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The Age of Revolution: A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume III: 3 (The Classic Collection)

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    Winston S. Churchill(Author) Christian Rodska(Narrator)

During the period of this volume, from 1688 to 1815, three revolutions profoundly influenced mankind and all occurred within the space of a 100 years and all led to war between the British and the French: the English Revolution of 1688, the American Revolution of 1775 and the French Revolution of 1789. Beneath these political upheavals other revolutions in science and manufacture were laying the foundations of the Industrial Age in which we live today. All this time the expansion of British overseas possessions grew: the New World, India and discoveries by Cook in the Southern Hemisphere. This was the time of Marlborough, Wolfe, Clive, Nelson and Wellington, plus the great statesmen Walpole, Chatham and Pitt.

ENGLAND'S ADVANCE TO WORLD POWER
William of Orange; Continental War; Spanish Succession; Marlborough: Blenheim and Ramillies; Oudenarde and Malplaquet;Treaty of Utrecht
THE FIRST BRITISH EMPIRE
House of Hanover; Robert Walpole; Austrian Succession and 'Forty-Five'; American Colonies;1st World War; War of Independence; United States; Indian Empire
NAPOLEON
Younger Pitt; American Constitution; French Revolution; Trafalgar; Emperor of the French; Peninsular War and Fall of Napoleon; Washington, Adams and Jefferson; War of 1812; Elba and Waterloo

Volume III of Sir Winston Churchill's classic History of the English-Speaking Peoples; with an introduction by Andrew Roberts, author of Eminent Churchillians --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • By Forlornehope on 15 December 2014

    This was a really nice surprise. I had never read any of Churchill's prose and was expecting the kind of heavy portentousness of his speeches. His writing is quite the contrary with a light journalistic style and a wry sense of humour. But then, of course, for much of his life he was a successful popular journalist so perhaps I shouldn't have been surprised. The complete set of the "History of the English Speaking People's" is still one of the best summaries of the history of Britain and the United States up until the twentieth century. Some of the earlier periods which rely primarily on archaeological evidence have been overtaken and DNA analysis has changed our view of the, non-existent, waves of immigration. Nevertheless it is a great account and benefits from being written by someone who has experienced political leadership during momentous events.

  • By SPRish on 8 July 2015

    Audio book. Beautifully written and then produced in audio. The orator is superb - and what a pleasure to hear every word and name properly pronounced. (Cf Keith Richards autobiography on audiobook whose US reader murders every proper noun). I cannot judge the historical accuracy but goodness this is a great page turner and WSC prose is never less than a joy to listen to. However, the title should more properly read 'War, Politics and Royalty... and more War'. There is nothing about the English speaking peoples other than them dying in copious amounts as Marlborough et al spill ordinary folks' blood all over Europe. But that's politics.

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