This entertaining and accessible history is designed to appeal to a wide audience, with double-page spreads that deal with a variety of historical topics. Each section deals with a major historical period, from the prehistoric world, through medieval times, and on to the present.
Alex Woolf studied history at the University of Essex. He has worked as an editor for more than eighteen years and as a freelance writer for ten. He has written more than thirty books on a variety of topics, including the Romans, the Vikings, the Middle Ages, the Wall Street Crash, Nazi Germany, the Battle of Britain, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.