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  • History of King Charles II of Englandby Jacob Abbott

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Despite some political turmoil and upheaval linked to ongoing conflict in the clash between Protestantism and Catholicism, the rule of Charles II, who reigned from 1660-1685, was largely a happy time for the kingdom of England, Scotland and Ireland. This exhaustive account of the life and contributions of Charles II provides a probing look at the king,... more...

  • Charles Iby Richard Cust

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    Charles I was a complex man whose career intersected with some of the most dramatic events in English history. He played a central role in provoking the English Civil War, and his execution led to the only republican government Britain has ever known. Historians have struggled to get him into perspective, veering between outright condemnation and... more...

  • The Age of Urban Democracyby Donald Read

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    This ambitious survey covers all aspects of the period in which English society acquired its modern shape -- industrial rather than agricultural, urban rather than rural, democratic in its institutions, and middle class rather than aristocratic in the control of political power. For this revised edition the footnotes and bibliography have been fully... more...

  • Macmillanby John Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Harold Macmillan presided over the dissolution of the British Empire and the first stages of irreversible economic decline. It was an unlucky end to a political career which had seen Britain's steady extinction as a Great Power, and his reputation will depend on how posterity judges his understanding of these changes, and his skill in adapting himself... more...

  • Buckinghamby Roger Lockyer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Recounts the life of the first Duke of Buckingham, describes his relationships with James I and Charles I, and examines his role in English politics. more...

  • Popular Cultures in England 1550-1750by Barry Reay

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Explores the important aspects of popular cultures during the period 1550 to 1750. Barry Reay investigates the dominant beliefs and attitudes across all levels of society as well as looking at different age, gender and religious groups. more...

  • Churchillby Keith Robbins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Keith Robbins provides an excellent introduction to Winston Churchill's dramatic rise to power and traces the unpredictable way his career moved between triumph and tragedy . Providing a vivid picture of the political landscapes through which he moved, it outlines his career and uncovers what made possible Churchill's leading role in national and... more...

  • After the Civil Warsby John Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    The first study of Restoration England from the point of view of both rulers and ruled, this volume offers a vital reappraisal of seventeenth century England.The civil wars had a traumatic effect on the English people: memories of bloodshed and destruction and the ultimate horror of the execution of Charles I continued to be invoked for decades afterwards.... more...

  • Eighteenth Century England 1714 - 1784by Dorothy Marshall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 94.95

    A standard introduction to the period which has retained its popularity with generations of students more...

  • The Last Victoriansby W. Sydney Robinson

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 23.32

    Ever since the publication of Lytton Strachey?s Eminent Victorians in 1918 it has been fashionable to ridicule the great figures of the nineteenth century. From the longreigning monarch herself to the celebrated writers, philanthropists and politicians of the day, the Victorians have been dismissed as hypocrites and frauds or worse. Yet not everyone... more...