The History of England, from the Accession of James II - (Volume 1, Chapter 01)

Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800 - 1859)

This is chapter 1 of volume 1 of a series of books written by the Baron Macaulay in the 19th century. It starts with a brief resume of the history of England up until the Stuart kings and then starts to delve into a little more detail. Macaulay is primarily fascinated by ending of any claim to divine right of kings and the growing role of Parliament in the governing of the country. He sees the accession of William and Mary (Dutch, Protestant royalty) to the British throne as a key moment in the history of the British Isles. This is a book delightful for the literary gifts of the author and intriguing for his view of 18th century English and world politics. (Summary by Jim Mowatt)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, History

Language: English

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

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter I, Part 1 Chip
Play 02 Chapter I, Part 2 Jim Mowatt
Play 03 Chapter I, Part 3 Kara Shallenberg
Play 04 Chapter I, Part 4 Kara Shallenberg
Play 05 Chapter I, Part 5 Jim Mowatt
Play 06 Chapter I, Part 6 Chip
Play 07 Chapter I, Part 7 Kara Shallenberg
Play 08 Chapter I, Part 8 Chip
Play 09 Chapter I, Part 9 Dilini Jayasinghe
Play 10 Chapter I, Part 10 Chip
Play 11 Chapter I, Part 11 Jim Mowatt
Play 12 Chapter I, Part 12 Kara Shallenberg
Play 13 Chapter I, Part 13 Aaron Hochwimmer
Play 14 Chapter I, Part 14 Dilini Jayasinghe