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The English and Their History Free read µ 109 Free read The English and Their History RA New York Times 2016 Notable BookRobert Tombss momentous The English and Their History is both a startlingly fresh and a uniuely inclusive account of the people who have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world The English first came into existence as an idea before they had a common ruler and before the country they lived in even had a name They have lasted as a recognizable entity ever since and their defining national institutions can be traced back to the earliest years of their historyThe English have come a long way from those first precarious days of invasion and conuest with many spectacular changes of fortune Their political economic and cultural contacts have left traces for good and ill across the world This book describes their history and its meanings from their beginnings in the monasteries of Northumbria and the wetlands of Wessex to the cosmopolitan energy of todays England Robert Tombs draws out important threads running through the story including participatory government language law religion the land and the sea and ever changing relations with other peoples Not the least of these connections are the ways the English have understood their own history have argued about it forgotten it and yet been shaped by it These diverse and sometimes conflicting understandings are an inherent part of their identityRather to their surprise as ties within the United Kingdom loosen the English are suddenly embarking on a new chapter The English and Their History the first single volume work on this scale for than half a century and which incorporates a wealth of recent scholarship presents a challenging modern account of this immense and continuing story bringing out the strength and resilience of English government the deep patterns of division and also the persistent capacity to come together in the face of dang. This book stands out from the crowd for the following reasons1 The author uses evidence from economic and social history sources to give an idea of what life was like for ordinary people eschewing the usual approach of over focusing on royalty2 He discusses the development of English national identity language and literature and incidentally destroys the arguments that national identity began in the late 18th century3 The book draws widely from a remarkable array of sources and is meticulously referenced4 The author is an expert in French history and this shows in his excellent explanations of the impact of European wars and politics on England The sections on the impact of the French Revolution on the Napoleonic Wars and on WW1 and WW2 really sparkle5 Last but not least the author is positive towards English history This makes him stand out from the self flagellating left wing historians who overlook England s amazing contribution to science technology economics law and politics that has benefitted mankind so muchThanks to Robert Tombs for a thorough explanation of our history

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The English and Their History Free read µ 109 Free read The English and Their History A New York Times 2016 Notable BookRobert Tombss momentous The English and Their History is both a startlingly fresh and a uniuely inclusive account of the people who have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world The English first came into existence as an idea before they had a common ruler and before the country they lived in even had a name They have lasted as a recognizable entity ever since and their defining national institutions can be traced back to the earliest years of their historyThe English have come a long way from those first precarious days of invasion and conuest with many spectacular changes of fortune Their political economic and cultural contacts have left traces for good and ill across the world This book describes their history and its meanings from their beginnings in the monasteries of Northumbria and the wetlands of Wessex to the cosmopolitan energy of todays England Robert Tombs draws out important threads running through the story including participatory government language law religion the land and the sea and ever changing relations with other peoples Not the least of these connections are the ways the English have understood their own history have argued about it forgotten it and yet been shaped by it These diverse and sometimes conflicting understandings are an inherent part of their identityRather to their surprise as ties within the United Kingdom loosen the English are suddenly embarking on a new chapter The English and Their History the first single volume work on this scale forthan half a century and which incorporates a wealth of recent scholarship presents a challenging modern account of this immense and continuing story bringing out the strength and resilience of English government the deep patterns of division and also the persistent capacity to come together in the face of danger. Cet achat tait pour un cadeau Ce fut une r ussite il a fait son effet

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The English and Their History Free read µ 109 Free read The English and Their History A New York Times 2016 Notable BookRobert Tombss momentous The English and Their History is both a startlingly fresh and a uniuely inclusive account of the people who have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world The English first came into existence as an idea before they had a common ruler and before the country they lived in even had a name They have lasted as a recognizable entity ever since and their defining national institutions can be traced back to the earliest years of their historyThe English have come a long way from those first precarious days of invasion and conuest with many spectacular changes of fortune Their political economic and cultural contacts have left traces for good and ill across the world This book describes their history and its meanings from their beginnings in the monasteries of Northumbria and the wetlands of Wessex to the cosmopolitan energy of todays England Robert Tombs draws out important threads running through the story including participatory government language law religion the land and the sea and ever changing relations with other peoples Not the least of these connections are the ways the English have understood their own history have argued about it forgotten it and yet been shaped by it These diverse and sometimes conflicting understandings are an inherent part of their identityRather to their surprise as ties within the United Kingdom loosen the English are suddenly embarking on a new chapter The English and Their History the first single volume work on this scale for than half a century and which incorporates a wealth of recent scholarship presents a challenging modern account of this immense and continuing story bringing out the strength and resilience of English government the deep patterns of division and also the persistent capacity to come together in the face of dange. At last What a huge debt we owe to Professor Robert Tombs who has written the most balanced and at last sympathetic story of the English warts and all instead of the constant diet of our failings which seems to have been the fashionable take on our history for most of the last century and this I have been so ground down with the sackcloth and ashes interpretation of ourselves in the mainstream that it has come as a ray of sunshine to find out that there is much to be proud of in our story not least espousing free trade and abolishing slavery the first country in human history to do so It is joyful too that it is 2000 years of our history right up to 2014 so it is incredibly useful in getting an understanding of our post war tribal politics A must read for us all so much so that it is going to be a Christmas present for my children and grandchildren whether they like it or not