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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...

  • The British Empireby Professor Jeremy Black

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    What was the course and consequence of the British Empire? The rights and wrongs, strengths and weaknesses of empire are a major topic in global history, and deservedly so. Focusing on the most prominent and wide-ranging empire in world history, the British empire, Jeremy Black provides not only a history of that empire, but also a perspective from... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...