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  • The Eighteenth Centuryby P.J. Marshall

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 49.99

    Volume II of the Oxford History of the British Empire examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This is the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, and Captain Cook. more...

  • Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly Landmark Visitors Guideby Rita Tregellas Pope

    Hunter Publishing 2001; US$ 15.00

    Area-by-area tours highlight in-town sights and attractions, including art galleries, museums, historic buildings and churches. They also lead you out into the countryside, with recommended stops en route. Colorful call-out boxes reveal tidbits of the area?s local culture, interesting sidelights on how the landscape has been shaped and other details... more...

  • Citizens and Subjectsby Tony Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    Citizens and Subjects is an essay on the nature and condition of democracy in Britain at the end of the twentieth century. It looks at the commonly held view that Britain is a model democracy, exposing it as a dangerous myth that inhibits both radical thought and actual constitutional change. The book looks at the tradition of political and constitutional... more...

  • Searching for Security in a New Europeby Gerald J. Protheroe

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 180.00

    Drawing on an array of archival material, this study sheds light on Sir George Russell Clerk, an important, yet forgotten figure in British and European diplomatic history. During the First World War, Clerk was a senior Foreign Office official strongly sympathetic to the cause of the 'oppressed nationalities' of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This... more...

  • Britain, America and Anti-Communist Propaganda 1945-53by Andrew Defty

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    In the Cold War battle for hearts and minds Britain was the first country to formulate a coordinated global response to communist propaganda. In January 1948, the British government launched a new propaganda policy designed to 'oppose the inroads of communism' by taking the offensive against it.' A small section in the Foreign Office, the innocuously... more...

  • The Duke of Portlandby Dr David Wilkinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 150.00

    The Third Duke of Portland served twice as Prime Minster and had a long and distinguished political career from 1760s to the 1780s. This study details how he was transformed from a pillar of the grand Whiggery (he was the brother-in-law of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire) into the figurehead for would-be Tories. The book also examines how he played... more...

  • Anglo-Norman Studies 25by John Gillingham

    Boydell & Brewer 2003; US$ 95.00

    The Battle Conference celebrated its quarter-centenary in 2002 in Glasgow, and this volume has a particular focus on Scottish themes. more...

  • Nineteenth-century Britainby Christopher Harvie

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    An account of remarkable economic and social change and an even more remarkable political stability. The authors show the forces behind 19th-century Britain's rise to its imperial zenith, and the continuing tensions within the nations and classes of the "union state". more...

  • Stuart Britainby John Morrill

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    This history of Stuart Britain sets the Revolution into its political, religious, social, economic, intellectual and cultural contexts. It gives an account of the effects of 100 years during which population was growing inexorably and faster than both the food supply and the employment market. more...

  • The Anglo-Saxon Ageby John Blair

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    This title covers the Anglo-Saxon period in English history, from the emergence of the earliest English settlements to the Norman victory in 1066. It offers a brief introduction to the political, social, religious and cultural history of Anglo-Saxon England. more...