Book three of the 8th ed. of the best-selling series provides unparalleled, balanced, and up-to-date coverage of the history of England. This series presents a political and economic history with social and cultural history woven throughout. Each book of the series was conceived and executed capable of standing by itself; however, the four volumes were designed as a unit. They tell the story of how a small and insignificant outpost of the Roman Empire hesitantly evolved into the nation that has probably produced more ideas and institutions, good and bad, than any other state since Athens. Enhanced by maps, illustrations, and footnotes, it incorporates discussions and extensive bibliographies.