The fourth edition of this book takes the story of British history from 1815 right through to Tony Blair’s resignation in 2007. It is specifically designed for students taking AS and A2 level examinations, and should be useful for undergraduates as a general introduction to the period. All the chapters contain new material, taking into account the latest research and the most recent interpretations, and there are new chapters and sections. I hope too that the general reader will find the book informative and interesting, especially as it requires no previous knowledge. For this edition, the questions based on source material can be seen here.