Volume One: The Birth of Britain
Traces the story of Britain from Roman times through the Tudors' ascension to the English throne in 1485, the eve of the discovery of the New World.
Volume Two: The New World
Two centuries of discovery, exploration, civil war, and massive changes in the English Monarchy, law and religion ending with the escape of James II in 1688.
Volume Three: The Age of the Revolution
A period of slightly more than 100 years saw three revolutions - each of which led to war between England and France. The volume ends with the treaties of 1815, which marked the end of Napoleon's Empire and the beginning of a European order that would last a hundred years.
Volume Four: The Great Democracies
The defeat of Napoleon left England uncontested master of a large portion of the world. The rise of the Empire is followed through the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Boer War. America's Civil War and growth as a world power is also detailed.
|Series:||A History of the English Speaking Peoples: 1) Birth of Britain 2) New World 3) Age of Revolution 4) Great Democracies|
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Shame on me I didn't read the fine print when purchasing this book. I was hoping to get the complete, 4-volume set. Sadly, when I received it, I discovered that it was abridged. Wish I could get my money back.
Very abridged!!! Didn't see it listed this way, except I now can make it out on the picture of the cover of the book. Should have known with Christopher Lee also listed as an author. Don't make the same mistake that I did.
I also missed the"abridged" description of this book. It is more a list of historical dates than a historical story. I recall the four volume of books by the same title is a much more entertaining read. Save your money and don't buy this abridged version.