By Ian Buruma
"Imaginative, original--wittily written."--The Washington submit publication World
To a few, England has lengthy represented tolerance, cause, and political moderation. To others, it's a moribund bastion of snobbery and outmoded culture. during this vigorous and diverting social historical past, famous writer Ian Buruma, himself the son of Dutch immigrants to England, offers an incisive examine anglophilia--and anglophobia--over the final centuries.
From passionate fanatics like Voltaire and Goethe, to exiles like Garibaldi and Herzen, to colourful England-bashers like Napoleon, Marx, and Kaiser Wilhelm II, Anglomania offers a sharply satirical account of Europe's occasionally comical, occasionally lethal prejudices, and explains why England's individuality and her courting with Europe continues to be extremely important as we input the twenty-first century.
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It had no premises of its own. Indeed until 190 1 it retained th e status of what today woul d be called a quango . As regards acccommodation, it remained a government lodge r until 1936. 42 Driven out by the Registrar General in 1853, i t asked the Treasury fo r a home of its own. There was talk of a site in South Kensington: a choice that might have changed the whole focus of the University' s architectura l history. 43 But in the end th e Governmen t offered a base in Bloomsbury: a house in Byng Place - nex t to the present University Church - buil t by Cubitt as a theological college in 1832.
103 I n 191 2 the Boar d o f Educatio n condemne d th e Stran d sit e a s inadequat e an d threatened fisca l sanction s unles s anothe r sit e wa s found : ' a thunderbol t ou t o f th e bluebook', Hearnshaw , King's College, p . 444 . ', Huelin , King's College, p . 45-6. 104 Th e Trustee s were : Haldane , Milner , Roseber y an d th e financie r Si r Franci s Trippel, Th e Times (1 9 Feb. 1912) , p. 4; (22 March 1912) , p. 8. 105 Th e Times (1 5 March 1912) , p. 6; (21 March 1912) , p. 4; (22 March 1912) , p.