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  • Britain's Colonial Wars, 1688-1783by Bruce Lenman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 92.95

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Peculiar Peopleby Augustus Hare

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    These days hardly anyone remembers Augustus John Curthbert Hare (1834-1903). But in his prime, the late Victorian age, his name was on the lips of anyone who mattered. He was a travel writer, a storyteller and a memoirist of the first order, and his work is a fascinating record of a lost way of life amongst the strangest upper classes of English society. more...

  • An Introduction to Scottish Ethnologyby Alexander Fenton; Margaret A. Mackay

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 16.90

    The publication of An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology sees the completion of the fourteen-volume Scottish Life and Society series, originally conceived by the eminent ethnologist Professor Alexander Fenton. The series explores the many elements in Scottish history, language and culture which have shaped the identity of Scotland and Scots at local,... more...

  • Manchester in the Great Warby Joseph O'Neil

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 11.50

    How the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Manchester were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years. A record of the growing disillusion of the people, their... more...

  • Calendar Boyby Austin Mitchell

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    These are the highly controversial memoirs of Austin Mitchell, local TV star of the 1970s and MP for Great Grimsby. Austin was the poster boy for Calendar TV at a time when local television had a much greater impact than national TV and its stars were the celebrities of the day. Austin charts his career path and reveals how he fell into his role at... more...

  • England’s Fortressby Andrew Hopper; Philip Major

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    Overshadowed in the popular imagination by the figure of Oliver Cromwell, historians are increasingly coming to recognize the importance of Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, in shaping the events of mid-seventeenth-century Britain. As a military and political figure he played a central role in defeating Charles I and supporting the restoration... more...

  • The Missing Scotlandby Willie Sullivan

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 9.32

    The only reason to vote is if the vote represents power or change. I don t think it does. I fervently believe that we deserve more from our democratic system than the few derisory tit-bits tossed from the carousel of the mighty. RUSSELL BRAND From national and local elections to the debate on the independence referendum, a large part of Scotland... more...

  • Cornwall & the Isles of Scillyby Annya Strydom

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    The name Cornwall comes from Cornovii, meaning hill dwellers, and Waelas, meaning strangers. The first Stone Age tools that were found here date to 4,500 BC.  Near the town of Redruth the remains of a Stone Age settlement can still be seen. A shift in the landscape across the land bridge from Europe brought the early settlers to Cornwall. There... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the British and Irish Civil Wars 1637-1660by Martyn Bennett

    Scarecrow Press 1999; US$ 84.99

    The cross-listed dictionary entries offer a complete explanation of each important aspect of the Civil Wars and their effect on the Kingdom. Also includes maps and a bibliography. more...

  • Chester in the Great Warby Susan Chambers

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    At the outbreak of the Great War, Chester was transformed from a county market town with some nice shops and lots of day-trippers, to a bustling, frantically busy military centre with men and horses everywhere. As they left for the war zones, or to go to other parts of the country for training, the city settled down to the hard work of dealing with... more...