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  • Jellied Eels and Zeppelinsby Sue Taylor

    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...

  • Commonwealth of Nationsby W. David McIntyre

    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...

  • The Shadow of The White Rose -- Edward Courtenay Earl of Devon 1526-1556by James D. Taylor

    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...

  • Read My Heartby Jane Dunn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 30.00

    When Sir William Temple (1628?99) and Dorothy Osborne (1627?95) began their passionate love affair, civil war was raging in Britain, and their families?parliamentarians and royalists, respectively?did everything to keep them apart. Yet the couple went on to enjoy a marriage and a sophisticated partnership unique in its times. Surviving the political... more...

  • Royal Affairsby Leslie Carroll

    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...

  • Radical Lord Radnorby Ronald K. Huch

    University of Minnesota Press 1977; US$ 67.50

    The third Earl of Radnor, born William Pleydell-Bouverie, served in the British House of Commons for twenty-seven years (1801?1828) as Viscount Folkestone and in the House of Lords for twenty years (1828?1848). Although he was a great hereditary landowner, Lord Radnor was the most radical nobleman to serve in Parliament in the first half of the nineteenth... more...

  • Queen Elizabeth and England's Golden Ageby Samuel Willard Crompton

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 30.00

    Under Queen Elizabeth's rule, literature, fashion, and education came to the forefront. more...

  • Thomas More and His Struggles of Conscienceby Samuel Willard Crompton

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 30.00

    Best known for Utopia, describing communal ownership of land, the education of men and women alike, and religious toleration. more...

  • The Absent-Minded Imperialistsby Bernard Porter

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 37.99

    Kipling, Elgar, Mafeking Night . . . all these conjure up an image of a British society besotted with imperial pride in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In fact the true picture was more complex than this and people reacted to their empire in different ways. Many were hardly aware of it at all. This lively book is the first study of the... more...

  • Elizabeth Iby Patrick Collinson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 6.99

    Definitive, concise, and very interesting... From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. Each book in the series is based upon the biographical... more...