Kings, politicians, accomplishments, and failures are detailed in this engrossing seven-volume history of England between 1713 and 1783. What emerges is a colorful portrait of an era, dominated not by dates and facts but by people and momentous events. The opening volume of this masterful work covers the years 1713 through 1720: from the Peace of Utrecht to the rejection of the Peerage Bill.
About the Author
Philip Henry Stanhope Mahon, 5th Earl of Stanhope (1805–1875)—Viscount Mahon between 1816 and 1855—was a British politician and historian. He greatly contributed to cultural causes and was known for his historical writings. Two of his most important works are Life of Belisarius (1829) and History of the War of Succession in Spain (1832).