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Boxers of Rhondda

by Gareth Jones

The Rhondda Valleys have always produced hard men. The descendants of those who flocked there in the nineteenth century to work in the expanding coalfield combined to form a special kind of society, in which...


Representing the Male

by John Perrott Jenkins

The book subjects male characters in six South Wales novels written between 1936 and 2014 to detailed, gendered reading. It argues that the novels critique the form of masculine hegemony propagated by structural...


Free and Public

by Ralph A. Griffiths

A study of the thirty-five Carnegie libraries built in towns and industrial communities in Wales before the First World War. The library system is in a transformative phase that attracts much attention; these...


Partisan Politics

by Jon Rosebank

New understandings of the middle order and of the post-1688 English Parliament have shifted the focus from Westminster to the constituencies in the study of eighteenth-century politics. It was the towns, and...


Conversations About History, Volume 3

by Howard Burton

Conversations About History, Volume 3, includes the following 5 carefully-edited Ideas Roadshow Conversations featuring leading historians. This collection includes a detailed preface highlighting the connections...


The Irish Question

by Lawrence J. McCaffrey

From 1800 to 1922 the Irish Question was the most emotional and divisive issue in British politics. It pitted Westminster politicians, anti-Catholic British public opinion, and Irish Protestant and Presbyterian...


The King and the Crown of Thorns

by Jerzy Pysiak, Sylwia Twardo & Jan Burzynski

In 1239, king Louis IX of France performed the translation of the Crown of Thorns from Constantinople to Paris. The translation celebrations became a splendid religious festivity showing sacral foundations of...


Christian Identity Formation Across the Elbe in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries

by Mihai Dragnea

This book addresses the conversion of the Wends, and how Christian writers of the tenth and eleventh centuries perceived the submission of the Wends to the Christian faith. The main concern of the ecclesiastical...


Lwów or Lviv?

by Damian Markowski & Jerzy Giebultowski

In the Fall of 1918 it became clear the Polish-Ukrainian ethnic borderlands would become a battlefield for the two nations. Both wanted to incorporate the disputed territory.

On November 1st 1918, Ukrainian conspirators...


Lwów or Lviv?

by Damian Markowski & Jerzy Giebultowski

In the Fall of 1918 it became clear the Polish-Ukrainian ethnic borderlands would become a battlefield for the two nations. Both wanted to incorporate the disputed territory.

On November 1st 1918, Ukrainian conspirators...


Family, Taboo and Communism in Poland, 1956-1989

by Barbara Klich-Kluczewska, Soren Gauger & Jan Burzynski

The book answers fundamental questions about the processes of social negotiation of mentality shifts in communist Poland. Taking divorce, single motherhood, domestic violence and abortion as examples, it analyzes...


Family, Taboo and Communism in Poland, 1956-1989

by Barbara Klich-Kluczewska, Soren Gauger & Jan Burzynski

The book answers fundamental questions about the processes of social negotiation of mentality shifts in communist Poland. Taking divorce, single motherhood, domestic violence and abortion as examples, it analyzes...


Monumental Brasses of England and the Art of Brass Rubbing

by Rev Herbert W. Macklin

Originally published in 1898. This comprehensive and well illustrated book will enable the explorer of churches to more fully appreciate the true value of those ancient brazen memorials which adorn many pavements,...


Sketches of the East Africa Campaign (WWI Centenary Series)

by Robert Valentine Dolbey

""The bulk of these ""Sketches"" were written without any thought of publication. It was my practice in ""writing home"" to touch upon different features of the campaign or of my daily experiences, and only...


London Vanished and Vanishing - Painted and Described

by Philip Norman

Originally published in 1905, this work contains a wealth of information on various aspects of the history of London and its buildings. Beautifully illustrated, the author takes the reader on a tour of the buildings...


Catholics during the English Revolution, 1642-1660

by Eilish Gregory

This is the first book to examine thoroughly the ways in which Catholics adapted to political and social change during the turbulent years of the English Revolution. The book examines several important aspects...


Morgan Jones

by Wayne David

Imprisoned in Wormwood Scrubs for his pacifist beliefs during the First World War, Morgan Jones made history by becoming the first conscientious objector to be elected an MP when he won the Caerphilly by-election...


Prince Philip

by Annie Bullen

As the longest serving royal consort in British history (1921-2021), this fully-illustrated guide celebrates Prince Philip’s remarkable contribution to the monarchy.

A strong character full of vigour and verve,...


England in the Age of Austen

by Jeremy Black

Dedicated fans of Jane Austen's novels will delight in accompanying historian Jeremy Black through the drawing rooms, chapels, and battlefields of the time in which Austen lived and wrote. In this exceedingly...


Summary of The Splendid and the Vile

by Alexander Cooper

Summary of The Splendid and the Vile

Erik Larson’s The Splendid and the Vile is a vivid account of the British experience of World War II from 1940 to 1941. It is filled with insight into the life of Winston...