All completed chapters of Macaulay's History of England can be found at:
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History of England, from the Accession of James the Second, vol1 - by Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron, 1800-1859 .
This is the fifth and last chapter of Volume 1
This is part of a series of books written by the Baron Macaulay in the 19th century.
In this chapter Macaulay continues the narrative concerning troubles in Scotland. There's also a fine description of the rebellion lead by Monmouth.
For a general overview of the progress of the Macaulay project visit
- How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are ?up for grabs.? Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you?d like to read (include the blue number, please).
Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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- Is there a deadline?
Target completion date of this project: 30th August 2006 ? but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it?ll go back to the pool. There?s no shame in this; we?re all volunteers and things happen.
- Where do I find the text?
Just click on the part numbers to open the text itself. You may of course also choose to get the complete text from Project Gutenberg at this link:
- Please claim chapters (the blue numbers)!
Reader list last updated:25th August 21:11 BST.
Parts claimed: 21 of 21
Parts done:21 of 21
Chapter 5 -part 01 - 20k - Claimed - Jim Mowatt - Done - Proofed - OK
Chapter 5 -part 02 - 17k - Claimed - kri - Done - Proofed - OK
Chapter 5 -part 03 - 17k - Claimed - 12Makoto - Done - Proofed - OK
Chapter 5 -part 04 - 17k - Claimed - Tina - Done Done - Proofed - OK
Chapter 5 -part 05 - 19k - Claimed - Ianish - Done - Proofed - OK
Chapter 5 -part 06 - 19k - Claimed - Ianish - Done - Proofed - OK
Chapter 5 -part 07 - 10k - Claimed - Ianish - Done - Proofed - OK
Chapter 5 -part 08 - 10k - Claimed - Xrystabelle - Done - Proofed - OK
Chapter 5 -part 09 - 10k - Claimed - Xrystabelle - Done - Proofed - OK
Chapter 5 -part 10 - 14k - Claimed - Sandra - Done - Proofed - OK
Chapter 5 -part 11 - 7k - Claimed - GarrettAuNaturale - Done
Chapter 5 -part 12 - 14k - Claimed -Xrystabelle - Done - Proofed - OK
Chapter 5 -part 13 - 7k - Claimed - MermaidMaddie Done - Proofed - OK
Chapter 5 -part 14 - 10k - Claimed - Cori Done - Proofed - OK
Chapter 5 -part 15 - 15k - Claimed - Cori Done - Proofed - OK
Chapter 5 -part 16 - 14k - Claimed - Cori Done - Proofed - OK
Chapter 5 -part 17 - 14k - Claimed - Cori Done - Proofed - OK
Chapter 5 -part 18 - 19k - Claimed - Xrystabelle Done - Proofed - OK
Chapter 5 -part 19 - 9k - Claimed - Laura
Chapter 5 -part 20 - 11k - Claimed - Trioptimum Done - Proofed - OK
Chapter 5 -part 21 - 5k - Claimed - Gesine Done - Proofed -OK
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- DURING recording:
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Start of recording (Intro)
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"THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES THE SECOND BY THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY.
Book 1, Chapter 5, Part # (where # is your part number)"
End of recording
- At the end of the section, say:
?End of [part #] (where # is your part number)"
- At the end of the book, say (in addition):
"End of History of England, volume 1, chapter 5, by Thomas Babington Macaulay."
This information has been added to the text files.
Please leave a couple of seconds silence at the end of your recording!
Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
On that note, here's an update. Throughout the text you may see some numbers. Please ignore these. They indicate notes at the end of the text which I've decided to omit from the recording
- AFTER recording:
Save files as
128 kbps MP3 with a 44100 Hz sample rate
historyofengland01ch05_#_macaulay.mp3 , all lower-case, where # is your 2 digit part number. (historyofengland01ch05_01_macaulay.mp3)
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Title: Vol 1, chapter 05, part # (where # is your 2 digit part number)
Artist: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Album: History of England, Vol 1, chapter 05
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anna has now joined us as proof reader for the project and will be proof reading chapters as we go along
Please post below or PM me.