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The Historic Thames

By: Hilaire Belloc
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Historic Thames," written by Hilaire Belloc, is a colorful and entertaining trip through the historical tapestry created by England's River Thames. Belloc's work is a fascinating analysis of the Thames' value as a living witness to centuries of humanity's efforts and cultural progress. Belloc analyzes the Thames in this engaging narrative, providing readers with a record of the river's essential role in creating the path for British history. The book deftly blends geological observations, legends, and historical events that have occurred along the riverbanks. Belloc's beautiful words and extensive research brings the Thames to life as a commercial waterway, a source of motivation of poets and writers, and a setting for significant disputes and political changes.

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Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc, a French-English writer and historian, was born on July 27, 1870 and died on July 16, 1953. Belloc was also a soldier, orator, poet, sailor, satirist, and writer of letters, as well as a sailor and poet. His Catholic views had a significant influence on what he wrote. Belloc obtained British citizenship through naturalization in 1902, but he retained his French citizenship. While at Oxford, he served as President of the Oxford Union. From 1906 until 1910, he was one of the few Catholic members of the British Parliament. Belloc was known for getting into fights, and some of them lasted a long time. He was very close to and collaborated with G. K. Chesterton. George Bernard Shaw, who was friends with both Belloc and Chesterton and frequently disagreed with them, dubbed them "Chesterbelloc" because they frequently disagreed. Belloc composed everything from religious poetry to children's rhymes. His Cautionary Tales for Children were a big hit. They told stories like "Jim, who ran away from his nurse and got eaten by a lion" and "Matilda, who lied and got burned to death."

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 124Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359329932
  • ISBN-13:9789359329932
  • Item Weight: 186g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 7.24mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / General