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Hume, David (1711-1776) The History of England: from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00388 Author/Creator: Hume, David (1711-1776) Place Written: London, England Type: Book signed Date: 1763 Pagination: 1 v. : 503 p. ; 20.7 x 13 cm.

Summary of Content: First volume of an eight volume set. Title page says it is a new edition, corrected (the first edition was published in 1762). Published in London "for A. Millar, in the Strand." Title page is signed by John Adams. This volume recounts England's history from the Roman Invasion in 55 B.C. to the Anglo-Saxon period, to the Norman Conquest in the 11th century, and up to the reign of King Henry II in the 12th century. Hume's history is a product of the Enlightenment: he finds contemptible the arbitrary powers at times exercised by monarchy and aristocracy and also deplores the political encroachment by religious zeal and fanaticism.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPresidentMilitary HistoryPoliticsCivil RightsReligion

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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