I have a few books I use at primers since I'm relatively new at the subject:The Story of Britain by Rebecca Fraser. Spends little time of Roman (and Pre-Roman) Britain. The meat of it is really starts with the Anglo-Saxon period and on.The Oxford History of Britain, but each Chapter (era) is written by a different person and it really has little to no narrative structure or focus unlike the Fraser's book. I also own a small book called 1215: The Year of Magna Carta by Danny Danziger which interestingly paints a fairly vivid and informed portrait of life during the titular year. I find this just as interesting as the impassioned stories of kings and queens. I recommend it.I'm having trouble finding a copy of Churchill's History of the English-Speaking People. Can anyone point me in the right direction?