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.