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by David A. Bell

This Very Short Introduction might prove disappointing to those expecting an introduction to a very short man. Dispelling the myth of Napoleon Bonaparte's short stature, as well as the other rumors and legends,...

Rethinking the Age of Revolutions

by David A. Bell & Yair Mintzker

Much of the historiography on the age of democratic revolutions has seemed to come to a halt until recent years. Historians of this period have tried to develop new explanatory paradigms but there are few that...

Writing the history of parliament in Tudor and early Stuart England

by Paul Cavill & Alexandra Gajda

This volume of essays explores the rise of parliament in the historical imagination of early modern England. The enduring controversy about the nature of parliament informs nearly all debates about the momentous...

The Empire's New Clothes

by Philip Murphy

In the wake of Brexit, the Commonwealth has been identified as an important body for future British trade and diplomacy, but few know what it actually does. How is it organized and what has held it together...

Martin Luther's Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians (1535)

by Martin Luther, Haroldo S. Camacho & Michael Horton

Martin Luther's most comprehensive work on justification by faith, his commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians is translated and edited from the Latin into a lively style, paralleling his spoken lectures....

Debating Tudor policy in sixteenth-century Ireland

by David Heffernan

Ireland was conquered and gradually colonized by the Tudors during the sixteenth century. This much is clear but whether or not this was the actual goal of English policy in Ireland at that time has long been...

Johann Arndt

by Daniel van Voorhis

This is the story of the most significant devotional author of the seventeenth century in his first full English language biography. Using previously unknown letters as a few of the resources, this story aims...

Moderate Radical

by Rosamund Oates

Moderate Radical explores an exciting period of English, and British, history: Elizabethan and Early Stuart religious politics. Tobie Matthew (c. 1544-1628) started Elizabeth's reign as a religious radical,...

Abigail Adams and Her Times

by Laura Richards

SEVENTEEN HUNDRED AND FORTY-FOUR! George the Second on the throne of England, "snuffy old drone from the German hive"; Charles Edward Stuart ("bonnie Prince Charlie") making ready for his great coup which, the...

The Age of Machinery

by Gillian Cookson

The engineers who built the first generations of modern textile machines, between 1770 and 1850, pushed at the boundaries of possibility. This book investigates these pioneering machine-makers, almostall working...

The Protestant Reformation

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Protestant Reformation in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Protestant...


by Peter H. Wilson

The Thirty Years' War (1618-48) was Europe's most destructive conflict prior to the two world wars. Two of European history's greatest generals faced each other at Lützen in November 1632, mid-way through this...

The Mayflower

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the story of the Mayflower in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the voyage of the Mayflower. In...

Religion as Resistance

by Eileen Ryan

When Italian forces landed on the shores of Libya in 1911, many in Italy hailed it as an opportunity to embrace a Catholic national identity through imperial expansion. After decades of acrimony between an intransigent...

Staging Memory and Materiality in Eighteenth-Century Theatrical Biography

by Amanda Weldy Boyd

“Staging Memory and Materiality in Eighteenth-Century Theatrical Biography” examines theatrical biography as a nascent genre in eighteenth-century England. This study specifically focuses on Thomas Davies’...

The Politics of Place

by Joshua Bandoch

Many Enlightenment thinkers sought to discover the right political order for all times and all places, and scholars often view Montesquieu as working within this project. In this reassessment of Montesquieu's...

Machiavelli’s Prince

by Nicola Gardini & Martin McLaughlin

One of the high-points of Italian Renaissance humanism, Machiavelli’s The Prince immediately transcended the time and culture from which it had sprung, circulating throughout Europe and paving the road to...

In Defense of Martin Luther

by John Warwick Montgomery

In these seven engaging essays, renowned Lutheran scholar and Christian apologist John Warwick Montgomery presents a firm defense of Martin Luther, the leader of the Reformation. Republished for the 500th anniversary...

Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots

by Sarah-Beth Watkins

Margaret Tudor was Henry VIII's older sister and became the Queen of Scotland after her marriage to James IV in 1503. Her life was troubled and fraught with tension. She was continually caught between her country...

Travel and the British country house

by Jon Stobart

Travel and the British country house explores the ways in which travel by owners, visitors and material objects shaped country houses during the long eighteenth century. It provides a richer and more nuanced...