"This Sceptred Isle 55BC-1087AD" BBC Audio Classic Romans Vikings Danes Celts

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Seller: ancientgifts (4,777) 100%, Location: Ferndale, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122583720576 This Sceptred Isle 55 BC-1087: Julius Caesar to William The Conqueror by Christopher Lee. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Book on tape contains two audio cassettes stereo/three hours and includes 24 pages background booklet and chronology. Publisher: BBC; (1996). Part of the number one selling cassette program in the history of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio 4. The award-winning program entitled “This Sceptred Isle” tells the story of Britain, from the Roman invasion to the Millennium Dome. This is the first part of the series, and covers the time period from 55 B.C. through 1087 A.D. The subject material includes: Kingship; The Romans in Britain face resistance from Caractacus, Boudicca and some marauding Celts. Athelstan, the First Sovereign; the first king of Wessex beats the Celts, the Danes, the Norwegians, Constantine, king of the Scots, and Olaf of Dublin to create a united kingdom. Dunstan and Canute; Aethelred the Unready is forced to pay enormous bribes to marauding Vikings. Canute and Edmund Ironside; Canute subdues the Yorkshire Danes and sacks Oxford and Winchester, but the tide turns against him when Edmund Ironside becomes king of Wessex. Godwine and Edward the Confessor; the English must decide between respect for the royal line and the need to be protected. The Battle of Stamford Bridge; Harold II beats his half brother in battle but doesn't bother to wait for reinforcements before marching his depleted army to Hastings. The Battle of Hastings; William the Conqueror's mounted knights and well-trained archers take on Harold's travel-weary foot soldiers. The Conquest; William the Conqueror is crowned King William I on Christmas Day 1066. Domesday; William the Conqueror wants to know who owns what because he needs to raise money. Death of the Conqueror; William I's eldest son Robert resents his father's long life and conspires with the French Court to overthrow him. For more about this fabulous series, please follow the link here. CONDITION: 1) Like new. Played ONCE for a class I instruct. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: The award-winning story of Britain from the arrival of Julius Caesar in 55BC. Christopher Lee's history of Britain provides the definitive radio account of the events and personalities that have shaped the nation. From foreign invasions and war to economic crises and social revolution, this is a compelling journey through centuries of dramatic change. Narrated by Anna Massey, and featuring extracts from Sir Winston Churchill's A History of the English-speaking Peoples read by Peter Jeffrey, This Sceptred Isle is absorbing, informative and essential history. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: Covering the period up to 1087, this is part of a major Radio 4 series telling the history of Britain from the Roman invasion to the death of Victoria. Narrated by Anna Massey, the series draws on Churchill's "A History of the English-speaking Peoples", with extracts read by Paul Eddington. I was totally captivated! What an incredible, sweeping history, sumptuously written and produced. With an incredibly rich and diverse history and an incalculable contribution to the world’s culture, Britons almost have the right to be admired and to be what they are not - arrogant and boastful. We must admire too, their charm, wit and self-effacing modesty. READER REVIEWS: I have borrowed & re-borrowed the CD's from the library, & I listen to them at home over & over again. What I particularly like about this title is the way the author refers to contemporary documents relevant to the time in history being covered. Christopher Lee has taken a subject which, in other's hands, can sometimes be flat & 'dry', & he has created a masterpiece. If you have even the slightest interest in history I urge you to either read the print version of the title, or if you can't get your hands on that beg or borrow a copy, in either print, on tape, or on CD. You WON'T be disappointed. I only wish someone would produce a masterpiece of this calibre for 'other' history e.g. French, Italian, etc. Given sets of these tapes as a holiday gift, I was slowed in my enthusiasm toward the givers. Facing a long drive, with ample entertainment backup, I listened to the first of many tapes. Could history on tape possibly subvert popular culture and current events? I have now listened to these tapes more than six times. The presentation, content, and most of all attitude of the material is addictive. The BBC should be commended again for their quality educational products, and their significant contributions toward restoring the positive reputation of the British people. I HIGHLY recommend purchasing these tapes for yourselves and your children's enlightenment. I most always ship audio books Media Mail in a padded mailer. Domestic shipping (insured media mail) is included in the price shown. Domestic shipping also includes USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site). ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per item so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and are insured (international tracking is at additional cost). We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world – but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Title: This Sceptred Isle 55 BC-1087

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