This is the definitive visual guide to 5,000 years of British history, now in paperback. The History of Britain & Ireland traces the key events that have shaped the British Isles. From the Elizabethan age of Shakespeare to the Iraq and Afghan wars of the 21st century, this beautifully illustrated book offers a definitive visual chronicle of the most colourful and defining episodes in British history. This paperback edition is updated to include recent events such as the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Packed with visually arresting illustrations and clear, concise text, you can now explore the long and fascinating story of the British Isles. It includes profiles of key people in history such as Geoffrey Chaucer, Alfred the Great, Charles Dickens, Queen Elizabeth I and Winston Churchill. The History of Britain & Ireland (previous hardback edition ISBN 9781405364287) is ideal as a family reference for the home as well as a key history companion for schools.