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  • Norfolk Mayhem & Murderby Maurice Morson

    Wharncliffe 2008; US$ 8.99

    Maurice Morson has reconstructed, in painstaking detail, several of the most shocking and intriguing episodes from Norfolk's criminal history for this gripping study. He recalls the extraordinary case of Richard Nockolds, the violent weaver who revelled in assault, arson and machine-wrecking; the two cut-throats who were hanged for killing Hannah... more...

  • Großbritannien 1500-2000by Peter Wende

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2001; US$ 350.00

    Peter Wende verzichtet auf einen kompakten komprimierenden Abriss der britischen Geschichte zu Gunsten parallel angeordneter historischer Längsschnitte zu den Themen Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, Verfassung und Machtstrukturen, Religion und Kirche, Großbritannien und Europa, Empire und Commonwealth, mit deren Hilfe die Geschichte des Auf- und Abstiegs... more...

  • Leadership and Elizabethan Cultureby Peter Iver Kaufman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 110.00

    Leadership an Elizabethan Culture studies the challenges confronted by government and church leaders (local and central), the counsel given them, the consequences of their decisions, and the views of leadership circulating in late Tudor literature and drama. more...

  • Lord of the Isleby Nicholas Courtney

    Bene Factum Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    Born to an immensely rich Victorian industrial family, Colin Tennant used his wealth to live an eccentric lifestyle of self-indulgence from the 1940s to his death in 2010.  He bought the private island of Mustique in the West Indies and made it one of the most exclusive destinations for the famous?royalty, film and pop stars, international businessmen... more...

  • I Should Know That: Great Britainby Emma Marriott

    Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 9.99

    I Should Know That: Great Britain covers a range of key topics on our fair land, including essential British history (Magna Carta, the Great Reform Act etc.), the current political and legal system (when can a magistrate decide whether a person is guilty or innocent?), migration to Britain, women's rights (when did married women gain the right to retain... more...

  • The Great Cat Massacreby Gareth Rubin

    John Blake 2014; US$ 7.99

    In 1914, a train pulled into a provincial British railway station. The porter, a curious chap, asked the regiment of soldiers where they were from. "Ross-shire," one called down, but the porter heard "Russia." And so began a rumor that led to Germany losing World War I. Often the history we learn at school is only half the story. We hear of heroic... more...

  • Mary Tudor "Bloody Mary"by Gretchen Maurer; Peter Malone

    Goosebottom Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    The first reigning Queen of England, Mary Tudor believed fervently that Catholicism should be the religion of the land, leading her to burn at the stake hundreds of Protestants. Was she just a ruler of her times, or did she deserve the name, Bloody Mary? Gorgeous illustrations and an intelligent, evocative story bring to life a real dastardly dame... more...

  • Fifty Key Figures in Twentieth Century British Politicsby Keith Layborn

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 37.95

    This guidebook provides a complete overview of the lives and influence of fifty major figures in modern British political history. Reflecting the changes within British society and politics over the past century, the entries chart the development of key contemporary issues such as women's rights, immigration and the emergence of New Labour. Figures... more...

  • Monarchy and Matrimonyby Susan Doran

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 145.00

    Monarchy and Matrimony is the first comprehensive study of Elizabeth I's courtships. Susan Doran argues that the cult of the `Virgin Queen' was invented by her ministers, and that Elizabeth was forced into celibacy by political necessity. Doran's detailed examination of the different suits is based on extensive archival research across Europe. Rather... more...

  • Strangers Settled Here Amongst Usby Laura Hunt Yungblut

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 145.00

    During the reign of Elizabeth I, large numbers of aliens immigrated into England for various reasons, most notably to escape religious persecution and the wars that wrecked the Continent in the sixteenth century. Much like governments facing immigration issues today, England's governors struggled to strike a balance between the potentially beneficial... more...