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  • Footnotes to Historyby Nigel Harris

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Footnotes to History brings a novel focus to social history. It is a study of a ?group family? ? an extended family closely structured though marriages that were either internal or with trusted associates. This kind of social entity evolved down the centuries, reaching its zenith in the early nineteenth century. The family portrayed, the Pennells,... more...

  • I Should Know That: Great Britainby Emma Marriott

    Michael O'Mara 2015; US$ 9.99

    From icons of British history to geography, and the economy to the legal system, I Should Know That: Great Britain covers a wide range of topics, filling in all those embarrassing gaps in your knowledge of this fair isle.Inspired by the UK citizenship test, this useful and interesting guide includes sections such as essential British history, the current... more...

  • Royal Feverby Cele C. Otnes; Pauline Maclaran

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    No monarchy has proved more captivating than that of the British Royal Family. Across the globe, an estimated 2.4 billion people watched the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on television. In contemporary global consumer culture, why is the British monarchy still so compelling?  Rooted in fieldwork conducted from 2005 to 2014, this... more...

  • Winston Churchill Reportingby Simon Read

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Combat, cigars, and whiskeyfrom the jungles of Cuba and the mountains of the Northwest Frontier, to the banks of the Nile and the plains of South Africa, comes this action-packed tale of Winston Churchill?s adventures as a war correspondent in the Age of Empire. more...

  • Court Politics and the Earl of Essex, 1589?1601by Janet Dickinson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The 1590s have long been considered as having had a distinct character, separate from the remainder of Elizabeth?s reign. This book provides a reassessment of the politics and political culture of this significant period. more...

  • Electing Cromwellby Andrew Barclay

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Popular interest in Cromwell has often exceeded the originality of what has been written about him. Barclay?s study comes out of meticulous research on a huge range of newly discovered primary sources, transforming our understanding of the life and career of Oliver Cromwell during the period from his birth in 1599 until 1642. more...

  • The Jacobite Campaignsby Jonathan D Oates

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The military aspects of the Jacobite campaigns in eighteenth-century Britain are considered in this study. Taken from the viewpoint of those loyal to the Hanoverian Crown, the three mainland campaigns of 1715?6, 1719 and 1745?6 are examined, using research based on primary sources: memoirs, diaries, letters, newspapers and State papers. more...

  • Jacobitism, Enlightenment and Empire, 1680?1820by Douglas J Hamilton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The essays in this collection examine religion, politics and commerce in Scotland during a time of crisis and turmoil. Contributors look at the effect of the Union on Scottish trade and commerce, the Scottish role in tobacco and sugar plantations, Robert Burns?s early poetry on his planned emigration to Jamaica and Scottish anti-abolitionists. more...

  • Living with Jacobitism, 1690?1788by Allan I Macinnes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    For over seventy years after the ?Glorious Revolution? of 1688?90, Jacobitism survived in the face of Whig propaganda. These essays seek to challenge current views of Jacobite historiography. They focus on migrant communities, networking, smuggling, shipping, religious and intellectual support mechanisms, art, architecture and identity. more...

  • Militant Protestantism and British Identity, 1603?1642by Jason White

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Focusing on the impact of Continental religious warfare on the society, politics and culture of English, Scottish and Irish Protestantism, this study is concerned with the way in which British identity developed in the early Stuart period. more...