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  • With Wellington in the peninsulaby Paul Cowan

    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...

  • War and Empireby Bruce Collins

    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...

  • Oriental Identities in Super-Diverse Britainby Tamsin Barber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Tamsin Barber addresses the experience of the British-born Vietnamese as an overlooked minority population in 'super-diverse' London, exploring the emergence of the pan-ethnic 'Oriental' category as a new form of collective consciousness and identity in Britain. more...

  • Runnymede and Magna Cartaby Ben Cowell

    National Trust (Enterprises) Ltd 2015; US$ 4.99

    15 June 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta by King John in the water meadows of Runnymede. The ‘great charter of liberties’ sent ripples round the world. It influenced the political debates surrounding the English Civil War and the American Declaration of Independence. And it still shapes our ideas about human... more...

  • London the Promised Land Revisitedby Dr Anne J Kershen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Some two decades since the publication of London the Promised Land?, which charted and investigated the successes and failures of the migrant experience in London over a period of three hundred years, this book re-examines the migrant landscape in London. While remaining a beacon for immigrants, the migrant face of the city has changed rapidly and... more...

  • Where Are You From?by Dhooleka Sarhadi Raj

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Dhooleka S. Raj explores the complexities of ethnic minority cultural change in this incisive examination of first- and second-generation middle-class South Asian families living in London. Challenging prevalent understandings of ethnicity that equate community, culture, and identity, Raj considers how transnational ethnic minorities are circumscribed... more...

  • Multilingual Identities in a Global Cityby Dr David Block

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 44.00

    Opening with a discussion of the key issues of globalization, migration, multiculturalism, multilingualism and global cities, David Block then turns to four detailed case studies: East Asian students living and working in London; foreign language teachers from France; London's growing Latino community; and second generation South Asian university... more...

  • London Politics, 1760-1914by Matthew Cragoe; Dr Antony Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 140.00

    This collection offers the first detailed investigation of political life in 19th-century London. London politics did not share the free-trade and civil-equality preoccupations of the provinces which currently dominate scholarly literature. As these essays reveal, the capital remained more concerned with older struggles for political independence. more...

  • A Community Transformedby Marjorie Keniston McIntosh

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 60.00

    The sequel to McIntosh's acclaimed work Autonomy and Community: The Royal Manor of Havering, 1200?1500. more...

  • Fighting Macby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09

    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 face... more...