This Sceptred Isle: The Twentieth Century 1901-1919
Christopher Lee's history of Britain, This Sceptred Isle, provided the definitive radio account of the nation from the arrival of Julius Caesar to ... Show synopsis Christopher Lee's history of Britain, This Sceptred Isle, provided the definitive radio account of the nation from the arrival of Julius Caesar to the death of Queen Victoria. This Sceptred Isle, The Twentieth Century continues the story, taking us through decades of whirlwind change and technological advancement in the diverse and colorful country that now stands on the brink of the millennium. Volume 1, covering the years 1901-1919, looks at the impact of the death of Queen Victoria, the growth of the suffragette movement, changes in the capital, such as the introduction of the first motor buses, and, of course, the far-reaching consequences of the First World War. An authoritative, vivid, and compelling account of one of the most exciting and fast-moving periods in Britain's history.
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