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  • Britain's Colonial Wars, 1688-1783by Bruce Lenman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 92.95

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • 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...

  • Women in Twentieth-Century Britainby Ina Zweigiger-Bargielowska

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    Women's lives have changed dramatically over the course of the twentieth century: reduced fertility and the removal of formal barriers to their participation in education, work and public life are just some examples. At the same time, women are under-represented in many areas, are paid significantly less than men, continue to experience domestic violence... more...

  • Gladstone, Disraeli and Later Victorian Politicsby Paul Adelman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.99

    A major new edition of this introductory survey of the two main political parties, from the rise of the Liberal Party under Gladstone until the period of Conservative domination under Salisbury in the late nineteenth century. As well as assessing the impact of major political landmarks such as the Great Reform Acts, it also describes the nineteenth... more...