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From Ur to Us


An easy to use reference book that tells you everything you need to know about history.

Historians and academics have long bemoaned the lack of historical knowledge among the UK population. Prince Charles convened a conference, following which he said “education has become so shallow-rooted that we now lack an understanding of our national heritage”. Others who attended the conference echoed the Prince’s depressing summary, and these complaints have followed regularly ever since. In short… We seem to have forgotten our history.

Hugh Williams’ From Ur to Us is a book that addresses this very problem. It is written for both the student at school or university as well as for the home.

Count Nikolai Tolstoy – Historian and author

"A fine book. Wherever it touches on topics with which I am concerned I have found it accurate and comprehensive in its coverage.  I think anyone working for ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level history or university entrance would find it invaluable.  For others it would be a great resource for general knowledge - and solving crosswords! I wish you and your magnum opus the good fortune they deserve".

So what’s so different about this book?

The vast index (9,000 + entries) is at the front.

It’s laid out chronologically and in bullet-point format – so getting to the facts you need is very easy.

You should be able to mug up very quickly on all those historical topics you were taught at school but have since forgotten.

It contains all of this: A history of the world; 240+ notes on British history; Brief histories of over 100 countries; The appendices you would expect to find: Kings and queens, Prime Ministers, etc..

Plus, and this is rare these days, it is not politically correct. It does not pussy-foot about with its content. It is history as it should be taught

Paperback. 368 pp.

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