A Short History Of England
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G.K. Chesterton has committed a great sin; he has written a didactic poem, a work of art, and has called it history. It is no easy thing to give a list of all the complex sanctities that he has violated by this one act; as a mere incident in the accomplishment of his main purpose he has arrayed against himself anti-Catholics, materialists, aristocrats, plutocrats, and the whole tribe of scientific historians.
Excerpt from A Short History of the Norman Conquest of England I have here told, in the shape of a primer, the same tale which I have already told in five large volumes. I have only to say that, though the tale told is the same, yet the little book is not an abridgement of the large one, but strictly the same tale told afresh. I should be well pleased if I am able some day to tell the same tale on a third and intermediate scale.
Excerpt from A Short History of the Church of England When in a book of this size one has to deal with so large a subject as that of the history of the Church of England, it is obvious that much must be left untold. For details of the events in the long career of the National Church, the reader must therefore turn to larger works. But behind events there lie always the ideas and ideals which led to them; and it is simply the ideas and ideals that have influenced, or in turn have been influenced by, the National Church in its long continuous life which I have tried to describe.
Excerpt from A Short History of Political Economy in England, From Adam Smith to Arnold Toynbee In the following pages an attempt is made to give a short account of the History of Political Economy in England from Adam Smith to Arnold Toynbee. The history is not carried back beyond Adam Smith for a reason which is stated in the chapter upon that author, and it ends with Arnold Toynbee, because the work of writers who are still living is, it may be hoped, not yet fully completed.
Excerpt from A Sketch of the Origin and the Recent History of the New England Company To the Governor, Treasurers, and Members of the Company. The New England Company having thought it desirable that a short history of the origin and objects of the Company should be written for the benefit of all such as are interested, and yet do not know of the work accomplished either now or in the past by the Company, the task of composing such a sketch has been placed in my hands.
Excerpt from London a Short History, With Maps and Illustrations 'You must remember that London is not merely the capital of England, Scotland, and Ireland; it is the capital of the British Empire.' 'The streets, wherever one turns, whisper a thousand things of the past: the churches contain the ashes of those great men who fought in the long struggle for liberty at home, and carried the flag of enterprise abroad; the companies tell of trade regulated for the good of the craftsman; the Lord Mayor himself, with his medieval array and his medieval officers, is to me a Historic Monument which ought never to he removed.
Excerpt from A Short History of English Commerce and Industry The scope of this Short History is explained in the Introductory Chapter. Its object is to give a brief account of the commercial and industrial development of England from the earliest times to the reign of Queen Victoria. The limits of space would, in any case, compel the selection of certain points for special treatment, and the omission of many others; but an endeavour has been made to touch at least upon the most important events and characteristics of each period.
Excerpt from A Short History of Greek Mathematics The history of Greek mathematics is, for the most part, only the history of such mathematics as are learnt daily in all our public schools. And very singular it is that, though England is the only European country which still retains Euclid as its teacher of elementary geometry, and though Cambridge, at least, has, for more than a century, required from all candidates for any degree as much Greek and mathematics together as should make this book intelligible and interesting, yet no Englishman has been at the pains of writing, or even of translating, such a treatise.
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Excerpt from A Short Constitutional History of England Although many handbooks of Constitutional History exist, I hope that the arrangement of this little book will be found useful enough to warrant its entry on a field apparently already so well occupied. The want of a small book on English Constitutional History, in which the various subjects are treated in a connected and consecutive manner, has been much felt by me, not only whilst myself reading for the History School, but also whilst subsequently engaged in reading with others.
Excerpt from The History of England From the First Invasion by the Romans to the Accession of William and Mary in 1688, Vol. 10 of 10 Though Charles by his spirited opposition to the bill of exclusion had proved his determination to support the interests of his brother, there were many who, judging from his poverty, his love of ease, the facility with which he changed his resolutions, and the ingenuity with which he vindicated those changes to his own satisfaction, ventured to predict that after a short struggle he would, according to his custom, yield to the importunity and perseverance of his opponents.
Excerpt from Constitutional History of England The subject of modem Local Government is such a complex one that in a short Constitutional History, such as this is, it is impossible to deal with it adequately. I have thought it better therefore to omit altogether a separate account of it. Besides, there are several easily accessible books dealing with such matters as Poor Law administration, County Councils and County Courts.
A Short History of Political Economy in England, from Adam Smith to Arnold Toynbee: Paperback: Wentworth Press: 9781371987275: 28 Aug 2016
Excerpt from A Short History of the English People, Vol. 2 The Protestants, 1540 - 1553; The Martyrs, 1553 - 1558; Elizabeth, 1558 - 1560; England and Mary Stuart, 1560 - 1572; The England of Elizabeth; The Armada, 1572 - 1588; The Elizabethan Poets; The Conquest of Ireland, 1588 - 1610 About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.
