History of the English-Speaking Peoples

History of the English-Speaking Peoples

Abridged Edition

by Winston S. Churchill
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Abridged Edition, ©2011, ISBN: 9781616082406
Trade Paperback, 656 pages
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Thisauthoritative survey of the history of English-speaking peoples throughout the world combines intriguing, closely observed biographical profiles—of Alfred the Great, Victoria, Joan of Arc, Lincoln, and other notables—with an account of the key events and issues of the era. The narrative commences fifty-five years before the birth of Christ, when Julius Caesar famously "turned his gaze upon Britain," and concludes in the year 1900.

The beginnings of Parliament, the Church, and the monarchy are all analyzed, as well as:

  • Subjugation
  • Roman Province
  • Lost Island
  • England
  • Vikings
  • Alfred the Great
  • Saxon Dusk
  • Norman Invasion
  • William the Conqueror
  • Growth amid Turmoil
  • Henry Plantagenet
  • English Common Law
  • Couer de Lion
  • Magna Charta
  • Mother of Parliaments
  • Edward I
  • Bannockburn
  • Scotland & Ireland
  • Long-Bow
  • Black Death
  • King Richard II and the Social Revolt
  • Usurpation of Henry Bolingbroke
  • Empire of Henry V
  • Joan of Arc
  • York and Lancaster
  • Wars of the Roses
  • Adventures of Edward IV
  • and Richard III

This American edition also features material on the Civil War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812 which were omitted from the original British edition.

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