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Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I

by Charles Spencer

January, 1649. After seven years of fighting in the bloodiest war in Britain's history, Parliament had overpowered King Charles I and now faced a problem: what to do with a defeated king, a king who refused...


The Lost Pre-Raphaelite: The Secret Life and Loves of Robert Bateman

by Nigel Daly

An astonishing rediscovery of a neglected artist and of a scandalous love affair. A remarkable and page-turning historical detective story.


Blood and Thunder

by Alexandra J Churchill

A photograph of three friends on the football field, taken in 1912. Less than five years later all three would be killed and buried beneath the fields of Belgium. This story is typical of many schoolboys across...


Eleanor of Aquitaine: Patron and Politician

by William W. Kibler

Eleanor of Aquitaine was the wife of two kings, Louis VII of France and Henry II Plantagenet of England, and the mother of two others, Richard the Lionhearted and John Lackland. In her eventful, often stormy...


The Supreme Command, 1914-1918: Volume I: Volume I

by Lord Hankey

Lord Hankey (1877-1963) was a British civil servant and the first Cabinet Secretary, a top aide to Prime Minister David Lloyd George and the War Cabinet that directed Britain in World War One. Mostly derived...


Devolution and Localism in England

by David M. Smith & Enid Wistrich

Combining historical and policy study with empirical research from a qualitative study of regional elites this book offers an original and timely insight into the progress of devolution of governance in England....


Outpost Scotland: A World War II Novel

by Abbott A Brayton

Colonel David McKenna, a retired officer of the Black Watch, is recalled to active service to develop a plan for securing the Highlands from German invasion. Author Abbott Brayton captures a remarkable period...


Macmillan

by John Turner

Harold Macmillan presided over the dissolution of the British Empire and the first stages of irreversible economic decline. It was an unlucky end to a political career which had seen Britain's steady extinction...


The Supreme Command, 1914-1918: Volume II: Volume II

by Lord Hankey

Lord Hankey (1877-1963) was a British civil servant and the first Cabinet Secretary, a top aide to Prime Minister David Lloyd George and the War Cabinet that directed Britain in World War One. Mostly derived...


Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great War

by Martin Pegler

Have you ever "gotten dirty at the crossroads" in a "knocking shop"? Or been in a "bun-fight"? Can you sing "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?", "Bicycle Built for Two" or "Danny Boy"? Soldiers' Songs and Slang...


Gladstone, Disraeli and Later Victorian Politics

by Paul Adelman

A major new edition of this introductory survey of the two main political parties, from the rise of the Liberal Party under Gladstone until the period of Conservative domination under Salisbury in the late nineteenth...


Democracy and Reform 1815 - 1885

by D. G. Wright

An authoritative study of the bloodless revolution which transformed Britain's political system.


Britain and the American Revolution

by H. T. Dickinson

This is the first modern study to focus on the British dimension of the American Revolution through its whole span from its origins to the declaration of independence in 1776 and its aftermath. It is written...


Imperial Britain: The Empire in British Politics, c. 1880-1932

by Andrew S. Thompson

 This new study considers the impact of the empire upon modern British political culture. The economic and cultural legacy of empire have received a great deal of attention, but historians have neglected the...


English Masculinities, 1660-1800

by Tim Hitchcock & Michelle Cohen

This collection of specially commissioned essays provides the first social history of masculinity in the 'long eighteenth century'. Drawing on diaries, court records and prescriptive literature, it explores...


Men and the Emergence of Polite Society, Britain 1660-1800

by Philip (Research Editor, New Dic Carter

This book presents an account of masculinity in eighteenth century Britain. In particular it is concerned with the impact of an emergent polite society on notions of manliness and the gentleman.

From the 1660s...


Women and Ageing in British Society since 1500

by Lynn Botelho & Pat Thane

Women have always made up the majority of older people: this examination of the lives of elderly women in Britain in the period 1500 to the present reveals attitudes towards the ageing process. It sheds light...


Unemployment in Britain Between the Wars

by Stephen Constantine

Drawing on a range of contemporary evidence, Stephen Constantine studies the nature and causes of unemployment in Britain during the 1920s and 1930s, and analyzes the failure of successive inter-war governments...


Lancastrians and Yorkists: The Wars of the Roses

by D.R. Cook

This concise, lucid study charts the complex sequence of events we know today as the War of the Roses. In the thematic chapters of the third section the author assesses the motives and relationships of the principal...


Women in Twentieth-Century Britain: Social, Cultural and Political Change

by Ina Zweigiger-Bargielowska

Women's lives have changed dramatically over the course of the twentieth century: reduced fertility and the removal of formal barriers to their participation in education, work and public life are just some...