The History of England

by Jane Austen (Author)
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First published in 1791, The History of England is a refreshingly witty, classic account of England’s royal reigns from Henry IV through to Charles I. Written by Jane Austen aged 15, this is a topic she studied when she was a child.

In this mischievous satire on school history books, Austen’s delightful juvinilia highlights her dry wit and advanced talent for writing. The History of England gives a humorous account of the country’s well-known kings and queens, and is complete with Austen’s original spelling quirks.

Describing herself as a ‘partial, prejudiced and ignorant historian’, Austen uses a light-hearted tone to parody the dry history books popularly seen in schools. This lively book mocks historians with outrageous characters and deliciously naughty intelligence.

This satirical volume’s contents includes:

    - Henry the 4th

    - Henry the 5th

    - Henry the 6th

    - Edward the 4th

    - Edward the 5th

    - Richard the 3rd

    - Henry the 7th

    - Henry the 8th

    - Edward the 6th

    - Mary

    - Elizabeth

    - James the 1st

    - Charles the 1st

Proudly republished by Read & Co. Books, this classic treasure is a must-read for collectors of Austen’s work and fans of English history.

Publication date
September 11, 2018
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