This book, and the series it's a part of does a justice in introducing British history to those unfamiliar with it. It's a textbook written for undergrad historians, but book is adaptable for anyone interested in reading and learning the history. It does have a bit of an anglo-saxon bias, which is sort of amusing (almost an inside joke for those who study British/Anglo-Saxon history.) I suggest reading along with this book, Eighteenth-Century English Society: Shuttles and Swords (Opus Books) (Douglas Hay, Nicholas Rogers), as it'll give you an additional view of the history while undertaking Age of Aristocracy. Another good book to read along with Age of Aristocracy would be Fashionable Acts: Opera and Elite Culture in London, 1780-1880 (Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies). Also if one is interested in this additional recommendation, the author, Witt recently did an interview by Marshall Poe on New Books in History (dated on Oct 16, 2012.) The interview acts as a decent side piece to consume as one reads into British history. I'd link to the podcast directly, I think that might go against Amazon's TOA. Other than that, Age of Aristocracy is a good book for introductions as I noted. If you don't like history, or are new to history this book might not be the best start.
Product Review & Suggestions:
I know in book reviews we aren't really suppose to review the product, but Amazon has yet to create a separate tab which brings product reviews under a single thread. The book is pretty pricey - I would suggest if this is a problem either look the book up in Worldcat.org and find it at your local Univ/College library or purchase the used copies that Amazon has listed. There is no reason why this book can't be in Kindle format and should be. I've click the request link a few times out of hope that the publisher/author magically gets the message and gives in immediately. Also, considering the book series and series like Oxford's "The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction" which has an audiobook version, this series of British history would do well in using ACX to get the book read into audio version. Such an audio version, as the Oxford series of short histories noted above makes for good listening during the work day. That said, the product over all was fine and this aspect of the review does not affect my star rating for the book itself.