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  • The King and the Gentlemanby Derek Wilson

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    For all the myth surrounding Cromwell and Charles, there is no detailed account of any meeting between them. Yet they were almost exact contemporaries, embodying virtually everything for which politicians, bishops, preachers and generals contended. The paths of these two men gradually converged until a frosty morning in 1649, when the executioner's... more...

  • Gender Relations in Early Modern Englandby Laura Gowing

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • Captain Swingby Eric Hobsbawm; George Rude

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    The classic social history of the Great English Agricultural Uprising of 1830, from one of the greatest historians of our age. For generation upon generation, the English farm laborer lived in poverty and degradation. With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, however, new forces came into play?and when capitalism swept from the cities into... more...

  • Gin Glorious Ginby Olivia Williams

    Headline 2014; US$ 32.75

    A colourful and fascinating history of our favourite spirit told through the life and times of our capital city. more...

  • Gin Glorious Ginby Olivia Williams

    Headline 2014; Not Available

    A colourful and fascinating history of our favourite spirit told through the life and times of our capital city. more...

  • Gin Glorious Ginby Olivia Williams

    Headline 2014; Not Available

    Gin Glorious Gin is a vibrant cultural history of London seen through the prism of its most iconic drink. Leading the reader through the underbelly of the Georgian city via the Gin Craze, detouring through the Empire to the emergence of cocktail bars in the West End, the story is brought right up to date with the resurgence of class in a glass -... 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...