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Gender Relations in Early Modern England

by Laura Gowing

This concise and accessible book explores the history of gender in England between 1500 and 1700. Amidst the political and religious disruptions of the Reformation and the Civil War, sexual difference and gender...


Britain in the Age of the French Revolution: 1785 - 1820

by Jennifer Mori

This new survey looks at the impact in Britain of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic aftermath, across all levels of British society. Jennifer Mori provides a clear and accessible guide to the ideas and...


Parliamentary Reform in Britain, c. 1770-1918

by Eric J. Evans

Covers the momentous reforms in the British electoral system during the period from the Great Reform Act of 1832 to 1918 when women were given the vote. The study charts the series of Reform Acts right through...


Conflict in Early Stuart England: Studies in Religion and Politics 1603-1642

by Richard Cust & Ann Hughes

This important collection of essays, based on extensive original research, presents a vigorous critique of ` revisionist' analyses of the period, and reasserts the importance of long term ideological and social...


Britain and Empire, 1880-1945

by Dane Kennedy

Britain and Empire, 1880-1945 traces the relationship between Britain and its empire during a period when the two spheres intersected with one another to an unprecedented degree. The story starts with the imperial...


Oliver Cromwell

by Barry Coward

Oliver Cromwell is one of the most puzzling and controversial figures in English history. In this excellent introduction, Barry Coward uses Cromwell's own words and actions to analyse the life of Oliver Cromwell...


The Transformation of Medieval England 1370-1529

by J.A.F Thomson

A detailed survey which examines the major developments in English society during this period of social crises, population decline, agarian unrest, the introduction to enclosures - and political tensions particularly...


The South East from 1000 AD

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

A volume dealing with the regional and local history of South East England, this covers the landcape and society of the modern counties of Surrey, Kent, East and West Sussex and Greater London, south of the...


The Reign of Mary I

by Robert Tittler & Judith Richards

Until recently, the reign of Mary Tudor was generally seen as a 'sterile interlude' in the Tudor century, with Mary herself dismissed as 'Bloody Mary'. Extensive research in the past several decades has overturned...


The Great War

by Isobel Charman

During the First World War three quarters of a million British people died – a figure so huge that it feels impossible to give it a human context. Consequently we struggle to truly grasp the impact this devastating...


The Model Occupation

by Madeline Bunting

When the Germans arrived on the Channel Islands after the defeat of France in the summer of 1940, they and the islanders agreed that it would be a 'Model Occupation'. But as the war dragged on and Britain appeared...


Lady Bette and the Murder of Mr Thynn: A Scandalous Story of Marriage and Betrayal in Restoration England

by N.A. Pickford

The true story of a sensational marriage and murder in 17th-century London. For fans of WEDLOCK, THE SUSPICIONS OF MR WHICHER and GEORGIANA: DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE.

Lady Bette, the 14-year-old heiress to the...


Tudor Adventurers: The Voyage of Discovery that Transformed England

by James Evans

A bold Tudor voyage of exploration and adventure—and an extraordinary story of daring, discovery, tragedy, and pioneering achievement. In the spring of 1553, three ships sailed north-east from London into...


Victorian Types, Victorian Shadows (Routledge Revivals): Biblical Typology in Victorian Literature, Art and Thought

by George P. Landow

The importance of typology in the study of early modern literature has long been accepted, yet students of Victorian culture have paid little attention to it. First published in 1980, this study demonstrates...


Jonathan Swift (Routledge Revivals): Political Writer

by Alan Downie

First published in 1984, this biography gives an account of Jonathan Swift's political ideas and provides a critical commentary on his major works. With its emphasis on Swift as a political writer, the title...


That Option No Longer Exists: Britain 1974-76

by John Medhurst

The 1970s in Britain were years of immense social, cultural and political liberation aborted by a right-wing counter revolution.


Cromwell was Framed: Ireland 1649

by Tom Reilly

Revealed: The definitive research that proves the Irish nation owes Oliver Cromwell a huge posthumous apology for wrongly convicting him of civilian atrocities in 1649.


One Nation Britain: History, the Progressive Tradition, and Practical Ideas for Today's Politicians

by Richard Carr

What is One Nation politics? What has it been, and what should be it be today? Since Ed Miliband’s speech at the 2012 Labour Party Conference these questions have been much asked, but not so often clearly...


The Age of Oligarchy: Pre-Industrial Britain 1722-1783

by Geoffrey S Holmes & Daniel Szechi

The second volume, on early and mid-Georgian Britain, shows how the country used its expanding wealth, its new-found social cohesion at home and its international influence abroad to become not only a European...


Attlee

by Robert Pearce

Attlee is undoubtedly one of the key figures in modern British history. An important figure in Churchill's War Cabinet, and premier of the first majority Labour Government, he created the Welfare State, nationalised...