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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 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...


More Adventures with Britannia: Personalities, Politics and Culture in Britain

by Wm. Roger Louis

Collecting the interpretations of outstanding writers on the literature and history of modern Britain, this book deals with a rich variety of themes, some familiar, many unexpected, taking the reader on a highly...


Prefab Homes

by Elisabeth Blanchet

In 1944, Winston Churchill promised to manufacture up to 500,000 prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage after the Second World War. Made in factories, over 156,000 temporary "prefabs" of a few...


Fashion in the 1940s

by Jayne Shrimpton

This book reveals the impact of wartime on British fashion, how a spirit of utility, make-do and mend unleashed a whole new creativity among Britain's women starved of high fashion by rationing. Many of these...


Fashion in the Time of William Shakespeare: 1564-1616

by Sarah Downing

Garments and accessories are prominent in almost all of William Shakespeare's plays, from Hamlet and Othello to A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night. The statement 'the apparel oft proclaims the man'...


Railway Accidents

by Greg Morse

Though trains are one of the safest forms of transport, train accidents always make headline news. Their history is, in many ways, the history of technological development and learning. Early incidents like...