The story of the middle ages with a focus on the development of liberty and universal rights. Both Patriots and Tyrants struggle for power as the foundations of the principles of liberty appear in their mediaeval beginnings. The book covers great historical figures such as Charlemagne, Frederick Barbarossa, William Tell, Robert Bruce, Joan of Arc, and many more. An excellent introduction to European history of the middle ages.
First published in 1911, this edition is derived from the original book with 23 black and white illustrations. As always, this edition is complete and unabridged.