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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: A. N. Wilson Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953, there were many who proclaimed that a new Elizabethan Age had begun. Few could have any inkling, however, of the stupendous changes that were going to take place, in Britain and around the world. The collapse of British power in the world and the near-evaporation of its wealth were established facts, but few people had even begun to understand them.

In the third book in A. N. Wilson's acclaimed histories, Our Times follows the beginnings of modern Britain from the 1950s with the Suez crisis, immigration, the Angry Young Men, and Harold Macmillan, to the 1960s and changes in attitudes towards divorce and homosexuality, the rise of satire, and the boom in pop music and fashion. It continutes through the 1970s, with Vietnam and the Cold War looming large and the Labour government that ushered in the Winter of Discontent, to the Thatcher government of the '80s and the collapse of the Soviet Union, which signalled the end of a political era in Britain, up to the current period of, according to Wilson, unprecedented peace and prosperity.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Margaret | 1/31/2012

    " A bit wordy and wandering but a good summary of how Britain has changed in the last 50 years and why that a mixed blessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Russamun82 | 1/22/2011

    " Normally my knowledge of British History stops at World War II but this book was a great peak at what came after. Guided by a conservative, yet thorough scholar, we can view the reign of Elizabeth II in a more detailed and colorful view of Britain in the past fifty years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Margaret | 1/2/2011

    " A bit wordy and wandering but a good summary of how Britain has changed in the last 50 years and why that a mixed blessing. "

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