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  • Crown, Orb & Sceptreby David Hilliam

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Coronations are very public occasions, typically seen as meticulously planned formal ceremonies where everything runs smoothly. But behind the scenes at Westminster Abbey lie extraordinary but true stories of mayhem, confusion and merriment. In this book we travel through over a thousand years of England's history to reveal the real character of its... more...

  • Revealing King Arthurby Christopher Gidlow

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Arthur: mythical hero, legendary king. But was he, as the legends claimed, an actual Dark-Age Briton? From Glastonbury and Tintagel to the supposed sites of Arthur's Camelot and his famous battles, this book investigates how archaeologists have interpreted the evidence. Might new discoveries and the latest theories finally reveal the real King Arthur?... more...

  • UnRoman Britainby Miles Russell; Stuart Laycock

    The History Press 2011; US$ 23.32

    When we think of Roman Britain we tend to think of a land of togas and richly decorated palaces with Britons happily going about their much improved daily business under the benign gaze of Rome. This image is to a great extent a fiction. In fact, Britons were some of the least enthusiastic members of the Roman Empire. A few adopted roman ways to... more...

  • Thistle and Bambooby Shiona Airlie

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 40.00

    Colonial civil servant, Confucian scholar, and collector of Chinese art, Sir James Stewart Lockhart spent more than forty years in Hong Kong and Weihaiwei — the former British leased territory in northern China. His career reflects tension and upheaval in the emerging colony of Hong Kong and in a China rapidly giving way to civil war. In her vivid... more...

  • Summarie of the Chronicles of England, Diligently Collected, Abridged and Continued unto This Present Yeare of Christ, 1604, by John Stowby Barrett L. Beer

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 169.95

    This book is an annotated edition of John Stow’s Summarie of the Chronicles of England (1604). Stow (1524/5–1605) was a citizen historian who offers a concise, narrative history of England from the earliest time to the reign of James I, who succeeded Elizabeth in 1603. This abridged chronicle offered readers of lower social and economic status... more...

  • Britain Beginsby Barry Cunliffe

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    The last Ice Age, which came to an end about 12,000 years ago, swept the bands of hunter gatherers from the face of the land that was to become Britain and Ireland, but as the ice sheets retreated and the climate improved so human groups spread slowly northwards, re-colonizing the land that had been laid waste. From that time onwards Britain and Ireland... more...

  • The Birth of Pandora and the Division of Knowledgeby John Barrell

    Palgrave Macmillan 1991; US$ 64.00

    This book brings together many of John Barrell's essays - some written especially for this volume - on the history and politics of culture in eighteenth-century Britain. It addresses a wide range of cultural practices - painting, sculpture, poetry, the law, the division of labour - discussing them in relation to such issues as sexuality, the body and... more...

  • From Legislation to Integration?by Muhammad Anwar; Dr Patrick Roach; Ranjit Sondhi

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 134.00

    Britain is now permanently a multi-racial and multi-cultural society, with a race relations legislative framework. From Legislation to Integration? provides a unique and comprehensive analysis of the contribution made by this legislation to the development of British race relations. The politics of the Race Relations Act 1976, the issues regarding... more...

  • Black Edwardiansby Jeffrey Green

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 72.95

    This study reveals the presence of black people in all walks of life all over the British Isles at the height of the imperialist era - challenging conventional views on imperialism, racism and British social history. Historians of British society have largely ignored this most visible of minorities, and commentators on racism have been silent on the... more...

  • The Scots and Medieval Arthurian Legendby Rhiannon Purdie; Nicola Royan

    Boydell & Brewer 2005; US$ 80.00

    First full-length exploration of the Arthurian legend in Scotland. more...