Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that by Deborah Cadbury

By Deborah Cadbury

A attractive exploration of the position during which Queen Victoria exerted so much foreign strength and effect: her position as matchmaking grandmother

In the overdue 19th century, Queen Victoria had over thirty surviving grandchildren. to keep up and elevate strength in Europe, she was hoping to manoeuvre them into dynastic marriages. In her attractions was once royalty from the world over. but for all their seeming obedience, her grandchildren frequently had plans in their personal, plans fuelled via robust wills and romantic hearts. Her matchmaking plans have been basically extra complex through their coinciding with tumultuous overseas upheavals; revolution and warfare have been within the air and after her demise, her so much conscientiously laid plans fell to ruin.

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking travels during the such a lot glittering, decadent palaces of Russia and Europe, weaving in scandals, political machinations and family members tensions, to spell binding impact. it's right now an intimate portrait of the royal relatives and an exam of the clash because of the facility, love and accountability that formed the marriages that Queen Victoria prepared. on the center of all of it is Queen Victoria herself: doting grandmother one second, made up our minds manipulator the next.

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England and the English (Millennium Ford) by Ford Madox Ford,Sara Haslam

By Ford Madox Ford,Sara Haslam

England and the English is Ford Madox Ford's three-volume exploration of what it ability to be English, the following released in one quantity for the 1st time within the uk. beginning with the brilliantly impressionistic evocations of the chaotic power of contemporary London within the first half, Ford proceeds to delve into the agricultural prior that has constantly been pointed out as being on the center of britain, ahead of concluding with an research of the formation of the English personality. all through, Ford is the watchful outsider, perceptive, funny and affectionate in the direction of the complexities of Englishness. a desirable creation to the fashion and preoccupations of this seminal Modernist author, England and the English has specific resonance for our personal instances while the feel of nationwide id is back below scrutiny. This variation contains Ford's preface to the one-volume American variation. Sara Haslam's creation units the trilogy in its modern context and descriptions its importance in Ford's work.

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Robert Owen and his Legacy by Chris Williams,Noel Thompson

By Chris Williams,Noel Thompson

J. F. C. Harrison has written that ‘for each one age there's a new view of Mr Owen’, that is evidence of the fertility and carrying on with relevance of his rules. not only in Britain and the USA yet this present day all over the world anti-poverty campaigners, birth-controllers, collectivists, communitarians, co-operators, ecologists, educationalists, environmentalists, feminists, humanitarians, internationalists, paternalistic capitalists, secularists, campaigners for social justice, exchange unionists, city planners, utopians, welfare reformers can all locate whatever to respect and encourage within the treasure trove that's the inspiration and activities of Robert Owen. Owen was once an artistic genius of world importance, a thorough author and activist of foreign popularity and achieve who has encouraged these trying to switch human society for the higher. The individuals to this quantity comprise not just a few of the well-known specialists at the lifestyles, paintings and legacy of Owen, but in addition paintings from more youthful students or students coming to the sector afresh. the amount offers the latest and unique learn on Owen. Owen notoriously (and impressively) dabbled in lots of spheres, and this can be mirrored within the its breadth of content material. The unifying topics are Owen’s profile in his personal time, and the relevance of his principles for the generations that undefined. His value for tutorial and social philosophy, for political economic system and for the political conception of socialism are all mentioned, as are his contribution as a philanthropic organization, his political actions and the specificities of his ancient context.

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The British Navy in the Baltic by John D. Grainger

By John D. Grainger

This ebook offers a accomplished evaluate of the actions of the British military within the Baltic Sea from the earliest instances until eventually the 20th century. It lines advancements from Anglo-Saxon times,through the medieval interval whilst there have been common disputes among English kings and the Hanseatic League, the seventeenth-century wars with the Dutch, and Britain's involvement within the Northern Wars within the early years of the eighteenth century. It considers intimately the most important interval of British involvement within the Baltic throughout the Napoleonic Wars, whilst the British army fought the Danes, Napoleon's allies, and used to be powerful in making sure Sweden's neutrality and Russia's swap of allegiance. It is going directly to talk about British naval activities within the Baltic through the Crimean conflict and within the First international battle and its aftermath. all through, the booklet relates naval activities to styles of alternate, to wider overseas politics, and to geographical elements reminiscent of wintry weather sea ice and the shallow nature of the Baltic Sea.

John D. Grainger is the writer of diverse books for various publishers, together with 5 formerly released books for Boydell and Brewer, together with Dictionary of British Naval Battles and The First Pacific battle: Britain and Russia, 1854-56.

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Northern Ireland Since 1969 (Seminar Studies) by Paul Dixon,Eamonn O'Kane

By Paul Dixon,Eamonn O'Kane

The clash in Northern eire given that 1969 has price over 3,600 lives and approximately 100,000 humans in Northern eire dwell in a family the place anyone has been injured in a troubles-related incident. This has been a key factor in British and Irish politics and the hot peace strategy in Northern eire and the present ‘War on Terrorism’ has prompted overseas involvement and a wish to ‘learn the teachings’ of ‘the troubles’.

