Chesterton wanted to write a book of history from the standpoint of a common man. This book covers the history of England completely and quickly. It is written in a language that everyone can understand, still being a layman’s philosophical representation of the English history.
The book starts with the beginnings of the Britain’s barbarians. Then, he talks about the civilized order of the romans and the saints. After that, he gives an overview of the crusades and the middle ages and then the period of Renaissance. Then come the Puritans’ eras, the Whigs, the Revolution that never happened, and at the ends of the book the author talks about the return of the barbarian.
This book is the perfect choice for all those interested in history and those who want to go back in the past and be part of the history making.
In this book, you will read about:
• The Province Of Britain
• The Age Of Legends
• The Defeat Of The Barbarians
• St. Edward And The Norman Kings
• The Age Of The Crusades
• The Problem Of The Plantagenets
• The Meaning Of Merry England
• Nationality And The French Wars
• The War Of The Usurpers
• The Rebellion Of The Rich
• Spain And The Schism Of Nations
• The Age Of The Puritans
• The Triumph Of The Whigs
• The War With The Great Republics
• Aristocracy And The Discontents
• The Return Of The Barbarian