Christopher Lee's history of Britain provides the definitive radio account of the events and personalities that have shaped our nation. From foreign invasions and war to economic crises and social revolution, this is a compelling journey through centuries of dramatic change.
Volume 9, covering the years 1815 till 1837, describes a period of prosperity, wit, and elegance, as well as scandal, change, and social ferment. The Duke of Wellington became prime minister, Sir Robert Peel began the Metropolitan Police, and slavery was abolished in the British Empire.
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"Wonderful....This Sceptred Isle has provided one of the greatest treats for listeners in recent years." (Sunday Times)
Historical & SciFi Book Lover, especially Georgette Heyer, Lois McMaster Bujold, Connie Willis (& New Who). Also books for the kids.
Regency is a period of history I have some fascination for. I thought this would be a bit dry and instead really enjoyed the connections and causalities of events, the characters and the media involvement in the popularity (or otherwise) of the Royal figures.
Narration is wonderful, not just Anna Massey (although she does the majority)
SAVE MONEY - after listening to this I realised for not much more I could have bought one of the 3 volumes of "This Sceptered Isle Empire" and enjoyed more history. So if you wish to buy more than one section, you might want to investigate the "EMPIRE" versions.
I think that this bbc radio series is entertaining, informative and an excellent way to learn about the history of this country
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I have not read the book but I heard the original radio broadcast
The Reform Act of 1832
Her diction is the crispest and clearest you can get. She is brilliant as a narrator, you don't miss a word. Robert Powell is equally impressive as the second narrator.
It is history not fiction!
A useful introduction to this period which sent me off to find books on the period.
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