The history of England from the accession of James II. (Google eBook)

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1861 - Great Britain
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I picked up this book with some trepidation. I have heard this book mentioned many times always in the context of criticizing so called "Whig Historians" of which Macaulay was one of the most ... Read full review

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One of the great achievements of historiography and of English prose. Macaulay had wanted to chronicle English history up to his own epoch, or at least until the reign of George III, in order to ... Read full review

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