By Prof. M.G.S. Narayanan The author is a well-known historian and former chairman of the Indian Council for Historical Research. This address was delivered at the annual conference of the Indian History and Culture Society held at Vadodara in November 2001 and reproduced in History Today (No. 3, 2002).
An excerpt from David Starkey's Crown and Country: A History of England through the Monarchy that gives an insight into why England is so different from continental Europe.