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England Since Waterloo

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"England Since Waterloo" by John Arthur Ransome Marriott is a comprehensive and detailed account of the history of England from the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 to the early 20th century. Marriott does an excellent job of providing a thorough analysis of the political, social, and economic changes that occurred during this period, as well as the impact of these changes on the country as a whole.

One of the strengths of this book is Marriott's ability to weave together multiple threads of England's history into a cohesive narrative. He discusses the Industrial Revolution, the rise of the British Empire, the changing role of the monarchy, and the reform movements that shaped modern England. Marriott also pays special attention to the various conflicts and wars that England was involved in during this time, providing a detailed account of their causes and consequences.

Overall, "England Since Waterloo" is a well-researched and engaging read for anyone interested in British history. Marriott's writing is clear and accessible, making this book a valuable resource for students, scholars, and general readers alike.

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"England Since Waterloo" by Sir John Arthur Ransome Marriott was first published in 1913 and went through many editions. The author taught history at Worcester College, Oxford for thirty-six years and served as a Conservative member of Parliament for fifteen. "England Since Waterloo" begins with the defeat of Napoleon who, Marriott writes, was impotent "to assail English power at sea, foiled in his attempt to ruin her commerce...overwhelmed under Russian snows, and finally conquered by the genius of Wellington." He portrays the people and the events of nineteenth century Britain, ending his narrative with the death of Queen Victoria in 1901. We see the "ascendancy of Science and Industry...the advent of Democracy...and the extension of Empire" in this panoramic survey of reform at home and imperialism abroad. - Summary by Pamela Nagami

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