Britain since 1945 is the established textbook on contemporary British political history since the end of the Second World War. David Childs' authoritative chronological survey discusses domestic policy and politics in particular, but also covers external and international relations. This new and improved seventh edition of this important book brings the picture to the present by including the following additions:
Tony Blair's resignation and Gordon Brown's accession to power
the financial crisis from 2007: the first bank run in Britain since 1866
the 'Special-relationship' with the US and Obama
the 2010 General elcetion and the first coalition government since 1945
'Broken Britain' and Crime
the era of ‘owned by China'
and Britain’s place in a turbulent world.
Britain since 1945 is essential reading for any student of contemporary British history and politics.