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History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to by David Hume

By David Hume

This is often merely Vol 1 and its appendices. And no, you cannot inform that from the pattern. Amazon must practice a few self-discipline to the descriptions and metadata on re-publications of outdated multivolume public area works. We do not need to shop for a pig-in-a-poke. It occurs a lot too usually.

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Commonwealth principles by Jonathan Scott

By Jonathan Scott

Interpreting works which supported the abolition of monarchy and its alternative with a republic, Jonathan Scott ventures past present reports of person authors or particular subject matters to supply the 1st normal account of an influential physique of writing. Poets corresponding to John Milton in addition to reporters, political leaders, theorists and whig martyrs have been between these contributing to the cultural ferment. the result's a huge contribution to our realizing of seventeenth-century England, from one in all its most suitable historians.

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English Hours: A Portrait of a Country by Henry James

By Henry James

Henry James left the United States for England in 1876 and remained in his followed nation for the following 3 a long time. Arriving in Liverpool, he made his method first to London, the “dreadful, pleasant urban” that he might come to either love and hate. James reveled within the exoticism and immensity of all that used to be unknown to him, and his writing spills over with younger pleasure, humor, and bright descriptions of the folk, landscapes, cities, and towns he encountered. He later got down to discover the English geographical region: Chester, Warwick, Devon, Wells, Salisbury, Suffolk, and Rye, the place he ultimately settled, acquired Lamb residence, and wrote prolifically—producing a few of his best works, together with What Maisie Knew, The Wings of the Dove, The Golden Bowl, and the center Years

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Underground, Overground: A Passenger's History of the Tube by Andrew Martin

By Andrew Martin

Why is the Victoria Line so scorching? what's an electric a number of Unit? Is it rather attainable to trip from Kings pass to Kings move at the Circle line? The London Underground is the oldest, so much sprawling and illogical metropolitan shipping method on this planet, the results of a chain of botch-jobs and improvisations.Yet it transports over one thousand million passengers each year - and this determine is emerging. it truly is iconic, recognized internationally, and enjoyed and despised by way of Londoners in equivalent degree. mixing reportage, humour and private encounters, Andrew Martin embarks on a superbly enticing social historical past of London's underground railway method (which regardless of its identify, is actually 55 in keeping with cent overground). alongside the way in which he makes an attempt to untangle the mess that's the Northern Line, stopover at each station overnight - and discover which gaps to be specifically aware of. Underground, Overground is a hugely relaxing, witty and informative heritage of every little thing you must learn about the Tube.

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Classes and cultures : England 1918-1951 by Ross McKibbin

By Ross McKibbin

Ross McKibbin investigates the ways that 'class tradition' characterised English society, and intruded into each element of existence, through the interval from 1918 to the mid-1950s. He demonstrates the effect of social type in the mini 'cultures' which jointly represent society: households and kinfolk existence, acquaintances and neighbours, the place of work, faculties and faculties, faith, sexuality, recreation, tune, movie, and

He assesses the position of prestige and authority in English society, the social value of the monarchy and the higher periods, the possibilities for social mobility, and the social and ideological foundations of English politics. during this research, Ross McKibbin exposes the basic constructions and trust platforms which underpinned English society within the first 1/2 the 20 th century.


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Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, by Alison Weir

By Alison Weir

Acclaimed writer Alison Weir has been prolific along with her books on English royalty masking every little thing from the homes of York and Lancaster to the reigns of the Tudors and past. Now this amazing historian brings to lifestyles the extreme story of the girl who was once ancestor to all of them: Katherine Swynford, a royal mistress who used to be to turn into probably the most the most important figures within the heritage of the British royal dynasties.

Born within the mid-fourteenth century, Katherine de Roët was once simply twelve whilst she married Hugh Swynford, an impoverished knight. yet her tale had already began whilst, at simply ten years outdated, she was once appointed to the loved ones of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster and fourth son of King Edward III, to assist take care of the Duke’s childrens. Widowed at twenty-one, Katherine, talented with attractiveness and indisputable charms, was once to develop into John of Gaunt’s mistress.

