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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...

  • 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 Politics of Disclosure, 1674-1725by Rebecca Bullard

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This is a study of the 'secret history', a polemical form of historiography which flourished in England during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. 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...

  • 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...

  • William Wickham, Master Spyby Michael Durey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    A biography of William Wickham (1761-1840), Britain's master spy on the Continent for more than five years during the French Revolutionary wars. It follows Wickham's career to narrate the rise and fall of his secret service community. more...

  • Gunboat Justice Volume 3by Douglas Clark

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 24.99

    Foreign gunboats forced China, Japan and Korea to open to the outside world in the mid-19th century. The treaties signed included rules forbidding local courts from trying foreigners; or, ?extraterritoriality?. Britain and the United States established consular courts in all three countries and, as trade grew, the British Supreme Court for China and... more...

  • Gunboat Justice Volume 1by Douglas Clark

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 24.99

    Foreign gunboats forced China, Japan and Korea to open to the outside world in the mid-19th century. The treaties signed included rules forbidding local courts from trying foreigners; or, "extraterritoriality." Britain and the United States established consular courts in all three countries and, as trade grew, the British Supreme Court for China and... more...

  • Gunboat Justice Volume 2by Douglas Clark

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 24.99

    Foreign gunboats forced China, Japan and Korea to open to the outside world in the mid-19th century. The treaties signed included rules forbidding local courts from trying foreigners; or, ?extraterritoriality?. Britain and the United States established consular courts in all three countries and, as trade grew, the British Supreme Court for China and... more...

  • Hitler's Enabler: Neville Chamberlain and the Origins of the Second World Warby John Ruggiero

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 60.00

    Was Adolf Hitler hell-bent on inciting a war, and there was no course of action by any national leader that could have prevented World War II? Or, did Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's appeasement policy with Germany and slowness in strengthening England's armed forces directly encourage Hitler to strike, dooming Chamberlain's successor Winston... more...