By Jeremy Black
From the nice Exhibition to the credits Crunch - the transformation of england from the world's maximum country to the current day
In 1851 Queen Victoria opened the nice Exhibition in Hyde Park, it used to be the excessive water mark of English success - the kingdom on the leading edge of the economic Revolution, on the middle of a burgeoning Empire, with a queen who may reign for an additional 50 years. within the following a hundred and fifty years, the destiny of the state has confronted turmoil and transformation. however it is simply too basic to speak of decline? Has nice Britain sacrificed its identification with a view to remain a part of the current global order.
Leading historian, Jeremy Black, completes the landmark 4 quantity short background of england sequence with a super, insightful exam of the way modern-day Britain was once formed.
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My mortification is, that this post, after the last ships went past was held contrary to my wishes and opinion ... I did not care to give an absolute order for withdrawing the garrison, till I could get round and see the situation of things, and then it became too late, as the fort was invested. " adds to it, . " pounds a year would not induce me to undergo what I do . "I . When Cornwallis crossed the Hudson, but one course was open to Washington to retire. Falling back on the Raritan, where he destroyed the bridges, he then withdrew behind the Delaware, after having taken remove all boats on that river for seventy miles above There he halted to find that his army had melted away Philadelphia.
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