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London 1849: A Victorian Murder Story

by Michael Alpert

London 1849: the city is filthy, plagued, criminal and filling up with refugees from the Irish Famine and the revolutionary wars on the continent...but it is on the brink of reform as stations are built, rioters...


Britain Since 1707

by Hamish Fraser & Callum G. Brown

Britain since 1707 is the first single-volume book to cover the complex and multi-layered history of Great Britain from its inception until 2007.

Bringing together political, economic, social and cultural history,...


Britain Since 1707

by Hamish Fraser & Callum G. Brown

Britain since 1707 is the first single-volume book to cover the complex and multi-layered history of Great Britain from its inception until 2007.

Bringing together political, economic, social and cultural history,...


A Military History of the English Civil War: 1642-1649

by Malcolm Wanklyn & Frank Jones

A Military History of the English Civil War examines how the civil war was won, who fought for whom, and why it ended. With a straightforward style and clear chronology that enables readers to make their...


A Military History of the English Civil War: 1642-1649

by Malcolm Wanklyn & Frank Jones

A Military History of the English Civil War examines how the civil war was won, who fought for whom, and why it ended. With a straightforward style and clear chronology that enables readers to make their...


The Last Victorians: A Daring Reassessment of Four Twentieth Century Eccentrics

by W. Sydney Robinson

Ever since the publication of Lytton Strachey’s Eminent Victorians in 1918 it has been fashionable to ridicule the great figures of the nineteenth century. From the longreigning monarch herself to the celebrated...


A Grass Bank Beyond: Memories of Mull

by Fionna Carothers

In Four Ducks on a Pond, Nicholas the Cat, assisted by novelist Annabel Carothers, observed his family of humans and animals during one year on the Ross of Mull in the early 1950s. More than fifty years later,...


With the Argylls: A Soldier's Memoir

by Ray Ward

a wonderful example of a soldier's memoir' - Trevor Royle When Ray Ward died in 1999, his sons discovered an old and dusty manuscript in an Afrika Korps ammunition box in the cellar of the family home in Glasgow....


The Final Over: The Cricketers of Summer 1914

by Christopher Sandford

August 1914 brought an end to the 'Golden Age' of English cricket. At least 210 professional cricketers (out of a total of 278 registered) signed up to fight, of whom 34 were killed. Cricket stands as both a...


Historical Dictionary of English Music: ca. 1400-1958

by Charles Edward McGuire

The Historical Dictionary of English Music seeks to identify and briefly annotate a wide range of subjects relating to English musical culture, largely from the early 15th century through 1958, dates that reflect...


Striking a Light: The Bryant and May Matchwomen and their Place in History

by Louise Raw

In July 1888, fourteen hundred women and girls employed by the matchmakers Bryant and May walked out of their East End factory and into the history books. Louise Raw gives us a challenging new interpretation...


Stagecoach Travel

by Louise Allen

This book explores the history of travelling by stagecoach from the sixteenth century through to the end of the nineteenth century, focusing on the heyday of around 1750-1850. It looks at the improvements in...


Skull and Saltire

by Jim Hewitson

Pirates! The word is enough to send a shiver through your timbers. A nation such as the Scots, with its seafaring tradition, inevitably has a history of lawlessness at sea. From the earliest times, shrewd sailors...


A History of British Elections since 1689

by Chris Cook & John Stevenson

A History of British Elections since 1689 represents a unique single-volume authoritative reference guide to British elections and electoral systems from the Glorious Revolution to the present day.

The main...


The South West to 1000 AD

by Malcolm Todd

A unique and detailed history of the south-west of England written in a clear and accessible style. A wondeful resource for any local historian.


The Medieval Town in England 1200-1540

by Richard Holt & Gervase Rosser

This book brings together twelve outstanding articles by eminent historians to throw light on the evolution of medieval towns and the lives of their inhabitants. The essays span the period from the dramatic...


Lancashire and Cheshire from AD1540

by C. B. Phillips & J. H. Smith

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Official History of the Joint Intelligence Committee: Volume I: From the Approach of the Second World War to the Suez Crisis

by Michael S. Goodman

Volume One of the Official History of the Joint Intelligence Committee draws upon a range of released and classified papers to produce the first, authoritative account of the way in which intelligence was used...


British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1727-44

by Jeremy Black

Following on from Jeremy Black's previous studies on eighteenth-century foreign policy Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of George I and The Collapse of the Anglo-French Alliance, this new book covers the...


A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919: Volume 3: 1872-1898

by Lord Anglesey

This volume covers the high noon of the British Empire, beginning with the Zulu War of 1879 and ending with Kitchener's River War of 1898. Between these came the 2nd Afghan War, the first Boer War, and Wolseley's...