Monday, 10 March 2008



This is likely to be the shortest history of Britain you'll ever read. This is so for an important reason. Most histories tend to be long and deal in a series of specific events. The purpose of this history is to identify the overall patterns.
This allows the reader to quickly place the reason for a particular event as a consequence of previous events - something that is often missed by historians. And if nothing else, by offering a short history like this, the reader can hopefully identify with history.
This is an ability lost in the modern world. And we miss so much because of it. I will be posting once or twice a week.

Anthony North


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