From prehistoric England, Stonehenge and the Romans to modern times, discover the people, places and events that built a country. A concise but comprehensive guide to English history and how England has come to be what it is today.
Key events, people and places include:
* The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
* 1066, Battle of Hastings
* Richard 1 and The Crusades
* Henry VIII, Thomas More, The Spanish Armada, Gunpowder Plot
* World Wars 1 and 2
* The NHS
* The 1953 Coronation
* World Cup win
* The Beatles
* Margaret Thatcher
* Princess Diana
Beautifully produced, Collins Little Book of English History is a treasure in itself and makes a perfect gift for any visitor to England or enthusiast about its history.
Robert Peal is a history teacher at the West London Free School. Having gained a double first from the University of Cambridge, he studied for his masters at the University of Pennsylvania. Robert qualified as a teacher through Teach First, before working as an education research fellow for the think tank Civitas, and as a 'Teacher in Residence' at the Department for Education. He has a passion for teaching and learning about history - his first attempt at a history book was writing about a local Civil War battle site Basing House aged thirteen.