The Faber Book of ENGLISH HISTORY IN VERSE Edited by Kenneth Baker 1988
This anthology traces the history of England from the time of Boadicea to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and it does so in verse. It tells of the fates of Kings – Richard III horseless; Charles I headless; George IV hopeless – while the voice of the common people may be heard through accounts of the Peasants’ Revolt or factory songs from the age of Victoria. Work by the greatest poets – Milton on Cromwell; Swift pricking the South Sea Bubble – stands with the lesser known and anonymous versifiers….
Hardback book with dj. First published in 1988 by Faber and Faber. Reprinted 1988. Printed in Great Britain. ISBN 0-571-14882-4. Condition: browned pages as seen in photographs. Otherwise good as new. Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 4 cm. Pages: 448. Weight 700g
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