What Would Make Your List?Writer Roger Knowles has assembled a comprehensive list of the most critical events which have created modern British society. From the tumultuous political events which saw war hero Churchill being replaced by ‘peacetime politician’ Attlee to the ramifications of the Poll Tax, this book seeks to tell the story of contemporary England in small, enjoyable vignettes. Written in clear prose, the 50 Plus Recent Events Which Helped Shape or Shock the Nation is a book which educates, explains and elucidates some of the biggest tragedies and victories to befall Britain.
Roger Knowles was born in 1937 in Warrington and raised during World War II and the early post war years. He left school at 16 years of age and commenced work as a trainee Quantity Surveyor. He secured his qualification as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor through study using a distance learning course. In his late twenties he qualified as a Barrister, again by means of distance learning course. He founded James R Knowles in 1973, a company of Construction Disputes Resolution Consultants offering a one-stop shop which was the first in its field. This became the only alternative method of formally resolving disputes in the construction industry, without the need to employ a firm of Solicitors. The company became a worldwide phenomenon.