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By Linda Colley

ISBN-10: 1782830138

ISBN-13: 9781782830139

The uk; nice Britain; the British Isles; the house countries: one of these wealth of other names implies uncertainty and competition - and a capability to invent and modify. In a yr that sees a Scottish referendum on independence, Linda Colley analyses many of the forces that experience unified Britain within the past.

She examines the mythology of Britishness, and the way some distance - and why - it has light. She discusses the Acts of Union with Wales, Scotland and eire, and their obstacles, whereas scrutinizing England's personal fractures. and she or he demonstrates how the united kingdom has been formed by means of stream: of British humans to different international locations and continents, and of individuals, principles and affects strolling back from elsewhere.

As acts of union and disunion back turn into more and more proper to our day-by-day lives and politics, Colley considers how - if in any respect - the items may be prepare anew, and what this could mean.

Based on a 15-part BBC Radio four sequence.

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