The English Nation: The Great Myth

The English Nation: The Great Myth

by Edwin Jones, Norman Davies
     
 

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This work challenges the very idea of England and what it means to be English. Dr. Jones has examined the origins of the sense of English identity that persists today and this book reveals a new perspective on how it came about. Many leaders have recogn

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This work challenges the very idea of England and what it means to be English. Dr. Jones has examined the origins of the sense of English identity that persists today and this book reveals a new perspective on how it came about. Many leaders have recogn

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Argues that during the reign of Henry VIII, a false view of the English past was deliberately created by the government, becoming so deeply embedded in the minds of most English people that it became part of their folklore and one of the most powerful assumptions operating on their thought for four centuries. This erroneous history created an England that was to become increasingly nationalistic and insular in its worldview. The author explores the creation of that history primarily through the mechanism of the preambles to the statutes of the Reformation Parliament in the period 1532-6. Distributed by Books International. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750925198
Publisher:
Sutton Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Pages:
347
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.11(d)

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Patrick Collinson
This is a tract for the times, at times very polemical, albeit a very substantial and often deeply learned tract, not just well researched but informed at every turn by mature reflection on the nature and problematics of historical writing.
— Patrick Collinson, University of Cambridge

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