Book III of the Story of the World series covers from 1520 to 1745—the period of the Reformation until the Seven Years' War. It discusses the effects of the Reformation in Germany, the Netherlands, France, and England, and describes the establishment of colonies in America. The rise of England and the Netherlands as sea powers, the corresponding fall of Spain, and the development of Russia, Austria, and the German states are also presented. The sample below offers the Table of Contents and eleven of the 53 chapters.
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