A History of the English Speaking Peoples

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Cassell, Jun 13, 1991 - English-speaking countries - 332 pages
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Review: The Birth of Britain (A History of the English-Speaking Peoples #1)

User Review  - Ethan Cramer - Goodreads

A comfy overview of Britain from antiquity to the rise of Henry VII. It's like Tacitus--take it with a grain of salt, but enjoy it nevertheless. Read full review

Review: The Birth of Britain (A History of the English-Speaking Peoples #1)

User Review  - Julia - Goodreads

It was a bit of a tough read for me, but it taught me a lot too. One thing that stood out to me was the Palagian Heresy, in this small bit of history I found truths and insights I would not have had ... Read full review

About the author (1991)

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill is best remembered as the Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II. He served his country in a variety of ways, holding many high offices of state under four different prime ministers, as a member of Parliament for more than 60 years, and for serving two terms as prime minister. He was born at Blenheim Palace on November 30, 1874, and educated at Harrow and Sandhurst. His military service included periods spent in Cuba, India, the Sudan, and in France during World War I. Churchill's writing career began with pieces written for British newspapers while in the military. Some of his most famous works include Marlborough, a four-volume biography of his ancestor, the 1st Duke of Marlborough; The World Crisis, a four-volume history of World War I; The Second World War, a six-volume history; and A History of the English Speaking Peoples, a six-volume work was completed toward the end of his life. In 1953, Churchill received the Nobel Prize for Literature, in recognition of his extensive writing as well as for his speeches throughout a long, distinguished career as a statesman. That same year, Queen Elizabeth II knighted Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill died on January 24, 1965, at the age of 70.

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