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The Story of Britain

A History of the Great Ages: From the Romans to the Present

An authoritative and sweeping history of Britain from the Romans to the present day—in a newly revised edition for the next generation of readers.

The Story of Britain is an accessible one-volume history that clearly depict Britain's origins—and explain how the past shaped the nation's current identity. He begins the story of Britain from the very earliest recorded Celtic times, and with this new edition has now brought it up to date via the Blair years and into the present day of Brexit Britain.

A magnificently eloquent volume, the narrative chronicles two thousand years of Britain's history, the triumph of its people, the glory of its culture, and its dramatic influence on other nations of the world, especially the United States. It is a remarkable achievement and, with his passion, enthusiasm and wide-ranging knowledge, Strong is the ideal narrator. The book is ideally suited for everyone who cares about Britain's past.

Sir Roy Strong was Director of the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum. He is the author of forty books on a wide variety of subjects. He has recently reissued two volumes of his diaries: Splendours and Miseries and Scenes and Apparitions. He lives in England.