Between 1485 and 1688, England became a Protestant country under Henry VIII. His daughter, Elizabeth I, battled for succession and supremacy at home, and the discovery of 'the round world' enabled a vast continent across the Atlantic to be explored.
While this new era was spawning the beginnings of modern America, England was engaged in a bloody civil war and sustained a Republican experiment under the leadership of Oliver Cromwell.
This is the second volume in Churchill's famous account. The series remains a testament to the skill and insight of a remarkable storyteller and historian.
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Retired executive and scientist
Just a three star. Winston gives too many plugs to his ancestors for unimportant statements.actions. Well written, of course
Yes. I would listen to it to put happenings in perspective when I am reading/listening to other historical books be they fiction or non-fiction. I found myself thinking of what I heard on my way to work throughout the day.
I have read books that are related to the invasion by the Romans, and the War of the Roses, etc., and now I understand how those events came to be and the impact they had on the people and government of England.
I loved it so much. I started it over again. The Tudor dynasty is always fascinating, what came after was just as interesting.
So many stories embellish and conjecture and this is just the facts, without all the flowery stuff.
The narrator tries his best, but I really found my ears glazing over with all the personalities and battle details from the English Civil War!
"Fascinating and Accessible History"
The lucid & penetrating style of Churchill combined with Christian Rodska's involving reading style make this a perfect introduction to English History. A great overview for the amateur including extracts from speeches and documents from witnesses to make everything come vividly alive. One quibble is that there are hardly any index points compared the CD which makes it a little hard to navigate at first.
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