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  • Decolonization in Britain and Franceby Miles Kahler

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.50

    Professor Kahler focuses on organizations below the state, investigating party competition and sensitivity to political change produced by the characteristics of commercial firms. In addition, he explores transmission of external shocks to the domestic polity by the state itself and the domestic politics of settler societies under external threat... more...

  • England's Colonial Wars 1550-1688by Bruce Lenman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Bruce Lenman's hugely ambitious study explores three interacting themes: the growth of England's sprawling colonial empire; its military dimension; and the impact of colonial warfare on national identity. He starts in Ireland, with the renewed assault of English settlers on the Irish Gaeltacht. Under the (Scottish) Stuarts, England then began a dramatic... more...

  • The Making of the British Islesby Steven G. Ellis; Christopher Maginn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    The history of the British Isles is the story of four peoples linked together by a process of state building that was as much about far-sighted planning and vision as coincidence, accident and failure. It is a history of revolts and reversal, familial bonds and enmity, the study of which does much to explain the underlying tension between the nations... more...

  • The Age of Oligarchyby Geoffrey S Holmes; Daniel Szechi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 136.95

    The second volume, on early and mid-Georgian Britain, shows how the country used its expanding wealth, its new-found social cohesion at home and its international influence abroad to become not only a European but an imperial power. As with the first volume, every aspect of the period is covered. more...

  • Curriculum Focus The Tudors History KS2by Mike Temple

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 28.99

    Part of a popular series that will inspire the teachers, especially the non-specialists, to teach history and geography with confidence.* comprehensive background information* extensive photocopiable resources such as pictures, charts and diagrams* detailed lesson plans* differentiated activities at three ability levels* ideas for support and extension*... more...

  • A Military History of the English Civil Warby Malcolm Wanklyn; Frank Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    A Military History of the English Civil War  examines how the civil war was won, who fought for whom, and why it ended. With a straightforward style and clear chronology that enables readers to make their own judgements and pursue their own interests further, this original history provides a thorough critique of the reasons that have been cited for... more...

  • Attleeby Robert Pearce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    Attlee is undoubtedly one of the key figures in modern British history. An important figure in Churchill's War Cabinet, and premier of the first majority Labour Government, he created the Welfare State, nationalised a substantial part of industry and secured the independence of India. Yet his political stature remains unresolved. Was he Churchill's... more...

  • The Reign of Mary Iby Robert Tittler; Judith Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 30.99

    Until recently, the reign of Mary Tudor was generally seen as a ?sterile interlude? in the Tudor century, with Mary herself dismissed as ?Bloody Mary?. Extensive research in the past several decades has overturned these assumptions in almost every respect.  In this succinct and up-to-date introduction to Mary?s reign, Tittler and Richards provide... more...

  • The Global Seven Years War 1754-1763by Daniel Baugh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    The Seven Years War was a global contest between the two superpowers of eighteenth century Europe, France and Britain.  Winston Churchill called it “the first World War”.  Neither side could afford to lose advantage in any part of the world, and the decisive battles of the war ranged from Fort Duquesne in what is now Pittsburgh to Minorca in the Mediterranean,... more...

  • Britain in the Age of the French Revolutionby Jennifer Mori

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This new survey looks at the impact in Britain of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic aftermath, across all levels of British society. Jennifer Mori provides a clear and accessible guide to the ideas and intellectual debates the revolution stimulated, as well as popular political movements including radicalism. more...