The Family History of England: Civil, Military, Social, Commercial & Religious From the Earliest Period to the Passing of the Reform Bill, 1867. [Including Genealogical Tree of Anglo – Saxon Sovereigns / Including numerous Steel-Engravings and a folded Map of England]. With several wonderful steel-engravings, maps, fold-out facsimiles etc. [for example: Birmingham, Warwick Castle, Portrait of Queen Victoria, Portrait of Henry VIII, Portrait of Cranmer, Engraving of Spires (Speyer in Germany), Portrait of Martin Luther, Engraving of Worms (in Germany), Engraving of Plunder in Monsteries, Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth, Spenser, Drake, Facsimile of an official copy of the Warrant for the Execution of Mary Queen of Scots” / Lord Bacon, Kenilworth Castle, Execution of Rebels at Carlisle, Charles I., Raising of the Royal Standard at Nottingham, Death of General Lindsey, Storming of Bristol, Destruction of Royalists Property, Portrait of Cromwell, Battle of Naseby, Flight of Charles I. to the Scottish Camp before Newark, Chester, Seizure of Charles I. at Holdenby, Facsimile of the Death-Warrant for the Execution of Charles the First, King of England, Cromwell, viewing the Body of Charles I., Map of Dunbar & Vicinity – Illustrating the Battle of 1650, Escape of Prince Charles, Cromwell consulting the Lawyers, Siege of Lathom House, Portrait of Charles II., Arrest of Strafford, Archbishop Laud blessing Strafford, Defence of Warbour Castle, Portrait of William III., Engraving of Preston, Portrait of George Washington, Portrait of Napoleon I., Portrait of Wellington, Portrait of Lord Palmerston, Engraving of Manchester, Map of Lucknow, showing ooperations in 1857-1858, Portrait of Sir Colin Campbell (Lord Clyde), Portrait of Edward Geoffrey Stanley (Earl of Derby), Portrait of Prince Albert, Portrait of William Ewart Gladstone,
6 volumes (complete set). London, William Mackenzie, . 19 cm x 27 cm. II, 402 pages, LXIV / V, 336 pages, LX / VII, 360 pages, XL / VI, 336 pages / VIII, 400 pages / VIII, 344 pages, LVI. Original decorative Hardcover / Beautiful half leather bindings with gilt lettering and ornament to spine. Very good and firm condition with only minor signs of external wear. Illustrated with maps, portraits, views and other engravings.
England became inhabited more than 800,000 years ago, as the discovery of flint tools and footprints at Happisburgh in Norfolk has revealed. The earliest evidence for early modern humans in North West Europe, a jawbone discovered in Devon at Kents Cavern in 1927, was re-dated in 2011 to between 41,000 and 44,000 years old. Continuous human habitation in England dates to around 13,000 years ago (see Creswellian), at the end of the last glacial period. The region has numerous remains from the Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Bronze Age, such as Stonehenge and Avebury. In the Iron Age, England, like all of Britain south of the Firth of Forth, was inhabited by the Celtic people known as the Britons, including some Belgic tribes (e.g. the Atrebates, the Catuvellauni, the Trinovantes, etc.) in the south east. In AD 43 the Roman conquest of Britain began; the Romans maintained control of their province of Britannia until the early 5th century. The end of Roman rule in Britain facilitated the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain, which historians often regard as the origin of England and of the English people. The Anglo-Saxons, a collection of various Germanic peoples, established several kingdoms that became the primary powers in present-day England and parts of southern Scotland. They introduced the Old English language, which largely displaced the previous British language. The Anglo-Saxons warred with British successor states in Wales, Cornwall, and the Hen Ogledd (Old North; the Brythonic-speaking parts of northern England and southern Scotland), as well as with each other. Raids by Vikings became frequent after about AD 800, and the Norsemen settled in large parts of what is now England. During this period, several rulers attempted to unite the various Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, an effort that led to the emergence of the Kingdom of England by the 10th century. Under the Tudors and the later Stuart dynasty, England became a world colonial power. During the rule of the Stuarts, the English Civil War took place between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists, which resulted in the execution of King Charles I (1649) and the establishment of a series of republican governments — first, a Parliamentary republic known as the Commonwealth of England (1649-1653), then a military dictatorship under Oliver Cromwell known as The Protectorate (1653-1659). The Stuarts returned to the restored throne in 1660, though continued questions over religion and power resulted in the deposition of another Stuart king, James II, in the Glorious Revolution (1688). England, which had conquered Wales in the 13th century, united with Scotland in 1707 to form a new sovereign state called Great Britain. Following the Industrial Revolution, Great Britain ruled a worldwide Empire, the largest in recorded history. Following a process of decolonisation in the 20th century, mainly caused by the weakening of Great Britain’s power in the two World Wars, almost all of the empire’s overseas territories became independent countries. However, as of 2017, its cultural impact remains widespread and deep in many of them. (Wikipedia).