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  • 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...

  • Suffragettesby Joyce Marlow

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 10.99

    Queen Victoria is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad wicked folly of women's rights, with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor sex is bent' - 1870 It was a bloody and dangerous war lasting several decades, won finally by sheer will and determination in 1928. Drawing on extracts from diaries,... more...

  • The Prostitute's Bodyby Nina Attwood

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Attwood examines Victorian attitudes to prostitution across a number of sources: medical, literary, pornographic. more...

  • The Evolution of Sympathy in the Long Eighteenth Centuryby Jonathan Lamb

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This work represents a concise history of sympathy in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, considering the phenomenon of shared feeling from five related angles: charity, the market, global exploration, theatre, and torture. more...

  • Possession, Puritanism and Printby Marion Gibson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Tells a story of injustice and passionate resistance to religious persecution in the last years of Queen Elizabeth's reign. Through an analysis of a sensational series of demonic possessions and exorcisms, this book highlights the existence of controversies in print in the late Elizabethan period of the kind that would one day lead to civil war. more...

  • Cullodenby Trevor Royle

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 31.99

    The Battle of Culloden has gone down in history as the last major battle fought on British soil: a vicious confrontation between Scottish forces supporting the Stuart claim to the throne and the English Royal Army. But this wasn't just a conflict between the Scots and the English, the battle was also part of a much larger campaign to protect the British... more...

  • A Short History of Englandby G. K Chesterton

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    A unique and accessible history of England from one of the country?s preeminent thinkers Published in 1917, A Short History of England is a ?popular book of history? told through the layman?s eyes. G. K. Chesterton takes the reader on brisk, casual strolls through the annals of Anglo-Saxon history by discussing key topics and periods, including... more...