Vol. 1 The Birth of Britain: A rousing account of the early history of Britain, the work describes the great men and women of the past and their impact on the development of the legal and political institutions of the English.
Vol. 2 The New World Between 1485 and 1688, England became a Protestant country under Henry VIII. His daughter, Elizabeth I, battled for succession and supremacy at home, and the discovery of “the round world” enabled a vast continent across the Atlantic to be explored.
Vol. 3 The Age of Revolution Beginning with Marlborough’s victory at Blenheim in 1704 and ending with Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815, Churchill recounts Britain’s rise to world leadership over the course of the eighteenth century.
Vol. 4 The Great Democracies This last volume spans the period between 1815 and 1901. It draws to a close when the British Empire is at its peak – with a staggering one-fifth of the human race presided over by the longest reigning monarch in British history, Queen Victoria. As with the other volumes it is a history not only of the English-speaking peoples, but also of the world that they inhabit.
Author: Winston Churchill
Publisher: Dodd, Mead, & Company
The Birth of Britain – 1956
The New World – 1957
The Age of Definition – 1957
The Great Democracies – 1958
Dimensions: 8.5″ x 5.75″ x 6.25″ total
Condition: In good condition for the age. The covers show light wear. Volume 2 & 3 have tanning on the front endpage. Inside pages are free from writing, tears or creases. No dust jackets. Please see pictures for more information.