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by Thomas Babington Macaulay

  • ISBN: 1409928748
  • Category: History
  • Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
  • Subcategory: Europe
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dodo Press (February 6, 2009)
  • Pages: 248 pages
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The History of England used to be one of those books that no self-respecting private library went without.

The History of England used to be one of those books that no self-respecting private library went without. It was one of those books that became a status statement, displayed not because you had read it but because you liked the impression it created that you had read it. It's reputation has taken a hit even among aficionados because the history isn't unimpeachable. Rumors abounded soon after that Charles had been poisoned.

Volume V. Complete table of contents. Philadelphia Porter & Coates.

The book opens with an elaborate and detailed introduction which .

The book opens with an elaborate and detailed introduction which describes the writer's motives and reasons for embarking on this project. He was still working on the fifth volume and the reign of William III when he died at the relatively young age of 59. For Macaulay and his contemporaries, Britain at that time represented the zenith of civilization. Macaulay himself was assigned the task of introducing English in British colonies, especially in India. Some of his controversial ideas included dividing the world into civilization and barbarism and his contempt of indigenous cultures.

Study he found impossible; for the advowson of his living would hardly have sold for a sum sufficient to purchase a good theological library; and he might be considered as unusually lucky if he had ten or twelve dogeared volumes among the pots and pans on his shelves. Even a keen and strong intellect might be expected to rust in so unfavourable a situation. Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilisation of our species. Appears in 167 books from 1849-2006.

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Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay (1800-1859) was a nineteenth-century English poet, historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer, and on British history. During the 1840s he began work on his most famous history, The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, publishing the first two volumes in 1848, the next two volumes appearing in 1855. He is said to have completed the final volumes of the history at Greenwood Lodge, Ditton Marsh, and Thames Ditton, which he rented in 1854. At his death, he had only got as far as the reign of King William III. His most famous works are: Lays of Ancient Rome (1842), Critical and Historical Essays, 2 volumes, edited by Alexander James Grieve (1843), The History of England from the Accession of James II, 5 volumes (1848-61) and Milton and Machiavelli (1868).

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