Destinworld Publishing to Publish New Book Charting Britain’s Most Important Historic Objects

Destinworld Publishing to Publish New Book Charting Britain’s Most Important Historic Objects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Stockton-on-Tees, 13 January 2022) – Destinworld Publishing announces a new title for Spring 2022 which sheds light on the most important historic objects which define Britain.

Acclaimed author Paul Chrystal has drawn on his experience in the history of this nation and his many years researching and writing books, as well as broadcasting on the BBC and contributing to many publications to come up with this definitive list of objects.

There are many ways by which the history of a nation can be defined: by places, people, its laws, politics, economics and culture.

Significant objects are another defining factor and it is through objects that this book aims to tell the history of Britain from prehistoric times to the modern age.

One hundred historically significant objects speak out as emblems of a particular event in Britain’s history – from the earliest fossils and stone tools of our ancient ancestors to the development of a vaccine for coronavirus; from the Magna Carta which defines our justice system to the iconic red telephone box and BBC microphone.

Each object is illustrated with colour photography and images, and insightful descriptions by the author on its significance for inclusion in such an important list.

Available from 27 March, A History of Britain in 100 Objects classifies its contents through Prehistory, The Bronze & Iron Ages, Roman Britain, The ‘Dark’ Ages, Vikings, The Middle Ages, Tudors, Stuarts, Georgians, The Industrial Revolution, Victoriana and Empire, World War I, Between the Wars, World War II, and Post War.

Pre-order your copy here: https://destinworld.com/product/history-of-britain-100-objects/


Paul Chrystal writes features for national newspapers and history magazines and appears regularly on BBC local radio, BBC Radio 4 and on the BBC World Service. A reviewer for Classics for All, he is also the author of around 100 books, and articles on a wide range of subjects, including many on classical literature, ancient warfare and the social history of ancient Greece and Rome. He is married with three children and lives in the city of York.


Founded in 2008, Destinworld is an independent publisher of non-fiction titles covering aviation, Christianity, local history, travel and lifestyle genres.


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