THE AGE OF REVOLUTION
A History Of The English-speaking Peoples, Volume Iii
Winston S. Churchill
The span of time from 1688 to 1815, covered in this third volume, compassed three major revolutions,- revolutions in a political and military sense, but revolutions, too, that profoundly affected mankind. Common to all three were ware between the English and the French:- the English Revolution which brought William of Orange and his wife Mary to the English throne, and resulted in years of war over France's part in England's rule, over the Spanish succession, over the relative powers of Parliament and the Crown at home; the American Revolution and the futile sary echo in the War of 1812, which separated the English speaking peoples into two distinct governments, but could not destroy their unity of language and tradition and law; and the French Revolution, which provided world wide political upheaval, laid the ground for economic upheaval, and ended only when Napoleon'- bid world tutorship was finally vetoed at Waterloo. England was committed to Proteatantiem, to an Empire which included Canada in the New World, India in the rient to martime greatness everywhere; the Crown was subordinated to Parliament and the basic principles of the Magna Carta were given new significance in the rights of man. While Churchill loses no opportunity- within the limitations of space-for ching sharp vignettes of personalities and issues; while he splashes his canvas with vigorous drawings of campaigns and battles; this volume inevitably emerges as more specifically political history than its predecessors, The Birth of Britain and The New World. Memorable history, vividly written, intensely personal in projection and execution, this is again an exciting publishing event.