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The History Of England - A Study In Political Evolution|
by Pollard, A. F.
|J. R. GREEN'S Short History of the English People (Macmillan), and C.
R. L. FLETCHER'S Introductory History of England, 4 vols. (Murray),
both eminently readable in very different styles, illustrate the
diverse methods of treatment to which English history lends itself.
More elaborate surveys are provided by LONGMANS' Political History of
England, 12 vols. (edited by W. Hunt and R. L. Poole), and METHUEN'S
History of England, 7 vols. (edited by C. Oman).
The student of Constitutional History should begin with F. W.
MAITLAND'S Lectures on Constitutional History (Cambridge University
Press), and for a compendium of facts may use Medley's Constitutional
History of England (Blackwell).
Periods can be studied in greater detail in--J. R. GREEN: The Making
of England and The Conquest of England (Macmillan). FREEMAN: Norman
Conquest, 6 vols., and William Rufus, 2 vols. (Oxford University
Press). NORGATE: England under the Angevins, 2 vols., and John
Lackland (Macmillan). RAMSAY: Lancaster and York, 2 vols. FROUDE:
History of England, 1529-1588, 12 vols. (Longmans). GARDINER:
History of England, 1603-1642, 10 vols.; Civil War, 1642-1649, 4
vols.; Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1656, 4 vols. (Longmans).
MACAULAY: History of England, 1685-1702 (Longmans). LECKY: History
of England, 1714-1793, 7 vols.; Ireland, 1714-1800, 5 vols.
(Longmans). SPENCER WALPOLE: History of England, 1815-1846, 6 vols.
HERBERT PAUL: History of Modern England, 1846-1895, 5 vols.
(Macmillan). MORLEY: Life of Gladstone, 2 vols. (Macmillan).
English Constitutional History is detailed in--STUBBS: Constitutional
History to 1485, 3 vols. (Oxford University Press). HALLAM:
Constitutional History, 1485-1760, 3 vols. (Murray). ERSKINE MAY:
Constitutional History, 1760-1860, 3 vols. (Longmans). ANSON: Law
and Custom of the Constitution, 3 vols. (Oxford University Press).
DICEY: Custom of the Constitution (Macmillan).
For Ecclesiastical History see STEPHENS and HUNT'S History of the
Church of England, 7 vols. (Macmillan); for Colonial History, SEELEY'S
Expansion of England (Macmillan), and The British Empire (ed.
Pollard; League of the Empire); for Economic and Industrial History,
CUNNINGHAM'S Growth of Industry and Commerce, 3 vols.; ASHLEY'S
Economic History, 2 vols. (Macmillan), and TOYNBEE'S Industrial
Revolution; for sketches of movements and biographies, see MACAULAY'S
Essays (Longmans), STUBB'S Lectures on Mediaeval and Modern History
(Oxford University Press), and POLLARD'S Factors in Modern History