From the Romantic age to the twenty-first century, The Routledge Dictionary of Modern British History is an essential guide to 250 years of history that have seen ‘this sceptr’d isle’ rise, fall and rise again as a major world power.
A colourful, highly readable text, The Routledge Dictionary of Modern British History covers:
- Prime Ministers, from William Pitt to Winston Churchill and Tony Blair
- protest movements, from Chartism to CND
- 'the Troubles' and the journey towards a fragile peace in Northern Ireland
- military conflict from the Crimea to Iraq
- historic turning points from the Great Reform Act to the Poll Tax riots.
An important and user-friendly resource, this comprehensive reference is ideal for A-Level students and first year undergraduates, as well as anyone interested in the history of the United Kingdom.
John Plowright is Head of History at Repton School in Derbyshire. He is the author of Regency England (Lancaster Pamphlets, Routledge, 1996) as well as numerous articles.