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Small Island

12 Maps that Explain the History of Britain

Philip Parker

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04 November 2022
To gain a certain view of our future we need to look back to the past; in just 12 defining maps of the last 2000 years this is a fast, accessible guide to British history and what is to come
A fascinating analysis of a dozen maps from critical points in British history over the last 2,000 years, from the Celtic period when 'Britain' was just a patchwork of tribal kingdoms, to a century ago when the whole of Ireland, India, Australia, much of Africa, Asia and the Americas were also marked as British.

Charting the assembling and disassembling of regions under British rule, this book features maps that teach us about the political and cultural evolution of the nation, and much of our past that we often forget. With current borders being disputed and, with them, identities challenged, this book will provide a reassuring insight into how our country's borders have always been, and always will be, in a state of flux.
 Small Island 12 Maps that Explain the History of Britain

Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 236mm,  Width: 160mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   480g
ISBN:   9780241368268
ISBN 10:   024136826X
Series:   New History of Britain
Pages:   320
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Philip Parker was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He has travelled widely including the whole length of the Roman frontier and large parts of the Viking World. He is the author of The Empire Stops Here- A Journey Along the Frontiers of the Roman World, published by Jonathan Cape in

Reviews for Small Island: 12 Maps that Explain the History of Britain

Charting the formation and then break-up of British rule, Small Island provides a richly entertaining canter through the country's past. An engrossing book, offering stimulating observations about our cultural evolution as well as predictions for Britain's future. * Independent *

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