Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837

 
Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837 by Linda Colley
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Published: 
September, 1994
ISBN: 
978-0300059250
Publisher: 
Yale University Press

In this compelling book, Linda Colley recounts how a new British nation was invented in the wake of the Act of Union between England and Wales and Scotland in 1707. Skillfully interweaving political, military, and social history, Colley enlivens her story with colorful vignettes of the heroes and politicians, artists and writers, and ordinary women and men who helped forge a British national identity. Her book is a major contribution to our understanding of Britain`s past and to the contemporary debate about the shape and identity of Britain in the future.

Area of Interest: 
British Studies
Political History
Period: 
17th & 18th Centuries
Region: 
Europe