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The Birth of Britain: A History of the English-Speaking by Winston S. Churchill

By Winston S. Churchill

The beginning of england is the 1st quantity of A historical past of the English conversing Peoples, the immensely renowned and eminently readable four-volume paintings by way of Winston Churchill. A rousing account of the early background of england, the paintings describes the nice women and men of the prior and their effect at the improvement of the criminal and political associations of the English. certainly, Churchill celebrates the construction of the constitutional monarchy and parliamentary method and the kings, queens, and prime nobles who helped create English democracy.

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On the contrary, the theme of the work has grown in strength and reality and human thought is broadened. Vast numbers of people on both sides of the Atlantic and throughout the British Commonwealth of Nations have felt a sense of brotherhood. A new generation is at hand. Many practical steps have been taken which carry us far. Thinking primarily of the English-speaking peoples in no way implies any sense of restriction. It does not mean canalising the development of world affairs, nor does it prevent the erection of structures like United Europe or other similar groupings which may all find their place in the world organisation we have set on foot.

There followed a scene upon which the eye of history has rested. The Islanders, with their chariots and horsemen, advanced into the surf to meet the invader.

From these and other indications time and climate scales have been framed which cover with tolerable accuracy many thousand years of prehistoric time. These scales enable times to be fixed when through milder conditions the oak succeeded the pine in British forests, and the fossilised vegetation elaborates the tale. Trawlers bring up in their nets fragments of trees from the bottom of the North Sea, and these when fitted into the climatic scale show that oaks were growing on what is now sixty fathoms deep of stormy water less than nine thousand years ago.

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