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A History of The English Speaking Peoples: v. 1: Birth of Britain

A History of The English Speaking Peoples: v. 1: Birth of Britain

by: Winston S. Churchill

 

Tells the story of Britain from pre-history to the Battle of Bosworth. It describes the strife and turmoil involved in the making of a nation. When the volume begins, tribal law was supreme, and when it ends England had become a nation on the threshold of empire.


ISBN: 9780304340996

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co

Subject: People and Places, History

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Debrett's Queen Elizabeth II

Debrett's Queen Elizabeth II

by: Christopher Warwick

 

This book has been conceived not simply as a tribute to Elizabeth II on her birthday, but a colourful, nostalgic, humorous and anecdotal celebration of her life and reign.


ISBN: 9780863500961

Publisher: Webb & Bower (Publishers) Ltd

Subject: People and Places, History

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Necropolis: London and Its Dead

Necropolis: London and Its Dead

by: Catharine Arnold

 

From Roman burial rites to the horrors of the plague, from the founding of the great Victorian cemeteries to the development of cremation and the current approach of metropolitan society towards death and bereavement -- including more recent trends to displays of collective grief and the cult of...


ISBN: 9781416502487

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Subject: People and Places, History

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A Sentimental Murder: Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century

A Sentimental Murder: Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century

by: John Brewer

 

On an April evening in 1779, a woman is shot on the steps of Covent Garden. Her murderer is a young soldier and Church of England minister; her lover, the Earl of Sandwich, one of the most powerful policians of the day. This compelling account of murder, love and intrigue brings Georgian London...


ISBN: 9780002571340

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Subject: People and Places, History

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The Last Great War: British Society and the First World War

The Last Great War: British Society and the First World War

by: Adrian Gregory

 

What was it that the British people believed they were fighting for in 1914-18? This compelling history of the British home front during the First World War offers an entirely new account of how British society understood and endured the war. Drawing on official archives, memoirs, diaries and...


ISBN: 9780521728836

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Subject: People and Places, History

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The Big House: The Story of a Country House and Its Family

The Big House: The Story of a Country House and Its Family

by: Christopher Simon Sykes

 

The Big House is the biography of an archetypal great house and the lives of the family who lived there for over 250 years. On 17 June, 1751 Richard Sykes, 'laid the first stone of the new house at Sledmere, in a God-forsaken spot high up on the Yorkshire Wolds, where wolves had roamed freely...


ISBN: 9780007107094

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Subject: People and Places, History

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Curious Scotland: Tales From a Hidden History

Curious Scotland: Tales From a Hidden History

by: George Rosie

 

The histories of nations are never as simple as their legends suggest. George Rosie has been driven by a powerful curiosity about the country he has lived in since he was an Edinburgh schoolboy fifty years ago. This lively mindset has established him as one of Scotland's most inquiring writers...


ISBN: 9781862075337

Publisher: Granta Books

Subject: People and Places, History

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Diana's Mourning: A People's History

Diana's Mourning: A People's History

by: James Thomas

 

In the week following the death of Princess Diana, the media presented images of the entire British nation united in tearful hysterical grief to mourn their 'People's Princess'. However, despite this emphasis on the response of the 'people', their has so far been no detailed examination of...


ISBN: 9780708317532

Publisher: University of Wales Press

Subject: People and Places, History

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The East India Company: Trade and Conquest from 1600

The East India Company: Trade and Conquest from 1600

by: Antony Wild

 

Established by Royal Charter in 1600, the East India Company quickly came to control over half the world's trade and a quarter of its population. It ruled India, raised its own army and navy, minted its own currency and traded with every corner of the globe. The book is broadly chronological, but...


ISBN: 9780007101214

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Subject: People and Places, History

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Transformations of Love: The Friendship of John Evelyn and Margaret Godolphin

Transformations of Love: The Friendship of John Evelyn and Margaret Godolphin

by: Frances Harris

 

The most controversial episode in the life of the seventeenth-century virtuoso and diarist John Evelyn has always been his passionate, complex friendship with the Restoration maid of honour Margaret Blagge, afterwards Mrs Godolphin. His "Life of Mrs Godolphin", written after her early death in...


ISBN: 9780199252572

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Subject: People and Places, History, Biographies

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