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  • Princes at Warby Deborah Cadbury

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 28.99

    This book tells the story of four sons of King George V during the period that the monarchy faced the greatest threats to its survival in the modern era the crisis of the abdication, and the nationwide threat to Britain of the Nazis, inside and out. The threat of world war echoed the war within the royal family. Played out against the cataclysm... more...

  • Exeter in the Great Warby Derek Tait

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 9.99

    Exeter played a vital role during the First World War supplying men for the Army and raising funds to help troops overseas. The Mayoress and her team played a key part collecting money to aid homeless Belgian refugees in the city while also supporting other worthy causes both home and overseas. Soldiers travelling through Exeter all received food,... more...

  • Liberty and Empireby Robert E. Toohey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Though little known to most students of the American Revolution, the British Radicals of the 1770s championed the rights of Americans while advocating parliamentary reform and denouncing British colonial policies. Outspoken, eloquent, and innovative, the Radicals encouraged the American cause. They voiced ideas on liberty and empire that would echo... more...

  • Paper Bulletsby Harold M. Weber

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    The calculated use of media by those in power is a phenomenon dating back at least to the seventeenth century, as Harold Weber demonstrates in this illuminating study of the relation of print culture to kingship under England's Charles II. Seventeenth-century London witnessed an enormous expansion of the print trade, and with this expansion came a... more...

  • The Death of Oliver Cromwellby H.F. McMains

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    For centuries, rumors have circulated in England that Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell did not die of natural causes. Now, in a fascinating book that reads like a historical whodunit, we have a motive, a means, a murderer (complete with his own deathbed confession), and a supporting cast that includes John Milton and Andrew Marvell. Almost from the... more...

  • Burke and the Nature of Politicsby Carl B. Cone

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Edmund Burke in recent years has assumed extraordinary stature in American political thinking as the father of neoconservatism. In this book, the first of a two-volume biography of this eighteenth-century English statesman, Mr. Cone brings important new evidence to his thesis that during the age of the American Revolution Burke was significant more... more...

  • Burke and the Nature of Politicsby Carl B. Cone

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this second of two volumes, Carl B. Cone demonstrates once again that only through a study of Edmund Burke's active political life can one understand his thought. To Burke's important practical contributions to the art of government made prior to 1782 (Volume I, The Age of the American Revolution ) must now be added the extension of his thought... more...

  • For King, Constitution, and Countryby Robert Dozier

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    England trembled in 1792. In May, George III issued a proclamation warning his subjects of "diverse wicked and seditious writings" then being circulated which might "excite tumult and disorder." The response to this proclamation -- an unprecedented expression of loyalty to crown and constitution -- marked the beginnings of a movement that was to influence... more...

  • Odd Peopleby Basil Thomson

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 10.19

    First World War espionage was a fascinating and dangerous affair, spawning widespread paranoia in its clandestine wake. The hysteria of the age, stoked by those within the British establishment who sought to manipulate popular panic, meant there was no shortage of suspects. Exaggerated claims were rife: some 80,000 Germans were supposedly hidden all... more...

  • Sir Henry Lee (1533–1611)by Sue Simpson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    A favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Henry Lee was known as ‘the most accomplished cavaliero’ in England. This handsome, entertaining and highly convivial gentleman was an important participant in life at court as Elizabeth’s tournament champion. He created the spectacular Accession Day tournaments held annually before London crowds... more...