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 Britain

Volume II: The New World

Volume III: The Age of Revolution

Volume IV: The Great Democracies

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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 Age of Revolution (A History of the English-Speaking Peoples #3)

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I love Churchill's take on history. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was prime minister of Great Britain during World War II. Throughout his long and distinguished political career his writing was prolific.

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