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A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is a four-volume history of Britain and its former colonies and possessions throughout the world, written by Winston Churchill, covering the period from Caesar's invasions of Britain to the beginning of the First World War . It was started in 1937 and finally published 1956–58, delayed several times by war and his work on other texts. The volumes have been abridged into a single-volume, concise edition.


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„Someone once said that history is written by the victors. He probably was not the greatest of all victors, if only because his name has been utterly forgotten.“

—  Winston S. Churchill, book A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

On the Norman conquest of England; Vol I; The Birth of Britain.
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples (1956–58)

Winston S. Churchill photo
Winston S. Churchill photo
Winston S. Churchill photo

„The lights of Saxon England were going out, and in the gathering darkness a gentle, grey-beard prophet foretold the end. When on his death-bed Edward spoke of a time of evil that was coming upon the land his inspired mutterings struck terror into the hearers.“

—  Winston S. Churchill, book A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

On the death of King Edward the Confessor in January, 1066, months before the Norman Invasion; Vol I; The Birth of Britain.
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples (1956–58)

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Winston S. Churchill photo
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„The contrast between the morals at the centre of power and those practiced by wide communities in many subject lands presented problems of ever growing unrest.“

—  Winston S. Churchill, book A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

On the last years of Rome and Roman Britain; Vol I; The Birth of Britain.
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples (1956–58)

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