"This concluding volume of The Oxford History of England is vintage Taylor....It is also a superb recreation of an era, solidly based on an enormous range of significant materials and studded with judgments that continually compel one to question his own too-easy generalizations."--Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences
"This is the real stuff of history."--The Economist
"Its outstanding and rare merit is its splendid narrative sweep. Taylor shows a masterly grasp of all the factors that have gone to the development of England and the Empire into the Welfare State of today."--The Christian Science Monitor
"Glitters with personality, controversy, contemporary relevance, and genuine philosophical significance--and for that reason, quite as much as for its wit and literary grace, it deserves a general reading audience as well as scholarly attention."--Theodore Roszak, The Nation
"The real power of this volume lies beyond its scope and style, in the view it takes of the general working of the historical process."--The New York Times Book Review
About the Author
A. J. P Taylor was one of Britain's most respected and influential historians. He was Professor of History and Fellow of Magdalen College, University of Oxford. He died in 1990.