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: Th is final volume written in the style of Carter and Mears concludes the popular historical series, first released in 1937, and reveived by Stacey Publishing in 2009. It tells the story of our islands in a straightforward, chronological historical narrative. The series, which has received a great deal of praise and support from the press, educational campaigners and the government, seeks to fill the gap in current history teaching by providing a comprehensive and accessible account of the events that defined our nation from Cheddar Man to the Battle of Britain and the Falklands War. Volume IX covers the period between 1951-90, recounting the events of the day in the context of the Cold War and examining the end of empire, the growth of the Commonwealth and Britain s move towards Europe, along with the far-reaching social change of the swinging sixties. The legacy of these years is the subject of the period from 1979 that details the rise and fall of Thatcher and the end of the Cold War with the collapse of the Soviet Bloc in 1989 90.