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- Ohio University Press 2006; US$ 33.99
Soldier, hero, and politician, the Duke of Wellington is one of the best-known figures of nineteenth-century England. From his victory at Waterloo over Napoleon in 1815, he rose to become prime minister of his country. But Peter Sinnema finds equal fascination in Victorian England's response to the Duke's death. The Wake of Wellington considers... more...
- Marshall Cavendish 2011; US$ 12.80
As a city for walking and exploring, London is one of the finest in the world. This guide provides 15 walking tours in Londons most famous and scenic locations, including Westminster, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Bloomsbury, Chelsea, Kensington, South Bank, St Jamess, Smithfield as well as the London Olympics site.The book features... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95
The years 1790 to 1830 saw Britain engage in an extensive period of war-waging and empire-building which transformed its position as an imperial state, established its reputation as a distinctive military power and secured naval preeminence. Despite this apparent success, Britain did not become a world super power in the conventional sense. Instead,... more...
- Frontline Books 2009; US$ 5.99
By all accounts, Friedrich Lindau was a remarkable soldier of the King?s German Legion. He served with distinction under Wellington from Lisbon to as far as Bayonne, and was involved in all major engagements, including Albuera, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria and San Sebastian.Most notably, he fought and was captured at La Haie Sainte but was the only... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 10.49
Westminster Abbey has held a hugely important role in Britain's History over the last 800 years. This fascinating book describes the inside of the Abbey, giving the reader an amazing insight into the architecture, history and feel of the building. Many full colour illustrations are included to give the reader a complete picture of this historic... more...
- Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98
Westminster Abbey is the most complex church in the world in terms of its history, functions and memories - perhaps the most complex building of any kind. It has been an abbey and a cathedral and is now a collegiate church and a royal peculiar. It is the coronation church, a royal mausoleum, a Valhalla for the tombs of the great, a 'national cathedral'... more...
- Frontline Books 2015; US$ 18.99
Few men from the 71st Highland Light Infantry who sailed from Cork with Wellington to Portugal in 1808 returned to the Irish port six years later. The author of Vicissitudes in the Life of a Scottish Soldier was one of the survivors and claims only four other men from his company came through the entire six years with him. As one of Wellington's... more...
- Frontline Books 2013; US$ 23.99
In the early 1880s the Mahdi unleashed a spectacularly successful jihadist uprising against Egyptian colonial rule in the Sudan. Early in1884 Cairo bowed to British pressure to withdraw. Beyond the Reach of Empire describes how Major General Charles Gordon was despatched to evacuate Khartoum and turn the Sudan over to self-rule. It goes on to explain... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00
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...