Vol. 2 of Storia dei popoli di lingua inglese, the Italian History of the English-Speaking Peoples.
The New World is Winston Churchill' re-creation of the most fateful periods in English and American history - the two centuries between 1785-1688.
These were the turbulent years which saw England win her far-flung Empire and defeat the might of Spain, when thousands of colonists left England's shores to journey to the new world - the years when England found herself torn by religious wars and persecutions. these were the times of the great kings and queens, of the rupture with Rome, the Puritan rebellion and Oliver Cromwell, dramatically brought to life by one of the greatest historians and statesmen of our time.
In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries England underwent a startling series of transformations. The turbulent reigns of the Tudors and Stuarts witnessed the Protestant Reformation, the growth of powerful monarchies, the English Civil War, and the colonization of the new world. In this, the second volume of his "History of the English Speaking Peoples", Sir Winston Churchill turned his considerable rhetorical and analytical acumen to weaving a compelling and insightful narrative of these formative centuries.
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This is the story of 2000 years of the British people told by a man who was himself an important protagonist in that history. The four volumes which comprise this history were published between 1956 and 1958.