The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of …


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.4 stars; 45 reviews)

David Hume is one of the great philosophers of the Western intellectual tradition. His philosophical writings earned him lasting fame and renown; his historical writing earned his bread and butter. His "The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688", published between 1754 and 1764, was immensely popular and Hume wrote that "the copy-money given me by the booksellers much exceeded any thing formerly known in England; I was become not only independent, but opulent." The six volume work has had numerous editions and is still in print today. David Hume and Thomas Babington Macaulay have frequently been compared as the premier English historians but we don't have to choose because Macaulay begins where Hume leaves off. (Summary by Richard Carpenter) (21 hr 33 min)

Chapters

01 - The Life of David Hume, Esq. 20:56 Read by Richard Carpenter
02 - Letter from Adam Smith 14:08 Read by Richard Carpenter
03 - Chapter I, part 01 30:27 Read by Brendan Stallard
04 - Chapter I, part 02 32:18 Read by Brendan Stallard
05 - Chapter I, part 03 33:45 Read by Brendan Stallard
06 - Chapter I, part 04 28:46 Read by Brendan Stallard
07 - Chapter I, part 05 21:53 Read by J L Raimundo
08 - Chapter II, part 01 16:22 Read by J L Raimundo
09 - Chapter II, part 02 19:47 Read by J L Raimundo
10 - Chapter II, part 03 21:50 Read by Robert Hoffman
11 - Chapter II, part 04 19:38 Read by Erin McKelle
12 - Chapter II, part 05 15:03 Read by stmacduff
13 - Chapter II, part 06 21:22 Read by stmacduff
14 - Chapter III, part 01 20:45 Read by Brendan Stallard
15 - Chapter III, part 02 20:08 Read by Brendan Stallard
16 - Chapter III, part 03 23:23 Read by Brendan Stallard
17 - Chapter III, part 04 25:16 Read by Brendan Stallard
18 - Chapter III, part 05 30:31 Read by Brendan Stallard
19 - Chapter III, part 06 18:02 Read by Brendan Stallard
20 - Chapter III, part 07 22:11 Read by Brendan Stallard
21 - Appendix I, part 01 21:03 Read by Richard Carpenter
22 - Appendix I, part 02 20:09 Read by Richard Carpenter
23 - Appendix I, part 03 21:06 Read by Richard Carpenter
24 - Chapter IV, part 01 19:25 Read by stmacduff
25 - Chapter IV, part 02 18:52 Read by stmacduff
26 - Chapter IV, part 03 19:13 Read by stmacduff
27 - Chapter IV, part 04 22:23 Read by mcgovern1934
28 - Chapter IV, part 05 24:01 Read by roeg11
29 - Chapter V, part 01 28:32 Read by roeg11
30 - Chapter V, part 02 27:17 Read by roeg11
31 - Chapter VI, part 01 31:15 Read by KK
32 - Chapter VI, part 02 30:46 Read by KK
33 - Chapter VI, part 03 35:34 Read by KK
34 - Chapter VII, part 01 21:09 Read by Richard Carpenter
35 - Chapter VII, part 02 19:03 Read by stmacduff
36 - Chapter VIII, part 01 22:31 Read by stmacduff
37 - Chapter VIII, part 02 21:53 Read by stmacduff
38 - Chapter VIII, part 03 20:57 Read by Robert Hoffman
39 - Chapter VIII, part 04 24:48 Read by Brendan Stallard
40 - Chapter VIII, part 05 18:21 Read by Brendan Stallard
41 - Chapter IX, part 01 25:51 Read by Robert Hoffman
42 - Chapter IX, part 02 25:22 Read by Robert Hoffman
43 - Chapter IX, part 03 23:39 Read by Robert Hoffman
44 - Chapter IX, part 04 21:52 Read by Robert Hoffman
45 - Chapter X, part 01 24:11 Read by Robert Hoffman
46 - Chapter X, part 02 25:51 Read by Robert Hoffman
47 - Chapter X, part 03 27:06 Read by Robert Hoffman
48 - Chapter XI, part 01 28:29 Read by Felicity C
49 - Chapter XI, part 02 28:05 Read by Felicity C
50 - Chapter XI, part 03 30:19 Read by Felicity C
51 - Chapter XI, part 04 24:26 Read by Richard Carpenter
52 - Chapter XI, part 05 26:11 Read by Felicity C
53 - Appendix II, part 01 24:02 Read by Richard Carpenter
54 - Appendix II, part 02 23:58 Read by Richard Carpenter
55 - Appendix II, part 03 16:34 Read by Richard Carpenter
56 - Appendix II, part 04 17:29 Read by Richard Carpenter

Reviews


(3.5 stars)

chapter 2 part 4 was really hard to listen to. I'm not going to visit that critical thinkers website that she advertises at the end.


(5 stars)

All the recordings are impressively well read, and Hume is an incredible writer and historian.66.

Long


(5 stars)

But i finished it👍. One down 5 more to go 😭

it is painful to listen to chapter 2 part 4 carelesspeakerz


(3 stars)


(2 stars)

book is great but chap 2 part 4 poorly read ..


(5 stars)

Awesome job of reading by all the volunteers on this volume.

Fantastic


(5 stars)

An extremely informative work, recommend to all serious students.

Educational however...


(4 stars)

The scope and breadth of mispronunciations is astonishing.