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Political, military, naval, and Air Force history.

  • Footnotes to Historyby Nigel Harris

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Footnotes to History brings a novel focus to social history. It is a study of a ?group family? ? an extended family closely structured though marriages that were either internal or with trusted associates. This kind of social entity evolved down the centuries, reaching its zenith in the early nineteenth century. The family portrayed, the Pennells,... more...

  • Orde Wingate and the British Army, 1922-1944by Simon Anglim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Major General Orde Wingate (1903?1944) was the most controversial British military commander of the Second World War, and perhaps of the last hundred years. Anglim's biography fills a significant void in the literature, making extensive use of Wingate's papers to place him firmly in the context of the British army of the time. more...

  • William Wickham, Master Spyby Michael Durey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    A biography of William Wickham (1761-1840), Britain's master spy on the Continent for more than five years during the French Revolutionary wars. It follows Wickham's career to narrate the rise and fall of his secret service community. more...

  • The Jacobite Campaignsby Jonathan D Oates

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The military aspects of the Jacobite campaigns in eighteenth-century Britain are considered in this study. Taken from the viewpoint of those loyal to the Hanoverian Crown, the three mainland campaigns of 1715?6, 1719 and 1745?6 are examined, using research based on primary sources: memoirs, diaries, letters, newspapers and State papers. more...

  • Jacobitism, Enlightenment and Empire, 1680?1820by Douglas J Hamilton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The essays in this collection examine religion, politics and commerce in Scotland during a time of crisis and turmoil. Contributors look at the effect of the Union on Scottish trade and commerce, the Scottish role in tobacco and sugar plantations, Robert Burns?s early poetry on his planned emigration to Jamaica and Scottish anti-abolitionists. more...

  • The Spirit of the Unionby Gordon Pentland

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Pentland's study has 3 aims: to place the uprising in a wider context by exploring the modes of extra-parliamentary politics between 1815 and1820 as well as the situation outside Scotland; (ii) to provide the first full account of the rising itself; and (iii) to examine the legacies of both the politics of 1815-20 and the Radical War. more...

  • Sacred History and National Identityby Jason Nice

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The late sixteenth century saw a redrawing of the borders of north-west Europe. Wales and Brittany entered into unions with neighboring countries England and France. This book uses Brittany and Wales' responses to unification to describe a comparative history of national identity during the early modern period. more...

  • Living with Jacobitism, 1690?1788by Allan I Macinnes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    For over seventy years after the ?Glorious Revolution? of 1688?90, Jacobitism survived in the face of Whig propaganda. These essays seek to challenge current views of Jacobite historiography. They focus on migrant communities, networking, smuggling, shipping, religious and intellectual support mechanisms, art, architecture and identity. more...

  • Watford: A Historyby Mary Forsyth

    The History Press 2015; US$ 11.99

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  • Gunboat Justice Volume 3by Douglas Clark

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 24.99

    Foreign gunboats forced China, Japan and Korea to open to the outside world in the mid-19th century. The treaties signed included rules forbidding local courts from trying foreigners; or, ?extraterritoriality?. Britain and the United States established consular courts in all three countries and, as trade grew, the British Supreme Court for China and... more...