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- Canongate Books 2014; US$ 13.29
Robert the Bruce had himself crowned King of Scots at Scone on a frozen March morning in 1306. After years of struggle, Scotland had been reduced to a vassal state by Edward I of England and its people lived in poverty. On the day he seized the crown Bruce renewed the fight for Scotland's freedom, and let forth a battle cry that would echo through... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00
In England, November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day, when fireworks displays commemorate the shocking moment in 1605 when government authorities uncovered a secret plan to blow up the House of Parliament--and King James I along with it. A group of English Catholics, seeking to unseat the king and reintroduce Catholicism as the state religion, daringly placed... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 12.68
Read about the man who convinced Einstein there was a God, the newspaper publisher who brought down a president and the code-cracking genius who helped foil the Nazis, and remember the lives of those that created the extraordinary moments in our modern history. Based on the obituaries that appear in every issue of The Week , here is a book that... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
This account of imperialism explores recent intellectual, theoretical and conceptual developments in imperial history, including interdisciplinary and post-colonial perspectives. Exploring the links between empire and domestic history, it looks at the interconnections and comparisons between empire and imperial power within wider developments in world... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95
This is the first full-length study of prostitution in London during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It is a compelling account, exposing the real lives of the capital's prostitutes, and also shedding light on London society as a whole, its policing systems and its attitudes towards the female urban poor. Drawing on the archives of London's... more...
- Pegasus Books 2012; US$ 18.99
From a hunchbacked dwarf to a paranoid poet-assassin, a history of Victorian England as seen through the numerous assassination attempts on Queen Victoria during her reign During Queen Victoria?s 64 years on the British throne, no fewer than eight attempts were made on her life. Murphy follows each would-be assassin and the repercussions... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
This concise and accessible book explores the history of gender in England between 1500 and 1700. Amidst the political and religious disruptions of the Reformation and the Civil War, sexual difference and gender were matters of public debate and private contention. Laura Gowing provides unique insight into gender relations in a time of flux, through... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 42.58
Das englische Schatzamt entstand im 12. Jahrhundert aus unhinterfragten, kontinuierlich wiederholten Routineakten: Jedes Jahr kamen die Verwalter der königlichen Güter zur Abrechnung an den Hof. Ihre Ausgaben und Einnahmen wurden detailliert auf große Pergamentrollen geschrieben. Diese Praxis der Rechnungslegung verfestigte sich nach und nach zu einer... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 45.00
Robert Tombs?s momentous The English and Their History is both a startlingly fresh and a uniquely inclusive account of the people who have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world. The English first came into existence as an idea, before they had a common ruler and before the country they lived in even had a name. They have lasted as a recognizable... more...