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Gilbert Keith Chesterton

A Short History of England

216 printed pages
Original publication
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  • Дмитрий Кувшиновhas quoted6 years ago
    If the reader can imagine Mr. Cecil Rhodes submitting to be horsewhipped by a Boer in St. Paul's Cathedral, as an apology for some indefensible death incidental to the Jameson Raid, he will form but a faint idea of what was meant when Henry II. was beaten by monks at the tomb of his vassal and enemy.
  • Дмитрий Кувшиновhas quoted6 years ago
    the man who treats every human inconsistency as a hypocrisy is himself a hypocrite about his own inconsistencies.
  • Дмитрий Кувшиновhas quoted6 years ago
    Henry of Anjou, who brought fresh French blood into the monarchy, brought also a refreshment of the idea for which the French have always stood: the idea in the Roman Law of something impersonal and omnipresent.

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