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The Face of Britain

A History of the Nation Through Its Portraits

by Simon Schama

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Winston Churchill was so displeased with Graham Sutherland's portrait that his wife asked his secretary to destroy it. Pictured here is a preparatory sketch. Reprinted from "The Face of Britain" by Simon Schama with permission from Oxford University Press/National Portrait Gallery, London hide caption

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Reprinted from "The Face of Britain" by Simon Schama with permission from Oxford University Press/National Portrait Gallery, London

'The Face Of Britain' Tells A Nation's History Through Portraits

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