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- Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 94.99
Showing how Britain tried, and failed, to maintain its political influence, economic ascendancy, and strategic position in Iraq after independence, the author presents an analysis of the possibilities and limitations of indirect rule by imperial powers in the Third World. more...
- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00
The ideals of freedom and individual rights that inspired America?s Founding Fathers did not spring from a vacuum. Along with many other defining principles of our national character, they can be traced directly back to one of the most pivotal events in British history?the late-seventeenth-century uprising known as the Glorious Revolution. In a work... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2001; US$ 90.00
The reign of Elizabeth I was marked by political, religious and social change. Carole Levin evaluates Elizabeth and the significance of her reign both in the context of her age and our own, examining the increasing cultural diversity of Elizabethan England. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 125.00
Elizabeth I's reign is much-studied, and the importance of war throughout her reign cannot be over estimated. Despite this, there has been no broad assessment of the role of war in Elizabeth's reign for over 30 years. This book fills the gap. more...
- Thorogood Publishing 2003; US$ 14.95
Ethel May Elvin was born in 1906; interviewed by Sue Taylor, she recalls her father's account of standing sentry at Queen Victoria's funeral, the privations and small pleasures of a working-class Edwardian childhood, growing up through the First World War and surviving the Second. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1973; US$ 30.00
The author, a professor of history at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, presents a comprehensive survey of Commonwealth history from the time of soul-searching about the future of the British Empire, which marked the middle years of Queen Victoria?s reign, to the year when Britain decided to enter the European Community. The... more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95
The last of the Plantagenets, Courtenay spent half of his life in the Tower of London. Released by Mary Tudor, he might have married her. Instead, he ended his days wandering the Continent. His literary remains leave important gaps but show he was no bum more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
A funny, raucous, and delightfully dirty history of 1,000 years of bedroom-hopping secrets and scandals of Britain?s royals. Insatiable kings, lecherous queens, kissing cousins, and wanton consorts?history has never been so much fun. Royal unions have always been the stuff of scintillating gossip, from the passionate Plantagenets to Henry VIII?s... more...