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The Peninsular War

by Charles Esdaile

At the end of the 18th century Spain remained one of the world's most powerful empires. Portugal, too, was prosperous at the time. By 1808, everything had changed. Portugal was under occupation and ravaged by...


Appomattox 1865: Lee's Last Campaign

by Ron Field & Adam Hook

From an internationally renowned expert on US history, this highly illustrated title details the curtain-closing campaign of the Civil War in the East. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Potomac and Robert E. Lee's...


Armies of the War of the Triple Alliance 1864-70: Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay & Argentina

by Gabriele Esposito & Giuseppe Rava

Between 1864 and 1870 four nations fought in an extraordinarily bloody war - the largest in the history of South America. The powerhouses Argentina and Brazil alongside tiny Uruguay on one side, and the small...


Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trail: The Classic History of the American Indians and the Taos Revolt

by Lewis H. Garrard

The classic account and history of the Taos Revolt and the Cheyenne Indians.

In the bright morning of his youth, Lewis H. Garrard traveled into the wild and free Rocky Mountain West and left us this fresh and...


Malvern College: A 150th Anniversary Portrait

by Roy Allen

"I remember the 25th January very well. The

only house finished was McDowall’s (No. 1)

and about fourteen of us assembled there.

It had snowed all night, and in the morning

was about two feet deep and drifted...


A Month in the Country

by Ivan Turgenev, Richard Nelson & Richard Pevear

A fresh interpretation of Turgenev’s comedy about the calamitous effects of love.


Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England

by Catherine Bailey

From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England’s wealthiest families

Fans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating,...


The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War

by Don H. Doyle

When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance—that all of...


The Battle of Waterloo

by A Near Observer

This book a facsimile reproduction of a contemporary account of the battle of Waterloo, packed with first-hand accounts and official reports. The first section is a narrative description of the campaign followed...


Waterloo 1815 (2): Ligny

by John Franklin & Gerry Embleton

Waterloo 1815 is a captivating study of the battle of Waterloo, one of the defining campaigns in European history. In particular it focuses on the desperate struggle for Ligny, which saw the Prussians pushed...


Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune

by John Merriman

The Paris Commune lasted for only 64 days in 1871, but during that short time it gave rise to some of the grandest political dreams of the nineteenth century—before culminating in horrific violence.

Following...


The Fate of Anatomical Collections

by Rina Knoeff & Robert Zwijnenberg

This volume explores the changing status of anatomical collections from the early modern period to date. It is argued that anatomical and pathological collections are medically relevant for future research,...


The Tory World: Deep History and the Tory Theme in British Foreign Policy, 1679-2014

by Jeremy Black

Working forward from the later seventeenth century, Jeremy Black explores the 'deep history' of the changing and competing understandings within the Tory party of the role Britain has aspired to play on a world...


Eco-Cultural Networks and the British Empire: New Views on Environmental History

by James Beattie, Edward Melillo & Emily O'Gorman

19th-century British imperial expansion dramatically shaped today's globalised world. Imperialism encouraged mass migrations of people, shifting flora, fauna and commodities around the world and led to a series...


Insanity and the Lunatic Asylum in the Nineteenth Century

by Thomas Knowles & Serena Trowbridge

The nineteenth-century asylum was the scene of both terrible abuses and significant advancements in treatment and care. The essays in this collection look at the asylum from the perspective of the place itself...


Religion and Society in the Diocese of St Davids 1485-2011

by William Gibson & John Morgan-Guy

During the medieval and early modern periods the Welsh diocese of St Davids was one of the largest in the country and the most remote. As this collection makes clear, this combination of factors resulted in...


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...


The Life of Field Marshal Lord Roberts

by Rodney Atwood

This biography of Field Marshal Lord Roberts charts a remarkable life that spanned the apogee of the British Empire. During a diverse career, Roberts won the Victoria Cross, planned the strategic defence of...


Histories of the Irish Future

by Bryan Fanning

Histories of the Irish Future is an intellectual history of Ireland and a history of Irish crises viewed through the eyes of twelve key writers: William Petty, William Molyneux, Edmund Burke, Thomas Malthus,...


Consuls and the Institutions of Global Capitalism, 1783-1914

by Ferry de Goey

The nineteenth century saw the expansion of Western influence across the globe. A consular presence in a new territory had numerous advantages for business and trade. Using specific case studies, de Goey demonstrates...