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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • England's Colonial Wars 1550-1688by Bruce Lenman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Bruce Lenman's hugely ambitious study explores three interacting themes: the growth of England's sprawling colonial empire; its military dimension; and the impact of colonial warfare on national identity. He starts in Ireland, with the renewed assault of English settlers on the Irish Gaeltacht. Under the (Scottish) Stuarts, England then began a dramatic... 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...

  • 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...