Bibliography (Masterplots, Fourth Edition)
Bucholz, Robert, and Key Newton. Early Modern England: A Narrative History. Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2003. While this work is not as comprehensive as Churchill’s four-volume history, it offers more scholarly interpretations of events. It begins with the Tudor-Stuart reigns and ends with England’s transformation into a constitutional monarchy. It also offers a more balanced account of women’s and gender history.
Cannon, John, ed. The Oxford Companion to British History. 1997. Rev. ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. This historical dictionary, which could be used as a companion to Churchill’s volumes, contains more than one thousand pages and is arranged alphabetically. Traces British history from 55 b.c.e. to the early twenty-first century.
Fraser, Rebecca. The Story of Britain: From the Romans to the Present—A Narrative History. New York: W. W. Norton, 2005. Like Churchill, Fraser focuses on individuals in British history from the time of the Romans and offers brief accounts of people and events. Unlike Churchill, however, she confines her narrative to one 750-page volume and she ends a century later, in 2002.
Lukacs, John. Churchill: Visionary, Statesman, Historian. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2002. A biographical account of Churchill’s varied roles. Includes the chapter...
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