An engrossing look at England in its infancy, when the country was surrounded and disciplined by the influences of four sets of conquerors—the Romans, the Anglo-Saxons, the Danes, and, finally, William the Conqueror. The author argues that braving this adversity served to strengthen the country until it became a political model for other countries. Volume One beings in primitive Britain and covers the Roman (43 ad) and Anglo-Saxon (410 ad) conquests.
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James Augustus St. John (Author)
James Augustus St. John (1795–1875) was a British author and voyager. After mastering the classics, as well as six languages, St. John began his career as a journalist, often writing books about his journeys. He is the author of A Journal of a Res...