Modern history

The Age of Revolution

The Age of Revolution

The third volume of Sir Winston Churchill's classic history. During the long period of 1688 to 1815, three revolutions took place and all led to war between the British and the French. The English Revolution of 1688 made a new enemy of an old foe; the American Revolution of 1775 saw the United States finally declare independence; and the French Revolution of 1789 reverberated across Europe for years to come. Who better to capture the character and vigour of Wellington, Walpole, Nelson and Pitt than the Prime Minister who led Britain to victory in Europe in 1945?

Introduction

BOOK I - ENGLAND’S ADVANCE TO WORLD POWER

Chapter 1. WILLIAM OF ORANGE

Chapter 2. CONTINENTAL WAR

Chapter 3. THE SPANISH SUCCESSION

Chapter 4. MARLBOROUGH: BLENHEIM AND RAMILLIES

Chapter 5. OUDENARDE AND MALPLAQUET

Chapter 6. THE TREATY OF UTRECHT

BOOK II - THE FIRST BRITISH EMPIRE

Chapter 7. THE HOUSE OF HANOVER

Chapter 8. SIR ROBERT WALPOLE

Chapter 9. THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION AND THE “FORTY-FIVE”

Chapter 10. THE AMERICAN COLONIES

Chapter 11. THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Chapter 12. THE QUARREL WITH AMERICA

Chapter 13. THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

Chapter 14. THE UNITED STATES

Chapter 15. THE INDIAN EMPIRE

BOOK III - NAPOLEON

Chapter 16. THE YOUNGER PITT

Chapter 17. THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION

Chapter 18. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

Chapter 19. FRANCE CONFRONTED

Chapter 20. TRAFALGAR

Chapter 21. THE EMPEROR OF THE FRENCH

Chapter 22. THE PENINSULAR WAR AND THE FALL OF NAPOLEON

Chapter 23. WASHINGTON, ADAMS, AND JEFFERSON

Chapter 24. THE WAR OF 1812

Chapter 25. ELBA AND WATERLOO + ENDNOTES + SUGGESTED READING