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    • This Sceptred Isle: Collection 1

    • 55BC-1702: The Classic BBC Radio History
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Paul Eddington
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The first five volumes from the landmark BBC radio series This Sceptred Isle. Christopher Lee's epic history tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the death of Victoria. This collection includes the original first five volumes.

    Regular price: $33.04

    • This Sceptred Isle Collection 2: 1702-1901

    • The Classic BBC Radio History
    • By: Christopher Lee, Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Peter Jeffrey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The final five volumes from the landmark BBC radio series This Sceptred Isle. Christopher Lee's epic history tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the death of Victoria. This collection includes the original volumes 6-10. 1702-1760: the First British Empire; the reign of George I; Britain's first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole; and the first rendition of Rule Britannia. 1760-1792: the Age of Revolution; the Industrial Revolution begins....

    Regular price: $33.04

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • Empire, Volume 3: 1876- 1947
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Britain had the biggest empire the world has ever known. At one time a quarter of the global land mass was British. Over a third of the world was insured at Lloyds. At his coronation, more than 400 million people saluted George V. Truly, the sun never set on this historical phenomenon. Whatever the day, whatever the hour, somewhere on the globe, the empire worked and played up and played the British game, often absurdly so.

    Regular price: $20.66

    • This Sceptred Isle, Volume 1

    • 55 BC-1087 Julius Caesar to William the Conqueror
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Volume 1, covering the years 55BC to 1087, tells the beginning of the story: 400 years of peace for the island of Britannia under the Romans before a plunge into the Dark Ages and the invasion of those who would become the English: Angles, Saxons, Danes and Norwegians.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Making history enjoyable

    • By lanny kaufman on 09-08-11

    Regular price: $14.46

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • Empire, Volume 1: 1155-1783
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Britain had the biggest empire the world has ever known. At one time a quarter of the global land mass was British. Over a third of the world was insured at Lloyds. At his coronation, more than 400 million people saluted George V. Truly, the sun never set on this historical phenomenon. Whatever the day, whatever the hour, somewhere on the globe, the empire worked and played the British game, often absurdly so.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • excellent into to british empire

    • By D. Littman on 11-27-06

    Regular price: $20.66

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century 1979-1999
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Volume 5, covering the years 1979-1999, looks at the Thatcher years, the Falklands War and the greatest ever Royal Wedding. Beyond Britain Gorbachev was influencing world affairs and, back in the nation's capital, a dome was being built to celebrate the approaching millennium.

    Regular price: $14.46

    • The Sceptred Isle: The Dynasties

    • The Complete BBC Collection
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Sceptred Isle provided the definitive radio account of the British nation, from 55BC to the end of the 20th century. Now its attention turns towards the incredibly powerful families which have wielded power behind the scenes for the past 1,000 years. The Dynasties relates how the loyalties of this privileged elite, many of whom are older than the monarchy itself, were tested and rewarded; it also uncovers a multitude of murderous plots, bloody battles, adulteries, intrigues and shocking executions.

    Regular price: $22.71

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • Empire, Volume 2: 1783-1876
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: various
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    This is Volume 2 of the eagerly-awaited follow-up to Christopher Lee's highly-acclaimed and award-winning BBC Radio 4 series. BBC Radio 4's monumental history of Britain picks up the story of the British Empire at the point where the American colonies have become the United States of America with their triumph over General Cornwallis and the British army at Yorktown in 1781. These are the years when British influence grew steadily around the globe.

    Regular price: $21.32

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century, Volume 1, 1901-1919
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

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

    Regular price: $15.49

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century 1919-1939
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Volume 2, covering the years 1919-1939, looks at a Britain ravaged by war and at the mercy of millions of striking workers. It also takes in the lighter side of life in the 1920s and 30s, including the first loaf of bread going on sale and the glory days of Fred Perry.

    Regular price: $14.46

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century 1939-1959
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Volume 3, covering the years 1939-1959, takes a global perspective. Following the horrors of the Second World War, which culminated with the horrific bombing of Hiroshima and the onset of the Cold War, came the beginnings of popular culture: Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and the Mini.

    Regular price: $14.46

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century, Volume 4, 1959-1979
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Volume 4, covering the years 1959-1979, includes the erection of the Berlin Wall, putting the first man on the moon, the Vietnam War, and the astonishing success of a young man called Cassius Clay. Closer to home, the Beatles generated worldwide hysteria and Profumo caused a scandal.

    Regular price: $14.46

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century, Volume 5, 1979-1999
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Volume 5, covering the years 1979-1999, looks at the Thatcher years, the Falklands War, and the greatest ever Royal wedding. Beyond Britain, Mikhail Gorbachev was influencing world affairs and, back in the nation's capital, a dome was being built to celebrate the approaching millennium.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I hope the rest of the series is this great

    • By Philo on 10-06-14

    Regular price: $14.46

    • This Sceptred Isle Vol 5

    • Restoration & Glorious Revolution 1660-1702
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Christopher Lee's history of Britain provides the definitive radio account of the events and personalities that have shaped our nation. Volume 5, covering the years 1660 to 1702, is about great change: the restoration of the monarchy, the Great Plague, the Great Fire in the nation's capital, and, following the immense unpopularity of James II's Catholicism, a ruler from a different country on the throne, William of Orange.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • contains a glitch

    • By Mark on 01-26-15

    Regular price: $14.46

    • This Sceptred Isle, Volume 2

    • 1087-1327 The Making of the Nation
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Volume 2 covers the years 1087 to 1327, a time of wars between the English and the Scots, of Crusades and of civil war. Yet in amongst the fighting lay the foundations of the modern state: the Magna Carta and the calling of the first parliament.

    Regular price: $14.46

    • This Sceptred Isle Vol 4

    • Elizabeth I to Cromwell 1547-1660
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    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 4, covering the years 1547 to 1660, describes some momentous events: the long reign of Elizabeth I; the personal union of England and Scotland under her successor, James VI and I; and, of course, the Civil War.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Highly Informative

    • By Rihka on 08-28-13

    Regular price: $14.46

    • This Sceptred Isle, Volume 3

    • 1327-1547 The Black Prince to Henry V
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Volume 3, covering the years 1327 to 1547, takes us through a bloody and turbulent time in English history: the Hundred Years' War with France, the Peasants' Revolt, the triumph of Henry V at Agincourt, the Wars of the Roses, and, of course, the reign of the larger-than-life Henry VIII.

    Regular price: $14.46

    • This Sceptred Isle Vol 8

    • Nelson, Wellington, & Napoleon 1792-1815
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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 8 covers the years 1792 to 1815, a time of war all over Europe, which created national heroes out of Nelson and Wellington as they battled against Napoleon.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • This Sceptred Isle Vol 6

    • The First British Empire 1702-1760
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Christopher Lee's history of Britain provides the definitive radio account of the events and personalities that have shaped our nation. Volume 6, covering the years 1702 to 1760, looks at several firsts: the reign of the first Hanoverian king, George I; the man known as Britain's first prime minister, Robert Walpole; the first renditions of 'Rule Britannia' and 'God Save the King'; and, importantly, the first appearance of gin!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I love the series, not this one so much

    • By Philo on 10-30-14

    Regular price: $14.93

    • This Sceptred Isle Vol 7

    • The Age of Revolutions 1760-1792
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Christopher Lee's history of Britain provides the definitive radio account of the events and personalities that have shaped our nation. Volume 7, covering the years 1760 to 1792, describes the impact of developments in the world outside Britain: revolution in America created a new nation and, in France, changed the face of Europe. At home, George III battles to establish the constitutional monarchy we know today.

    Regular price: $14.46

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