Although Northern eire has a inhabitants of simply 1.5 million humans it really is essentially the most researched territories of the realm. there's huge controversy over the translation of the historical past of Northern eire, now not least on the grounds that 1969. This new addition to the Seminar reviews in History  Series provides a complete creation to the tricky subject, reviewing different views at the contemporary historical past of the clash in Northern eire whereas while supplying an authoritative evaluation.

Each e-book within the Seminar stories in History sequence offers a concise and trustworthy creation to complicated occasions and debates. Written by means of said specialists and supported through extracts from ancient Documents, a Chronology, Glossary, Who’s Who of key figures and Guide to extra Reading, Seminar reviews in History are the basic courses to figuring out a topic.

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Denby & District IV: Chronicles of Clerics, Convicts, Corn by Chris Heath

By Chris Heath

What connects the homicide of Maria Marten, the Luddites, Baring’s financial institution, the Castlemaine Gold Rush, the Marquiss of Normandy, Knutsford felony, the Archibishop of York Wentworth Woodhouse, the Earl of Mulgrave, W B Yeats and a Ghost of Denby Dale? all of them characteristic during this fourth addition to the influentialand hugely profitable sequence Denby & District. among a wealthof soaking up new learn this booklet positive aspects the golf green relations, corn millers of Denby Dale; Elijah Hinchcliffe, a convicted felon from Cumberworth who used to be transported to Tasmania for his crimeand the Kelso relations of Denby Dale, comedians and vacationing tune corridor artistes. The ebook additionally contains a attention-grabbing, intensive research of the lives, careers and households of the curates of higher Denby church, from 1627, which has thrown up a wealth of formerly unknown details, made to be had the following for the 1st time. Illustrated with a number of kinfolk timber and good over 100 by no means prior to released pictures, the e-book is a needs to for somebody with an curiosity within the zone and maintains the excessive criteria and traditions set via prior volumes within the series.

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Access to History: Lancastrians, Yorkists and the Wars of by Roger Turvey

By Roger Turvey

Give your scholars the easiest probability of luck with this attempted and proven sequence, combining in-depth research, enticing narrative and accessibility. entry to background is the preferred, relied on and wide-ranging sequence for A-level heritage students.

This title:

- helps the content material and overview standards of the 2015 A-level historical past specifications

- includes authoritative and interesting content

- comprises thought-provoking key debates that study the opposing perspectives and methods of historians

- presents exam-style questions and counsel for every proper specification to assist scholars know the way to use what they've got learnt

This identify is acceptable for quite a few classes including:

- AQA: The Wars of the Roses, 1450-1489

- Edexcel: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII, 1399-1509

- OCR: England, 1445-1509: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII

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Women and the Media: Feminism and Femininity in Britain, by Maggie Andrews,Sallie McNamara

By Maggie Andrews,Sallie McNamara

The media have performed an important function within the contested and altering social place of girls in Britain because the 1900s. they've got facilitated feminism via either offering discourses and photographs from which girls can build their identities, and delivering areas the place hegemonic rules of femininity will be transformed. This quantity is meant to supply an summary of labor on Broadcasting, movie and Print Media from 1900, whereas attractive to students of heritage and Media, movie and Cultural Studies.

This edited assortment beneficial properties tightly targeted and traditionally contextualised case reports which show off present learn on ladies and media in Britain because the 1900s. The case experiences discover media directed at a very woman viewers corresponding to Woman’s Hour, and magazines corresponding to Vogue, Woman and Marie Claire. girls who paintings within the media, problems with construction, and law are mentioned along the illustration of ladies throughout a wide variety of media from early 20th-century motorcycling magazines, web page three and neighborhood tv information.

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Pontefract and Castleford in the Great War: Featherstone, by Tim Lynch

By Tim Lynch

By the tip of 1914, 15,000 Yorkshire miners had volunteered for the military, with round 1,000 from a unmarried Castleford pit. Over the following 4 years those brave males could write domestic from the killing fields of France, Gallipoli, Italy, Mesopotamia and Africa. because the males marched away, the households they left at the back of have been approximately to event a struggle that reached into each domestic, touching each guy, lady and baby within the nation. This used to be overall war.

Local girls – a few nonetheless teenage ladies – confronted the gruelling hardships and hazards of munitions paintings. a few may die for his or her state. Former male scholars on the Quaker college struggled with their consciences. a few might struggle, a few could serve within the entrance strains as ambulance males and others may visit criminal for his or her ideals.

Using unique fabric, diaries, letters and newspaper stories, this mesmerizing publication tells the interesting and mostly forgotten tale of the nice battle at domestic. masking the phobia of Zeppelin raids and anti-German rioting, overseas refugees, a narrative of real love one of the gentry, the vexed query of even if bookies have been crucial battle staff and stories of heroism on the entrance, here's the conflict as skilled through the devoted humans of Pontefract and Castleford.

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