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By Linda Colley

How used to be nice Britain made? And what does it suggest to be British? This tremendous and seminal booklet examines how a extra cohesive British state used to be invented after 1707 and the way this new nationwide id used to be nurtured via battle, faith, alternate, and empire. Lavishly illustrated and strong, Britons is still an important contribution to our realizing of Britain’s prior, and maintains to steer ongoing controversies approximately this polity’s survival and destiny. This variation comprises an in depth new preface via the author.


“A sweeping survey, . . . evocatively illustrated and engagingly written.”—Harriet Ritvo, New York occasions e-book overview


“Challenging, interesting, drastically good informed.”—John Barrell, London overview of Books


“Linda Colley writes with readability and grace...Her stimulating e-book may be, and merits to be influential”—E. P. Thompson, Dissent


Linda Colley is Shelby M. C. Davis 1958 Professor of historical past at Princeton University.

Winner of the Wolfson historical past Prize

A New York occasions Notable Book


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