By Linda Colley
How was once nice Britain made? And what does it suggest to be British? This excellent and seminal publication examines how a extra cohesive British country used to be invented after 1707 and the way this new nationwide identification was once nurtured via warfare, faith, alternate, and empire. Lavishly illustrated and strong, Britons continues to be an important contribution to our realizing of Britain’s prior, and keeps to persuade ongoing controversies approximately this polity’s survival and destiny. This variation includes an intensive new preface via the author.
“A sweeping survey, . . . evocatively illustrated and engagingly written.”—Harriet Ritvo, New York occasions booklet evaluate
“Challenging, attention-grabbing, drastically good informed.”—John Barrell, London overview of Books
“Linda Colley writes with readability and grace...Her stimulating ebook should 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 instances Notable Book