Bibliographic information:
ISBN: 9781804470244
Paperback • 52pp • £5
110 mm x 178 mm
21 December 2022
Territory: World English

The History of England

By a Partial, Prejudiced and Ignorant Historian

Jane Austen

Illustrated by Cassandra Austen

With an introduction by G.K. Chesterton



ISBN: 9781804470244




Jane Austen, one of the nation’s most beloved authors, whose face adorns our currency, surely needs no introduction, but while many are familiar with her groundbreaking novels, few have come across her short burlesque work The History of England.

Billed a history ‘from the reign of Henry IV to Charles I by a partial, prejudiced and ignorant historian’, The History of England pokes fun at the overly verbose and grand histories of Austen’s day. Written when she was just fifteen, this is a comic tour de force that shows Austen’s wit developing into the satirical prowess she is remembered for.

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen (1775–1817) is one of the best known English novelists of all time. She is best remembered today for her novels critiquing the upper classes, in particular Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. Like most female writers of her era, Austen published her works anonymously, and it was only after her death that her name was set to her works.