The History of England from the Accession of James I to that of the Brunswick Line: Volume 2 - Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries (Paperback)Catharine Macaulay (author)
Paperback 522 Pages / Published: 19/09/2013
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A landmark in female historiography, this work first appeared in eight volumes between 1763 and 1783. Notable for her radical politics and her influence on American revolutionary ideology, Catharine Macaulay (1731-91) drew diligently on untapped seventeenth-century sources to craft her skilful yet inevitably biased narrative. Seen as a Whig response to David Hume's Tory perspective on English history, the early volumes made Macaulay a literary sensation in the 1760s. Later instalments were less rapturously received by those critics who took exception to her republican views. Both the product and a portrait of tumultuous ages, the work maintains throughout a strong focus on the fortunes of political liberty. Volume 2 (1765) opens in 1628 with the abortive English attempts to relieve the siege of La Rochelle. The volume concludes with the execution of the Earl of Strafford in 1641.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 522
Weight: 900 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 27 mm
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