This useful 1890 work recounts the history of England from the end of the Napoleonic War in 1815 to the peace of Paris in 1856, following the Crimean War. A balanced yet honest six-volume history, it is Walpole’s masterpiece. Volume One starts in the dawn after Waterloo and explores the effects of the war; it ends with George III’s death in 1820 and the Battle of Bonnymuir.
About the Author
Spencer Walpole (1830–1907) was an English historian. Knighted in 1898, Walpole held various positions as a civil servant. He is the author of the monumental six-volume work A History of England from the Conclusion of the Great War in 1815 (1878-1886). He also wrote biographies of Spencer Perceval (1894) and Lord John Russell (1889) as well as Studies in Biography (1906).