By Jeremy Black
The writer starts via contemplating how the geography of england has motivated its improvement and is going directly to study the formation of its society and political tradition. Resisting the Whiggish culture of triumphalist nationwide histories, Jeremy Black offers a balanced and delicate account in his trademark pithy style.
This new version has been significantly revised and extended, bringing the assurance correct as much as the current day, together with what the Scottish referendum on independence says concerning the nature of smooth 'Britishness'.
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