Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,403 / 171 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.1
LoC Category: DA
Downloads: 994
Added to site: 2010.09.18
mnybks.net#: 29031
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
Excerpt

em. Marriage was sacred, woman honored. All the members of a family were responsible for the {18} acts of one member. The sense of obligation and of responsibility was strong and binding.

Is not every type of English manhood explained by such an inheritance? From the drunken brawler in his hovel to the English gentleman "taking his pleasures sadly," all are accounted for; and Hampden, Milton, Cromwell, John Bright, and Gladstone existed potentially in those fighting, drinking savages in the 5th Century.

Their religion, after 150 years, was exchanged for Christianity. Time softened their manners and habits, and mingled new elements with their speech. But the Anglo-Saxon nature has defied the centuries and change. A strong sense of justice, and a resolute resistance to encroachments upon personal liberty, are the warp and woof of Anglo-Saxon character yesterday, to-day and forever. The steady insistence of these traits has been making English History for precisely 1,400

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Patti Larsen
Patti Larsen is one of those authors who listens to her characters and let them tell their stories through her pen. Sydlynn Hayles came to her one night, urging her to write Family Magic - Larsen had no idea that Syd would still be with her twenty books later. As our Author of the Day, Larsen reveals her secret skills, talks about the importance of family and chats about her work schedule.
Read full interview...