This Sceptred Isle

Author: Christopher Lee
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849019398
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This Sceptred Isle. What is Britishness? What allowed one small island group to rule a quarter of the world and, even today, to have the most spoken language after Chinese? What makes Americans admire the guts, traditions and loyalties of these island Anglo-Saxon and Celtic peoples? What is it that makes cynical Europeans and once-dominated Asians look to the British for opinion, literature, social norms and justice? The answers lie within the creation of British institutions, both Commoner and Aristocracy, during the past 2000 years. Following the thought-provoking style of the original This Sceptred Isle, this new volume brings to life the character and frustrations so carefully studied by allies and enemies for twenty-one centuries - from Romans to al-Qaeda. Here Lee makes all the connections with institutions and changing industrial and social characteristics that even show us that Britishness is not exclusively British. At a time when a major section of the British, the English, appear to be less and less sure who they are and who they are meant to be, This Sceptred Isle confirms who it is we really are.

This Sceptred Isle

Author: Christopher Lee
Publisher: Constable
ISBN: 1849019398
Size: 76.90 MB
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This Sceptred Isle. What is Britishness? What allowed one small island group to rule a quarter of the world and, even today, to have the most spoken language after Chinese? What makes Americans admire the guts, traditions and loyalties of these island Anglo-Saxon and Celtic peoples? What is it that makes cynical Europeans and once-dominated Asians look to the British for opinion, literature, social norms and justice? The answers lie within the creation of British institutions, both Commoner and Aristocracy, during the past 2000 years. Following the thought-provoking style of the original This Sceptred Isle, this new volume brings to life the character and frustrations so carefully studied by allies and enemies for twenty-one centuries - from Romans to al-Qaeda. Here Lee makes all the connections with institutions and changing industrial and social characteristics that even show us that Britishness is not exclusively British. At a time when a major section of the British, the English, appear to be less and less sure who they are and who they are meant to be, This Sceptred Isle confirms who it is we really are.

This Sceptred Isle

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ISBN: 9780563552420
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This Sceptred Isle. Continues the BBC Radio 4 series of the story of Britain from the start of the Twentieth century to the present day.

This Sceptred Isle 55bc 1087

Author: Christopher Lee
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Publishing
ISBN: 9780563553557
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This Sceptred Isle 55bc 1087. Covers the years 55BC to 1087. Tells the beginning of the story of Britain: 400 years of peace under the Romans before the ininvasion of those who would become the English - Angles, Saxons, Danes and Norwedians.

Shakespeare And National Culture

Author: John J. Joughin
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719050510
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Shakespeare And National Culture. Shakespeare continues to feature in the construction and refashioning of national cultures and identities in a variety of forms. There is, and was, a German Shakespeare (East and West); there is the contested legacy of a colonial Shakespeare in former British possessions; there is the post-national Shakespeare who has become the focus of debates concerning multiculturalism. Shakespeare has often been co-opted to serve nationalism yet it has also served to contest and transform it in complex and contradictory ways. The examples are legion. In situating the question of Shakespeare and national culture in its global perspective this volume draws together original essays by the leading scholars in the field.

This Sceptred Isle

Author: Christopher Lee
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
ISBN: 9780563527527
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This Sceptred Isle. Taking the reader from the 16th century to the present day, this work is a story of enormous personalities, adventure, scientific and maritime development and the building of one of the most complex international administrations in history.