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  • Footnotes to Historyby Nigel Harris

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Footnotes to History brings a novel focus to social history. It is a study of a ?group family? ? an extended family closely structured though marriages that were either internal or with trusted associates. This kind of social entity evolved down the centuries, reaching its zenith in the early nineteenth century. The family portrayed, the Pennells,... more...

  • The British Empireby Professor Jeremy Black

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    What was the course and consequence of the British Empire? The rights and wrongs, strengths and weaknesses of empire are a major topic in global history, and deservedly so. Focusing on the most prominent and wide-ranging empire in world history, the British empire, Jeremy Black provides not only a history of that empire, but also a perspective from... more...

  • I Should Know That: Great Britainby Emma Marriott

    Michael O'Mara 2015; US$ 9.99

    From icons of British history to geography, and the economy to the legal system, I Should Know That: Great Britain covers a wide range of topics, filling in all those embarrassing gaps in your knowledge of this fair isle.Inspired by the UK citizenship test, this useful and interesting guide includes sections such as essential British history, the current... more...

  • Royal Feverby Cele C. Otnes; Pauline Maclaran

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    No monarchy has proved more captivating than that of the British Royal Family. Across the globe, an estimated 2.4 billion people watched the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on television. In contemporary global consumer culture, why is the British monarchy still so compelling?  Rooted in fieldwork conducted from 2005 to 2014, this... more...

  • Winston Churchill Reportingby Simon Read

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Combat, cigars, and whiskeyfrom the jungles of Cuba and the mountains of the Northwest Frontier, to the banks of the Nile and the plains of South Africa, comes this action-packed tale of Winston Churchill?s adventures as a war correspondent in the Age of Empire. more...

  • British Historians and National Identityby Anthony Leon Brundage

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Two eminent scholars of historiography examine the concept of national identity through the key multi-volume histories of the last two hundred years. Starting with Hume?s History of England (1754?62), they explore the work of British historians whose work had a popular readership and an influence on succeeding generations of British children. more...

  • The 1641 Depositions and the Irish Rebellionby Annaleigh Margey; Eamon Darcy; Elaine Murphy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The 1641 Depositions are among the most important documents relating to early modern Irish history. This essay collection is part of a major project run by Trinity College, Dublin, using the depositions to investigate the life and culture of seventeenth-century Ireland. more...

  • Court Politics and the Earl of Essex, 1589?1601by Janet Dickinson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The 1590s have long been considered as having had a distinct character, separate from the remainder of Elizabeth?s reign. This book provides a reassessment of the politics and political culture of this significant period. more...

  • Electing Cromwellby Andrew Barclay

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Popular interest in Cromwell has often exceeded the originality of what has been written about him. Barclay?s study comes out of meticulous research on a huge range of newly discovered primary sources, transforming our understanding of the life and career of Oliver Cromwell during the period from his birth in 1599 until 1642. more...

  • The Jacobite Campaignsby Jonathan D Oates

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The military aspects of the Jacobite campaigns in eighteenth-century Britain are considered in this study. Taken from the viewpoint of those loyal to the Hanoverian Crown, the three mainland campaigns of 1715?6, 1719 and 1745?6 are examined, using research based on primary sources: memoirs, diaries, letters, newspapers and State papers. more...