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
00:26:38
Play 02 Chapter I, Part 2 Jim Mowatt
00:27:36
Play 03 Chapter I, Part 3 Kara Shallenberg
00:18:06
Play 04 Chapter I, Part 4 Kara Shallenberg
00:16:01
Play 05 Chapter I, Part 5 Jim Mowatt
00:24:05
Play 06 Chapter I, Part 6 Chip
00:29:46
Play 07 Chapter I, Part 7 Kara Shallenberg
00:18:20
Play 08 Chapter I, Part 8 Chip
00:28:44
Play 09 Chapter I, Part 9 Dilini Jayasinghe
00:16:41
Play 10 Chapter I, Part 10 Chip
00:36:39
Play 11 Chapter I, Part 11 Jim Mowatt
00:18:49
Play 12 Chapter I, Part 12 Kara Shallenberg
00:28:20
Play 13 Chapter I, Part 13 Aaron Hochwimmer
00:28:32
Play 14 Chapter I, Part 14 Dilini Jayasinghe
00:23:39