Synopses & Reviews
This is a major new student edition of the text described as "the first modern classic of English history." Francis Bacon's insight into human motives, his life-long experience of politics and government, and his remarkable literary skills, render this History of the Reign of King Henry VII a major work of English literature and an important document in the history of political thought. The edition also includes other relevant writings by Bacon, generous editorial footnotes explaining the historical and political issues of the period, and a substantial glossary.
A major student edition by a senior Renaissance scholar of 'the first modern classic of English history'.
A major new student edition by a senior Renaissance scholar of ?the first modern classic of English history?.
Table of Contents
Editor's Note; Introduction; Principal events in Bacon's Life; Select bibliography; The History of the Reign of King Henry VII; Bacon's fragmentary histories; Selections from the Essays (1625) including of simulation and dissimulation; Of seditions and troubles; Of empire; Of counsel; Of the true greatness of kingdoms and estates; Glossary; Index.