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  • Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolutionby Peter Ackroyd

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of England, and ending with the deposition and... more...

  • Faith and Treasonby Antonia Fraser

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00

    In England, November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day, when fireworks displays commemorate the shocking moment in 1605 when government authorities uncovered a secret plan to blow up the House of Parliament--and King James I along with it. A group of English Catholics, seeking to unseat the king and reintroduce Catholicism as the state religion, daringly placed... more...

  • The Lives of the Famous and the Infamousby The Week

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 12.68

    Read about the man who convinced Einstein there was a God, the newspaper publisher who brought down a president and the code-cracking genius who helped foil the Nazis, and remember the lives of those that created the extraordinary moments in our modern history. Based on the obituaries that appear in every issue of The Week , here is a book that... more...

  • Imperialism and Postcolonialismby Barbara Bush

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This account of imperialism explores recent intellectual, theoretical and conceptual developments in imperial history, including interdisciplinary and post-colonial perspectives. Exploring the links between empire and domestic history, it looks at the interconnections and comparisons between empire and imperial power within wider developments in world... more...

  • Gin Glorious Ginby Olivia Williams

    Headline 2014; US$ 10.99

    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 (with a G&T in hand), to the emergence of cocktail bars in the West End, the story is brought right up to date with the resurgence... 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...

  • Gender Relations in Early Modern Englandby Laura Gowing

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • Breverton's Nautical Curiositiesby Terry Breverton

    Quercus 2012; US$ 15.99

    Breverton's Nautical Curiosities is about ships, people and the sea. However, unlike many other nautical compendiums, the focus of this book is on the unusual, the overlooked or the downright extraordinary. Thus, someone most of us do not know, Admiral William Brown, is given equal coverage to Admiral Nelson. Without Admiral Brown releasing Garibaldi,... more...

  • Rogue Bankingby Matthew Hollow

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book reveals the variety of tactics that were employed by interwar fraudsters to conceal their underhand transactions and dupe the British public into handing over their money. more...

  • The River Warby Winston Churchill

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Churchill recounts the operations directed by Lord Kitchener on the Upper Nile from 1896 to 1899, offering valuable insights into a historic clash of Western and Arabic cultures. more...