An authoritative survey of the history of English-speaking peoples throughout the world combines intriguing, closely observed biographical profiles- ...Show synopsisAn authoritative survey of the history of English-speaking peoples throughout the world combines intriguing, closely observed biographical profiles--of Alfred the Great, Victoria, Joan of Arc, Lincoln, and other notables--with an account of the key events and issues of the era. The narrative commences fifty-five years before the birth of Christ, when Julius Caesar famously "turned his gaze upon Britain," and concludes in the year 1900. The beginnings of Parliament, the Church, and the monarchy are all analyzed alongside this comprehensive abridgment.Hide synopsis
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An example of how WS can make even 9th-century English hisotry interesting:
"The prudent king sought peace and offered an indemnity. The Danes took the gold, and "swore upon the Holy Ring" they would depart and keep a faithful peace. With a treachery to which all adjectives are unequal they sudenly darted away and siezed Exeter.... But let all heathen beware of breaking oaths! A frightful tempest smote the sea army."
wont to no the value off the 7 volumes they are quite old maybe 50 years old they are quite big width 8 inc length12 inch and got lots off coloufull pictures what woul be the value off the books thanks
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