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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volume 1 [eventually entitled "The Birth of Britain"]: main pre-war revise [with a few later notes]., [1938] - [1955]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/416A-B

Scope and Contents

Includes galley proofs (marked printer's copy and second revise) for: the prologue; book 1, "The Origin of the English Speaking Peoples" [eventually entitled "The Island Race"] featuring chapters entitled "Britannia", "Subjugation", "The Roman Province", "The Lost Island", "England", "The Vikings", and "The Saxon Dust"; book 2, "The Making of the Nation" featuring chapters entitled "The Norman Invasion", "William the Conqueror", "The Progress of Norman Feudalism", "Henry Plantagenet and the Medieval Church", "Coeur de Lion", "Magna Carta", "The Mother of Parliaments", "King Edward I", "Bannockburn and the Second Edward", "The Long Bow", and "The Social Catastrophe"; book 3, "The Passing of the Feudal Age" [eventually entitled "The End of the Feudal Age"] featuring chapters entitled "King Richard II and the Social Revolt", "The Usurpation of Henry Bolingbroke", "The Empire of Henry V", "The Loss of France", "York and Lancaster", "The Wars of the Roses", "The Adventures of Edward IV", and "Richard Crookback".With suggested corrections, amendments, and notes from various people [secretaries, literary assistants, etc.] including: [WSC], [Kathleen Hill], [William Deakin], "D K" [Denis Kelly], [Charles Wood], and [Grace Hamblin].


  • Creation: [1938] - [1955]

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

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