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  • Early Britainby Grant Allen

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though he got his start in the field of higher education, Grant Allen later found his niche as a writer of popular fiction and nonfiction. Allen's series of history texts presents the highlights of important periods, along with key aspects of social, political and economic context, in an engaging narrative style that will keep readers hooked. more...

  • London Souvenirsby Charles William Heckethorn

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Travel through the genteel avenues and gritty slums of turn-of-the-century London in this dazzling travelogue from Charles William Heckethorn. Rather than focusing solely on the affluent neighborhoods filled with high-born aristocrats, Heckethorn catalogs the city as a whole in an ambitious, all-encompassing vision. more...

  • Great War Britain Kidderminsterby Sally Dixon

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Kidderminster offers an intimate portrait of the town and its people living in the shadow of the Great War for five years. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it explores the town's recruiting drives, the... more...

  • Happy and Gloriousby Michael I Wilson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 27.69

    The Glorious Revolution of 1688 is a story of intrigue, plot and counter-plot, religious rivalry and nationalist fervour. It tells of a stubborn and bigoted king (James VII & II) in conflict with this subjects - a conflict in which he was finally forced to put aside his crown and make way for his daughter Mary and her husband William of Orange. Less... more...

  • James Iby S. J. Houston

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Since publication in 1973 James I has established itself as one of the most popular short accounts of James I's reign. The First Edition was described by John Morrill as `a far better, shrewder, more incisive account of the reign' than the available competition Seventeenth-Century Britain, 1980 . The text has now been entirely rewritten to take... more...

  • Revolt in the Provincesby John Morrill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This text caused a major stir when it was first published in 1976. Redirecting scholarly attention to the county communties, it reassessed their role in the events of the 1630s and 1640s, claiming they were far more independent of London and the national leadership than usually supposed, and that provincial opinion was itself a powerful actor in the... more...

  • Rethinking Northern Irelandby David Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.95

    Rethinking Northern Ireland provides a coherent and critical account of the Northern Ireland conflict. Most writing on Northern Ireland is informed by British propaganda, unionist ideology or currently popular 'ethnic conflict' paradigm which allows analysts to wallow in a fascination with tribal loyalty. Rethinking Northern Ireland sets the record... more...

  • History of Modern Wales 1536-1990, Aby Philip Jenkins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    Rich in detail but vigorous, authoritative and unsentimental, A History of Modern Wales is a comprehensive and unromanticised examination of Wales as it was and is. It stresses both the long-term continuities in Welsh history, and also the significant regional differences within the principality. more...

  • 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... more...

  • The Archaeology of Roman Britainby Adam Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Within the colonial history of the British Empire there are difficulties in reconstructing the lives of people that came from very different traditions of experience. The Archaeology of Roman Britain argues that a similar critical approach to the lives of people in Roman Britain needs to be developed, not only for the study of the local population... more...