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- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99
Brilliant Britain is an entertaining journey through the quirks, oddities and idiosyncrasies that define our nation and preserve us from the mundane and predictable, such as: the royal pomp and pageantry of the State Opening of Parliament and the less well-known swan-upping; unusual sports and pastimes, from bog snorkelling to worm charming;... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 11.65
A chronological account of the princesses and consort Queens of the Georgian era. From Sophia who died shortly before she would have become Queen as heir to Queen Anne, to Adelaide, consort to William IV whose failure to provide an heir ensured the succession passed to his niece Queen Victoria. During this period, an array of colourful personalities... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 13.11
The reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) marked a golden age in English history. There was a musical and literary renaissance, most famously and enduringly in the form of the plays of Shakespeare (2014 marks the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth), and it was a period of international expansion and naval triumph over the Spanish. It was also... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 9.49
Great Britain can be accused of many things; a proliferation of queuing, a fondness of the demon drink; but it's not without more than its fair share of important historical and modern people. 'Great Britons: A Very Peculiar History' looks at a myriad brillliant Britons and their influence on the world. The book features a short potted... more...