The English: A Social History 1066-1945

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The English: A Social History 1066-1945
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The English: A Social History 1066-1945
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The English: A Social History 1066-1945
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The English: A Social History 1066-1945
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The English: A Social History 1066-1945
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The English: A Social History 1066-1945
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The English: A Social History 1066-1945
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The English: A Social History 1066-1945
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The English: A Social History 1066-1945

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Title: The English: A Social History 1066-1945
Author(s): HIBBERT, Christopher
Category: Great Britain
New / Used: Used
Book Type: Large hardcover
Published: 1987
Published By: Grafton Books
Pages: 784
Size (mm): 180 w x 255 h x 50 d

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Records the daily life of the English people from the Norman Conquest to the post-World War II period, in a narrative including vignettes on plagues, witchhunts, religion, nobleman, sports, and music. 

Numerous colour plates throughout. Essential for most libraries.

This work is a striking departure from the earlier efforts of Hibbert, one of England's best-known popular historians. In it he undertakes, on a grand scale not really approached since G. M. Trevelyan's classic English Social History, an overview of the rich fabric of the lives of common folk. The subject is a fascinating one, and on the whole Hibbert does it justice. There should be more on population trends and demography and certainly some maps are needed; but against these shortcomings stand readable prose, excellent treatment of subjects like dress and sex, and considerable research in printed sources.

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