History of Britain and Ireland: The Definitive Visual Guide, New Edition (DK Definitive Visual Histories) (Hardcover)

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Discover the pivotal political, military, and cultural events that have shaped British and Irish history - from the earliest Stone Age settlers to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

This edition includes over 700 photographs, maps, and artworks with accessible text. History of Britain and Ireland is a resource for families, students, and anyone seeking to learn more about the fascinating story of the UK and Ireland.

In this book, you will find:
  • Contemporary portraits and photographs, alongside important artifacts, maps, and documents that bring all of the defining episodes of British and Irish history to life
  • Pages including information about the Celtic Tiger, Brexit, Covid, as well as the lives of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
  • Chapters outlining the Stone Age, Medieval Britain, Tudors, and people and events that have shaped the history of Britain and Ireland.

Spanning six distinct periods of British and Irish history, this book is the best way to discover how Britain was transformed under Norman rule, fought two world wars in the 20th century, and faced new economic challenges in the 21st century.

Fully revised and updated, this guide places key figures - from Alfred the Great to Winston Churchill - and major events - from the Roman invasion to the Battle of Britain - in their wider context, making it easier to learn how they influenced Britain and Ireland's development through the age of empire and into the modern era.

About the Author

DK Publishing was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children, and produces content for consumers in more than 87 countries and 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivaled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. It has a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. DK's adult range spans travel—including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides—history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK's extensive children's list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGObooks. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher Rough Guides.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593842317
ISBN-10: 0593842316
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2024
Pages: 408
Language: English
Series: DK Definitive Visual Histories