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English Social History - A Survey of Six Centuries - Chaucer to Queen Victoria

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Paperback, 648 pages
Published March 15th 2007 by Ghose Press (first published January 1st 1942)
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Simon Mcleish
Originally published on my blog here in December 2000.

Trevelyan's best known work is a pioneering classic, and in many respects remains a great achievement. It covers the period from the early fourteenth century to the end of the nineteenth, and is one of the very first attempts to describe everyday life in England between these dates. It is not entirely consistent in approach, but in the main it centres around certain individuals whose writing is important in understanding their times: Chaucer,
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Lauren Albert
A beautiful example of popular history--well-written, smart and even-handed. It surprisingly hardly feels dated. It's funny to see things from Trevelyan's perspective writing as he was in 1939 before the start of the war and publishing it after. Highly recommended.
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George Macaulay Trevelyan, OM, CBE, FRS, FBA, was an English historian. Trevelyan was the third son of Sir George Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet, and great-nephew of Thomas Babington Macaulay, whose staunch liberal Whig principles he espoused in accessible works of literate narrative avoiding a consciously dispassionate analysis, that became old-fashioned during his long and productive career. Contemporar ...more
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