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1919 - 1939

The Twentieth Century, Volume 2 · This Sceptred Isle

by Christopher Lee Author · Anna Massey Narrator


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Christopher Lee's history of Britain, This Sceptred Isle, provided the definitive radio account of the nation from the arrival of Julius Caesar to the death of Queen Victoria. This Sceptred Isle, The Twentieth Century continues the story, taking us through decades of whirlwind change and technological advancement in the diverse and colourful country that now stands on the brink of the millennium.

Volume 2, covering the years 1919-1938, looks at a Britain ravaged by war and at the mercy of millions of striking workers. It also takes in the lighter side of life in the 1920s and 1930s, including the first loaf of sliced bread going on sale and the glory days of Fred Perry.

Narrated by Anna Massey with Robert Powell, This Sceptred Isle, The Twentieth Century, is an authoritative, vivid and compelling account of one of the most exciting and fast-moving periods in Britain's history.

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This Sceptred Isle


  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 82.7 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 82.6 MB


Copyright holder :
©BBC Audiobooks LTD 1999
Narrator :
Anna Massey
Author :
Christopher Lee
Narrator :
Robert Powell
1919 - 1939
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