The History Of England

Paperback | April 26, 1979

byThomas Babington MacaulayIntroduction byHugh Trevor-RoperAbridged byHugh Trevor-Roper

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One of the greatest figures of his age, Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-59) was widely admired throughout his life for his prose, poetry, political acumen and oratorical skills. Among the most successful and enthralling histories ever written, his History of England won instantaneous success following the publication of its first volumes in 1849, and was rapidly translated into most European languages. Beginning with the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and concluding at the end of the reign of William III in 1702, it illuminates a time of deep struggle throughout Britain and Ireland in vivid and compelling prose. But while Macaulay offers a gripping narrative, and draws on a wide range of sources including historical accounts and creative literature, his enduring success also owes a great deal to his astonishing ability to grasp, and explain, the political reality that has always underpinned social change.

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In prose, poetry, politics and oratory, Thomas Babington Macaulay was an instant and incredible success. Translated throughout Europe, with American sales second only to the Bible, The History of England became the standard for historical belief and convention, completely supplanting previous histories. This sweeping epic is as pow...

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One of the greatest figures of his age, Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-59) was widely admired throughout his life for his prose, poetry, political acumen and oratorical skills. Among the most successful and enthralling histories ever written, his History of England won instantaneous success following the publication of its first volum...

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Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859) won instantaneous and outstanding success in prose and poetry, in politics and oratory. His History, translated throughout Europe and achieving sales in America second only to the Bible, immediately became the canon of historical orthodoxy, replacing previous histories so completely that it is now ...

Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-59) was widely admired throughout his life for his prose, poetry, political acumen and oratorical skills. Among the most successful and enthralling histories ever written, his History of England won instantaneous success following the publication of its first volumes in 1849, and was rapidly translated i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 7.78 × 5.12 × 1.06 inPublished:April 26, 1979Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140431330

ISBN - 13:9780140431339

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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In prose, poetry, politics and oratory, Thomas Babington Macaulay was an instant and incredible success. Translated throughout Europe, with American sales second only to the Bible, The History of England became the standard for historical belief and convention, completely supplanting previous histories. This sweeping epic is as powerful and engrossing as a superb novel, evoking the past’s atmosphere like a work of literature. Focusing on the 1688 Revolution and William III’s reign, the book documents and interprets the entire course of English history. Lord Macaulay’s keen understanding of political reality reaffirmed the importance of politics in shaping history.