The English: The Making of a Nation from 430-1700 by Malcolm Billings lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC], 1991, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps;
From the cover: WHO ARE THE ENGLISH? From the Anglo-Saxon invasions to the Act of Union the end of specifically English history Malcolm Billings evokes a vivid picture of the people, places and events which shaped the national character.
This book sets out to explore the quality of Englishness that distinguishes this people from other Europeans including the Welsh, the Scots and the Irish. What influence did successive waves of invasion Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Norman and the traumas of the Black Death, Civil War, and Industrial Revolution have on the English character? And how did individual monarchs and famous figures from the world of chivalry, politics, religion and learning help to forge English culture and personality?
Searching out sites at home and abroad, Malcolm Billings, together with historian Jonathan Riley-Smith, visits castles, churches, battlefields and great country houses which all have a part to play in the fascinating story of the English.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine.
146 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 7½”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my History British category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…