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Pax Britannica?: British Foreign Policy 1789-1914

by Muriel E. Chamberlain

Pax Britannica? is a study of Britain's international role and foreign policy during the century of her imperial greatness. The study shows how her foreign policy was affected, and to some extent, dictated by...


The Women's Movements in the United States and Britain from the 1790s to the 1920s

by Christine Bolt

This book presents a study of the development of the feminist movement in Britain and America during the 19th century. Acknowledging the similar social conditions in both countries during that period, the author...


The Rise of the Labour Party 1880-1945

by Paul Adelman

This popular study covers two major topics: the formation of the Labour Party and its emergence as the main rival to the conservatives. This transformation of the British political scene has been accounted for...


Victorian Values: Personalities and Perspectives in Nineteenth Century Society

by Gordon Marsden

Victorian Values is an absorbing portrait of Victorian society and culture, presenting different aspects of the age through profiles of representative or pioneering figures - among them Dickens, Pugin, Mary...


The Longman Companion to the Labour Party, 1900-1998

by Harry Harmer

A timely reference guide to the Labour Party which brings together the essential facts and figures about the Party since its foundation through to the 'New Labour' of the 1990's. It is the essential reference...


Peel and the Conservative Party 1830-1850

by Paul Delman

Sir Robert Peel dominated political life for more than two decades and has been described as the 'founder of modern conservatism.' This book analyzes the career of Sir Robert Peel in relation to the development...


France and Britain, 1940-1994: The Long Separation

by P. M. H Bell

This is the second volume in Philip Bell's study of Franco-British relations in the twentieth century It covers the period from the Fall of France in 1940 to the opening of the Channel Tunnel. Philip Bell views...


Outcast London: A Study in the Relationship Between Classes in Victorian Society

by Gareth Stedman Jones

In the second half of the nineteenth century, Victorian middle and upper classes felt increasingly threatened by the masses of “outcast London.” Gareth Stedman Jones, working from a mass of statistical and...


Censoring Queen Victoria: How Two Gentlemen Edited a Queen and Created an Icon

by Yvonne M. Ward

In 1901, two literary gentlemen were appointed a novel task: to preserve the memory of Queen Victoria in her own words. By the time they were finished, 460 volumes of the Queen’s correspondence had become...


The Little Book of Jack the Ripper

by The Whitechapel Society

126 years ago, a killer struck in the heart of London… The Jack the Ripper mystery is recognised as being the greatest 'whodunnit' the world has ever seen. Conjuring up images of swirling fog, top hats and...


Wolsey: The Life of King Henry VIII's Cardinal

by John Matusiak

Wolsey is, arguably, the first comprehensive book to explore the many contrasting layers of Thomas Wolsey's life and career, and represents the first genuinely popular biography of the much-maligned cardinal...


The Eclipse of a Great Power: Modern Britain 1870-1992

by Geoffrey Holmes

Covers both the expansion and the decline of the British Empire and the reasons behind this sudden eclipse in power.


James I

by S. J. Houston

Since publication in 1973 James I has established itself as one of the most popular short accounts of James I's reign. The First Edition was described by John Morrill as `a far better, shrewder, more incisive...


Henry VII

by Roger Lockyer & Andrew Thrush

This study reassesses the policies of the founder of the Tudor dynasty and shows how Henry worked within existing traditions rather than breaking with the past. Every facet of the reign is considered including...


The Rule of Law, 1603-1660: Crowns, Courts and Judges

by James S. Hart JR

This book measures contemporary attitudes to the law - within and outside of the legal profession - to see how c17th century Englishmen defined the role of law in their society, to see what their expectations...


Revolt in the Provinces: The People of England and the Tragedies of War 1634-1648

by John Morrill

This text caused a major stir when it was first published in 1976. Redirecting scholarly attention to the county communties, it reassessed their role in the events of the 1630s and 1640s, claiming they were...


The Longman Companion to Britain in the Era of the Two World Wars 1914-45

by Andrew Thorpe

In the momentous period -- barely 30 years -- covered by this systematic reference/guide, the Edwardian world was transformed unrecognisably, through war, technological progress and social change, into the Nuclear...


The English Republic 1649-1660

by Tony Barnard

The book begins by introducing the complicated events leading to the execution of Charles I in 1649 and then offers a detailed analysis of the political experimentation which followed. Toby Barnard argues that...


Chartism

by Edward Royle

This text has established itself as the best short account of the Chartist movement available. It considers its origins and development, placing the movement within its broad social and economic context. Dr...


What Tommy Took to War, 1914-1918

by Peter Doyle

A century may now have passed since the Great War, but the stories of everyday soldiers serving in miserable and life-threatening conditions still have a sobering sense of immediacy. Personal records, photographs...