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They Made Great Britain
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'A real treasure trove - an erudite, essential, original & thoroughly entertaining collection of stories, facts & characters that everyone should know about British history' -
Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Jerusalem- the biography.


History as you have never read it. This book, quite extraordinary in its richness and anecdotal detail.
With hundreds of facts never before read about, there's something new and strange on every page. The perfect 'dipping in' book for everyone. Forward by Professor Norman Stone. Beautifully illustrated with more than 200 images from the National Portrait Gallery.

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Adrian Sykes was born in Quetta, Baluchistan (British India, now Pakistan) in October 1945. Educated in Britain, he served in the British Army then worked in the City of London, with appointments overseas, for 40 years. He lives in East Anglia.

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A splendidly informative & entertaining guide to a dazzling cast of great Britons whom everybody in this island should recognise & celebrate, yet in these days often does not -- Max Hastings
This is an unforgettable book, with a new idea on every page -- Paul Johnson
A real treasure trove - an erudite, essential, original & thoroughly entertaining collection of stories, facts & characters that everyone should know about British history -- Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Jerusalem: the biography

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