The History of England from the Accession of James II: Volume 2 download epub
by Thomas Babington Macaulay
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Preface to the fifth volume
I HAVE thought it right to publish that portion of the continuation of the "History of England" which was fairly transcribed and revised by Lord Macaulay.
For the history of our country during the last hundred and sixty years is eminently the history of physical, of moral, and of intellectual improvement
For the history of our country during the last hundred and sixty years is eminently the history of physical, of moral, and of intellectual improvement. Those who compare the age on which their lot has fallen with a golden age which exists only in their imagination may talk of degeneracy and decay: but no man who is correctly informed as to the past will be disposed to take a morose or desponding view of the present
II by Thomas Macaulay. This is the second book in a five volume series.
II by Thomas Macaulay. This volume begins with James II being given the throne by the tories, and ends with his ignominious flight to France, leaving the throne vacant. The crown is formally offered to William and Mary the prince and princess of Orange by a free Parliament. As a young man he composed the ballads Ivry and The Armada, which he late Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay PC (25 October 1800 – 28 December 1859) was a British poet, historian and Whig politician.
It covers the 17-year period from 1685 to 1702, encompassing the reign of James II, the Glorious Revolution, the coregency of William III and Mary II, and up to William III's death.
The book opens with an elaborate and detailed introduction which . The History of England. was seen as an essentially Whig representation of events
The book opens with an elaborate and detailed introduction which describes the writer's motives and reasons for embarking on this project. He goes on to trace the early civilizations that preceded the establishment of the British Monarchy. He was still working on the fifth volume and the reign of William III when he died at the relatively young age of 59. For Macaulay and his contemporaries, Britain at that time represented the zenith of civilization. was seen as an essentially Whig representation of events. It inspired a generation of British politicians and thinkers, the most notable among them being Winston Churchill.
JAMES was now at the height of power and prosperity. Both in England and in Scotland he had vanquished his enemies, and had punished them with a severity which had indeed excited their bitterest hatred, but had, at the same time, effectually quelled their courage. The Whig party seemed extinct. The name of Whig was never used except as a term of reproach. The Parliament was devoted to the King; and it was in his power to keep that Parliament to the end of his reign
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Great Britain - History James II, 1685-1688, Great Britain - History William and Mary, 1689-1702. Robarts - University of Toronto. 2. 26. Bookplateleaf.