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  • 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...

  • Early Victorian Britain: 1832?51by J. F. C. Harrison

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 10.05

    In this fascinating and well researched work of the history of the heyday of Victorian British society, Harrison seamlessly weaves together the overlapping developments in politics, economy, social and culture. more...

  • How the Girl Guides Won the Warby Janie Hampton

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 8.37

    A completely original history of one of the most extraordinary movements in the world ? the Girl Guides ? and how they helped win the war. more...

  • Coronation: From the 8th to the 21st Century (Text Only)by Roy Strong

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 13.40

    ?What is the finest sight in the world? A Coronation. What do people talk most about? A Coronation. What is delightful to have passed? A Coronation.? Horace Warpole, 1761 more...

  • Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History (Text only)by Adam Nicolson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 10.07

    A fascinating account from award-winning author, Adam Nicolson, on the history of Nicolson?s own national treasure, his family home: Sissinghurst. more...

  • Rethinking Ancient Woodlandby Gerry Barnes; Tom Williamson

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2016; US$ 63.99

    'Ancient woodland' is a term widely used in England for long-established semi-natural woods, shaped by centuries of traditional management. Such woods are often assumed to provide a direct link with the natural vegetation of England, as this existed before the virgin forests were fragmented by the arrival of farming. This groundbreaking study questions... more...

  • British Visions of America, 1775-1820by Emma Macleod

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Macleod examines changing British conceptions of America across the political spectrum during a period of political, cultural and intellectual upheaval. Macleod incorporates British writers of conservative, liberal and radical views. more...

  • Harlequin Empireby David Worrall

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Under the 1737 Licensing Act, Covent Garden, Dury Lane and regional Theatres Royal held a monopoly on the dramatic canon. This work explores the presentation of foreign cultures and ethnicities on the popular British stage from 1750 to 1840. It argues that this illegitimate stage was the site for a plebeian Enlightenment. more...