This is Historic Britain

This is Historic Britain

By: Miroslav Sasek
Published by: Macmillan Publishing Company
Publication Date: 1974
Series: This Is... by M. Sasek Series

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From the spectacular Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace to a dark alley and a local pub once frequent by Samuel Johnson; from bustling Trafalgar Square where Lord Nelson presides over the lions and pigeons to a small cottage in a sleepy Cheshire village where Nelson's mistress grew up, one sees Britain as a land of fascinating contrasts.  It is a land of long tradition, too.  Windsor Castle, whose nearby meadows were the site of the signing of the Magna Carta, is still a favored residence of Britain's royal family.

Sasek's panoramic tour encompasses the many facets of this remarkable nation, from the mystery of Stonehenge to the contradiction of The New Place at Stratford-upon-Avon where Shakespeare was buried. Among his stops are places of world renown: Carlisle, famous for Bonnie Prince Charlie's colorful ride; Canterbury, famous for its Archbishop and its tales; Yorkshire, famous or its pudding and moors; and Liverpool, famous for The Beatles.  Here is a three-language nation of grand palaces and lofty cathedrals, where lake bottoms play host to castles, clans and monsters and where automobile tycoons share immortality with kings.

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This is Britain Reprint

This is Britain        
Reprinted in 2008 by Universe Publishing
Available formats: Hardcover
Series: M. Sasek's This is the World (Reprints) Members Only
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