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  • Fighting Macby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.04

    On a spring morning in 1903, Major-General Sir Hector Macdonald, one of Britain's greatest military heroes, took his life in a hotel room in Paris. A few days later he was buried hastily in an Edinburgh cemetary as his fellow countrymen tried to come to terms with the fact that one of Scotland's most famous soldiers had ended his life rather than... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Radical Westminster, 1780-1890by Marc Baer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 110.00

    The Rise and Fall of Radical Westminster, 1780-1890 explores a critical chapter in the story of Britain's transition to democracy. Utilising the remarkably rich documentation generated by Westminster elections, Baer reveals how the most radical political space in the age of oligarchy became the most conservative and tranquil in an age of democracy. more...

  • Liberalism and Local Government in Early Victorian Londonby Benjamin Weinstein

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 90.00

    A fresh interpretation of London's early Victorian political culture, devoting particular attention to the relationship which existed between Whigs and vestry-based radicals. more...

  • Medieval Londonby Gwyn A. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This unique study is based on the careful interpretation of evidence in the commercial and administrative records of the City and in the royal records, of the process by which London developed from a commune of a feudal kingdom into the capital city of the English nation. The period covered is the century and a half between 1191 and the beginnings... more...

  • Haig and Kitchener in Twentieth-Century Britainby Stephen Heathorn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Lord Kitchener and Lord Haig are two monumental figures of the First World War. Their reputations, both in their lifetimes and after their deaths, have been attacked and defended, scrutinized and contested. The material representations of Haig and Kitchener were shaped, used and manipulated for official and popular ends by a variety of groups at different... more...

  • Culture, Faith, and Philanthropyby Joseph P. Ward

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Joseph P. Ward explores the connections between early modern London and the world beyond the metropolis, surveying several of these spheres in a series of chapter-length, topical analyzes. Each chapter addresses the recent approaches of historians and literary critics, encouraging cross-disciplinary dialogue. more...

  • Tales of Two Citiesby Jonathan Conlin

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.65

    Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when they both vied to be the world's greatest city. Each city has been the focus of many books, yet here Jonathan Conlin uncovers the intriguing relationship between them for the first time. It is a history of surprises: Sherlock... more...

  • London, 1100-1600by John Schofield

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 45.00

    This book, written by an archaeologist who has been at the centre of this study since 1974, will summarise the main findings and new suggestions about the development of the City, its ups and downs through the Black Death and the Dissolution of the Monasteries; its place in Europe as a capital city with great architecture and relations with many other... more...

  • Wellington’s Voiceby Gareth Glover

    Frontline Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    John Fremantle was on Wellington's personal staff through the later years of the Peninsular War and Waterloo campaigns.He had a uniquely privileged view of the general and tells of his exploits - good and bad. The letters were written to his uncle, who was effectively his guardian, an army man and no shrinking violet.Fremantle deals with military matters... more...

  • Into the Jaws of Deathby Mike Snook

    Frontline Books 2008; US$ 10.99

    Between the Crimean War and the dawn of the 20th century, the British Army was almost continuously engaged in one corner of the globe or another, in military operations famously characterized by Kipling as the 'savage wars of peace'. In his new work on the most dramatic Victorian campaigns Mike Snook bring's the most dramatic clashes of... more...