Sir Frank FOX (1874 - 1960)

What is this strange land called England; so small in size yet so powerful in influence? What makes her so unique, talented and persistent? This book attempts to answer that. It is a short, well written explanation of England as a unique country written by someone who loved it deeply and yet, as an Australian, could be a bit impartial. In the first part he explains the 'making' of England; the Britons and the Romans, the Anglo-Saxons and the Normands. But from there he attempts to give an essence or flavor, delving into the work, the play, the schools, the churches and especially the landscape which make it special. "I have sought in this book to give an impression of some of the most "English" features of the land, devoting a little space first to an attempt to explain the origins of the English people. Thus the English fields and flowers and trees, the English homes and schools are given far more attention than English cities, English manufactures; for they are more peculiar to the land and the people. More markedly than in any superiority of her material greatness England stands apart from the rest of the world as the land of green trees and meadows, the land of noble schools and of sweet homes" from the preface (Summary by Phil Chenevert)

Genre(s): Travel & Geography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface Phil Chenevert
Play 01 01 - The Making of England—The Britons and the Romans Kara Shallenberg
Play 02 02 - The Making of England—The Anglo-saxons and the Normans Kara Shallenberg
Play 03 03 - The English Landscape and the English Love of it jonseverity
Play 04 04 - The Training of Young England Robert Hoffman
Play 05 05 - England at Work OKCPicker
Play 06 06 - England at Play asterix
Play 07 07 - The Cities of England David Nicol
Play 08 08 - The Rivers of England David Nicol
Play 09 09 - England's Shrines Jon Smith
Play 10 10 - The Poorer Population asterix
Play 11 11 - The Arts in England Tara Dow
Play 12 12 - Political Life in England Lucretia B.
Play 13 13 - The Defence of England asterix