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Ebony and Scarlet: Poems of the Anglo-Zulu War

by Harry Turner

The nineteenth century saw the British army engaged in a series of conflicts around the globe. Iin almost every continent the redcoats of British soldiers seemed to be in perpetual action against enemies of...


The Case of the Chocolate Cream Killer: The Poisonous Passion of Christiana Edmunds

by Kaye Jones

“The trial which terminated yesterday…revealed one of the strangest and most horrible stories possibly ever told in a court of justice.” (Morning Post).

When the news broke in 1871 of a series of mysterious...


Arminius Vambéry and the British Empire: Between East and West

by David Mandler

This study examines the life of Arminius Vambéry, the nineteenth-century Hungarian writer, intellectual, and informal diplomat who traveled extensively throughout Central Asia. It uses his experiences to explore...


Gold Rush in the Klondike: A Woman's Journey in 1898-1899

by Josephine Knowles

When Josephine Knowles left for the Klondike gold fields with her husband in 1898, she didn't know she would be facing a constant battle with cold, disease, malnutrition, and the ever-present possibility of...


Liberty or Death: The French Revolution

by Peter McPhee

The French Revolution has fascinated, perplexed, and inspired for more than two centuries. It was a seismic event that radically transformed France and launched shock waves across the world. In this provocative...


The Campaign for Prohibition in Victorian England: The United Kingdom Alliance 1872-1895

by Anthony E. Dingle

The evils of drink were a constant preoccupation in late Victorian England. The United Kingdom Alliance, founded in 1853, fought a long and vigorous but ultimately unsuccessful campaign for prohibition. In doing...


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...


Three Victorian Travellers: Burton, Blunt, Doughty

by Thomas J. Assad

First published in 1964. This book is concerned with impressions of Arabic culture on the British before the First World War. More particularly, it is concerned with three Victorian travellers, all of whom knew...


Leisure in the Industrial Revolution: c. 1780-c. 1880

by Hugh Cunningham

First published in 1980. This book is a study of what different classes of society understood by leisure and how they enjoyed it. It argues that many of the assumptions which have underlain the history of leisure...


Reform and Intellectual Debate in Victorian England

by Barbara Dennis & David Skilton

First published in 1987. Readers of Victorian literature, both poetry and prose, are constantly aware of a powerful undercurrent of change - political, social, and intellectual - which determines the shape of...


Domestic Servants and Households in Rochdale: 1851-1871

by Edward Higgs

First published in 1986. At any one time in late nineteenth-century England and Wales over one million men and women were described as domestic servants in the occupational category after agricultural work....


Class and Conflict in Nineteenth-Century England: 1815-1850

by Patricia Hollis

First published in 1973. This title aims to use contemporary documents to illustrate the attitudes and relationships of working men towards each other and against other groups in society in the years 1815 to...


Shopkeepers and Master Artisans in Ninteenth-Century Europe

by Geoffrey Crossick & Heinz-Gerhard Haupt

First published in 1984. Shopkeepers and master artisans had a striking presence in the history of nineteenth-century Europe, not only in the development of industrial and urban economies, but also the fabric...


Land and People in Nineteenth-Century Wales

by David W. Howell

First published in 1977. Essentially an economic history with strong emphasis on human factors, this title examines the reasons for the backwardness of much of the farming of Wales and discusses in detail how...


Signs for the Times: Symbolic Realism in the Mid-Victorian World

by Chris Brooks

First published in 1984. Signs for the Times explores imaginative and creative relationships between three major areas of mid-Victorian arts: literature, painting and architecture. Through the detailed critical...


A Victorian Childhood

by Annabel Huth Jackson

First published in 1932. This title is a first-person account of growing up in Victorian England. The book examines many aspects of the British Empire, and the family life and education of the poet, writer and...


Emigrant Gentlewomen: Genteel Poverty and Female Emigration, 1830-1914

by A. James Hammerton

First published in 1979. This book examines the distressed gentlewoman stereotype, primarily through a study of the experience of emigration among single middle-class women between 1830 and 1914. Based largely...


Keeping the Victorian House: A Collection of Essays

by Vanessa D. Dickerson

First published in 1995. The essays in this volume demonstrate how Victorian women took up various positions along a continuum that ranged from the desire of Shelley's creature for the power and acceptance it...