The History of England, from the Accession of James II - (Volume 5, Chapter 23)

Thomas Babington MACAULAY (1800 - 1859)

This is volume 5 chapter 23 of a series of books written by the Baron Macaulay (1800-1859) and published after his death. To quote from the preface - '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. It is given to the world precisely as it was left: no connecting link has been added; no reference verified; no authority sought for or examined. It would indeed have been possible, with the help I might have obtained from his friends, to have supplied much that is wanting; but I preferred, and I believe the public will prefer, that the last thoughts of the great mind passed away from among us should be preserved sacred from any touch but his own. Besides the revised manuscript, a few pages containing the first rough sketch of the last two months of William's reign are all that is left. From this I have with some difficulty deciphered the account of the death of William. No attempt has been made to join it on to the preceding part, or to supply the corrections which would have been given by the improving hand of the author. But, imperfect as it must be, I believe it will be received with pleasure and interest as a fit conclusion to the life of his great hero.'

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, History

Language: English

Group: Macaulay - History of England, from the accession of James II

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Chapter XXIII, Part 1 Richard Carpenter
Play 02 02 - Chapter XXIII, Part 2 Brendan Stallard
Play 03 03 - Chapter XXIII, Part 3 Brendan Stallard
Play 04 04 - Chapter XXIII, Part 4 Nicole Lee
Play 05 05 - Chapter XXIII, Part 5 stmacduff
Play 06 06 - Chapter XXIII, Part 6 stmacduff
Play 07 07 - Chapter XXIII, Part 7 stmacduff
Play 08 08 - Chapter XXIII, Part 8 mcgovern1934
Play 09 09 - Chapter XXIII, Part 9 Richard Carpenter
Play 10 10 - Chapter XXIII, Part 10 J L Raimundo
Play 11 11 - Chapter XXIII, Part 11 J L Raimundo
Play 12 12 - Chapter XXIII, Part 12 Carmen H