The English Renaissance celebrated human potential and achievement. This volume chronicles the Protestant Reformation, scientific discoveries and the political events of the period, and hightlights the burst of creativity in drama and poetry.
v. 1. The Renaissance / Patrick Lee-Browne -- v. 2. The romantics / Neil King -- v. 3. The Victorians / Aidan Cruttenden -- v. 4. The modernist period -- v. 5. Post-war literature : 1945 to the present day.