The World’s Famous Orations, Vol. III: Great Britain - I

William Jennings BRYAN (1860 - 1925) and Francis Whiting HALSEY (1851 - 1919)

In 1906, William Jennings Bryan, himself a famous American orator, and Francis Whiting Halsey published a series of the most famous orations of all time. They are ordered by both geographic area and time period, ranging from Ancient Greece to their contemporary United States. The third, fourth, and fifth volumes of this collection concern British speakers. The speeches contained in this third volume are ordered chronologically. We begin in the year 710 AD with a speech on the Saints, and end this volume in 1777 with the realisation of the impossibility of regaining control over the American colonies. - Summary by Carolin

Genre(s): Political Science, Early Modern

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Saint Bede - His Sermon on All Saints Phil Schempf
00:07:55
Play 02 John Wyclif - Rules for Decent Living aravagarwal
00:04:46
Play 03 Hugh Latimer - The Second Sermon on the Card aravagarwal
00:10:34
Play 04 Thomas Cranmer - On the Eve of His Execution aravagarwal
00:08:22
Play 05 John Knox - On the First Temptation of Christ aravagarwal
00:16:35
Play 06 Sir Walter Raleigh - His Last Words on the Scaffold Megan Lam
00:07:55
Play 07 Sir John Eliot - On the Condition of England Megan Lam
00:16:34
Play 08 John Pym - On Grievances in the Reign of Charles I. DrPGould
00:25:20
Play 09 Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford - In His Own Defense DrPGould
00:17:02
Play 10 John Milton - Plea for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing, part 1 DrPGould
00:26:03
Play 11 John Milton - Plea for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing, part 2 DrPGould
00:30:51
Play 12 Oliver Cromwell - At the Opening of Parliament Under the Protectorate Gloria Keawe
00:35:36
Play 13 Sir Henry Vane - I - Against Richard Cromwell DrPGould
00:03:41
Play 14 Sir Henry Vane - II - At His Trial for High Treason DrPGould
00:04:42
Play 15 Algernon Sidney - Speech on the Scaffold DrPGould
00:07:15
Play 16 Richard Rumbold - Speech on the Scaffold DrPGould
00:05:06
Play 17 John Bunyan - The Heavenly Footman aniroo
00:08:06
Play 18 Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford - On His Proposed Removal from Office Mayah
00:22:46
Play 19 Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield - Against the Gin Bill of the Ministry DrPGould
00:11:50
Play 20 John Wesley - God’s Love to Fallen Man KHand
00:12:57
Play 21 George Whitefield - On the Method of Grace DrPGould
00:13:50
Play 22 James Wolfe - To His Army Before Quebec DrPGould
00:03:29
Play 23 William Pitt, Earl of Chatham - I - The Retort to Walpole DrPGould
00:07:37
Play 24 William Pitt, Earl of Chatham - II - On the Right to Tax America DrPGould
00:21:45
Play 25 William Pitt, Earl of Chatham - III - On Affairs in America DrPGould
00:30:03
Play 26 William Murray, Earl of Mansfield - On the Right to Tax America DrPGould
00:18:29
Play 27 John Wilkes - I - On Coercive Measures in America DrPGould
00:05:45
Play 28 John Wilkes - II - Conquest of America Impossible DrPGould
00:04:01