Open Course Library. M.I.T. & Others FREE EDUCATION. Wikiversity. British History. Historical Directories. Narrative History of England. If there can be such an entity as a brief history of England, I hope I am not being too presumptuous in attempting to provide one for the general reader. To compress time and thousands of years of UK history into a readable, and I hope entertaining few chapters, is a daunting task indeed, but here at Britannia we have turned back our watches and hope to do just that. We can discover the ancient landscapes, historical monuments, Roman remains, medieval towns, Georgian squares and modern architectural wonders together in a blend of history and travel. In so doing, we can determine just what made the tiny country of England so powerful a force in world history, out of proportion to its size and population.
Naturally, our study will be concerned with the lives of the men and women who contributed to the history of their great nation, for good or for ill. THE BRITISH LIBRARY - The world's knowledge. British History. The internet's most comprehensive information resource for the times, places, events and people of British history.