The Routledge Dictionary of Modern British History

1st Edition

John Plowright

Published June 22, 2006
Reference - 288 Pages
ISBN 9780415192446 - CAT# RU447X
Series: Routledge Dictionaries

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From the Romantic age to the twenty-first century, The Routledge Dictionary of Modern British History is an essential guide to 250 years of history that have seen ‘this sceptr’d isle’ rise, fall and rise again as a major world power.

A colourful, highly readable text, The Routledge Dictionary of Modern British History covers:

  • Prime Ministers, from William Pitt to Winston Churchill and Tony Blair
  • protest movements, from Chartism to CND
  • 'the Troubles' and the journey towards a fragile peace in Northern Ireland
  • military conflict from the Crimea to Iraq
  • historic turning points from the Great Reform Act to the Poll Tax riots.

An important and user-friendly resource, this comprehensive reference is ideal for A-Level students and first year undergraduates, as well as anyone interested in the history of the United Kingdom.


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