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Campaigns of the Norman Conquest

by Matthew Bennett

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Gentleman Usher: The Life & Times of George Dempster 1712-1818

by John Evans

George Dempster was a giant of a man who became one of the best-known and most deservedly popular Scotsman of his day. He served for thirty years as a Member of Parliament in Westminster and was closely involved...


Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways: Feuds, Frauds, Robberies and Riots

by Terry Deary

The Victorians risked more than just delays when boarding a steam train . . .

Victorian inventors certainly didn't lack steam, but while they squabbled over who deserved the title of 'The Father of the Locomotive'...


Greetings from Paris

by Editors of Thunder Bay Press

Paris is one of the most thrilling cities in the world. From the Eiffel Tower, presiding majestically over the city, to the Mona Lisa, smiling her mysterious smile at the Louvre, the delights of Paris are known...


Turks, Moors, and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery

by Nabil Matar

During the early modern period, hundreds of Turks and Moors traded in English and Welsh ports, dazzled English society with exotic cuisine and Arabian horses, and worked small jobs in London, while the "Barbary...


The Statesman's Science: History, Nature, and Law in the Political Thought of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

by Pamela Edwards

Author of "Kubla Khan" and the epic "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Samuel Taylor Coleridge is remembered principally for his contributions as a romantic poet. This innovative reconsideration of Coleridge's...


Olga: Revolutionary and Martyr

by Fernando Morais & Ellen Watson

Olga Benario, German and Jewish, was one of the most remarkable Communist activists of the twentieth century. Blessed with a genius for organization, the beautiful, willful Olga crisscrossed the globe educating...


1759: The Year Britain Became Master of the World

by Frank McLynn

If not for the events of 1759, the entire history of the world would have been different. Called the "Year of Victories," 1759 was the fourth year of the Seven Years, or the French-and-Indian War and defeat...


Bohemian Paris: Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and the Birth of Modern Art

by Dan Franck

A legendary capital of the arts, Paris hosted some of the most legendary developments in world culture -- particularly at the beginning of the twentieth century, with the flowering of fauvism, cubism, dadaism,...


Enlightenment Interrupted: The Lost Moment of German Idealism and the Reactionary Present

by Michael Steinberg

Modernity isn't the realization of the Enlightenment but the forgetting of its culmination and self-critique, German idealism.


The Spanish Armada

by Robert Hutchinson

After the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, Protestant England was beset by the hostile Catholic powers of Europe, including Spain. In October 1585, King Philip II of Spain declared his intention to destroy...


Challenges for Europe in the World, 2030

by John Eatwell, Terry McKinley & Pascal Petit

Challenges for Europe in the World, 2030 embodies critical thinking about the long-term implications for Europe of the clear shift of power from the West to the East and the South. Designed as a multi-faceted...


Discourse, Dictators and Democrats: Russia's Place in a Global Process

by Richard D. Anderson Jr

Voting hides a familiar puzzle. Many people take the trouble to vote even though each voter's prospect of deciding the election is nearly nil. Russians vote even when pervasive electoral fraud virtually eliminates...


Distant Strangers: How Britain Became Modern

by Nicholas James Vernon

What does it mean to live in the modern world? How different is that world from those that preceded it, and when did we become modern?

In Distant Strangers, James Vernon argues that the world was made modern...


Louis XIV

by Peter Robert Campbell

`The Sun King has always been over-exposed -- a habit he started himself. Here is the student's antidote to boredom. Campbell has produced the best short guide available and a vigorous synthesis of the latest...


A History of British Surnames

by Richard McKinley

Aiming to avoid technical terminology, Richard McKinley provides an introduction to the history of hereditary surnames in Britain from their first appearance to the present day. Devoting a chapter to each of...


The Origins of the Italian Wars of Independence

by Frank J. Coppa

This title focuses on the "Risorgimento", the movement that led to the unification of Italy as a single kingdom. The Italian Wars of Independence were a sequence of three separate conflicts, taking place in...


Scotland before the Industrial Revolution: An Economic and Social History c.1050-c. 1750

by Lan D. Whyte

This splendid portrait of medieval and early modern Scotland through to the Union and its aftermath has no current rival in chronological range, thematic scope and richness of detail. Ian Whyte pays due attention...


France and Britain, 1900-1940: Entente and Estrangement

by P.M. H. Bell

The first of a two volume study, which will analyse the complex relationship between Britain and France in the twentieth century: a relationship which has been crucial to European politics and to both World...


Britain and Ireland: From Home Rule to Independence

by Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith explores relations between Britain and Ireland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century with a story that still raises deep passions and bitter disagreements both among historians...