In the second episode of the History Channel’s “50 Things you need to know about British History”, “Freedom”, Hugh Williams makes another selection of 10 "crucial strands" in British history and then goes on to focus in on the seminal events within these "strands". The result is a fascinating survey and scan of Britain's episodic past. This is neatly done. Thus: the pursuit of Liberty from the supremely important Magna Carta through the Glorious Revolution to the foundation of the NHS...
Alfred the Great and the Golden Age
The Magna Carta and the foundation of Parliament
The first royal execution and the first and only British Republic
The Glorious Revolution
The birth of Britain and the act of union
The first Prime Minister and parliamentary democracy
The British bobby
The NHS and free health care
Joining Europe - EEC
As the introduction goes: ”for everyone who is interested in history but frightened of the fog!” It lifts the fog completely, concise and easy to follow putting history in a chronological perspective.