Philip Parker

Small Island
  • Small Island

  • The greatest questions of our future can be answered by twelve crucial moments in Britain's history.

    It wasn't long-ago that Britons could have been as at home in Varanasi as they could have been in Wolverhampton - why? - because the shape and location of Britain's land-mass has not always been the same, and with large parts of Britain scattered across the globe, British borders and its identity has always been on the move.

    But, by knowing more about the twelve pivotal moments that occurred over a 2,000-year period, we can not only gain a full sense of our British history, but we can also understand where we are heading.

    In twelve defining maps, you will learn how Britain came to be the superpower it is today and by using the past as a guide we can foresee what is coming.

    A New History of Britain is essential reading for certainty - to discover our past, to reveal our future and identify who we are and who we will become.

Philip Parker is a writer, consultant and publisher specializing 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. He lives in London with his partner and daughter.

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