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This Sceptred Isle: 1919-1939

AuthorChristopher Lee

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Duration3h

CategoriesAdult Non-Fiction, History

Key StageA Level

PublisherBBC

VersionUnabridged

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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. Volume 2, covering the years 1919-1938, looks at a Britain ravaged by war and at the mercy of millions of striking workers. It also takes in the lighter side of life in the 1920s and 1930s, including the first loaf of sliced bread going on sale and the glory days of Fred Perry. Narrated by Anna Massey with Robert Powell, this is an authoritative, vivid and compelling account of one of the most exciting and fast-moving periods in Britain's history.

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