Surveys the major developments in the political, social, economic and intellectual history of England from the restoration of Charles II to the death of Queen Anne. Each volume is an independent book, but the whole series forms a continuous history of England from the Roman period to thepresent century.The first edition of this book was published in 1934. This second edition has been revised and enlarged. It traces the course of English history from the reestoration of Charles II to the death of Queen Anne - the age of Clarendon, Shaftesbury, and Marlborough; the age also of Dryden, Newton, andSir Christopher Wren. It offers a broad survey not only of political happenings but also of exploration and commerce, social life, and the arts and sciences: all these matters, moreover, are discussed throughout the volume in their relation to the general history of the period.