A Short and Simple History of England: Paperback: BiblioLife: 9780559179136: 09 Oct 2008
Excerpt from A Short History of Freethought, Vol. 2 of 2: Ancient and Modern While France was thus passing from general fanaticism to a large measure of freethought, England was passing by a less tempestuous path to a hardly less advanced stage of opinion. It was indeed a bloody age; and in 1535 we have record of nineteen men and live women of Holland, apparently Anabaptists, who denied the "humanity" of Christ and rejected infant baptism and transubstantiation, being sentenced to be burned alive - two suffering at Smithfield, and the rest at other towns, by way of example.
Excerpt from The History of England, Vol. 1 of 8: From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688 It is difficult for a man to speak long of himself without vanity; therefore I shall be short. It may be thought an instance of vanity that I pretend at all to write my life; but this Narrative mall contain little more than the History of my Writings; as, indeed, almost all my life has been spent in literary pursuits and occupations.
Excerpt from Short History of the Catholic Church in England The Father of English History, in his Preface to The Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation, commends the earnest study of the actions of men of renown, especially of our own nation. "For if history relates good things of good men, the attentive hearer is excited to imitate that which is good; or, if it mentions evil things of wicked persons, nevertheless the religious and pious hearer or reader, shunning that which is hurtful and perverse, is the more earnestly excited to perform those things which he knows to be good and worthy of God.
Excerpt from Dodd's Church History of England From the Commencement of the Sixteenth Century to the Revolution, Vol. 5 The present volume, at least with the exception of a very few pages, is offered to the public as an original supplement to what Dodd has written. The short notice bestowed by that writer on the appointment of Dr. Bishop, at the end of Article v, in the preceding volume, must have struck the reader as more than usually concise.
A Short History of the Jews in England: Paperback: Nabu Press: 9781245708975: 16 Sep 2011
A Short History of the Art of Printing in England: Hardback: Palala Press: 9781357900861: 20 May 2016
A Short Answer to MR. Freeman's Strictures in the Fortnightly Review on the History of England During the Early and Middle Ages. : Hardback: Palala Press: 9781348104506: 13 Dec 2015
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A Short History of Political Economy in England, from Adam Smith to Arnold Toynbee - Primary Source Edition: Paperback: Nabu Press: 9781295881697: 15 Mar 2014
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Excerpt from The History of England From the First Invasion by the Romans to the Accession of William and Mary in 1688, Vol. 6 of 10 Whatever opinion men might entertain of the legitimacy of Elizabeth, she ascended the throne without opposition. Mary had expired about noon; and in a short time the Commons received a message to attend at the bar of the house of Lords.
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A Short History of England, from the Earliest Times to the Present Day: Paperback: Wentworth Press: 9781373865649: 29 Aug 2016
A Short History of the Norman Conquest of England: Hardback: Palala Press: 9781341400971: 03 Sep 2015
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A Plain and Short History of England, Letters: Hardback: Palala Press: 9781358310799: 21 May 2016
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A Short Constitutional History of England: Hardback: Wentworth Press: 9781371651299: 27 Aug 2016
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The Irvines and Their Kin; Revised by the Author in Scotland, Ireland and England; A History of the Irvine Family and Their Descendants, Also Short Sketches of Their Kindred, the Carlisles, McDowells, Johnstons, Maxwells, Gaults, McElroys, Etc, from A.D: Hardback: Andesite Press: 9781298506986: 08 Aug 2015
The History of the Parliament of England, Which Began November 3, 1640; With a Short and Necessary View of Some Precedent Years: Hardback: Palala Press: 9781355150640: 02 May 2016
A Short History of England from the Earliest Times to the Present Day: Hardback: Palala Press: 9781347933503: 13 Dec 2015
A Short History of England's and America's Literature: Hardback: Palala Press: 9781348164623: 14 Dec 2015
The History of the Parliament of England, Which Began November the Third, M.DC. XL.; With a Short and Necessary View of Some Precedent Years: Hardback: Arkose Press: 9781346339146: 09 Nov 2015
A Short History of England, from the Earliest Times to the Present Day: Hardback: Wentworth Press: 9781373865687: 29 Aug 2016
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A Short History of England and the British Empire: Hardback: Arkose Press: 9781344615365: 15 Oct 2015
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A History and Genealogy of Captain John Locke (1627-1696) of Portsmouth and Rye, N.H, and His Descendants; Also of Nathaniel Locke of Portsmouth, and a Short Account of the History of the Lockes in England: Hardback: Andesite Press: 9781298764003: 12 Aug 2015
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This book, first published in 1921, is intended to serve as an introduction to the study of the historical background of modern industrial and social questions. It deals with the evolution of English industrial conditions from the close of the Napoleonic War to the outbreak of the First World War. Particular attention is paid to social consequences and growth of opinion.