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  • Nicola Sturgeonby David Torrance

    Birlinn 2016; US$ 11.99

    ?Very good: extremely thorough, fair, well-written, and informed by a deep knowledge of Scottish politics? Andrew Sparrow, THE GUARDIAN How did a working-class girl from Ayrshire become one of Scotland and the UK?s most prominent politicians? Nicola Sturgeon was identified as a rising star by the SNP leadership shortly after she joined the party... more...

  • 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...

  • 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 US$ 23.96

    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...

  • 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...

  • Orde Wingate and the British Army, 1922-1944by Simon Anglim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Major General Orde Wingate (1903?1944) was the most controversial British military commander of the Second World War, and perhaps of the last hundred years. Anglim's biography fills a significant void in the literature, making extensive use of Wingate's papers to place him firmly in the context of the British army of the time. more...

  • Selling Cromwell's Warsby Nicole Greenspan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Greenspan examines a selection of Cromwell?s conflicts, policies and imperial ventures to explore the ways in which the media was instrumental in developing, promoting and legitimizing government actions. 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 Politics of Disclosure, 1674-1725by Rebecca Bullard

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This is a study of the 'secret history', a polemical form of historiography which flourished in England during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. more...

  • Militant Protestantism and British Identity, 1603?1642by Jason White

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Focusing on the impact of Continental religious warfare on the society, politics and culture of English, Scottish and Irish Protestantism, this study is concerned with the way in which British identity developed in the early Stuart period. more...