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A Short History of England

A Short History of England

by G K Chesterton and 1st World Publishing
Paperback
Publication Date: 25/07/2013
RRP  $20.39 $20.25
Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - It will be very reasonably asked why I should consent, though upon a sort of challenge, to write even a popular essay in English history, who make no pretence to particular scholarship and am merely a member of the public. The answer is that I know just enough to know one thing: that a history from the standpoint of a member of the public has not been written. What we call the popular histories should rather be called the anti-popular histories. They are all, nearly without exception, written against the people; and in them the populace is either ignored or elaborately proved to have been wrong. It is true that Green called his book "A Short History of the English People"; but he seems to have thought it too short for the people to be properly mentioned. For instance, he calls one very large part of his story "Puritan England." But England never was Puritan. It would have been almost as unfair to call the rise of Henry of Navarre "Puritan France." And some of our extreme Whig historians would have been pretty nearly capable of calling the campaign of Wexford and Drogheda "Puritan Ireland."
ISBN:
9781421850009
9781421850009
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
25-07-2013
Publisher:
1st World Publishing
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
196
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x11mm
Weight:
0.25kg

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