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Victorian Writing about Risk: Imagining a Safe England in a by Elaine Freedgood

By Elaine Freedgood

In Victorian Writing approximately chance, Elaine Freedgood explores a large spectrum of once-popular literature, together with works on political economic system, sanitary reform, balloon flight, and African exploration. The consolations provided by way of this geography of threat are precariously predicated at the balance of dominant Victorian definitions of individuals and locations. girls, males, the laboring and heart sessions, Africa and Africans: all have assigned identities that let chance to be positioned and contained. whilst identities shift and bounds fail, probability and safeguard start to seem in the entire flawed areas.

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A Short History of England: The Glorious Story of a Rowdy by Simon Jenkins

By Simon Jenkins

The heroes and villains, triumphs and failures of English historical past are immediately familiar—from the Norman Conquest to Henry VIII, Queen Victoria to the 2 international Wars. yet to appreciate their complete value we have to comprehend the entire story.

A brief heritage of England sheds new mild on the entire key participants and occasions in English heritage through bringing them jointly in an enlightening account of the country’s delivery, upward push to international prominence, after which partial eclipse. Written with aptitude and authority via Guardian columnist and London Times former editor Simon Jenkins, this can be the definitive narrative of the way today’s England got here to be. Concise yet finished, with greater than 100 colour illustrations, this gorgeous single-volume historical past could be the typical paintings for years to come.

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Life in Tudor England by Peter Brimacombe

By Peter Brimacombe

The Tudor age was once a pivotal interval of English heritage. In little greater than a century, the country used to be remodeled from a medieval state to a contemporary country, from a trifling offshore island to a massive international strength. realize what existence was once particularly like in the course of greater than a hundred years of Tudor rule during this pivotal interval of English background: how turned and replacement to agriculture as a method of employment; the lavish fads, models and enjoyable loved through the wealthy; the hardships suffered via the bad as inflation spiralled. All is published during this attractive flavor of days long gone by.

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Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Blackburn and Hyndburn by Stephen Greenhalgh

By Stephen Greenhalgh

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Blackburn and Hyndburn examines 10 exact homicide circumstances that surround the overdue Victorian interval up until eventually 1927. they're both as ugly and instructive because the higher recognized circumstances that inhabit the pages of any variety of real crime anthologies. some of these stories of homicide, suspicious deaths and foul deeds shape a part of the neighborhood background. many of the instances have been recorded nationally, while others have remained exposed earlier. The appalling social stipulations that prevailed in the course of the interval of those crimes necessarily colored the tales of the boys, ladies and kids who performed their half in them.Take a trip into the darker facet of your sector and enable your backbone tingle, as you learn Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Blackburn and Hyndburn.

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Anglo-Norman Studies 27: Proceedings of the Battle by John Gillingham

By John Gillingham

This quantity includes the standard wide variety of themes, and gives a few strange and provocative views, together with an exam of what the proof of zooarchaeology can exhibit concerning the Conquest. the opposite topics mentioned are the conflict of Alençon; the impression of uprising on Little Domesday; Lawrence of Durham; Thomas Becket; Peter of Blois; Anglo-French peace meetings; episcopal elections and the lack of Normandy; Norman id in southern Italian chronicles; and the Normans on campaign. The individuals, from Germany, France and Denmark in addition to Britain, and the us, are RICHARD BARTON, NAOMI SYKES, LUCY MARTEN, MIA MÜNSTER-SWENDSEN, JOHN D. COTTS, J.E.M. BENHAM, JÖRG PELTZER, JULIE BARRAU, EMILY ALBU, EWAN JOHNSON, G. A. LOUD, HANNA VOLLRATH.

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The British World: Diaspora, Culture and Identity by Carl Bridge, Kent Fedorowich

By Carl Bridge, Kent Fedorowich

This number of essays is predicated upon the idea that the British Empire used to be held jointly no longer simply via ties of exchange and defence, yet through a shared experience of British identification that associated British groups around the world. concentrating on the subjects of migration, identification and the media, this booklet is an exploration of those and different interconnected subject matters that aid outline the British international of the past due nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Osprey Essential Histories 58: The English Civil Wars by Peter Gaunt

By Peter Gaunt

The interval 1642-1651, probably the most turbulent within the heritage of mainland Britian, observed the rustic torn via civil wars. concentrating on the English and Welsh wars this booklet examines the motives, direction and results of the conflicts. whereas supplying a concise army account that assesses the wars of their nationwide, local and native contexts, Dr Gaunt presents a whole appraisal of the severity of the wars and the genuine volume of the effect on civilian lifestyles, highlighting components of persevered historic debate. the non-public reports and biographies of key avid gamers also are integrated during this complete and interesting account.

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Marine Permian of England by D.B. Smith

By D.B. Smith

This booklet is worried nearly entirely with a various suite of carbonate rocks that have been shaped close to the margins of shallow tropical seas over the last 5-7 million years of the Permian interval (300-251 Ma). those detailed rocks, jointly often called the Magnesian Limestone, were studied for greater than one hundred sixty years and the names of a few of the early employees - Geinitz, Murchison, Phillips, Sedgwick, Sorby - could grace any geological corridor of status. regardless of this bold attack, and the efforts of a number of later staff, the Magnesian Limestone nonetheless keeps a lot of its secrets and techniques. Permian marine rocks crop out on either side of the Pennines, yet these of the Zechstein Sea to the east are via some distance the thicker and extra various, and in those lie all yet one of many websites chosen for detailed safety. designated bills of the rocks in 26 such websites shape approximately 1/2 this e-book and the traditional and specified gains of those websites are in comparison, contrasted and positioned of their mutual context within the rest of the ebook. The websites have been chosen in keeping with a number of standards, together with forte, representativeness, old significance and suitability for educating reasons and examine; such a lot are inland quarries yet a couple of are within the unrivalled coastal cliffs of classical County Durham the place the most hassle lies in figuring out what to not select.

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