"An exuberantly iconoclastic overturning of Albion's sacred cows that simultaneously enlarges our understanding of the past. (8 color and 25 b&w pp. of illustrations, 12 maps—not seen) (First printing of 50,000)"
As the United Kingdom uncertainly faces integration with Europe abroad and devolution at home, historian Davies (History Emeritus/London Univ.; Europe: A History, not reviewed) delivers a narrative that is as opportune as it is ambitious and provocative.
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