This story is illustrated with 150 full-color maps and plans that range across many topics, such as agricultural, political and industrial revolutions. The expansion of our islands peoples across the oceans and the lasting legacy that movement left on the world and on our home islands. We show the fluctuating fortunes of the states we now identify ourselves by, from an Anglo-Scottish imperium to devolved power, independence and the often painful process by which the modern map of our islands evolved.The forces of history and religion divided the islands peoples but our DNA unites us much more that most would realise the islands have gone on to embrace new cultures that have come to seek refuge, opportunity and equalitry this is a peoples history.
"An insight into the history, formation, and expansion of the British Isles, from the first settlers in 900 BC, the Viking invasions, and the Battle of Hastings, to the Wars of the Roses and the Great Fire of London. A must for all history enthusiasts!" ~Military History Magazine
“Anyone contemplating a campaign based on England might find this useful for territorial divisions, resource allocations, and so on… [It] contains shire boundaries, fortified towns, and other towns – just the thing for an area map.” ~Historical Miniatures Gaming Society