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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Belgrave House 1996; US$ 10.00
For the writer and anyone else interested in Renaissance England (1485-1649), this remarkable resource covers the day-to-day details: fashions, food, customs, family life, the Royal Court, law and punishment, holidays, city and rural living, seafaring and land occupations, alehouses, marriage, birth and death rituals--and a great deal more, written... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99
This history of the Tudors offers a short introduction to this age in British history. It includes a compelling account of the political, religious and economic changes of the country under such leading monarchs as Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. more...