About this book
Follow-up to the bestselling "The Victorians" in which Wilson tells the story of the 'Decline and Fall' of Britain.
How did Britain's power and influence decline? Seeking to answer this question, this book begins with the reign of Edward VII, when Great Britain commanded the mightiest empire in the world. It ends with the Coronation of Elizabeth II, when Britain emerged victorious from a world war, but ruined as a world power.