Reviews

  • An exciting, intensely seductive presentation of history.

    Independent
  • 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

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