Covering the major social and political events of British history from the late Victorian era through to the present day, the 6th edition of this landmark textbook helps students critically examine the relationship between the British state and its citizens. With accessible and engaging prose, the book guides students through a mix of chronological and thematic coverage connecting key political, economic and social changes, helping them examine the main themes and trends in British political history.
Newly featuring definitions of key terms, and with 20 additional illustrations, the 6th edition has also been updated to cover events since the 2015 general election, including:
- The 2017 and 2019 general elections
- The Brexit vote and negotiations
- The COVID-19 pandemic
- The resignation of David Cameron, the fall of Theresa May, and the rise of Boris Johnson
- The rise of cultural politics, including feminism, Black Lives Matter, the centralisation of government and identity politics
This book is essential for anyone looking to for an introduction to modern British social and political history.