The Story of Britain: From the Romans to the Present: A Narrative History (Hardcover)

From the Romans to the Present: A Narrative History

By Rebecca Fraser

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393060102, 848pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2005

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Just as much as kings and queens, battles and empire, Britain's great themes have been the liberty of the individual, the rule of law, and the parliamentary democracy invented to protect them. Ever since Caractacus and Boudicca surprised the Romans with the bravery of their resistance, Britain has stood out as the home of freedom. From Thomas More to William Wilberforce, from Gladstone to Churchill, Britain's history is studded with heroic figures who have resisted tyranny in all its guises, whether it be the Stuart kings' belief in divine right, the institution of slavery, or the ambitions of Napoleon and Hitler.
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