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History Resources for A-Level (L6th)

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Supermac examines key events including the controversy over the Cossacks repatriation, the Suez Crisis, You've Never Had It So Good, the Winds of Change, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Profumo Scandal.


In 1997, Tony Blair won the biggest Labour victory in history to sweep the party to power and end eighteen years of Conservative government. Few British prime ministers have shaped the nation's course as profoundly as Blair during his ten years in power.


The first volume of Alan Clark's diaries, covering two Parliaments during which he served under Margaret Thatcher and then under John Major, constitute the most outspoken and revealing account of British political life ever written.


This book presents a wide-ranging overview of the achievements and failures of the Blair governments.

Major's early life was extraordinary; his rise through Parliament meteoric, he became Foreign Secretary and then Chancellor of the Exchequer. When Thatcher fell, he fought and won a shrewd campaign to succeed her.

In this history of Britain since the war, Roy Hattersley chronicles the main shifts in ideas and attitudes, changes in social structure and industrial performance, and the influence of world events on Britain's economic prospects and international status.

First volume of Margaret Thatcher's memoirs, which encompasses the entirety of her career as Prime Minister.

Official biography of Britain's former prime minister, which captures all the political drama of the 1970s.

Shortlisted for the 2014, Costa Biography Award Roy Jenkins was probably the best Prime Minister Britain never had. But though he never reached 10 Downing Street, he left a more enduring mark on British society than most of those who did.

"The Blair Years" may be the most revealing account of contemporary politics you will ever read. Taken from Alastair Campbell's daily diaries, it charts the rise of New Labour and the tumultuous years of Tony Blair's leadership, providing the first important record of a remarkable decade in our national life.