From the Ice Age to the dawn of the 21st century, this book tells the story of Britain, its people and the events that have shaped their lives. It charts the dramatic developments and twists and turns of Britain's history, and describes characters from all walks of life, from conquering kings, revolting peasants and troublesome priests, to intrepid explorers, cunning inventors and outrageous artists. Contents:The people of BritainPrehistoric BritainRoman BritainThe early Middle AgesThe Middle AgesTudors and StuartsThe GeorgiansThe VictoriansThe early 20th centuryThe Second World WarPost War BritainFactfile Britain’s long and varied history comes to life with intriguing facts, stunning illustrations, photographs, detailed reconstructions, paintings, maps and family trees. Includes a factfile with places to visit and internet links to recommended websites via the Usborne Quicklinks Website. Beautifully presented with a cloth cover, dust jacket and ribbon marker.