A Child's History of England by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens's captivating heritage of his native land, spanning from antiquity during the seventeenth century
during this obtainable historical past quantity, Charles Dickens turns his abilities to the saga of the uk. With attribute wit and perspicacity, he brings the kings, squaddies, and civilians who formed England, Scotland, and eire to bright lifestyles. starting in 50 B.C.E. and increasing throughout the reign of James II in 1688, this immensely readable ebook bargains readers a whole and fascinating examine England's past.

initially showing in serial shape, A Child's historical past of britain provides infrequent snapshots of england through the a long time as rendered via an unheard of master.

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To a contemporary in the late 1520s, and probably to Elyot himself, who was persuaded to serve the entire four years without pay, it might have appeared that Elyot had begun to penetrate into the heart of Tudor power. And indeed, Wolsey promised Elyot his clerkship would lead to greater things. But in 1530, a year following Wolsey’s fall, the conditional patent for Elyot’s service was revoked, and a new grant for the office was awarded to Eden, archbishop of Middlesex and the king’s chaplain. 3 Or rather, what kind of payment was knighthood for Elyot?

25 It is not unusual for Elyot’s biographers to note that his political influence was minimal, and Elyot shared this sense of failure in his concerns about his writing career. 26 Henry had been saluted at the beginning of his reign as the humanist’s king, a scholar himself who would become a champion of good letters and patron of the arts. ” The image of Henry as a patron of letters may have been self-serving on the part of humanists such as Erasmus, but they were capable of being deceived by their own optimism.

Yet the comparison has a significance beyond the consistent attention Cavendish gives to this chief source of drama in the Life, the nervous interdependence of king and minister. Considered apart from Cavendish’s narrative, and the private struggles between Henry and Wolsey, it recalls as well those famous admonitions to the Tudor elite against a similar dependence. Edmund Dudley’s warning of 1510 is early but typical: “The noble men and gentlemen of England be the worst brought vp for the most parte of any realme of christendom, And therfore the children of poore men and meane folke are promotyd to .

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