ENGLAND & ENGLISHNESS: A Select Bibliography

David L.W. Ashton, Life Member


A Mirror of England: The Writings of H.J. Massingham.

Abelson, Edward (ed.) Totnes: Green Books. 216pp.

The Origins of the English Imagination.

Ackroyd, Peter. Albion: London: Chatto & Windus 2002

The English Novel.

Allen, Walter. Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1973.

On England.

Baldwin, Stanley. Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1937. 246pp.

National Character and the Factors in its Formation.

Barker, Sir Ernest. London: Methuen. Rev. 1948. 268pp.

The Character of England.

Barker, Sir Ernest (ed.) London: Readers' Union.1950 ed; OUP 1947.

The English World: History, Character & People.

Blake, Robert (ed.) London: Thames & Hudson. 1982.

England, a Portrait.

Bowle, John. London: Benn. 1968

The English Experience: A Survey of English History.

Bowle, John. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1971 ed. 523pp.

The English People: Impressions and Observations.

Brogan, D.W. London: Hamish Hamilton. 1943. 260pp.

The Englishman and his History.

Butterfield, H[erbert]. Cambridge. UP. 1944. 142pp.

The Lion and the Unicorn.

Bryant, Arthur. London: Collins. 1969.

The Island Race.

Churchill, Winston S. London: Cassell, 1964.

England and the English, from an American Point of View.

Collier, Price. London: Duckworth. 1909. 360pp.

Englishness: Politics and Culture 1880-1920.

Colls, R. & P. Dodd (eds.) Croom Helm. 1986.

The Story of Saint George.

Cooney, Anthony. Cheltenham: This England, 1999.

The Pocket Book of Patriotism.

Courtauld, George. Halstead. 2004.

English Poets and the National Ideal.

De Selincourt, E. London: Milford/OUP. 1915. 119pp.

The Englishman.

Dixon, W. Macneile. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 1938. 221pp.

Companion to English Literature.

Drabble, Margaret. OUP. 1995

A Mirror for England:

Durgnat, Raymond. (British Movies) London: Faber. 1970.

English Traits.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. London: Dent.

The Garden: An English Love Affair.

Fearnley-Whittingstall, Jane. London: W&N/Seven Dails.nd.

The English Heritage.

Finn, Rex Welldon. London: Right Book Club. 1937. 264pp.

The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England.

Fraser, Antonia (ed.) London: Futura. 1985. 308pp.

The Abolition of Britain.

Hitchens, Peter. London: Quartet. 2000.

English Custom and Usage.

Hole, Christina. London: Batsford. 1942. 152pp.

English Folklore.

Hole, Christina. London: Batsford.


Inge, William Ralph. London: Benn. Rev. 1953. 284pp.

The English Difference.

Jennings, Paul (ed.) London: Aurelia. 1974. 144pp.

England: Past, Present and Future.

Jerrold, Douglas. London. 1950.

The Offshore Islanders: England's People from Roman Occupation to the Present. .

Johnson, Paul. Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1975. 634pp.

The English Genius.

Kingsmill, Hugh (ed.) London: Right Book Club. 1939. 285pp.

A Book of Words

Kipling, Rudyard. (Inc. RSSG Address 1920). London: Macmillan, 1928.

Forever England: Femininity, Literature and Conservatism between the Wars.

Light, Alison. London: Routledge. 1991.

An English Nationalism. King’s Lynn:

Linsell, Tony. Athelney. 2001.

England and Englishness: Ideas of Nationhood in EnglishPoetry 1688-1900.

Lucas, John. London: Hogarth Press. 1990. 227pp.

The English Way.

Maillaud, Pierre. London: Milford/OUP. 1945. 270pp.

English Humour for Beginners.

Mikes, George. London: Unwin. 1983. 149pp.

Roots of England.

Miller, John & Sid Waddell. London: BBC. 1980.

Over Crowded Britain.

Mote, Ashley. Petersfield: Tanner. 2003.

England: A Nation.

Oldershaw, Lucian (ed.) London. 1904.

The English People.

Orwell, George. London. 1947.

The English: A Portrait of a People.

Paxman, Jeremy. London: Penguin.1999

The Englishness of English Art.

Pevsner, Nikolaus. Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1984.

Our Language.

Potter, Simeon. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Rev. 1976. 207pp.

The English.

Priestley, J.B. London: Heinemann. 1973. 256pp.

The English Spirit.

Rowse, A.L. London: Macmillan. 1944.

Patriotism: The Making and Unmaking of British.

Samuel, Raphael.

National Identity.

London: Routledge. 1989. 3 vol.

The English Companion: An Idiosyncratic A-Z of England and Englishness.

Smith, Godfrey. Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1985. 272pp.

Impressions of English Literature.

Turner, W.J. (ed.)London: Collins. 1944. 324pp.

England, the Mysterious Island.

Treves, Paolo. London: Gollancz. 1948. 135pp.


A Book of England. London:

Brown, Ivor (ed.) Collins. 1958. 511pp.


Ingrams, Richard (ed.) London: Collins. 1989. 239pp.

English Fairy Tales.

Jacobs, Joseph (ed). London: Muller. 1942.

For Ever England.

Knox, Collie (ed.) London: Cassell. 1950. 244pp.

Portrait of England.

Mawson, Christian (ed.) Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1942. 222pp

Brewer’s Anthology of England and the English.

Millsted David. London: Cassell. nd.

The English Vision.

Read, Herbert (ed.) London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1933. 364pp.

The English Reader.  

Smith, Godfrey (ed.) London: Pavilion Books. 1988. 300pp.

The Essential Englishman.

Steen, Douglas & Nicolas Soames (ed.) London: Cassell. 1989. 224pp.


English History in Verse.

Baker, Kenneth (ed.) London: Faber & Faber. Rev. 1989. 448pp.

The White Man’s Burdens: An Anthology of British Poetry of the Empire. Brooks, Chris & Peter Faulkner.Exeter: Exeter UP. 1996.

Tribute to England.

Gilkes, Martin (ed.) London: Hutchinson. nd. 255pp.

Patriotic Poems.

Leonard, R.M. (ed.) London: Milford/OUP. 1914. 128pp.

The Nine Days Wonder.

Masefield, John. 1941.


Nicolson, Harold (ed.) London: English Association/Macmillan. 1944. 296pp

The Land.

Sackville-West, Victoria. London: Heinemann. 1933 ed. 96pp.

The Call of the Homeland.

Scott, R.P. & Katharine T. Wallas (eds.)London: Blackie. 1907. 426pp

Lyra Historica.

Windsor, M.E. & J. Turral (eds.) Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1911. 96pp

The Island.

Young, Francis Brett. London: Heinemann. 1955.