Volume I tells the story of Britain from pre-history to the Battle of Bosworth - the last of the battles of the Wars of the Roses in 1485 - and describes the strife and turmoil in the making of a nation. When this volume begins, tribal law was ...
supreme; when it ends, Brtiain had become a nation and stood on the threshold of those adventures overseas which were to make an empire. Along the way we encounter a plethora of closely observed characters - William the Conqueror, Alfred the Great, Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc - and Churchill analyses the beginnings of Parliament, the Church and the monarchy with an eye as sharp as his legendary wit. Volume I: The Birth of Britain Volume II: The New World Volume III: The Age of Revolution Volume IV: The Great Democracies