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  • British Pirates and Society, 1680-1730by Margarette Lincoln

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Pirates contributed to the British understanding of trans-oceanic navigation, patterns of trade and remote communities. This knowledge advanced imperial expansion, which helps to explain why contemporary attitudes towards piracy were ambivalent. This book, an engaging study of vested interests and conflicting ideologies, shows how pirates were portrayed... more...

  • The Irish in the Spanish Armies in the Seventeenth Centuryby Eduardo de Mesa

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 120.00

    Provides a wealth of detail on how "the wild geese" - the Irish who refused to submit to the English - played a significant role in the armies of Spain. more...

  • A Visitor's Guide to Jane Austen's Englandby Sue Wilkes

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 12.99

    Immerse yourself in the vanished world inhabited by Austen's contemporaries. Packed with detail, and anecdotes, this is an intimate exploration of how the middle and upper classes lived from 1775, the year of Austen's birth, to the coronation of George IV more...

  • Scotland's Cruel Seaby Robert Jeffrey

    Black & White Publishing 2014; US$ 5.82

    High cliffs jutting out into the Atlantic and the North Sea, many hundreds of rocky skerries, deep sea lochs, dangerous unseen reefs, powerful tides and gales that batter the land fiercely from all points of the compass . . . Scotland has a coastline of immense beauty and danger, and its cruel sea has claimed many lives down the years. Disaster at... more...

  • The Princess Alice Disasterby Joan Lock

    Robert Hale 2014; US$ 7.28

    The collision of the Princess Alice pleasure steamer with the Tyne collier, Bywell Castle, in the Thames in September 1878 resulted in Britain's worst-ever inland waterway accident. Almost 650 Princess Alice passengers and crew died. Whole families were wiped out; many children were left orphans; parents childless. The nation wept. Joan Lock describes... more...

  • Britain since 1688by Stephanie Barczewski; John Eglin; Stephen Heathorn; Michael Silvestri; Michelle Tusan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Authored by a team of North American university professors who specialize in the subject, Britain since 1688: A Nation in the World has been specifically written for students in the United States, or from other countries where pre-existing knowledge of the history of Britain cannot be taken for granted. Beginning with the Glorious Revolution... more...

  • Calendar Boyby Austin Mitchell

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    These are the highly controversial memoirs of Austin Mitchell, local TV star of the 1970s and MP for Great Grimsby. Austin was the poster boy for Calendar TV at a time when local television had a much greater impact than national TV and its stars were the celebrities of the day. Austin charts his career path and reveals how he fell into his role at... more...

  • Terror Attack Brightonby Kieran Hughes

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Brighton bombing in 1984 was the most audacious terrorist attack ever on the British Government. Certainly it was the most ambitious since the Gunpowder plot of 1605. The Provisional I.R.A. detonated a bomb at the Grand Hotel on 12th October 1984. Most of the Government were staying at the hotel at the time. The Conservative party was holding its... more...

  • The Challenge of Democracyby Hugh Cunnigham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    This authoritative and thought-provoking history takes a fresh view of what was a period of unprecedented and rapid change. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Hugh Cunningham provides a clear narrative of political events, and an analysis of change and continuity in ideas and in economic and social structure. Britain is set firmly in the context... more...

  • England’s Fortressby Andrew Hopper; Philip Major

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    Overshadowed in the popular imagination by the figure of Oliver Cromwell, historians are increasingly coming to recognize the importance of Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, in shaping the events of mid-seventeenth-century Britain. As a military and political figure he played a central role in defeating Charles I and supporting the restoration... more...