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A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland

3.49  ·  Rating Details ·  119 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
His passionate love for his wife, Sarah Churchill, ran like a golden thread of romance through Marlborough's stormy career. On the eve of battle, and in the first flush of victory, he must first and last write her; and he would more willingly meet 20,000 Frenchmen than his wife's displeasure! Indeed Sarah seems to have waged her own battles very successfully with her tongu ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Cosimo Classics (first published 1895)
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Andrew Gass
Mar 01, 2017 Andrew Gass rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Effective Summary and Reference Work

While brief and dated at this point, Parmele's little work does a good job of presenting a thorough and balanced portrayal of the history of the British Isles. A good work to keep on hand as a reference for any student of history.
steven e smith
Jan 07, 2016 steven e smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If I only knew more

I chose this book to get a stronger understanding of the apparent turmoil between Ireland and England
I'm more confused than ever.
I felt like it presupposed that I had some more of a back ground in this than I do.
That's not the fault of this book or the author, this is my own short coming.
After all it wouldn't be called 'a short history if she filled in all the blanks.
But it pointed out my confusion over all the jumping about of the royalty is not my imagination..
What a tough p
OK and short intro to the history of the region for beginners. It was interesting to see how the author consider colonizing India more as a favor England did to the Indians. Most focus is on the kings and little on the people.
Neil Tillquist
Jan 03, 2013 Neil Tillquist rated it liked it
Good overview of the history of the UK, from Brits, Angles, and Saxons to 1900. Helped put into context the kings, major battles, religious and political currents, including English domination of the Irish.
Oct 20, 2014 Lynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not a new book, but rather a reprint of an older text. I liked the author's style even if I didn't agree with all the opinions she expressed. It was interesting and primarily an account of each nations various monarchs and their reigns in brief. It was still interesting and informative.
May 03, 2012 Scott rated it liked it
Text book read. Always wanted to understand the history of Ireland, Scotland and England a little better.
Angela Joyce
Dec 05, 2014 Angela Joyce rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I tried to take into account the year this was written, but it was written with such breathless, emotional arrogance-- exclamation points galore!-- I really couldn't stomach it.
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Mary Platt Parmele (July 14, 1843 - May 26, 1911) was an American author and historian.

Mary Platt was born in Albany, New York and educated in New York. Her first marriage was to J. J. Agnew and her second marriage to Theodore W. Parmele. From 1892 she began contributing philosophical articles and short stories to reviews and magazines, and published Kingdom of the Invisible and Christian Science.
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