The Great Democracies: A History of the English-Speaking by Winston S. Churchill

By Winston S. Churchill

Within the nice Democracies, Winston Churchill makes his case for the original and primary function the English-speaking humans performed in bringing fiscal growth and political freedom to the realm at huge. As a piece of historical past, this quantity covers the interval from the top of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 to the top of the South African or Boer conflict in 1902. Churchill had a first-person view on a few of these occasions having participated within the cost of the twenty first Lancers at Omdurman and reporting at the Boer conflict for the Morning submit. writer: Winston Churchill structure: 384 pages, paperback writer: Barnes amp Noble (2005) ISBN: 9780760768600

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Brougham led the defence. With great effect he produced George舗s letter of 1796 absolving his wife from all marital obligations. It was not difficult to show that the conflicting evidence produced hardly justified the divorce clause in the Bill of Pains and Penalties. He boldly attacked the veiled personage behind the case, the King himself, malevolently referring to George舗s obesity in a wounding quotation from Paradise Lost: The other shape舒 If shape it could be called舒that shape had none Distinguishable in member, joint or limb; Or substance might be called that shadow seemed, For each seemed either.

American readers will be struck by the attention Winston Churchill paid to the United States in The Great Democracies. Nearly half the volume is devoted to American history in which particular attention is paid to the American Civil War, an event that, no doubt, engaged Churchill舗s interest in military history. His interest in American history was partially due to his half-American heritage, but it was also due to Churchill舗s belief in the intertwined heritages of Great Britain and the United States (deriving from a shared language and the similarity of political systems that respected liberties and allowed for representative government) and the need to promote, for the present and future, Anglo-American unity.

Under the shock of the French Terror the English governing classes had closed their minds and their ranks to change. Prolonged exertions had worn out the nation. Convalescence lasted until 1830. The principal figures in the Government were Lord Liverpool, Lord Castlereagh, and, after 1818, the Duke of Wellington. Castlereagh and Wellington towered above their colleagues. Much of the credit for the broad peace which Europe enjoyed after the fall of Napoleon was due to the robust common sense and shrewd judgment of Wellington and to the aloof disinterestedness of Castlereagh.

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