Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman (1860-1946) was a British military historian. His meticulously researched histories are invested with a lively human sympathy which engenders a novelistic feel. Among his chief works were The Art of War in the Middle Ages (1885) and History of the Peninsular War (1902-03). He was knighted in 1920.
A History of England (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)by Charles Oman
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Oman wrote this 1895 history out of a conviction, as he writes in his introduction, "that there may still be room for a single-volume history . . . which neither cramps the earlier annals of our island . . . nor expands the last two centuries into an unmanageable bulk." The New York Times called his effort "extremely satisfactory."
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