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The Union Jack: The Biography epub

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The Union Jack: The Biography epub

ISBN: 1843543362

ISBN13: 978-1843543367

Author: groom-nick

Category: History

Subcategory: Europe

Language: English

Publisher: Atlantic Books 2006-04-13 (2006)

Pages: 256 pages

ePUB book: 1306 kb

FB2 book: 1271 kb

Rating: 4.5

Votes: 434

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Nick Groom is Professor in English at the University of Exeter, and Director of ECLIPSE (Exeter Centre for Literatures .

Nick Groom is Professor in English at the University of Exeter, and Director of ECLIPSE (Exeter Centre for Literatures of Identity, Place, and Sustainability). He has written widely on literature, music, and contemporary art in both academic and popular publications, and is the author of several books including Introducing Shakespeare and The Forger's Shadow. He lives on Dartmoor. Groom is at his best discussing the shifting meanings of the Union Jack in the twentieth century; his expertise in English literature has also unearthed a number of obscure and interesting poems and plays that he quotes. Groom is on much shakier ground in the Middle Ages, however.

Nick Groom traces its long and fascinating past, from the development of the Royal Standard and .

Nick Groom traces its long and fascinating past, from the development of the Royal Standard and seventeenth-century clashes over the precise balance of the English and Scottish elements of the first Union Jack to the modern controversies over the flag as a symbol of empire and its exploitation by ultra-rightwing political groups. Nonfiction History Politics. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Nick Groom traces its long and fascinating past, from the development of the Royal Standard and seventeenth-century clashes over the precise balance of the English and Scottish elements of the first Union Jack to t Known the world over as a symbol of the United Kingdom, the Union Jack is an intricate construction based on the crosses of St George, St Andrew.

Title: The Union Jack: The Story of the British Flag: The Biography Item Condition: used item in. .Nick Groom is Reader in English at the University of Bristol.

Title: The Union Jack: The Story of the British Flag: The Biography Item Condition: used item in a very good condition.

Known the world over as a symbol of the United Kingdom, the Union Jack is an intricate construction based on the crosses of St George, St Andrew and St Patrick.

engaging and interesting history - history as seen from a specific and highly appropriate vantage. works well as a potted history of Britain right back to the days when warriors carried dragon standards, and also as a pot pourri of useful trivia. - James Delingpole Mail on Sunday 'Masterly

Nick Groom is an academic and writer

Nick Groom is an academic and writer. He lives on Dartmoor with his wife, two daughters, and one cat, and keeps a flock of Black Welsh Mountain sheep. When he is not writing, he can be found playing the hurdy-gurdy in local pubs.

The Union Jack and the Royal Navy Ensigns became the most widely recognised trading and military .

The Union Jack and the Royal Navy Ensigns became the most widely recognised trading and military emblems in the world, and symbolised both the high idealism and high-handed cruelty of Empire. Groom ends in the 21st century with arguments about the status of the union flag in such issues as the future of the monarchy, regional autonomy, the relationship between "England" and "Britain", the rights of citizenship and the identity of the nation itself.

In fact, Groom is at his best before 1606, when he leaves most of the political history to others, and expounds on the origin of emblems.

James wanted to be king of a union state called "Great Britain", but he underestimated English recalcitrance. A British flag was part of this. In fact, Groom is at his best before 1606, when he leaves most of the political history to others, and expounds on the origin of emblems. Roman eagles were met by heavily tattooed "Britons" - a word stemming from the Celtic "pritani", or "people of the design".

Read "The Union Jack The Story of the British Flag" by Professor Nick .

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Well written and well executed book. Really enjoyed the history and symbolism that is the "union jack". Would recomend for anyone interested in british history.
This book is more than its title states. It examines the history of the countries in the British Isles and their development up to the present United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. You will learn many new things like the origin of the three lions on England shirts and why we legally have no national anthem let alone no English one at all. You will find in the light of history why it is no surprise that this years bicentenary of England and Scotland's union went uncelebrated. The rise and fall of a United Kingdom is herein explained. The one frustration in the book is the absence of a decent set of illustrations. Why rely on words to describe flags when they are visual symbols, best illustrated not described? The author is an enthusiast for the Union. I fear he is standing amid a flowing tide of nationalism.