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  • Finding Arthurby Ardrey Adam

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2013; US$ 8.74

    The legend of King Arthur has been told and retold for centuries. As the king who united a nation, his is the story of England itself. But what if Arthur wasn't English at all? As writer and Arthurian scholar Adam Ardey discovered, the reason historians have had little success identifying the historical Athur may be incredibly simple: He wasn't an... more...

  • The Huguenots in Later Stuart Britainby Robin Gwynn

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 99.99

    The Huguenots in Later Stuart Britain examines the history of the French communities in Britain from the Civil War, which plunged them into turmoil, to the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, after which there was no realistic possibility that the Huguenots would be readmitted to France. There is a particular focus on the decades of the 1680s and 1690s,... more...

  • Anglomaniaby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    With its distinctive history of civil liberties and the delicate balance between social order and the free pursuit of self-interest, England has always fascinated its continental neighbours. Buruma examines the history of ideas of Englishness and what Europeans have admired (or loathed) in England across the centuries. Voltaire wondered why British... more...

  • Ayahs, Lascars and Princesby Rozina Visram

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    People from the Indian sub-continent have been in Britain since the end of the seventeenth century. The presence of princes and maharajahs is well documented but this book, first published in 1986, was the first account of the ordinary people in Britain. This book will be of interest to students of history. more...

  • Journey to Britanniaby Bronwen Riley

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 9.99

    By AD 125 Britannia had come of age as a Roman colony. Her major cities had been established, and the building of the wall commissioned by the emperor Hadrian on the empire's Scottish frontier was almost complete. Bronwen Riley devotes a chapter to each stage of an epic journey, describing places visited and people and objects seen. Vivid and engaging,... more...

  • The Origins of Empireby Nicholas Canny

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 41.99

    This volume explores the origins of empire. It shows how and why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the 16th and 17th centuries. Included are studies on every country that was substantially affected by British colonial activity. more...

  • The Eighteenth Centuryby P.J. Marshall

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 54.99

    Volume II of the Oxford History of the British Empire examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This is the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, and Captain Cook. more...

  • Three Men Seeking Monstersby Nick Redfern

    Pocket Books 2004; US$ 18.95

    They sought out the strange. They investigated the inexplicable. They had one hell of a hangover. On an odyssey of oddities that would take them all to the very limits of their imagination (and inebriation), bestselling author Nick Redfern teamed up with professional monster-hunters Jonathan Downes and Richard Freeman. For six weeks in the summer... more...

  • Revolutionary Refugeesby Christine Lattek

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    Tracing the development of German socialism in Britain and on the continent in the mid-nineteenth century, this is the first substantial study to combine two very important aspects: an analysis of this crucial stage in socialist political theory development and the examination of the social and cultural environment of this immigrant community. Combining... more...

  • Racialized Boundariesby Floya Anthias; Nira Yuval-Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 65.95

    This wide-ranging and accessible book examines race in relation to social divisions such as ethnicity, gender and class. It provides a major new approach to studying the boundaries of race, and will be of interest to students of sociology, ethnic studies and gender studies. more...