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  • Church of England 1570-1640,Theby Andrew Foster

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Dr Foster traces the eventful history of the Church of England from shortly after its establishment in Elizabeth I's reign down to 1640, when it was on the verge of destruction. As well as analysing its principal features he considers the conflicting interpretations that this most controversial of periods has stimulated. He also provides a detailed... more...

  • Radical Puritans in England 1550 - 1660by R.J. Acheson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.99

    This study of religious tensions in Early Modern England explores the different religious separatist movements between 1550-1660. It describes the development of radical sectarianism during the reign of Charles I and explores why the unity of radical cause was shattered following the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. more...

  • The Plagues of Londonby Stephen Porter

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Plague was the most deadly disease across Europe for more than four hundred years after the onset of the Black Death in the 1340s. Because of the number of its victims, the foulness of the disease, the disruption which it caused and the literature which it generated, plague has cast a very long shadow, and its reputation is such that it still makes... more...

  • The Great Siege of Chesterby John Barratt

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    The appalling effects of civil war are often suffered most horrifically by the ordinary men, women and children involuntarily caught up in it, as it tears asunder the very fabric of their lives. Such was the fate of the citizens of Chester, who for almost four years found themselves at the centre of the battle between King and Parliament. Chester's... more...

  • Battles for the Three Kingdomsby John Barratt

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    The Battle of the Boyne in 1690 was the culmination of the ferocious struggle between two kings, James II and William III. This book makes use of research and sources, including eyewitness accounts, to analyse the opposing form of their strategy, tactics and conduct of the war and the reasons for its eventual outcome. more...

  • Witches of Fifeby Stuart MacDonald

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 8.74

    Along the coast of Fife, in villages like Culross and Pittenweem, historical markers and pamphlets now include the fact that some women were executed as witches within these burghs. Still the reality of what happened the night that Janet Cornfoot was lynched in the harbour is hard to grasp as one sits in the harbour of Pittenweem watching the fishing... more...

  • English Masculinities, 1660-1800by Tim Hitchcock; Michelle Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This collection of specially commissioned essays provides the first social history of masculinity in the ?long eighteenth century?. Drawing on diaries, court records and prescriptive literature, it explores the different identities of late Stuart and Georgian men. The heterosexual fop, the homosexual, the polite gentleman, the blackguard, the man of... more...

  • Landlords and Tenants in Britain, 1440-1660by Jane Whittle

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;

    This volume revisits a classic book by a famous historian: R.H. Tawney's Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century (1912). Tawney's Agrarian Problem surveyed landlord-tenant relations in England between 1440 and 1660, the period of emergent capitalism and rapidly changing property relations that stands between the end of serfdom and the more firmly... more...

  • Euphorionby Vernon Lee

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The female writer and critic born Violet Paget rose to prominence using the pen name Vernon Lee. Over time, she came to be regarded as one of the foremost experts on the Italian Renaissance, and the engaging essays collected in Euphorion amply demonstrate her knowledge of and insight into Italian art and literature. more...

  • Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth Iby Peter Ackroyd

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 30.99

    From Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I, the age of the Tudors comes to vivid life on the page Rich in detail and atmosphere, Peter Ackroyd's Tudors is the story of Henry VIII's relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir; of how the brief reign of the teenage king, Edward VI, gave way... more...