The History of England from the Accession of James the Second


Category: Philosophy/Politics

By Thomas Babington Macaulay

Published in 1879

Reference #0376-0380

The piece, generally known as “The History of England” and first published in 1848, is the full title of the five-volume work by Lord Macaulay.

It covers the 17-year period encompassing the reign of James II, the Glorious Revolution, and the coregency of William III and Mary II. Macaulay’s writing is famous for its prose and confident, sometimes dogmatic, emphasis on a progressive model of British history. His approach has been criticized by historians for its one-sidedness and its complacency.