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The British Army 1914-1918

by Andrew Rawson

The only indispensable guide to Britain's Army covers the 'Old Contemptibles' - the professTerritorials, Kitchener's 'New Army' and 'Derby's Men', the conscripts who eventually defeated the Kaiser's armies five...


England's Colonial Wars 1550-1688: Conflicts, Empire and National Identity

by Bruce Lenman

 Bruce Lenman's hugely ambitious study explores three interacting themes: the growth of England's sprawling colonial empire; its military dimension; and the impact of colonial warfare on national identity....


The Nature of the English Revolution

by John Morrill

John Morrill has been at the forefront of modern attempts to explain the origins, nature and consequences of the English Revolution. These twenty essays -- seven either specially written or reproduced from generally...


An Environmental History of Britain since the Industrial Revolution

by B.W. Clapp

The present and future state of the environment gives rise to ever increasing concern, but much less is known as yet about the past: the damage that has been done since, and by, the Industrial Revolution; how...


The Pre-Reformation Church in England 1400-1530

by Christopher Harper-Bill

Offers a concise synthesis of the valuable research accomplished in recent years which has transformed our view of religious belief and practice in pre-Reformation England. The author argues that the church...


Victory in Europe?: Britain and Germany since 1945

by Sabine Lee

With the debate about Europe constantly in the headlines, this examination of the important and tricky post-war relationship between German and Britain compares their different roles, outlook and development....


Britain and Europe since 1945

by Alex May

This is a succinct, timely introduction to one of the most highly charged political questions which has dominated British politics since 1945: Britain's position in Europe. The study traces the evolution of...


Home Rule and the Irish Question

by Grenfell Morton

Taking the years 1800-1920, the book considers the four Home Rule Bills and discusses the role of leading figures such as Charles Stewart Parnell and Isaac Butt. This is a careful study of the rise in political...


The Church of England 1570-1640

by Andrew Foster

Dr Foster traces the eventful history of the Church of England from shortly after its establishment in Elizabeth I's reign down to 1640, when it was on the verge of destruction. As well as analysing its principal...


Tudor Parliaments,The Crown,Lords and Commons,1485-1603

by Michael A.R. Graves

This excellent short survey looks at the workings of parliament under the first four Tudor monarchs. After an introductory first section which looks at parliament's medieval origins, the author then considers...


Britain and Latin America in the 19th and 20th Centuries

by Rory Miller

The first full-length survey of Britain's role in Latin America as a whole from the early 1800s to the 1950s, when influence in the region passed to the United States. Rory Miller examines the reasons for the...


Margery Kempe: and her world

by A E Goodman

Daughter of a mayor of King's Lynn, wife of a burgess there and mother of fourteen children, Margery Kempe (c. 1373-post 1438) was also a religious mystic and hysteric, who dictated her 'autobiography' to a...


Margery Kempe: And Her World

by A E Goodman

Daughter of a mayor of King's Lynn, wife of a burgess there and mother of fourteen children, Margery Kempe (c. 1373-post 1438) was also a religious mystic and hysteric, who dictated her 'autobiography' to a...


Longman Handbook to Modern British History 1714 - 2001

by Chris Cook & John Stevenson

 This compact and accessible reference work provides all the essential facts and figures about major aspects of modern British history from the death of Queen Anne to the end of the 1990s. The Longman Handbook...


We Can Take It!

by Mark Connelly

`We Can Take It!' shows that the British remember the war in a peculiar way, thanks to a mix of particular images and evidence. Our memory has been shaped by material which is completely removed from historical...


We Can Take It!

by Mark Connelly

`We Can Take It!' shows that the British remember the war in a peculiar way, thanks to a mix of particular images and evidence. Our memory has been shaped by material which is completely removed from historical...


The Transvaal Rebellion: The First Boer War, 1880-1881

by John Laband

This book takes a unique look at the first Boer war by concentrating on the events and battles of the First Boer War. Due attention is also given to the 2nd Boer War - it's origins, key players and significance...


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...


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,...