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  • 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...

  • Rule Britannia: Nationalism, Identity and the Modern Olympic Gamesby Matthew P. Llewellyn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    On 6 July 2005, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2012 summer Olympic Games to the city of London, opening a new chapter in Great Britain?s rich Olympic history. Despite the prospect of hosting the summer Games for the third time since Pierre de Coubertin?s 1894 revival of the Olympic movement, the historical roots of British Olympism... 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...

  • The Transvaal Rebellionby John Laband

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book takes a unique look at the first Boer war by concentrating on the events and battles of the First Boer War. Due attention is also given to the 2nd Boer War - it's origins, key players and significance for the future of South Africa. The personal stories of heroism and sacrifice, sieges, rebellions and battles, make for an enthralling and... 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...

  • Persecution and Toleration in Protestant England 1558-1689by John Coffey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This fascinating work is the first overview of its subject to be published in over half a century. The issues it deals with are key to early modern political, religious and cultural history. The seventeenth century is traditionally regarded as a period of expanding and extended liberalism, when superstition and received truth were overthrown. The... more...