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Treasures of British History

Treasures of British History

The Nation's Story Told Through Its 50 Most Important Documents

by Peter Snow and Dan Snow
Hardback
Publication Date: 09/08/2018
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Told by two of our most celebrated historians, this is a spirited journey of discovery of our nation's history seen through the examination of 50 key documents. With a wealth of experience between them on politics, military history and today's current affairs, Peter and Dan Snow are the perfect guides to appreciating the significance of each document. The documents have been researched from the collections of The National Archives, The British Museum, The British Library and the National Records of Scotland and are set alonside a commentary from the authors explaining their criteria for selection and providing the pertinent details of each document.

From the Magna Carta and Elizabeth's Tide Letter, in which she begs her sister for her life, to the official design for the FA Cup, Churchill's Finest Hour speech following the Fall of France, a ticket stub to the Beatles' first concert, and the signatories of the Good Friday Agreement, this beautifully designed book is a must-have for all history enthusiasts.
ISBN:
9780233005621
9780233005621
Category:
British & Irish history
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
09-08-2018
Publisher:
Welbeck Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
250x216x0mm
Peter Snow

Peter Snow is a highly respected journalist, author and broadcaster. He was ITN's Diplomatic and Defence Correspondent from 1966 to 1979 and presented BBC's Newsnight from 1980 to 1997. An indispensable part of election nights, he has also covered military matters on and off the world's battlefields for forty years.

He presented the BBC documentaries Battlefield Britain and The World's Greatest Twentieth Century Battlefields with his son Dan. He is the author of several books including To War with Wellington and When Britain Burned the White House.

Dan Snow

Dan Snow is an historian who has researched, written and presented several documentaries and appears regularly on the BBC's One Show as their "History Man".

His writing has appeared in The Times, the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Daily Express and BBC History Magazine. Educated at the University of Oxford, he has joint British and Canadian citizenship.

Together they presented the BAFTA award-winning Battlefield Britain and wrote the accompanying bestselling book.

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