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Criminal Irish Drunkards: The Inebriate Reform System 1900-1920

by Conor Reidy

This book examines the Inebriate Reformatory system in Ireland from its foundation in 1900 until its closure in 1920 and the three institutions charged with punishing or rehabilitating habitual drunkards: the...


The Highland Furies

by Victoria Schofield

As the oldest of the Highland Regiments, The Black Watch has an enviable roster of Battle Honors and a mystique born of repeated service on behalf of King, Queen and country.

On the strength of her acclaimed...


The Plantagenets: The Kings That Made Britain

by Derek Wilson

Plantagenet is the name given to the English royal house descended from the union of Queen Matilda of England and her second husband Geoffrey of Anjou. The name derived from Geoffrey's nickname, which came from...


The Greatest Knight

by Thomas Asbridge

A thrillingly intimate portrait of one of history's most illustrious knights—William Marshal—that vividly evokes the grandeur and barbarity of the Middle Ages

William Marshal was the true Lancelot of his...


The Secret World of the Victorian Lodging House

by Joseph O'Neill

Criminals, drifters, beggars, the homeless, immigrants, prostitutes, tramping artisans, street entertainers, abandoned children, navvies, and families fallen on hard times - a whole underclass of people on the...


The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

by Boris Johnson

From London's inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the story of how Churchill's eccentric genius shaped not only his world but our own.

On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill's death, Boris Johnson celebrates...


Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth

by Lee Jackson

In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with "night soil," graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air...


Real del Monte: A British Silver Mining Venture in Mexico

by Robert W. Randall

To speak of mining in newly independent Mexico is to speak of silver. And silver, historically abundant in the Real del Monte-Pachuca district, was the object of the Company of Adventurers in the Mines of Real...


Sir Walter Mildmay and Tudor Government

by Stanford E. Lehmberg

This is the first biography of Sir Walter Mildmay, who dutifully served Queen Elizabeth I for thirty years as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sir Walter Mildmay and Tudor Government, by Stanford E. Lehmberg, brings...


Dangerous Days in Elizabethan England: Thieves, Tricksters, Bards and Bawds

by Terry Deary

The reign of Elizabeth I - a Golden Age? Try asking her subjects...

Elizabethans did all they could to survive in an age of sin and bling, of beddings and beheadings, galleons and guns. Explorers set sail for...


The Hundred Years War: A People's History

by David Green

The Hundred Years War (1337-1453) dominated life in England and France for well over a century. It became the defining feature of existence for generations. This sweeping book is the first to tell the human...


Living with Jacobitism, 1690-1788: The Three Kingdoms and Beyond

by Allan I Macinnes, Kieran German & Lesley Graham

For over seventy years after the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688-90, Jacobitism survived in the face of Whig propaganda. These essays seek to challenge current views of Jacobite historiography. They focus on migrant...


The Warrior King and the Invasion of France: Henry V, Agincourt, and the Campaign that Shaped Medieval England

by Desmond Seward

Presenting a radical new look at Henry V—as a brilliant and brutal warmonger—this dynamic historical narrative will change our modern attitudes toward this warrior king.

In the course of the Hundred Years...


Did She Kill Him?: A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery, and Arsenic

by Kate Colquhoun

In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arse-nic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick. The "Maybrick Mystery" had all...


Engel's England: Thirty-nine counties, one capital and one man

by Matthew Engel

England, says Matthew Engel, is the most complicated place in the world. And, as he travels through each of the historic English counties, he discovers that's just the start of it. Every county is fascinating,...


Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution

by Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning the progress south of...


Barnsley Buses

by Stephen Farnsworth & Roger Glister

In Barnsley Buses we have a superb combination of talents. Stephen Farnsworth is not simply an enthusiast where Barnsley Buses are concerned, he is also a singularly competent photographer. Put these talents...


Happy and Glorious: The Revolution of 1688

by Michael I Wilson

The Glorious Revolution of 1688 is a story of intrigue, plot and counter-plot, religious rivalry and nationalist fervour. It tells of a stubborn and bigoted king (James VII & II) in conflict with this subjects...


The Art of the English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock

by Lucy Worsley

From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to the cosy crimes of the Golden Age, renowned historian Lucy Worsley explores the evolution of the traditional English murder—and reveals why we are so fascinated...


Christmas 1914

by John Hudson

By December 1914, it had become clear to even the most optimistic observer that the war would not be over by Christmas. That month brought the first enemy-inflicted deaths of the war, when German warships bombarded...