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Historical Research Using British Newspapers

by Denise Bates

Thanks to digitisation, newspapers from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century have become an indispensable and accessible source for researchers. Through their pages, historians with a passion for a person...

Darwin's Theory of Evolution

by 50MINUTES.Com

After setting sail aboard the Beagle to carry out a scientific expedition, Charles Darwin made some surprising discoveries: using the example of finches on the Galapagos Islands, he concluded that each of the...

The Battle of the Atlantic

by 50MINUTES.Com

At 9:00pm on 3rd September 1939, the longest campaign of the Second World War began. The challenge for the Germans was of the utmost importance: gaining supremacy in the Atlantic Ocean and preventing the British...

The Titanic

by 50MINUTES.Com

When the Titanic liner set sail from Southampton on 10th April 1912, the passengers on board had no idea of the terrible fate that awaited them four days later. Everything was put in place for an unforgettable...

The Ordnance Survey and Modern Irish Literature

All Behind You, Winston: Churchill's Great Coalition 1940-45

by Roger Hermiston

On 14 May 1940, the Evening Standard published a cartoon with the caption 'All Behind You, Winston'. It showed Churchill, the freshly installed prime minister, rolling up his sleeves to confront the oncoming...

Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane: A True Story of Victorian Law and Disorder: The Unsolved Murder that Shocked Victorian England

by Paul Thomas Murphy

A vivid and violent investigation into the first unsolved murder case of the Victorian Era, by the author of the New York Times Notable Book Shooting Victoria.

On April 26th, 1871, a police constable walking...

Last Outpost on the Zulu Frontiers: Fort Napier and the British Imperial Garrison

by Graham Dominy

How a distant garrison of the British Empire shaped South Africa

Churchill and Ireland

In Search of Criminal Responsibility

Common Writing

The Peaceful Path: Building Garden Cities and New Towns

by Stephen Ward

The title of this book is taken from Ebenezer Howard's visionary tract To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform. Published in 1898 as a manifesto for social reform via the creation of Garden Cities, it proposed...

A Book of Cornwall

by Sabine Baring-Gould

This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to Cornwall, with fascinating historical information, descriptions of its towns and places, details concerning folklore, and much more. "A Book of Cornwall" contains...

Historians and the Church of England


by John McKendrick

The Company of Scotland and its attempts to establish the colony of Caledonia on the inhospitable isthmus of Panama in the late seventeenth century is one of the most tragic moments of Scottish history. Devised...

The King's Bed: Ambition and Intimacy in the Court of Charles II

by Don Jordan & Michael Walsh

An intelligent and spirited history of Charles II's dissolute life and surprising legacy, by two veteran historians.

To refer to the private life of Charles II is to abuse the adjective. His personal life was...

Custom and Commercialisation in English Rural Society: Revisiting Tawney and Postan

by J. P. Bowen & A. T. Brown

English rural society underwent fundamental changes between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries with urbanization, commercialization and industrialization producing new challenges and opportunities for inhabitants...

Angel Meadow: Victorian Britain's Most Savage Slum

by Dean Kirby

'It is all free fighting here. Even some of the windows do not open, so it is useless to cry for help. Dampness and misery, violence and wrong, have left their handwriting in perfectly legible characters on...

Grimsby in the Great War

by Stephen Wade

Grimsby in the Great War is a detailed account of how the experience of war impacted on the seaside town of Grimsby from the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, to the long-awaited peace of 1918.

Grimsby and Cleethorpes...

Wanton Troopers: Buckinghamshire in the Civil Wars 1640-1660

by Ian F W Beckett

The causes of the three ‘English’ Civil Wars (1642 to 1645, 1648, and 1651) are complex and controversial – clashes of conviction, belief, and personality, and a struggle between opposing social groups...