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  • Acts of Union and Disunionby Linda Colley

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 9.31

    The United Kingdom; Great Britain; the British Isles; the Home Nations: such a wealth of different names implies uncertainty and contention - and an ability to invent and adjust. In a year that sees a Scottish referendum on independence, Linda Colley analyses some of the forces that have unified Britain in the past. She examines the mythology of... more...

  • Black British Intellectuals and Educationby Paul Warmington

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    Ask any moderately interested Briton to name a black intellectual and chances are the response will be an American name: Malcolm X or Barack Obama, Toni Morrison or Cornel West. Yet Britain has its own robust black intellectual traditions and its own master teachers, among them C.L.R. James, Claudia Jones, Ambalavaner Sivanandan, Stuart Hall and Paul... more...

  • Researching Local Historyby M. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    This practical but inspiring book considers what local history is, why researching it is valuable and rewarding, and how we should go about it. Issues addressed include: getting oral and documentary evidence; keeping records; the nature of data, information and knowledge; and their use to create the different products of local history research. Michael... more...

  • The Archaeology of Medieval England and Walesby John Steane

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In the preceding 25 years to this book?s publication in 1985 there was an extensive and unprecedented burst of archaeological activity in evidence from below-ground deposits, above-ground structures, and artefacts. During the boom of the late 1960s and 1970s, which led to go much central town redevelopment, it was buried remains which yielded the... more...

  • Recent Archaeological Excavations in Britainby R.L.S. Bruce-Mitford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Originally published in 1956, this collection features chapters by well-known archaeologists on various archaeological sites explored in the previous decade, as examples of the techniques being used and finds being made. Mostly from the lowland zone of Britain, the chapters nonetheless offer a spread of location and site types; while the periods being... more...

  • Lady Katherine Knollysby Sarah-Beth Watkins

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    This fascinating book studies Katherine Knollys' life and times, including her intriguing relationship with Elizabeth I. more...

  • The Little Book of Shropshireby John Shipley

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    The Little Book of Shropshire is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and events in the county, from its earliest origins to the present day. Here you can read about the important contributions Shropshire has made to the history of the nation, and meet some of the great men and women, the eccentrics and the scoundrels... more...

  • 365 Reasons to be Proud to be Englishby Richard Happer

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 5.82

    However well our boys do in the 2014 World Cup, we can be sure that English pride will be riding higher than ever. So it's time to celebrate our Englishness! Take a year-long stroll around the joys of English inventiveness, eccentricity and fighting spirit with this fascinating collection of stories, anecdotes and fun. Within these pages you'll find... more...

  • Athlone 1900-1923by Dr John Burke

    The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    Athlone 1900-1923 is perhaps the most detailed study ever carried out for an Irish town during these tumultuous times. It is a meticulously researched study of how the developing fortunes of Irish nationalism played out on a local stage, allowing us to appreciate just how momentous the change was to be to daily life. Throughout this work, the motivations... more...

  • A Nation and not a Rabbleby Diarmaid Ferriter

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 10.65

    Packed with violence, political drama and social and cultural upheaval, the years 1913-1923 saw the emergence in Ireland of the Ulster Volunteer Force to resist Irish home rule and in response, the Irish Volunteers, who would later evolve into the IRA. World War One, the rise of Sinn Féin, intense Ulster unionism and conflict with Britain culminated... more...