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A Shortened History of England By George Macaulay Trevelyan A Shortened History of England Tells the story of the nation from the remote days of the Celt and the Iberian through the raids of the Vikings the Norman conquest the first Elizabethan age and foundation of the Indian Empire to
  • Title: A Shortened History of England
  • Author: George Macaulay Trevelyan
  • ISBN: 0140204431
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Shortened History of England By George Macaulay Trevelyan Tells the story of the nation from the remote days of the Celt and the Iberian, through the raids of the Vikings, the Norman conquest, the first Elizabethan age and foundation of the Indian Empire to World War I and the setting up of the League of Nations.
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    1. George Macaulay Trevelyan

      George Macaulay Trevelyan, OM, CBE, FRS, FBA, was an English historian Trevelyan was the third son of Sir George Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet, and great nephew of Thomas Babington Macaulay, whose staunch liberal Whig principles he espoused in accessible works of literate narrative avoiding a consciously dispassionate analysis, that became old fashioned during his long and productive career Contemporary E H Carr considered Trevelyan to be one of the last historians of the Whig tradition.Many of his writings promoted the Whig Party, an important aspect of British politics from the 1600s to the mid 1800s, and of its successor, the Liberal Party Whigs and Liberals believed the common people had a positive effect on history than did royalty and that democratic government would bring about steady social progress.Trevelyan s history is engaged and partisan Of his Garibaldi trilogy, reeking with bias , he remarked in his essay Bias in History , Without bias, I should never have written them at all For I was moved to write them by a poetical sympathy with the passions of the Italian patriots of the period, which I retrospectively shared.

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    1. Obviously not shortened enough, was my family s view of this book It s taken me about four months to read, and it was a day of great rejoicing when I finished.As you can infer, I found parts of this history a bit dry Some of the problem stems from the fact that this was a history book above my level Trevelyan assumes that his reader has a working knowledge of key figures and major events for each era, which mostly I do not.One of the greatest merits of this book, however, is his ability to be sy [...]


    2. Why English majors should read history For many centuries after Britain became an island the untamed forest was king Its moist and mossy floor was hidden from heaven s eye by a close drawn curtain woven of innumerable tree tops, which shivered in the breezes of summer dawn and broke into wild music of millions upon millions of wakening birds the concert was prolonged from bough to bough with scarcely a break for hundreds of miles over hill and plain and mountain, unheard by man save where, at ra [...]



    3. I picked up this book to learn from and not to read critically, so I can t offer a lot of insight into Trevelyan s integrity or originality as a scholar The best I can do is admire and reproduce some of its beautifully written prose The story begins almost biblically, dwelling for suspense in imaginative vistas of the virgin prehistoric land, still eternal seeming At the time of their coming overland, the chalk downs of Dover and Calais were still united in a continous range the majestic Thames [...]


    4. if you re seeking to read a history book about historical characters and not the importance of naval power and endless tirade of reform bills this will not be the book for you read winston churchill instead.


    5. I read somewhere that Trevelyan s works are now largely unread , which is a very great tragedy Trevelyan was the most widely read historian in an era when most people had not yet abandoned the habit of reading His work allows the reader to understand how men once understood and read history largely as progressing from barbarism to civilizations as in Trevelyan s case , but Trevelyan also proves without a doubt that one can write compelling and erudite history without sacrificing style There is n [...]


    6. Incredibly concise and beautifully written narrative history of Britain from pre Roman times to pre WW2 Some antiquated sentiments verging on authoritarian eg that the feudal serf was better off despite his servitude because his lord made the world a stable place But striking, vivid images eg the victorious Saxons who refused to live in abandoned Roman villas meaning that for some centuries, the Roman ruins must have stood as a familiar a sight as the roofless abbeys under the Stuart Kings, a u [...]


    7. Lots of stuff packed into a small space Cover painting by Hogarth Read for a class at U of Colorado Professor Simon delivered his daily lecture without notes while chain smoking No time for any questions at the end No final exam if you were willing to accept the grade you got on your mid term Date read is approximate.


    8. A useful tool I always address myself to when it comes to fill the gaps of my poor historical knowledge of England and the United Kingdom Concise and very well written, this book provides an adequate overview of the story of the nation from the remote days of the Celts to the end of WWI.




    9. Trevelyan s description of historical events is no less than an intellectual as well as artistic masterpiece.


    10. i think that this book gives you a claer information about the huge and the great english s civilization, so this book is very rich.




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