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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 Austerlitz

by 50MINUTES.Com

On the night of 1st December 1805, the armies of the French Emperor Napoleon I, the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Francis II, and the Russian Tsar Alexander I, positioned themselves on the plains of Austerlitz,...


The Battle of Waterloo

by 50MINUTES.Com

At 11:15am on 18th June 1815, Napoleon I launched the assault at Waterloo. The stakes were high. Despite managing to defeat the British, the Dutch and Prussians also arrived to fight against the Emperor, who...


The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder

by Linda Stratmann

Murder by poison alarmed, enthralled, and in many ways encapsulated the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann's dark and splendid social history reveals the nineteenth century as a gruesome battleground where poisoners...


Voices from the Peninsula: Eyewitness Accounts by Soldiers of Wellington's Army, 1808-1814

by Ian Fletcher

The Peninsular War was one of the most successful campaigns ever fought by the British Army. Between 1808, when British troops landed in Portugal, and 1814, when Wellington's Army advanced into the south of...


An Essay in Aid of A Grammar of Assent

by John Henry Cardinal Newman & Nicholas Lash

This classic of Christian apologetics seeks to persuade the skeptic that there are good reasons to believe in God even though it is impossible to understand the deity fully. First written over a century ago,...


The Alamo's Forgotten Defenders: The Remarkable Story of the Irish During the Texas Revolution

by Phillip Thomas Tucker

Within the annals of Alamo and Texas Revolutionary historiography, the important contributions of the Irish in winning the struggle against Mexico and establishing a new republic are noticeably absent. Breaking...


The Lost White Tribe

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...


Atlanta 1864

by James Donnell & Steve Noon

On September 3, 1864, Union Major-General William Tecumseh Sherman telegraphed the War Department in Washington, D.C., "Atlanta is ours, and fairly won.†? The capture of the heart of the south the day before...


Eastern European Railways in Transition: Nineteenth to Twenty-first Centuries

by Henry Jacolin & Ralf Roth

During the nineteenth century, railway lines spread rapidly across Europe, linking the continent in ways unimaginable to previous generations. By the beginning of the twentieth century the great cities of the...


Police Courts in Nineteenth-Century Scotland, Volume 2: Boundaries, Behaviours and Bodies

by David G. Barrie & Susan Broomhall

Volume 2 of this two-volume companion study into the administration, experience, impact and representation of summary justice in Scotland explores the role of police courts in moulding cultural ideas, social...


Police Courts in Nineteenth-Century Scotland, Volume 1: Magistrates, Media and the Masses

by David G. Barrie & Susan Broomhall

Taking the form of two companion volumes, Police Courts in Nineteenth-Century Scotland represents the first major investigation into the administration, experience, impact and representation of summary justice...


Political Ideas of Enlightenment Women: Virtue and Citizenship

by Lisa Curtis-Wendlandt, Paul Gibbard & Karen Green

This edited collection showcases the contribution of women to the development of political ideas during the Enlightenment, and presents an alternative to the male-authored canon of philosophy and political thought....


Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of George I, 1714-1727

by Jeremy Black

Through its focus on the relationship between foreign and domestic politics, this book provides a new perspective on the often fractious and tangled events of George I's reign (1714-27). This was a period of...


National Identity and the Agrarian Republic: The Transatlantic Commerce of Ideas between America and France (1750-1830)

by Manuela Albertone

With a few exceptions, historiography has paid little attention to the impact of French economic thought during the American Revolution, focusing instead on the Revolution's links with Britain. This book outlines...


Geography, Technology and Instruments of Exploration

by Fraser MacDonald & Charles W.J. Withers

Focusing on aspects of the functioning of technology, and by looking at instruments and at instrumental performance, this book addresses the epistemological questions arising from examining the technological...


The Dynamite Club: How a Bombing in Fin-de-Siècle Paris Ignited the Age of Modern Terror

by John M. Merriman

Distinguished historian John Merriman maintains that the Age of Modern Terror began in Paris on February 12, 1894, when anarchist Emile Henry set off a bomb in the Café Terminus, killing one and wounding twenty...


In Nelson's Wake: The Navy and the Napoleonic Wars

by James Davey

Horatio Nelson's celebrated victory over the French at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 presented Britain with an unprecedented command of the seas. Yet the Royal Navy's role in the struggle against Napoleonic...


British Mail Steamers to South America, 1851-1965: A History of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company and Royal Mail Lines

by Robert E. Forrester

During the nineteenth century Britain's maritime, commercial and colonial interests all depended upon a regular and reliable flow of seaborne information from around the globe. Whilst the telegraph increasingly...