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Great Britain’s Place in the World, 1707-1997

An Informal Account

Author(s): B. A. Egerton

Book Description

Great Britain’s Place in the World, 1707-1997 is a readable and thorough account of modern British and international history, ideal for students and teachers in universities and community colleges. The book traces the interlinking of the Industrial Revolution, an unrivalled navy, increased military prowess since the union of England and Scotland in 1707 and the rise of the British Empire, ironically dating from the loss the American colonies. The theme is continued through to the progressive abandonment of Britain’s imperial role following the costs and devastation of two World Wars and the emergence of new superpowers.

Britain’s role in shaping modern history is addressed through the understanding of the impact of key conflict points, including the Napoleonic, Anglo-American, Crimean, Afghan, Zulu and Boer Wars, the two World Wars of 1914-18 and 1939-45, and the Falklands War of the 1980s. An author’s end-note views this history in the context of the 2016 vote for Britain to leave the European Union. It is impossible to form an accurate overview of modern history without an understanding of Britain’s place in it. This book provides that, in a highly accessible form.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-2502-3
ISBN-10: 1-5275-2502-3
Date of Publication: 01/04/2019
Pages / Size: 350 / A5
Price: £64.99


B. A. Egerton attended the City of Norwich Grammar School, UK, following which he became eligible for compulsory National Service, which he extended to 12 years in the Royal Air Force. He subsequently used his electronics training and qualifications to enter and progress in the field of computer technology. After this, he obtained a place at the University of East Anglia to read History and in 2005 gained an honours degree. Following further research, he developed a course entitled ‘Britain in Conflict’, which he presented to adult education classes. He has since increased the breadth of his research to include Great Britain’s role in world affairs since its formation by the Act of Union between England and Scotland in 1807. In 2018, he was elected to membership of the Royal Historical Society.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4155-9
ISBN-10: 1-5275-4155-X
Date of Publication: 01/01/2020
Pages / Size: 350 / A5
Price: £20.00