The three volumes of A History of the Peoples of the British Isles weave together the histories of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales and their peoples.
The authors trace the course of social, economic, cultural and political history from prehistoric times to the present, analyzing the relationships, differences and similarities of the four areas.
Covering British history from prehistoric times to 1688, Volume I's main themes include:
* the development of prehistoric, Roman and Anglo-Saxon Britain
* discussions of family and class structures
* Medieval British history
* the Stuart and Tudor leaderships
* the arts and intellectual developments from 1485 to 1688.
Presenting a wealth of material on themes such as women's history, the family, religion, intellectual history, society, politics, and the arts, these volumes are an important resource for all students of the political and cultural heritage of the British Isles.