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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volumes 1 and 2 [eventually entitled "The Birth of Britain" and "The New World"]: Amalgamated Press version., [1945] - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/440A-C

Scope and Contents

Includes long galley proofs for: [book 1, eventually entitled "The Island Race" featuring] chapters entitled "Britannia", "Subjugation", "The Roman Province", "The Lost Island", "England", "The Vikings", "Alfred the Great", and "The Saxon Dusk"; 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"; book 4, "The Rise of Britain" [eventually entitled "Renaissance and Reformation"] featuring chapters entitled "The Dictatorship of Henry VII", ["The Field of the Cloth of Gold"], "The Break with Rome", "Dissolution", "The English Reformation and its Martyrs", "Good Queen Bess", and "The Invincible Armada".With suggested corrections, amendments, and notes from various people [secretaries, literary assistants, etc.] including: "D K " [Denis Kelly], ?[John Colville], [Charles Wood], "A H" [Alan Hodge], and ?[Denis Brogan].


  • Creation: [1945] - 1955

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