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  • Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britainby Dauvit Broun

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 119.40

    When did Scots first think of Scotland as an independent kingdom? What did they think was Scotland’s place in Britain before the age of Wallace and Bruce? The answers argued in this book offer a fresh perspective on the question of Scotland’s relationship with Britain. It challenges the standard concept of the Scots as an ancient nation whose... 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...

  • 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 Group US 2008; US$ 14.00

    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...

  • 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 Road to Independence?by Murray Pittock

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 24.95

    Independence has been a contested issue in Scotland since the region was first invaded by England in 1707, and the realm continues to linger in a no-man?s land between regional status and full sovereignty. The issue of independence has risen to the forefront of Scottish discussion in the past fifty years and Murray Pittock offers here an examination... more...

  • The Politics of the Thatcher Revolutionby Professor Geoffrey K. Fry

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    The Thatcher era was the most dramatic period in British politics since the 1940s. As Conservative Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher proved to be the 'Iron Lady' at home and abroad. This book analyses the politics of the Thatcher era in an incisive and challenging manner. 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$ 9.99

    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...