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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volume 1 [eventually entitled "The Birth of Britain"]: superseded version (pre-war proofs)., [1938] - [1945]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/413A-B

Scope and Contents

Includes galley proofs (marked first proofs and printer's copy) for: introductions to the books; a note on spelling; chapters or sections entitled "Britannia", "The Lost Island", "England", "The Normans", "The Battle of Stamford Bridge", "The Battle of Hastings", "The Plantagenets", "Richard I", "Edward II", "Edward III", "The Government of the Lancastrians", "Joan of Arc", "Causes and Events of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381", "Wyclif", "King Henry IV", "Henry V", "Henry VI", "Edward IV", "King Henry III", "Richard II", "Church and State, 1066-1154", "Edward the Confessor", "King John", "Magna Carta", "Edward I", and "Richard III"; notes on Edward the Confessor's period, Saxon England, and the Norman Conquest.With suggested corrections, amendments, and notes from various people [secretaries, literary assistants, etc.] including: [WSC], ?[William Deakin], CSC, [Grace Hamblin], and [F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell].


  • Creation: [1938] - [1945]

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2 file(s) (2 files (297 loose folios))

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