This Matter Is Unrelated To His DaughterI am spending a week in a scholar's home. He has quite a collection of works on the History of England. Considering contemprorary (and ancient, it turns out) sympathies for times long dead; the pretensions of those who assert that only tradition can guide, has led me to investigate some of the sources of the American Republic. I read the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers in college, along with the best known works of Locke, Grotius, Hume; the works of the Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin, along with economists like Smith, Ricardo, Chambers, Aito, and many more. All of this, however, was written with America in mind, a state the revolutionaries could not have enjoyed. They thought of England.
- S Keynes and M Lapidge, Alfred the Great, Asser's Life of King Alfred and Other Contemporary Sources
- WA Chaney, The Cult of Kingship in Anglo-Saxon England
- RA Brown, The Normans and the Norman Conquest
- MP Gilmore, The World of Humanism, 1453-1517