A superbly told new history of Victoria's Britain in all its grandeur and misery, triumph and doubt.
Sir David Cannadine is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, Visiting Professor at Oxford University and the Editor of the National Dictionary of Biography. His major works include The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, Ornamentalism, Class in Britain and Mellon- An American Life. He is the general editor of two major series- The Penguin History of Britain and The Penguin History of Europe.Victorious Century is his volume for the former series.
magnificent..a thumping great book, and it is probably destined to
become a classic..Extraordinarily for a history book there are no
footnotes. Only a historian at the very top of his game can do that
and get away with it, and Cannadine succeeds triumphantly. -- Jane
Ridley * Spectator *
A book such as this is a work of heroic summary. -- David Aaronovitch * The Times *
Reviews for THE UNDIVIDED PAST: 'Cannadine marshals modern scholarship, a sure historical sweep, and a confident polemic' Tristram Hunt; 'Cannadine urges us to see through [prejudices] and past them, to get away from the old chestnuts of class, race, gender and the rest, and to concentrate on exploring what brings us together' -- Mark Mazower