The History of England, from the Accession of James II - (Volume 1, Chapter 03)

Thomas Babington MACAULAY (1800 - 1859)

This is the third chapter in Macaulay’s great History of England from the Accession of James II. In this chapter Macaulay looks at the state of the nation in 1685. He discusses the population, the revenue, the military system, the roads, the inns, the coaches, the great cities and, of course London, its coffee houses and first experiments in street lighting. An interesting diversion from Macaulays’s usual obsession with politics but worry not, he still manages to crowbar some political intriguing into this chapter.
(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 III, Part 1 David Barnes
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Play 02 Chapter III, Part 2 Jim Mowatt
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Play 03 Chapter III, Part 3 Alys AtteWater
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Play 04 Chapter III, Part 4 Jim Mowatt
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Play 05 Chapter III, Part 5 Jim Mowatt
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Play 06 Chapter III, Part 6 Gesine
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Play 08 Chapter III, Part 8 David Barnes
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Play 09 Chapter III, Part 9 Jim Mowatt
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Play 10 Chapter III, Part 10 Jim Mowatt
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Play 11 Chapter III, Part 11 Jim Mowatt
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Play 12 Chapter III, Part 12 Jim Mowatt
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Play 13 Chapter III, Part 13 Aaron Hochwimmer
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Play 14 Chapter III, Part 14 Dilini Jayasinghe
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Play 15 Chapter III, Part 15 David Barnes
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Play 16 Chapter III, Part 16 Nikolle Doolin
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