GKC on the history of England

GKC on the history of England

51Bnu5c63GL._SL160_.jpg Thank you to all for your suggestions for books on European history. It will take me a while to sort through them all, but please keep them coming. It’s very informative.

By the by, has anyone read the book linked above, A Short History of England by G.K. Chesterton?

I know I didn’t ask for history books on England because I think I know its history better than others, but my hunch is that Chesterton does a pretty good job and that would make entertaining reading nonetheless. What say you?


  • Have you read Chesterton’s Eugenics and Other Evils?  He develops the history of that movement.  Combine that with what we know about Adolph Hitler and Margaret Sanger and we get a pretty important piece of the picture of what’s going on today.

  • Yes, I’ve read it. It’s more a book of essays on history than a history book; no surprise since essays were Chesterton’s specialty.

    Like all of Chesterton now, it’s in the public domain. You can read it online or even listen to the Librivox audiobook.