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  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empireby H. W. III Crocker

    Regnery Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    A brawling, rambunctious history celebrating the Empire?and the intrepid empire-builders?that gave the United States, Canada, India, and Australia not just a common language, but common ideals of freedom and justice The British Empire ?the biggest empire in history?once ruled a quarter of the globe. It was built by an incredible array of swashbuckling... 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...

  • The Wallby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 9.29

    In The Wall, Alistair Moffat's fascination shines through as he captures the enormous endeavour of the builders along with the captivating human stories the stones still tell after nearly two millennia.' The Scotsman Hadrian's Wall is the largest, most spectacular and one of the most enigmatic historical monument in Britain. Nothing else approaches... more...

  • To Hull and Backby Tom Chesshyre

    Summersdale 2010; US$ 12.99

    A first-hand look into Britain's unlikely travel destinations   In a mad adventure that took him from Hull to Hell, Tom Chesshyre visited secret spots of Britain in search of the least likely holiday destinations. He experienced the real Coronation Street in Salford, explored Blade Runner Britain in Port Talbot, discovered that everything?s quite... 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...

  • 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...

  • Black Edwardiansby Jeffrey Green

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 72.95

    Black Edwardians reveals the presence of Black people in all walks of life across the British Isles at the height of the imperialist era. more...

  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Englishby Antony Miall; David Milsted

    Oval Books 2008; US$ 4.99

    Never overstep the mark Moderation—a treasured ideal—means a lot to the English. Their respect for it is reflected in their shared dislike of any person who “goes too far.?   Irrational rationality The English can admire something without enjoying it, or enjoy something they suspect is fundamentally reprehensible. You can never be sure... more...