(or Historical Guide to England)
I just finished this book. The Swedish version. Don't know if there is a English version.
The last page was nice. It attempted sum the English (or British) people like this (roughly translated):
"They [the Britons] remain in soul and heart peaceful, obedient and tolerant and are persistent in their strife for compromise instead of confrontation."
It's called "A Traveller's History of England" in English. Looked it up on Amazon. :)