Philip Parker

A History of Britain in 12 Maps
  • A History of Britain in 12 Maps

  • Pre-order this fascinating analysis of a dozen maps selected from critical points in the last two thousand years of British history.

    With the uncertainty of Brexit, Britain as we know it is on the brink of defining change. With current borders being disputed and, with them, identities challenged, this book will provide a brilliant insight into how our country's borders have always been, and always will be, in a state of change.

    From the Celtic period, when 'Britain' was just a patchwork of tribal kingdoms, to the height of the empire a century ago, when the whole of Ireland, India, Australia, much of Africa, Asia and the Americas were marked as British,through to the present day when Britain's shape and extent is once more in question, these maps dramatically chart the political and cultural evolution of the nation.

    By focusing on these maps Philip Parker reveals how Britain came to be the way it is today, and how the past is a guide to where we might go from here.

RELEASED 23/07/2020

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.