A one volume history of England, political, social and cultural, and although it is written for the layman as well as for the student, a work of this magnitude is apt to prove overmuch for the general reader. Chronologically and topically the ""English experience"" from earliest days to the present. A level, clear appraisal, basically conservative in interpretation, including the cultural aspects of English development with the political and social. A generous amount of critique devoted to the arts of each century. For reference largely- public libraries, schools, colleges.