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An abridgment of The history of England

Oliver Goldsmith

An abridgment of The history of England

from the invasion of Julius Cæsar to the death of George the Second

by Oliver Goldsmith

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Published by Printed by Cotton & Stewart, and sold at their book-stores in Alexandria .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Dr. Goldsmith, and continued by an eminent writer to peace of Amiens, A.D. 1802
    SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 22923
    ContributionsGoldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination356 p.
    Number of Pages356
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15082187M

    Hillforts were known since the Late Bronze Age, but a huge number were constructed during — BC, particularly in the South, while after about BC new forts were rarely built and many ceased to be regularly inhabited, while a few forts become more and more intensively occupied, suggesting a degree of regional centralisation. Low sea-levels meant that Britain was attached to the continent for much of this earliest period of history, and varying temperatures over tens of thousands of years meant that it was not always inhabited. As for the declinism which dominated our post-war thinking, a few well-chosen economic statistics show how utterly misplaced it was. Cnut seized the throne, crowning himself King of England. After two world wars and the atom bomb, we are apt to view any suggestions of progress with skepticism. Londinium governor Suetonius Paulinus evacuated the city before the rebels sacked and burned it; the fire was so hot that a ten-inch layer of melted red clay remains 15 feet below London's streets.

    Macaulay imitated the more dramatic styles of Thucydides and Tacitus, narrating history as an enormous spectacle with heroes and villains. Woolston and his Adversaries, Publication history[ edit ] Hume set out at first only to write a history of England under the Stuart monarchs James I and Charles Iwhich appeared in Hume, along with Dr. The fifth part was issued in as a separate work, with the title A System of Practical Duties, Moral and Evangelical. He also gave Saxon translations of Orosius 's and Bede 's histories; and of Boethius concerning the consolation of philosophy".

    From the councilors down to the humblest settlers all was despondency and discontent. I blame Sir Walter Scott. The way that James would fill government posts with cronies, or would try to circumvent long-held traditions by browbeating his subjects in personal interviews, was eerily similar to what James Comey describes in his statement. Almost as an afterthought, Blackstone also adds a brief chapter on equitythe parallel legal system that existed in English law at the time, seeking to address wrongs that the common law did not handle. A republic was declared, and Oliver Cromwell became the Lord Protector in


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It glanced at the political and ecclesiastical state of Great Britain immediately subsequent to the Reformation ; at the persecution of nonconformists under the reigns of Elizabeth and James; and at the motives which impelled John Robinson and his band of adherents first to Leidenand a part of them afterwards to Plymouth.

Inhe was beheaded for alleged complicity in the Rye House plot to murder Charles II, after a notoriously An abridgment of The history of England book trial.

And so easily does the most effeminate superstition ally, both with the most heroic courage, and with the fiercest barbarity! Of these three alchemists, Hume writes: "From the grossness of its superstitions, we may infer the ignorance of an age; but never should pronounce concerning the folly of an individual, from his admitting popular errors, consecrated by the appearance of religion".

Civilization, as we understand it today, was born. An abridgment of The history of England book prosecuted as an English traitor the general of the Scottish Parliament's army for King and Covenant in the War of the Engagementon the strength of evidence derived from Geoffrey of Monmouth that there had been a dark age union of England and Scotland.

Saladin left his money to charity, "without distinction of Jew, Christian, or Mahometan". Hume was a close friend and correspondent of Benjamin Franklin. We love fiction, too. Cicero was, of course, a lawyer. Hume passes on an oral tradition about John Milton and the playwright William Davenant: "It is not strange, that Milton received no encouragement after the restoration: It is more to be admired, that he escaped with his life" for eloquently justifying the regicide.

And what explains the huge rise in incomes during the Industrial Revolution - and why did Britain lead the way? After Cromwell's death, his son Richard Cromwell"Tumbledown Dick", could not keep the republic together; and General Monck brought the army of occupation in Scotland south to effect the Restoration.

He does however accept that "It is a melancholy truth, that among the variety of actions which men are daily liable to commit, no less than an hundred and sixty have been declared by Act of Parliament to be felonious without benefit of clergy ; or, in other words, to be worthy of instant death".

Nor does Hobbes fare any better with Hume: "Hobbes's politics are fitted only to promote tyranny, and his ethics to encourage licentiousness.

What these writers shared was belief in a neverland of ancient English freedoms, which the Stuarts had overthrown. Granted, Macaulay is seldom as quotable or as graceful as Gibbon; but he is leaps and bounds more exciting to read. He set out his proposals in the essay Idea of a Perfect Commonwealthwhich is a reworking of The Commonwealth of Oceana by the 17th-century Rutland visionary James Harrington.

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