England The Autobiography

This book is an intimate, vivid and revealing portrait of England and the English - and the unique place of both in world history. ______________ 'What does it mean to be English? Lewis-Stempel gives us a clue with this superb collection .

England  The Autobiography

Fountainhead of democracy, engine of the Industrial Revolution, epicentre of the globe's greatest empire and the first-ditch stand against an expansionist Germany in two world wars: England's history is among the most fascinating and influential the world has ever known. This volume presents that history in unique form: first-hand, through the words of those who saw it and those who made it. All the great events of the last 2,000 years are here: the Norman Conquest, Magna Carta, the Peasants' Revolt, Henry VIII's break with Rome, the Great Fire of London, Nelson at Trafalgar, two world wars. Alongside these are the less obvious happenings which together capture the nation's social history, such as the Black Death of 1349 or life as a chimney sweep in 1817. And of couse there are the things that have shaped the nature of 'Englishness', like theatregoing in Elizabethan London, fox hunting in 1898, Oates's self-sacrifice at the South Pole, the Beatles and the 1966 World Cup. Presented chronologically and a joy to read whether cover-to-cover or dipped into as a treasury of sources, England: The Autobiography offers an intimate, vivid and revealing portrait of England and the English - and the unique place of both in world history.

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England: The Autobiography
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: none
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-07-06 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Fountainhead of democracy, engine of the Industrial Revolution, epicentre of the globe's greatest empire and the first-ditch stand against an expansionist Germany in two world wars: England's history is among the most fascinating and influential the world has ever known. This volume presents that history in unique form: first-hand, through
Autobiography in Early Modern England
Language: en
Pages: 222
Authors: Adam Smyth
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-05 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Explores life-writing forms - almanacs, financial accounts, commonplace books and parish registers - which emerged during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Romantic Autobiography in England
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Professor Eugene Stelzig
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-28 - Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Taking into account the popularity and variety of the genre, this collaborative volume considers a wide range of English Romantic autobiographical writers and modes, including working-class autobiography, the familiar essay, and the staged presence. In the wake of Rousseau's Confessions, autobiography became an increasingly popular as well as a literary
Fairbridge: Empire and Child Migration
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Chris Jeffery, Geoffrey Sherington
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-05 - Publisher: Routledge

This study investigates the motives for the establishment of the Fairbridge child migration scheme, examines its history in Australia and Canada, and outlines the experiences of many of the former child migrants.
Voices from the Holocaust
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Jon E. Lewis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-21 - Publisher: Hachette UK

The testament to a tragedy. Voices from The Holocaust follows the whole history of the 'Shoah' from Hitler's rise to power to the Nuremburg trials, but of course the exterminations and death camps of 'The Final Solution' take centre stage. It tells the story from the perspective of the people