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A SHORTENED HISTORY OF ENGLAND. Paperback – 1963

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin (1963)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000WD00V4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,122,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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IT is not my purpose to describe pre-insular Britain and the great geologic changes, the volcanoes, the rise and fall of mountains, the tropical swamps in which the coal forest grew, or the industrious building of the chalk down under the sea. Read the first page
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Kim Schoubye on 25 Dec. 2000
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A book of history, not concerned with the hatsize of kings or drowns itself with references to one obscure Act of Parliament after the other,is quite a rare thing to come by. This book is concerned with everything. It puts the ordinary man in the high seat and, after you read it, you really get a feling of having been there yourself. Whether it be the rise of the First English Standard or the Peterloo Massacre, Trevelyan makes you experiance history in a truly intense way.
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Very good book! I have to study it for my university course...it's really well written and easy to follow.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MaryN on 8 April 2015
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Very difficult to read
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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
Entertaining and enlightening 14 July 2000
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Trevelyn was the nephew of Macauley--that other great English historian. Macauley's work focused on a brief period of English history after the Restoration. Trevelyn's work stretches from the ancient era to the end of World War I. I have read several works on the history of England, but this was by far the most pleasurable to read and the most informative. The book does a great job in explaining the religious and social issues surrounding the Reformation, the regicide, Cromwell's protectorate, and the Restoration. I feel that my understanding of the English-speaking world has been improved significantly. I have not yet read Churchill's history, but I cannot imagine anything better. Trevelyn's style is entertaining and he has a real pride in his native land which comes through the book.
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Four Stars 8 Jun. 2015
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I had to read this as one of our "text" for a History of Britain class. It is an easy, factual read of the history of England, if a bit dry now and then. Better if you are a history buff. But I don't think it's too awful a read for, say, a student that HAS to take a history course for which it is required reading.
If you'd like something a little more entertaining, that gives you the progress of England from the thawing of the ice age thru WW II, check out "Sarum: the Novel of England", by Edward Rutherfurd (which was our other "text"). It follows the general development of England and it's peoples through several fictional families in a more general sense and, as I said, is more entertaining.
But obviously our instructor picked them because the two books do compliment each other.
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Five Stars 7 Jan. 2015
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