In the new volume of the Oxford History of England Mr A. J. P. Taylor is writing of a far country.1 It is the country of his own youth, the country of every Englishman now middle-aged: a country, incidentally, brusquely denied to Scotsmen or Welshmen, persons about whom Mr Taylor uncharacteristically professes to know nothing. (However, he cannot resist calling them Scotchmen, because he knows it teases.)
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- 1.A. J. P. Taylor, English History, 1914–1945 (Oxford, 1965).Google Scholar