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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...


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

by N.A. Pickford

Lady Bette, the 14-year-old heiress to the vast Northumberland estates, becomes the victim of a plot by her grandmother, the Countess Howard, to marry her to the dissoloute fortune-hunter Thomas Thynn, a man...


Witnesses: Inside the Easter Rising

by Annie Ryan

This thought-provoking book retells the 1916 Rising story through previously unavailable first-hand accounts from the protagonists. Illustrated with unpublished and rare photographs, this book also features...


The Great Tapestry of Scotland: The Making of a Masterpiece

by Alistair Moffat, Susan Mansfield & Alexander Mccall Smith

The brainchild of bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of thousands of years of Scottish...


Voices of Scottish Journalists: Recollections of 22 Scottish Journalists of Their Life and Work

by Ian MacDougall

Newspaper journalism is a romantic profession. The men and women who wrote for newspapers in the twentieth century started work in a 'Hold the front page!' atmosphere: hot metal, clicking typewriters and inky...


Who Pays the Ferryman?: The Great Scottish Ferries Swindle

by Roy Pedersen

Who Pays the Ferryman? is an informative and critical analysis of Scotland's ferry services. It describes the 'glory days' of how, from modest beginnings, Scotland once led the world in maritime development....


The British: A Genetic Journey

by Alistair Moffat

Hidden inside all of us - every human being on Earth - is the story of our ancestry. Printed on our DNA are the origins of our lineages, the time in history and prehistory when they arose, and the epic journeys...


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: Biblical Typology in Victorian Literature, Art and Thought: Biblical Typology in Victorian Literature, Art and Tho

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: Political Writer: 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...


The 43 Group: Battling with Mosley's Blackshirts

by Morris Beckman

Oswald Mosley decided he could carry on where Hitler and Mussolini had left off. On street corners his fascist speakers would proclaim 'not enough Jews were burned at Belsen'. Enter the 43 Group. In a ferocious,...


Englishness: Politics and Culture 1880-1920

by Robert Colls & Philip Dodd

�Englishness� is by no means the unchanging quality of those living in the territory that has come to be England, but a concept that has been made and remade throughout history, expressing itself through...


Choose Your Weapons: The British Foreign Secretary

by Douglas Hurd

When writing his magnificent life of Robert Peel, Douglas Hurd found himself caught up again in a debate that has always fascinated him as a former diplomat and Foreign Secretary - the argument between the noisy...


Edgehill From the keyhole

by Edwin Alfred Walford

The Battle of EdgeHill of 22 October 1642 was the first great engagement of the English Civil War. It was fought in the open fields between the villages of Radway and Kineton in Warwickshire. At the end of the...


That Option No Longer Exists: Britain 1974-76

Cromwell was Framed: Ireland 1649

Print Culture, Crime and Justice in 18th-Century London

by Richard M. Ward

In the first half of the 18th century there was an explosion in the volume and variety of crime literature published in London. This was a �golden age of writing about crime�, when the older genres of criminal...