A Short History of England

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Chesterton takes a rather romanticised view of the absolute monarchy of olden times and naturally gets increasingly more political as his history nears his own time period of World War I. It's an intriguing look at England written in an engaging style not lacking in humour. (Goodreads)
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display_descriptionA unique and accessible history of England from one of the country's preeminent thinkers. Published in 1917, A Short History of England is a "popular book of history" told through the layman's eyes. G. K. Chesterton takes the reader on brisk, casual strolls through the annals of Anglo-Saxon history by discussing key topics and periods, including "The Defeat of the Barbarians," "The Problem of the Plantagenets," and "Nationality and the French Wars," in clear and insightful prose. A fascinating collection of short pieces that bring the past to stimulating life, A Short History of England is a testament to the unique qualities that, according to George Bernard Shaw, made Chesterton "at once the most concise and the fullest historian this distressful country has yet found."
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