England's rise to prominence on the world stage over the course of thousands of years is a tumultuous tale that includes equal parts triumph and tragedy. This volume grants readers a first-row seat as the drama unfolds, told with inimitable elegance, insight, and wit by world-renowned British thinker and writer G.K. Chesterton.
No. Just no. I told myself that it's only 139 pages (ebook) and I was going to finish it. No. Clearly didn't happen. The author assumed that the reader knows things that I didn't know. The author's dismissal of prehistory drove me crazy (I love prehistory).
I have to give the author some credit, this book was published in 1917. It's not his fault that I couldn't read his book. I'm American, which is one issue (didn't go to British school, not sure I learned anything about Britain in school aside from what related to U. S. history. B/c my issues aren't the author's fault, I'm not rating this book. Not that he cares, but still. Principle of the thing.
He focuses too much on the Middle ages and the church. I'm not going to say that I don't care, but I wanted an overview book about British history and this isn't it. So, I give up!