis of the forces of consensus and conflict that have existed in Britain since the First World War. Using a wide variety of sources, including the records of political parties and recently released documents from Britain's Public Records Office, Kenneth Morgan covers the full scope of Britain's modern history while drawing thought-provoking comparisons with the post-war history of other nations. This penetrating analysis by a leading twentieth-century historian makes for fantastic reading for anyone interested in the development of modern Britain.


  • Most comprehensive and authoritative short guide to twentieth-century Britain
  • Highly acclaimed text, first published in the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, which Kenneth Morgan edited
  • Revised and updated for this edition
  • Indispensable for students and general readers

About the Author(s)

Kenneth Morgan is Research Professor, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Lecturer in Modern History, University of Oxford. He was Principal, then Vice-Chancellor, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Professor in the University of Wales, 1989-95. Also, Vice-Chancellor, then Senior Vice-Chancellor, University of Wales, 1993-95.

Table of Contents

    1. The First World War
    2. The twenties
    3. The thirties
    4. The Second World War
    5. The post-war world
    6. From the seventies to the nineties
    7. Towards the millennium
    Further reading
    Prime ministers 1914-2000

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