Today In British History: January

| March 19, 2014


Today In British History: January

Today In British History: January is the first installment of a 12-part series that examines a seminal event from British history for each day of the year. The anniversary of an important historical event provides a good point from which to look back and consider the importance of that event from two vantage points: first, the significance of an event at the time it occurred and, second, the importance of an event to the broader scope of history. Frequent topics include birthdays of famous people, the anniversaries of important battles, and milestones in fields such as exploration, science, literature, and art.

The January installment of Today in British History takes a look at historic persons as varied as J.R.R. Tolkien, King Henry VIII, and the privateer Henry Morgan. Other topics include the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel ‘Frankenstein,’ the founding of Sydney, and the signing of the Outer Space Treaty.

This book would great for…

• Teachers looking for a tool to encourage learning about one important event or person from British history each day.

• The lover of British history looking for an interesting synopsis of historical anniversaries.

• The person interested in learning more about British history by reading concise summaries of important people and events.


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