• "An exciting, intensely seductive presentation of history."

  • "He remains a master storyteller, admirably and sceptically well read in current revisionist histories, and a wonderful guide to a new history of Britain."

    The Times
  • "A History of Britain, its text supplemented by wonderful illustrations, affords the rare joy of witnessing a scholar at the peak of his powers convincing the reader that he has a cracking good tale to tell and that he is loving every minute of the telling."

    Literary Review
  • "Simon Schama's A History of Britain is far more than the book of the TV series... The book is far richer and fuller, covering a huge span so economically that there is room for plenty of arresting detail... It is the sort of vivid history that keeps you awake."

    Daily Mail
  • "Remarkably vivid pictures... A decade on, Schama's study remains a terrific read."

    Paul Lay, History Today