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  • Elizabeth's Spymasterby Robert Hutchinson

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    England in the time of Elizabeth was on the brink of disaster. On the continent, Catholic Spain sought to forcefully reimpose the Catholic Church on its Protestant neighbors. At home, a network of powerful Catholic families posed a real and serious threat to the Protestant queen. In this world, information was power: those closest to the Queen were... more...

  • Great War Britainby Lucinda Gosling

    The History Press 2014; US$ 36.46

    The declaration of war in August 1914 was to change Britain and British society irrevocably as conflict came to dominate almost every aspect of civilian life for the next four years. Popular, weekly magazines such as The Tatler, The Sketch and The Queen, recorded the national preoccupations of the time and in particular, the upper class experience... more...

  • The Post-Reformationby John Spurr

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    The 17th century was a dynamic period characterized by huge political and social changes, including the Civil War, the execution of Charles I, the Commonwealth and the Restoration. The Britain of 1714 was recognizably more modern than it was in 1603. At the heart of these changes was religion and the search for an acceptable religious settlement,... more...

  • Women's Agency in Early Modern Britain and the American Coloniesby Rosemary O'Day

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Women in early modern Britain and colonial America were not the weak husband- and father-dominated characters of popular myth. Quite the reverse, strong women were the norm.  They exercised considerable influence as important agents in the social, economic, religious and cultural life of their societies. This book shows how women on both sides... more...

  • Britain before the Reform Actby Eric. J Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    In the years 1815-1832, Britain came close to revolution. Fewer than twenty years separate the Battle of Waterloo from the passing of the ?Great? Reform Act but during this period Britain?s political elite was challenged as never before. In rising to that challenge, the political elite attempted, with considerable success, to ensure that Britain... more...

  • Gender in Eighteenth-Century Englandby Hannah Barker; Elaine Chalus

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    A new collection of essays which challenges many existing assumptions, particularly the conventional models of separate spheres and economic change. All the essays are specifically written for a student market, making detailed research accessible to a wide readership and the opening chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the subject describing... more...

  • The Victorian Cityby Judith Flanders

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    From the critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder, an extraordinary, revelatory portrait of everyday life on the streets of Dickens' London. The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented change, and nowhere was this more apparent than London. In only a few decades, the capital grew from a compact Regency town into a sprawling... more...

  • Outcast Londonby Gareth Stedman Jones

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    In the second half of the nineteenth century, Victorian middle and upper classes felt increasingly threatened by the masses of ?outcast London.? Gareth Stedman Jones, working from a mass of statistical and documentary evidence, argues that after 1850 London passed through a crisis of social and economic development. Outcast London is a fascinating... more...

  • The Women's Movements in the United States and Britain from the 1790s to the 1920sby Christine Bolt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    This book presents a study of the development of the feminist movement in Britain and America during the 19th century. Acknowledging the similar social conditions in both countries during that period, the author suggests that a real sense of distinctiveness did exist between British and American feminists. American feminists were inspired by their... more...

  • ... And the Policeman Smiledby Bloomsbury Publishing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    For ten months before the Second World War, there was an organised movement of mainly Jewish children out of Nazi Europe. The children were bundled onto trains, waved goodbye to their parents and set off across Germany and Holland to the ferries which took them to England. Only a few spoke English, most had no family or friends here. Almost none ever... more...