I realized that I have no sense of English history. I mean I know a lot about this and that, but I don’t have any over-arching timeline that ties the things I know together or gives a means of setting English history against American or Continental history. I read this book to try to fix that problem.
It’s simple, fast read, but useful and unpretentious too.
And I enjoyed it. Always a plus.
Dates I noted:
Roman Conquest (43 BCE-450 CE)
- Caesar (55 BCE)
Norman Conquest (1066) Tudors (1485-1603)
- HenryVIII 1509-1547
- Eliz I 1558-1603
- James Charles Cromwell Charles James
- Long parliament was held when Charles I finally had to call P. they stayed in session and eventually launched civil war.
- Civil war was followed by Cromwell’s commonwealth 1642-1660
- Glorious Revolution: when parliament prevented James II from restsblishing Catholicism by bringing William and Mary to replace him. 1688.