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Beechcroft At Rockstone

by Charlotte Mary Yonge

Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901) was an English novelist known for her huge output, now mostly out of print. Charlotte Mary Yonge's books provide an intimate picture of English aristocracy in the turn of the...

The Seasick Admiral: Nelson and the Health of the Navy

by Kevin Brown

Horatio Nelson did not enjoy robust good health. From his childhood he was prone to many of the ailments so common in the eighteenth century, and after he joined the Navy he contracted fevers that further undermined...

Wifes And Daughters

by Elizabeth Gaskell

Wives and Daughters (1864)is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell, the writer of the Victorian age. Set in English society before the 1832 Reform Bill, Wives and Daughters centres on the story of youthful Molly Gibson,...

The Moorland Cottage

by Elizabeth Gaskell

“The moorland cottage” is a very moving and emotional story written by Elizabeth Gaskell in 1850. Mrs Browne and her children, Edward and Maggie, lives with their elderly servant, Nancy, in a cottage near...

My Lady Ludlow

by Elizabeth Gaskell

“My Lady Ludlow” is a long novel written by Elizabeth Gaskell in 1858.La storia descrive perfettamente la vecchia aristocrazia inglese. The story describes perfectly the old English aristocracy. The protagonist...

Builders of the Hoosac Tunnel

by PE Cliff Schexnayder

A historical journey from black powder to nitro during the struggle to bore a five-mile tunnel through the Hoosac Mountain in the 1800s

Inglorious Revolution: Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil

by William R. Summerhill

Nineteenth-century Brazil's constitutional monarchy credibly committed to repay sovereign debt, borrowing repeatedly in international and domestic capital markets without default. Yet it failed to lay the institutional...

Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars Volume II: Artillery in Siege, Fortress and Navy 1792-1815

by Kevin Kiley

Napoleon was an artilleryman before he was an emperor. He understood the power and effectiveness of cannon and their ability to pulverise defences, reduce fortresses and destroy attacks. In return, the guns...

Wargaming Scenarios: The Peninsular War 1808-1814

by Jon Sutherland & Diane Canwell

The enjoyment of wargaming is greatly enhanced if the battles (games) are played within well thought-out scenarios. Instead of simply lining up evenly-matched armies and fighting to the death, the players can...

A Handful of Heroes, Rorke's Drift: Facts, Myths and Legends

by Katie Stossel

Thanks to newly discovered letters and documents, A Handful of Heroes updates the history of the Defence of Rorke's Drift, which will forever be one of the most celebrated British feats of arms. Remarkably after...

That Greece Might Still Be Free

by William St Clair

When in 1821, the Greeks rose in violent revolution against the rule of the Ottoman Turks, waves of sympathy spread across Western Europe and the United States. More than a thousand volunteers set out to fight...

Waterloo Busting the Myths

by Yves Vander Cruysen & Untold Stories

No battle has generated more myths or more conflicting analyses than that of Waterloo

How worried were they in Brussels, dancing at the Duchess of Richmond’s ball? What was Grouchy up to when he was needed?...

The Mediterranean Passion

by John Pemble

'The only remarkable thing people can tell of their doings these days is that they have stayed at home', declared George Eliot in 1869.

In Victorian and Edwardian Britain travel became the rage. The middle classes...

A Taste of Progress: Food at International and World Exhibitions in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Nelleke, Dr Teughels & Peter, Professor Scholliers

World exhibitions have been widely acknowledged as important sources for understanding the development of the modern consumer and urbanized society, yet whilst the function and purpose of architecture at these...

British Sporting Literature and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century

by Sharon, Professor Harrow, Jack, Professor Lynch & Eugenia Zuroski, Professor Jenkins

Sport as it is largely understood today was invented during the long eighteenth century when the modern rules of sport were codified; sport emerged as a business, a spectacle, and a performance; and gaming organized...

The British Empire: A History and a Debate

by Jeremy, Professor Black

What was the course and consequence of the British Empire? The rights and wrongs, strengths and weaknesses of empire are a major topic in global history, and deservedly so. Focusing on the most prominent and...

Gender and Conversion Narratives in the Nineteenth Century: German Mission at Home and Abroad

by Angelika, Prof Dr Schaser, Jacqueline, Professor Van Gent & Kirsten, Professor Rüther

Addressing an important social and political issue which is still much debated today, this volume explores the connections between religious conversions and gendered identity against the backdrop of a world...

The Narrative of the Good Death: The Evangelical Deathbed in Victorian England

by Mary, Ms Riso & William, Professor Gibson

The Christian idea of a good death had its roots in the Middle Ages with ars moriendi, featuring reliance on Jesus as Savior, preparedness for the life to come and for any spiritual battle that might ensue when...

Entrepreneurial Ventures in Chemistry: The Muspratts of Liverpool, 1793-1934

by Peter, Dr Reed, Ernst, Dr Hamm & Robert M, Dr Brain

The Muspratt family form a fascinating dynasty in the history of British commerce and manufacturing. Associated principally with the development of the chemical industry in Liverpool - James Muspratt (1793-1884)...

Liverpool: City of the Sea

by Tony Lane

Liverpool in its nineteenth- and twentieth-century heyday was a city unlike any other. Its praises sung by Herman Melville, Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorn and many others, it was the first place in Europe...