Monday, August 31, 2009

Review for Birth of Britain by Winston Churchill

The Birth of Britain is the first volume of A History of the English Speaking Peoples, the immensely popular and eminently readable four-volume work by Winston Churchill. A rousing account of the early history of Britain, the work describes the great men and women of the past and their impact on the development of the legal and political institutions of the English. Indeed, Churchill celebrates the creation of the constitutional monarchy and parliamentary system and the kings, queens, and leading nobles who helped create English democracy.

My Review:

The Birth of Britain covers Britain during the time of the Roman Occupation to the Death of Richard III.

Mr. Churchill presents the history of England in a very readable way. His writing is never dry like a textbook.

This book is divided into three sections called books. Each book contains several chapters pertaining to the theme of that particular book.

While its not a detailed it does give you an good over view of the different political and economical developments during each time period in an easy to understand way.

I would recommend this to English History buffs. I am currently reading the next in the series.

I rate this 4/5


Rebecca Reid said...

I'm so glad you find this readable! I have the abridged version of the four volumes, and I am looking forward to it!

bermudaonion said...

I'm not an English history buff, so I'm not sure this is the book for me, but I think my mother would love it.