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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.

This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1849 edition by Bernh. Tauchnitz Jun., Leipzig.

Comments: (6)

Gaudiker
good read
Fordredor
A classic.
Danial
About as good as history gets. If you want to know how we got where we are you have know where we came from. I read McCauley years ago. He is better second time around.
Domarivip
Good book. Lots of info...primarily research type info inclufed. Would be great as a term paper or research paper helper.
Ttyr
Much to my shame and regret I have in my sixth decade turned to Macaulay. What I have been missing. Along with Gibbon he has long been revered as our foremost historian. I understand why. He writes with a freshness and verve, his narrative is taut and detailed, his analysis of people and events compelling and memorable. It is simply unforgettable., and remains by far the best account of the period.

Called a history of England, it begins with the Anglo-Saxons and proceeds to the Civil War, but it is primarily (1300 pages out of 1500) devoted to the reign of the most inadequate Stuart of them all (James II), the Glorious Revolution that toppled him and the constitutional monarchy that replaced his attempt at Catholic Continental despotism and secured our liberties under the law. This is perhaps the most significant age in British history and yet is largely ignored. Everyone knows the fate of Charles I, but few know what befell his even less adequate younger son. James concluded that his father had lost the throne and his head by too great indulgence, and from this false premise decided to be even more obdurate and stubborn. It cost him his kingdom, thank God, and saved us from some form of despotic Catholic regime. It has often been said and rightly so that we owe much more to the vices of our worst kings (John, Charles I, James II) than to the virtues of our best. This book shows how and why. Between them these two stupid Stuarts were monarchical disasters in reaction to whom was created our current constitutional monarchy.

The Whig interpretation of history exemplified in this exemplary work, has still at lot to commend it, especially in contrast to the foolish fleeting fashions of our age and its Marxist and feminist histories. Give me the Whigs any time, and don't they write well.

This is a magnificent achievement and one that should be read for pleasure and edification by all those interested in our history.
Roru
This is an excellent and enjoyable work of history, but this electronic edition just seems to be an unedited copy from Project Gutenberg. Amazon didn't even fix Gutenberg's annoying extra line-breaks between paragraphs, much less provide a hyperlinked table of contents, or link the footnotes. There's no reason to pay money for a copy of a free document.
The History of England from the Accession of James II: Volume 2 download epub
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Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
ISBN: 0543938905
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: Adamant Media Corporation; 1886 edition (November 27, 2000)
Pages: 427 pages