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  • A Social History of England 1851-1990by Francois Bedarida

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    In this, the second edition of A Social History of England , Francois Bédarida has added a new final chapter on the last fifteen years. The book now traces the evolution of English society from the height of the British Empire to the dawn of the single European market. Making full use of the Annales school of French historiography, Bédarida takes... more...

  • Plenty and Wantby Proffessor John Burnett; John Burnett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    What did Queen Victoria have for dinner? And how did this compare with the meals of the poor in the nineteenth century? This classic account of English food habits since the industrial revolution answers these questions and more. more...

  • The History of Bethlemby Jonathan Andrews; Asa Briggs; Roy Porter; Penny Tucker; Keir Waddington

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Bethlem Hospital, popularly known as "Bedlam", is a unique institution. Now seven hundred and fifty years old, it has been continuously involved in the care of the mentally ill in London since at least the 1400s. As such it has a strong claim to be the oldest foundation in Europe with an unbroken history of sheltering and treating the mentally disturbed.... more...

  • The Making of Victorian Englandby G. Kitson Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    Based on the Ford Lectures, delivered at Oxford in 1960, the author describes some of the forces which created what we call `Victorian England'. more...

  • The Rise of the Celtsby Henri Hubert

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Originally published between 1920-70, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians,... more...

  • Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth Century Englandby Frank McLynn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    McLynn provides the first comprehensive view of crime and its consequences in the eighteenth century: why was England notorious for violence? Why did the death penalty prove no deterrent? Was it a crude means of redistributing wealth? more...

  • London's Teeming Streets, 1830-1914by James Winter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The streets of Victorian London became increasingly congested with vehicles, fast and furious drivers, pedestrians, costermongers, prostitutes, brass bands, homeless children and other obstacles to safe and rapid motion. Concerned citizens were alarmed by this unprecedented build-up of traffic and pollution. But how did this chaotic state come about... more...

  • English Society 1580?1680by Keith Wrightson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.95

    English Society, 1580-1680 paints a fascinating picture of society and rural change in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Keith Wrightson discusses both the enduring characteristics of society as well as the course of social change, and emphasizes the wide variation in experience between different social groups and local communities.... more...

  • Late Victorian Britain 1875-1901by J.F.C. Harrison

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Drawing heavily on the recollections and literature of the people themselves, Harrison places late Victorian Britain firmly in its social and political context. more...

  • VCs of the First World Warby Peter G Cooksley; Peter F Batchelor

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    Of more than 600 Victoria Crosses awarded to British and Empire servicemen during the First World War, nineteen were awarded to airmen of the newly formed Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. Of these, four were posthumous awards and all but one of the total were to officers. Some of these valorous airmen were from humble backgrounds and... more...