A History of the English Speaking Peoples

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Cassell P L C, 2002 - English-speaking countries - 352 pages
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During the period of this volume, from 1688 to 1815, three revolutions profoundly influenced mankind and all occurred within the space of a 100 years and all led to war between the British and the French: the English Revolution of 1688, the American Revolution of 1775 and the French Revolution of 1789. Beneath these political upheavals other revolutions in science and manufacture were laying the foundations of the Industrial Age in which we live today. All this time the expansion of British overseas possessions grew: the New World, India and discoveries by Cook in the Southern Hemisphere. This was the time of Marlborough, Wolfe, Clive, Nelson and Wellington, plus the great statesmen Walpole, Chatham and Pitt.Volume I: The Birth of BritainVolume II: The New WorldVolume III: The Age of RevolutionVolume IV: The Great Democracies

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Review: The Great Democracies (A History of the English-Speaking Peoples #4)

User Review  - Erik - Goodreads

This final book in Churchill's "English Speaking Peoples" series covers from about 1815 up through the end of the reign of Queen Victoria. The conflicts of WWI and WWII are alluded to, but not ... Read full review

Review: The New World (A History of the English-Speaking Peoples #2)

User Review  - Marie - Goodreads

This book was written by Winston Churchill the famous war leader and politician and he actually won the Nobel prize for literature for this series of four volumes of English history. I read this ... Read full review

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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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