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A History of Britain, Volume 1

At the Edge of the World 3500 B.C. - 1603 A.D.

History of Britain (Volume 1)

Simon Schama; Read by Timothy West

Macmillan Audio

The epic history of Britain from the landmark book and monumental, 14-part television series airing on the History channel

Simon Schama, one the most celebrated historians of our day, brings the history of Britain to dramatic life in this landmark work. Schama reanimates historical figures and events, and draws them skillfully into a powerful and profound narrative that combines passion and scholarship with a superb sense of storytelling.

At the Edge of the World, the first volume of Schama’s monumental work, moves from the birth of civilization to the Norman Conquest. It spans the religious wars and turbulence of the Middle Ages, the outbreak of the Black Plague, the reign of Edward I, the intrigues of the Tudors, and the clash between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots.

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  • Simon Schama; Read by Timothy West

  • Simon Schama has taught history at Cambridge, Oxford, and Harvard universities. Now professor of art history and history at Columbia University, Schama is also the award-winning author of The Embarrassment of Riches, Rembrandt's Eyes, and A History of Britain: At the Edge of the World. Born in London, he currently lives in upstate New York. Timothy West is a versatile British actor noted for his great command on the classical stage and in several other mediums including radio, film and TV. He has appeared in several Shakespeare productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company. On television, he has appeared in Going Postal, Inspector Lewis, Not Going Out, Bleak House, and Agatha Christie: Poirot. Timothy read three volumes of A History of Britain for Macmillan Audio.
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    A History of Britain, Volume 1

    At the Edge of the World 3500 B.C. - 1603 A.D.

    History of Britain

    Simon Schama; Read by Timothy West

    Audie Award Finalist
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