William Godwin's Diary

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Robertson, p. 19 (13  April  1801) Unable to identify with certainty, but given WG's interest in history, especially Scottish history, at this time, probably:
Robertson, WilliamThe history of Scotland during the reigns of Queen Mary and of King James VI. till his accession to the crown of England. With a review of the Scotch history previous to that period; and an appendix. 1759
OR possibly:
Robertson, WilliamThe history of the reign of Charles the Fifth, Emperor of Germany, and of all the kingdoms and states in Europe, during his age. To which is prefixed a view of the progress of society in Europe, from the subversion of the Roman Empire, to the beginning of the sixteenth century. 1769
WG's sale catalog lists:
Robertson's (W.) History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V, 3 vol. 1796.
Robertson's (W.) Hist. of Scotland, America, and India, 7 vol. 1818.

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