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The Housekeeper's Tale - Grace Higgens's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Grace Higgens's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. This unique history tracks the housekeeper's fortunes during a period of relentless social change - starting shortly...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Hannah Mackenzie's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Hannah Mackenzie's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. Hannah Mackenzie's career in domestic service encompassed the Victorian industrialist middle classes, the Edwardian...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Sarah Wells's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Sarah Wells's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. Mrs Wells was bad at accounts, bad at managing her girls, ill experienced in buying stores and economising - and this...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Ellen Penketh's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Ellen Penketh's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. Erddig - or Erthig, to the Welsh - was an anchor in a fast-changing world. For five years it was home to Ellen Penketh,...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Dorothy Doar's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Dorothy Doar's story, one of five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. As one of the cabal that ran the estate of the Duke of Sutherland, this is an evocative and poignant story providing a moving...


Rule Britannia: Nationalism, Identity and the Modern Olympic Games

by Matthew P. Llewellyn

On 6 July 2005, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2012 summer Olympic Games to the city of London, opening a new chapter in Great Britain's rich Olympic history. Despite the prospect of hosting...


Gender in English Society 1650-1850: The Emergence of Separate Spheres?

by Robert B. Shoemaker

A lively social history of the roles of men and women - from workplace to household, from parish church to alehouse, from market square to marriage bed. Robert Shoemaker investigates such varied topics as crime,...


Disorderly Women in Eighteenth-Century London: Prostitution and Control in the Metropolis, 1730-1830

by Tony Henderson

This is the first full-length study of prostitution in London during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It is a compelling account, exposing the real lives of the capital's prostitutes, and also...


The Transformation of the Media: Globalisation, Morality and Ethics

by Nicholas Stevenson

The changing pattern of contemporary media is one of the most striking and important transformations of our age. This major new work seeks to understand the implications of a series of mediated processes in...


Revolutionary Europe, 1780-1850

by Jonathan Sperber

 Providing a continent-wide history, this major survey covers the key political events of this turbulent period. Jonathan Sperber also looks at lives of ordinary people and considers broad social and economic...


Longman Companion to Slavery, Emancipation and Civil Rights

by Harry Harmer

This Companion provides the essential background to the defining fate of the African diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean from the 15th to the 20th centuries. Central to the book are detailed chronologies...


Re-presenting the Past: Women and History

by Ann-Marie Gallagher, Cathy Lubelska & Louise Ryan

 Feminist history continues to change the way history is written, and in doing so changes our view of the past. The authors of this collection explore how issues of sexuality, class, nationalism and colonialism...


Ages of Woman, Ages of Man: Sources in European Social History, 1400-1750

by Merry Wiesner Hanks & Monica Chojnacka

  The collection is organized around two main principles, stages of life and gender, and is divided into eight chapters: childhood, youth and sexuality, courtship and weddings, married life, economic life,...


Historians on History

by John Tosh

A follow-up to the bestselling The Pursuit of History, this Reader brings together the reflections of a number of major historians on the nature and purpose of their craft.

They illuminate the different governing...


Gender in Urban Europe: Sites of Political Activity and Citizenship, 1750-1900

by Krista Cowman, Nina Javette Koefoed & Åsa Karlsson Sjögren

This volume offers an integrated set of local studies exploring the gendering of political activities across a variety of sites ranging from print culture, courts, government and philanthropic bodies and public...


Holocaust Consciousness in Contemporary Britain

by Andy Pearce

The Holocaust is a pervasive presence in British culture and society. Schools have been legally required to deliver Holocaust education, the government helps to fund student visits to Auschwitz, the Imperial...


Women in Sports History

by Carol A. Osborne & Fiona Skillen

Women are, and have been for many years, actively involved as players, supporters and co-ordinators in a range of sports and yet they are often missing from, or sidelined in, accounts of the history of these...


Markets and Myths: Forces for Change in the European Media

by Anthony Weymouth & Bernard Lamizet

Market and Myths: Forces for Change in the European Media is the first introductory text to provide a detailed analysis of the European Media in five major Western European countries within the context of a...


Understanding Medieval Primary Sources: Using Historical Sources to Discover Medieval Europe

by Joel T. Rosenthal

Medieval society created many kinds of records and written material which differ considerably, giving us such sources as last wills, sermons, manorial accounts, or royal biographies. Primary sources are an exciting...


Marx, Lenin, and the Revolutionary Experience: Studies of Communism and Radicalism in an Age of Globalization

by Paul LeBlanc

Marx, Lenin, and the Revolutionary Experience offers a fresh look at Communism, both the bad and good, and also touches on anarchism, Christian theory, conservatism, liberalism, Marxism, and more, to argue for...