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England, 1870-1914

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Sir Robert Ensor's volume in the "History of England" has long been recognized as a classic. It covers a period of rapid and far-reaching change, ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Wiljon

Breathtaking survey

by Wiljon on Apr 29, 2010

How did he cram all that in? Plenty of detail, making a virtue of the inevitable concentration to comment acidly on events and pass well-aimed verdicts on the behaviour of individuals. The series characteristic of potted biographies, in footnotes to the main text, help the reader to orient him/herself immediately, whatever the context. Appendices unravel some of the knottier sets of problems. This is a book to refer to chapter-by-chapter as the need arises, or read from beginning to end on successive evenings. After dipping into someone else's copy, I just had to have one of my own.

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