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  • Shooting Victoriaby Paul Thomas Murphy

    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...

  • Gender Relations in Early Modern Englandby Laura Gowing

    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...

  • Breverton's Nautical Curiositiesby Terry Breverton

    Quercus 2012; US$ 15.99

    Breverton's Nautical Curiosities is about ships, people and the sea. However, unlike many other nautical compendiums, the focus of this book is on the unusual, the overlooked or the downright extraordinary. Thus, someone most of us do not know, Admiral William Brown, is given equal coverage to Admiral Nelson. Without Admiral Brown releasing Garibaldi,... more...

  • Rogue Bankingby Matthew Hollow

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book reveals the variety of tactics that were employed by interwar fraudsters to conceal their underhand transactions and dupe the British public into handing over their money. more...

  • The English and Their Historyby Robert Tombs

    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...

  • The River Warby Winston Churchill

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Churchill recounts the operations directed by Lord Kitchener on the Upper Nile from 1896 to 1899, offering valuable insights into a historic clash of Western and Arabic cultures. more...

  • The Aran Islandsby J. M. Synge

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 7.95

    Famed playwright's beautiful, poetic 1907 memoir of life in an Irish fishing community. Superb retelling of folklore and anecdotes; vivid portrait of warmth, sincerity, and humor of hardy island residents. more...

  • The Ecclesiastical History of the English Peopleby The Venerable Bede; A. M. Sellar

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    This masterpiece of medieval historical literature constitutes the first account of English history. Written in 731 AD by a Northumbrian monk, it chronicles the growth of Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England. The Venerable Bede's account starts with the Roman invasion led by Julius Caesar in 55-54 BC and extends to the date of its completion. It profiles... more...

  • Harry Worsfold (1839-1939)by Janet Hilderley

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    In my grandparents? front parlour there hung a portrait of my great-grandfather, Harry Worsfold. His tales of old Surrey together with its ghosts and superstitions enthralled me. Close by lay the great family Bible. In this he entered the birth of each of his twelve children. Later he added their marriages and the arrival of his numerous grandchildren.... more...

  • Same-sex Sexuality in Later Medieval English Cultureby Tom Linkinen

    Amsterdam University Press 2015; US$ 123.99

    This volume investigates the state of same-sex relations in later medieval England, drawing on a remarkably rich array of primary sources from the period that include legal documents, artworks, theological treatises, and poetry. Tom Linkinen uses those sources to build a framework of medieval condemnations of same-sex intimacy and desire and then... more...