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This Sceptred Isle 1702 to 1760 (inc. 24-page booklet & chronology 2 x tapes)

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( full title is " This Sceptred Isle 1702 to 1760 : The First British Empire ", by Christopher Lee , read by Anna Massey , Churchill extracts read by Peter Jeffrey , Additional readings by Denys Hawthorne , Patience Tomlinson & Brett Usher , Produced by Pete Atkin )

Queen Anne was the last of the Stuart monarchs. In her twelve years on the throne she became the last monarch to veto an Act of Parliament. Scotland was officially united with England and Wales, and the Duke of Marlborough - Churchill's most illustrious ancestor - became a national hero in winning the Battle of Blenheim. When Anne died without an heir, Great Britain acquired its first Hanoverian king - George the First.

The reigns of the first two Georges witnessed the first great financial scandal - the South Sea Bubble - and the rise of Robert Walpole, the man usually called Britain's first Prime Minister. "Rule Brittania" and "God Save the King" came into the national repertoire, gin and grog came into the national drinks cabinet and William Pitt the Elder, Bonnie Prince Charlie - with his Scottish Jacobites, fighting the last battle on English soil to date - and Clive of India, all found their way to centre stage.

Includes a 24-page booklet and a fold-out chronology (see Photo Two).
Running time : approximately 3 hours.

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Author(s):
Lee , Christopher
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Cassette tape
Publisher:
BBC
Title:
This Sceptred Isle 1702 to 1760 : The First British Empire

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( full title is " This Sceptred Isle 1702 to 1760 : The First British Empire ", by Christopher Lee , read by Anna Massey , Churchill extracts read by Peter Jeffrey , Additional readings by Denys Hawthorne , Patience Tomlinson & Brett Usher , Produced by Pete Atkin )

Queen Anne was the last of the Stuart monarchs. In her twelve years on the throne she became the last monarch to veto an Act of Parliament. Scotland was officially united with England and Wales, and the Duke of Marlborough - Churchill's most illustrious ancestor - became a national hero in winning the Battle of Blenheim. When Anne died without an heir, Great Britain acquired its first Hanoverian king - George the First.

The reigns of the first two Georges witnessed the first great financial scandal - the South Sea Bubble - and the rise of Robert Walpole, the man usually called Britain's first Prime Minister. "Rule Brittania" and "God Save the King" came into the national repertoire, gin and grog came into the national drinks cabinet and William Pitt the Elder, Bonnie Prince Charlie - with his Scottish Jacobites, fighting the last battle on English soil to date - and Clive of India, all found their way to centre stage.

Includes a 24-page booklet and a fold-out chronology (see Photo Two).
Running time : approximately 3 hours.

Author(s):
Lee , Christopher
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Cassette tape
Publisher:
BBC
Title:
This Sceptred Isle 1702 to 1760 : The First British Empire

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