Small Island: 12 Maps That Explain The History of Britain (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author

Philip Parker is a writer, consultant and publisher specialising in ancient and medieval political and military systems. He studied history at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and is the author of A History of Britain in Maps (2016), the DK Eyewitness Companion Guide to World History (2010) and many more. He was the general editor of Anova's Great Trade Routes (2010), and winner of a Certificate of Merit for the Mountbatten Maritime Award in the Maritime Media Awards 2013. As a publisher he ran The Times books list, including works on ancient civilizations and The Times History of the World. Philip lives in London with his partner and daughter.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780241368268
ISBN-10: 024136826X
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Publication Date: August 4th, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: New History of Britain