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  • Dancing with the Devilby Christopher Wilson

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    The story of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor is one of the most romantic of all time: Edward VIII abdicated his throne and gave up an empire so that he could marry the woman he loved, American divorcee Wallis Simpson. Very few people suspected, and even fewer actually knew, that the Duchess cuckolded him?and almost gave him up?for a gay playboy twenty... more...

  • Disorderly Women in Eighteenth-Century Londonby Tony Henderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This is the first full-length study of prostitution in London during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It is a compelling account, exposing the real lives of the capital's prostitutes, and also shedding light on London society as a whole, its policing systems and its attitudes towards the female urban poor. Drawing on the archives of London's... more...

  • 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$ 32.67

    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...

  • Inglorious Royal Marriagesby Leslie Carroll

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    It?s no secret that the marriages of monarchs are often made in hell. Here are some of the most spectacular mismatches in five hundred years of royal history.... In a world where many kings, queens, and princes lacked nothing but true love, marital mismatches could bring out the baddest, boldest behavior in the bluest of bloodlines. Margaret Tudor,... 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...