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  • 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...

  • Decolonization in Britain and Franceby Miles Kahler

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.50

    Professor Kahler focuses on organizations below the state, investigating party competition and sensitivity to political change produced by the characteristics of commercial firms. In addition, he explores transmission of external shocks to the domestic polity by the state itself and the domestic politics of settler societies under external threat... more...

  • Charles I 1625-1640by Brian Quintrell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.99

    Draws on recent interpretations of the period to re-evaluate Charles I's reign. This work analyses the reign of Charles I against the background of his father's legacy and the problems he inherited. The study assesses Charles's own methods and style of government, suggesting that these were mainly to blame for the difficulties he encounted. more...

  • The Nature of the English Revolutionby John Morrill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    John Morrill has been at the forefront of modern attempts to explain the origins, nature and consequences of the English Revolution. These twenty essays -- seven either specially written or reproduced from generally inaccessible sources -- illustrate the main scholarly debates to which he has so richly contributed: the tension between national and... more...

  • The Making of the British Islesby Steven G. Ellis; Christopher Maginn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    The history of the British Isles is the story of four peoples linked together by a process of state building that was as much about far-sighted planning and vision as coincidence, accident and failure. It is a history of revolts and reversal, familial bonds and enmity, the study of which does much to explain the underlying tension between the nations... more...

  • The Age of Oligarchyby Geoffrey S Holmes; Daniel Szechi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 136.95

    The second volume, on early and mid-Georgian Britain, shows how the country used its expanding wealth, its new-found social cohesion at home and its international influence abroad to become not only a European but an imperial power. As with the first volume, every aspect of the period is covered. more...

  • Trying To Please: A Memoirby John Julius Norwich

    Axios Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    John Julius Norwich?s life has reflected an appetite for living, enlivened by a sense of personal theater. Trying to Please is an engaging and amusing memoir that describes a glamorous but vanishing world. From the monasteries on Mt. Athos to a camel trek across the Sahara, the book shows how Norwich?s passions for history, travel, and music have combined... more...

  • A Military History of the English Civil Warby Malcolm Wanklyn; Frank Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    A Military History of the English Civil War  examines how the civil war was won, who fought for whom, and why it ended. With a straightforward style and clear chronology that enables readers to make their own judgements and pursue their own interests further, this original history provides a thorough critique of the reasons that have been cited for... more...

  • Attleeby Robert Pearce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    Attlee is undoubtedly one of the key figures in modern British history. An important figure in Churchill's War Cabinet, and premier of the first majority Labour Government, he created the Welfare State, nationalised a substantial part of industry and secured the independence of India. Yet his political stature remains unresolved. Was he Churchill's... more...