Dr. Herbert Goodwin

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  • The Modern Scholar

  • World's First Superpower: The Rise of the British Empire, 1497 to 1901
  • By: Professor Denis Judd
  • Narrated by: Denis Judd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

This course will examine the growth and development of the largest empire in world history - the British Empire - beginning with the late 15th century Tudor dynasty in England and ending with the death of the Queen-Empress Victoria in 1901.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Teach yourself history.

  • By Dr. Herbert Goodwin on 13-04-13

Teach yourself history.

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

As a Senior Citizen with spare time I wanted to have a simultaneous account of what went on during the centuries covered in this book, and found Denis Judd's story fascinating. He weaves the histories of east and west, as they affected Britain, with consummate skill, and held me spellbound. The division into manageable chapters with questions at the end of each from his students were an added bonus. I will return to this book again and again when I forget some detail as I am 83, and although enjoying new knowledge find it slips through the net too often. But Denis will be there with his lively descriptions for me to remember. Well done, I wish I had been taught History in High School in the same way. As I recall I was 'bottom- of the my class in this subject back in 1941. Maybe because my school was destroyed by Luftwaffe firebombs didn't help! Needless t say, the ability to listen to this book on my iPod with earphones whilst using my hands to garden or paint water-colours was something I had never had before,offering full use of every moment of my spare time. Everyone, young and old, should "read" this book.

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