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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 26.95
The importance of Henry VII is the subject of heated debate. Did his reign mark the start of a new era, or was its prevailing characteristic continunity with the past? The pamphlet: · emphasizes the lasting political stability established during the reign · demonstrates the difference between Henry's policies and those of the Yorkists · shows how successors... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1993; US$ 26.95
The Labour governments of 1945-51 are among the most important and controversial in modern British history, and have been the focus of extensive research over the last fifteen years. In this study, Robert Pearce makes the results of this research available in a concise and accessible form, whilst encouraging students to formulate their own interpretations.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 166.00
Drawing on an array of archival material, this study sheds light on Sir George Russell Clerk, an important, yet forgotten figure in British and European diplomatic history. During the First World War, Clerk was a senior Foreign Office official strongly sympathetic to the cause of the 'oppressed nationalities' of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 50.95
In the Cold War battle for hearts and minds Britain was the first country to formulate a coordinated global response to communist propaganda. In January 1948, the British government launched a new propaganda policy designed to 'oppose the inroads of communism' by taking the offensive against it.' A small section in the Foreign Office, the innocuously... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 135.00
The Third Duke of Portland served twice as Prime Minster and had a long and distinguished political career from 1760s to the 1780s. This study details how he was transformed from a pillar of the grand Whiggery (he was the brother-in-law of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire) into the figurehead for would-be Tories. The book also examines how he played... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 30.00
Lynch explores eighteenth-century British conceptions of the Renaissance, and the historical, intellectual, and cultural uses to which the past was put during the period. Scholars, editors, historians, religious thinkers, linguists, and literary critics of the period all defined themselves in relation to 'the last age' or 'the age of Elizabeth'. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 40.00
Seventeenth-century English history is known best for 'the English Civil War' and 'the English Revolution'. This study analyses and explains both events, and others, by setting them in their wider contexts in relation to political instability, the history of religions and political ideas, and contemporary European events. more...
- University of California Press 1970; US$ 12.95
In this volume seven distinguished British scholars present their current thinking on the complex issues of the Great Rebellion of the seventeenth century. Commissioned for presentation at Eton College, the essays offer a fresh distillation of important recent scholarship on the Civil War and its aftermath. more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2003; US$ 95.00
The Battle Conference celebrated its quarter-centenary in 2002 in Glasgow, and this volume, while ranging from Norman Sicily to Scandinavia, has a particular focus on Scottish themes. There are six papers on aspects of Scottish history from the eleventh to the early thirteenth century: on kings and their followers, on the building of burghs, and on... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 55.00
Lord Salisbury (1830-1903) is now a subject of intense historical attention. But this important and accessible new study moves away from the conventional 'life' and reconstructs the thought-world of late-Victorian Conservatives for the first time, providing a new location within which Victorian politics and Salisbury himself can be evaluated. more...