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This Sceptred Isle Audiobook

This Sceptred Isle: The Twentieth Century, Volume 1, 1901-1919

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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook continues the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series of the story of Britain, from the start of the 20th century to the present day. Christopher Lee's history of Britain, This Sceptred Isle, provided the definitive radio account of the nation from the arrival of Julius Caesar to the death of Queen Victoria.

This Sceptred Isle: The Twentieth Century continues the story, taking us through decades of whirlwind change and technological advancement in a diverse and colourful country on the brink of a new millennium. Volume 1, covering the years 1901-1919, looks at the impact of the death of Queen Victoria, the growth of the Suffragette Movement, changes in the capital, such as the introduction of the first motor buses, and, of course, the far-reaching consequences of the First World War.

Don't miss out on the rest of the Sceptred Isle series.

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"Wonderful....This Sceptred Isle has provided one of the greatest treats for listeners in recent years." (Sunday Times)

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  • Graham
    1/15/15
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    "Good"

    Very good that, although pretty brief, it managed to cover a lot of stories I had not heard of before whilst still covering the major events.
    Wish it was a little longer though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • waynenigelsenior
    1/27/16
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    "Too Much Pre-war Politics, Not Enough of the War"

    By far the most significant event during this period was the Great War. You wouldn’t know it from listening to this part of the series. So much time is given over to the political events before the Great War. There are even references to domestic matters in other countries. The Great War, and the impact of it on the Home Front is covered briefly and inadequately. I think that the domestic aftermath of the Great War should have begun the next part.

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