This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

BANK HOLIDAY 3 for 2 SALE
Trustpilot
MENU
Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places [9780593079799]

(No reviews yet) Write a Review

The British Isles, this archipelago of islands off the north-west coast of Europe is, to Neil Oliver, the best place in the world. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting. The tolerant, easy-going peace we enjoy here has been hard won. We have made and known the best and worst of times. We have been hero and villain and all else in between, and we have learned some lessons. Warts and all, the British Isles is the finest, clearest expression of civilisation the world has seen so far, and almost everyone knows it.

Neil Oliver here tells many stories of Britain. Romans and Druids, Boudicca in the south and Calgacus in the north, the last of the free; The Venerable Bede and his Anglo Saxons; Lindisfarne and the Vikings; 1066 and the Norman Conquest; Tudors and Reformation; Civil War and the killing of the king, the Restoration; Enlightenment; World Wars, broken-hearted with loss after the first, Dulce Et Decorum Est; Spitfires, the Blitz, Churchill and the Dunkirk Spirit, 'We'll Meet Again', white cliffs and bluebirds after the second.

This is Neil Oliver's very personal guided tour of the British and Irish historical sites behind these stories, and which make these isles so very special.
AUTHOR: "Neil Oliver is a Scottish archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer who has become widely known as the presenter of flagship BBC television series, including Coast, Vikings and A History of Scotland. He lives in Stirling with his wife and three children."

more
less
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £20.00
£18.04
(You save £1.96 )
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Add to Wish List
SKU:
9780593079799
ISBN13:
9780593079799
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Author:
Neil Oliver
Publisher:
Bantam Press
Publication:
20-Sep-2018
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
448
Chart Position:
4852
Weight:
884 Grams
National Geographic Almanac 2019 UK Edition cover photo

National Geographic Almanac 2019 UK Edition [9781426220166]

A one-of-a-kind annual featuring surprising facts, stunning colour photos, arresting infographics, and illuminating maps that present the world in a w…

rrp: £12.99
£8.94
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Christmas: A Biography cover photo

Christmas: A Biography [9781509833603]

Thirty years after the first recorded Christmas, in the fourth century, the Pope was already warning that too many people were spending the day not in…

rrp: £14.99
£11.73
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One Day cover photo

The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One Day [9781847808776]

Discover what it would be like to travel through the four seasons in one day, following a little girl called Isabelle and her dog, Pickle, as they tak…

rrp: £14.99
£11.38
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Viz Annual 2019 The Pieman's Wig: A Hair-Raising Weave of the Best Bits from Issues 252~261 cover photo

Viz Annual 2019 The Pieman's Wig: A Hair-Raising Weave of the Best Bits from Issues 252~261 [9781781066768]

As D:Ream famously sang in their 1994 chart-topper, Things Can Only Get Bigger ... and here, to prove how right they were is the 2019 Viz annual The P…

rrp: £12.99
£10.06
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Fortnum & Mason: Christmas & Other Winter Feasts cover photo

Fortnum & Mason: Christmas & Other Winter Feasts [9780008305017]

As heard on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show with Chris Evans Capturing the magic and finest festive traditions of Fortnum & Mason, Christmas and Other…

rrp: £30.00
£16.97
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Melmoth cover photo

Melmoth [9781788160650]

FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE ESSEX SERPENT 'A beautiful, devastating, brilliant book' Marian Keyes 'Astonishingly dark, rich storytell…

rrp: £16.99
£12.61
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.

The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492) [9780099546689]

It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against …

rrp: £10.99
£9.21
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen cover photo

The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen [9781471177668]

Kimi Raikkoenen is the Finnish superstar Formula One driver with a reputation for being fast on the track and silent off it - until now! In this supe…

rrp: £20.00
£12.87
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War cover photo

The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War (Audio CD) [9780241375723]

Penguin presents the audio CD edition of The Spy and the Traitor written and read by Ben Macintyre. A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double …

rrp: £25.00
£15.70
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Story Orchestra: The Sleeping Beauty cover photo

The Story Orchestra: The Sleeping Beauty [9781786030931]

A stunning retelling of the classic ballet story brought to life by music! Set to the sound of Tchaikovsky's original music, this favorite ballet stor…

rrp: £14.99
£11.38
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.