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- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 40.00
Colonial civil servant, Confucian scholar, and collector of Chinese art, Sir James Stewart Lockhart spent more than forty years in Hong Kong and Weihaiwei the former British leased territory in northern China. His career reflects tension and upheaval in the emerging colony of Hong Kong and in a China rapidly giving way to civil war. In her vivid... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95
A brawling, rambunctious history celebrating the Empire?and the intrepid empire-builders?that gave the United States, Canada, India, and Australia not just a common language, but common ideals of freedom and justice The British Empire ?the biggest empire in history?once ruled a quarter of the globe. It was built by an incredible array of swashbuckling... more...
Summarie of the Chronicles of England, Diligently Collected, Abridged and Continued unto This Present Yeare of Christ, 1604, by John StowThe Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 169.95
This book is an annotated edition of John Stows Summarie of the Chronicles of England (1604). Stow (1524/51605) was a citizen historian who offers a concise, narrative history of England from the earliest time to the reign of James I, who succeeded Elizabeth in 1603. This abridged chronicle offered readers of lower social and economic status... more...
- Birlinn 2012; US$ 9.29
In The Wall, Alistair Moffat's fascination shines through as he captures the enormous endeavour of the builders along with the captivating human stories the stones still tell after nearly two millennia.' The Scotsman Hadrian's Wall is the largest, most spectacular and one of the most enigmatic historical monument in Britain. Nothing else approaches... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 19.99
The last Ice Age, which came to an end about 12,000 years ago, swept the bands of hunter gatherers from the face of the land that was to become Britain and Ireland, but as the ice sheets retreated and the climate improved so human groups spread slowly northwards, re-colonizing the land that had been laid waste. From that time onwards Britain and Ireland... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2006; US$ 260.00
Transcripts of 13c plea rolls, vital legal, social and economic detail of the time, presented with full index for ease of reference. more...
- Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11
Using wide-ranging evidence, Martyn Whittock shines a light on Britain in the Middle Ages, bringing it vividly to life. Thus we glimpse 11th century rural society through a conversation between a ploughman and his master.The life of Dick Whittington illuminates the rise of the urban elite. The stories of Roger 'the Raker' who drowned in his own sewage,... more...