Their years jointly performed out opposed to a backdrop of courtroom lifestyles on the peak of the Age of Chivalry. Katherine skilled the Hundred Years’ battle, the Black loss of life, and the Peasants’ riot. She survived heartbreak and adversity, and crossed paths with many eminent figures of the day, between them her brother-in-law, the poet Geoffrey Chaucer. but as interesting as she was once to lots of her contemporaries, there have been those that looked her as scandalous and hazardous.

Throughout the years in their illicit union, John and Katherine have been truly dedicated to one another, and in center age, after many twists of fortune, they wed. the wedding prompted way more scandal than the affair had, for it was once unparalleled for a royal prince to wed his mistress. but Katherine triumphed, and her little ones via John, the Beauforts, may turn into the direct forebears of the Royal homes of York, Tudor, and Stuart, and of each British sovereign on account that 1461 (as good as 4 U.S. presidents).

Drawing on infrequent documentation, Alison Weir paints a shiny portrait of a passionate spirit who lived considered one of medieval England’s maximum love tales. Mistress of the Monarchy unearths a girl prior to her time–making her personal offerings, flouting conference, and taking keep an eye on of her future. certainly, with out Katherine Swynford the process English background, even perhaps the area, could were very diverse.

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British Imperialism (Histories and Controversies) by Rob Johnson

By Rob Johnson

This crucial advisor bargains a succinct, easy-to-read advent to the most important concerns and historiography of British imperialism from the overdue 18th century to the current. every one bankruptcy addresses questions posed by way of the character of imperialism in its quite a few army, financial, political, and cultural kinds, whereas present controversies--including the influence of Orientalism and post-colonialism--are defined and set within the context of past debates. the 1st e-book in Palgrave Macmillan's new Histories and Controversies sequence, British Imperialism permits readers to speedily assimilate either historiography and key points of Britain's imperial strength and effect.

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The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England by Michael Lapidge, John Blair, Simon Keynes, Donald Scragg

By Michael Lapidge, John Blair, Simon Keynes, Donald Scragg

Widely said because the crucial reference paintings for this era, this quantity brings jointly greater than seven-hundred articles written by way of one hundred fifty most sensible students that conceal the folks, areas, actions, and creations of the Anglo-Saxons. 

  • The in simple terms reference paintings to hide the historical past, archaeology, arts, structure, literatures, and languages of britain from the Roman withdrawal to the Norman Conquest (c.450 – 1066 AD)
  • Includes over seven-hundred alphabetical entries written by means of one hundred fifty best students protecting the folk, locations, actions, and creations of the Anglo-Saxons
  • Updated and improved with forty brand-new entries and a brand new appendix detailing "English Archbishops and Bishops, c.450-1066"
  • Accompanied by means of maps, line drawings, photographs, a desk of "English Rulers, c.450-1066," and a headword index to facilitate searching
  • An crucial reference software, either for experts within the box, and for college students searching for a radical grounding in key issues of the period

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Britain in Revolution, 1625-1660 by Austin Woolrych

By Austin Woolrych

Britain in Revolution, 1625-1660 ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ, ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Oxford college PressАвтор(ы): Austin WoolrychЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2002Количество страниц: 827ISBN: 0-19-820081-1Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 6.48 mb RAPIDили IFOLDER eighty five

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The Christine Brooke-Rose Omnibus: Four Novels: Out, Such, by Christine Brooke-Rose

By Christine Brooke-Rose

Those 4 novels via Christine Brooke-Rose each one enhance particular narrative styles, altering the buildings, textures, types, and idioms of fiction to discover the significant tensions and contradictions in tradition. The novels are exclusive via their excessive wit, stressed inventiveness, and the pointy concentration of a ecu humanist reflecting on that culture.
'Out represents fairly a brand new departure in leave out Brooke-Rose's paintings ... a fabulous fulfillment ... ' Isobel English

'Such is a runaway good fortune for her unique strategy ... humorous, painful, intriguing, haunting ... ' Elizabeth clever

Between: 'her most interesting novel thoroughly succeeds simply because topic and language are one.' Angus Wilson

Thru: 'If we're ever to adventure in English the intense perform of narratives because the French have built it during the last few years, we will need to attend to Christine Brooke-Rose.' --Frank Kermode

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