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A History of Britain, Volume 3 Audiobook

A History of Britain, Volume 3: The Fate of Empire, 1776 - 2000

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Award-winning historian Simon Schama completes his monumental three-volume history of Britain, which accompanies the acclaimed television epic. In The Fate of Empire, Schama illuminates the period of British history from 1770-2000 through a variety of historical themes, including the advance of technology and industry, women's increasing role in society and the burgeoning British Empire, and key British characters such as Wordsworth, Burke, Queen Victoria, Churchill, and George Orwell. Lesser-known lives are also illuminated, such as Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first woman doctor; 'Mother' Mary Seacole, the forgotten Caribbean nurse and heroine of the Crimea War; and Dadabhai Naoroji, who, in 1890, became the first Asian MP.

This is Volume 3 of A History of Britain. Don't miss Volume 1 and Volume 2.

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    "schama master class"

    Fantastic work, excellntly presented, an Audible classic. i would highly recomond this to anyone studying history or even simply looking to hear a good story which this is full of.

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    "Superlative history, masterfully engrossing"

    History come vividly alive, with people and events throughly analysed and colourfully, masterfully explained. The narration is excellent too. Not to be missed. Brilliant work by one of Britain's finest historians.

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    "Disappointing"

    This is a very intellectual version of his history that lacks the human element of good story-telling. He seems to miss out things we 'should already know' so it ends up being patchy and full of dense and inaccessible and obscure insights. Just didn't engage with this at all

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