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Folly and Fortune in Early British History: From Caesar to by K. Henshall

By K. Henshall

With its top specialize in the human consider background, this booklet examines the function of foolishness within the unfolding of significant occasions in Britain, quite invasions, from Caesar's expeditions to the Norman Conquest. Many historians think that foolishness in a bygone age can't be meaningfully assessed, yet this e-book doesn't settle for that view.

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Religion in the Age of Decline: Organisation and Experience by S. J. D. Green

By S. J. D. Green

The probably inexorable decline of faith in twentieth-century Britain has for lengthy interested historians, sociologists and churchmen. during this cogent and unique research, S.J.D. eco-friendly concentrates scholarly realization for the 1st time at the "social heritage of the chapel" in a attribute industrial-urban environment. He demonstrates simply why such a lot of church buildings have been inbuilt those years, who equipped them, who went to them, and why, and he bargains a clean interpretation of the level and the consequences of the decline of faith in Britain.

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Accounts of the Feoffees of the Town Lands of Bury St by Margaret Statham

By Margaret Statham

In 1569, thirty years after its abbey have been dissolved, the massive city of Bury St Edmunds remained unincorporated. those money owed exhibit how the feoffees (still basically the medieval Candlemas guild) experimented with city executive. The pre-Reformation landed endowments have been elevated in the course of the interval. This enabled the feoffees to deal with many facets of city existence. as well as funds for housing and garments the negative, and the supply of treatment, in addition they contributed to the price of supplying clergy (whose theology was once reminiscent of their very own) for the 2 city church buildings. To inspire alternate, they outfitted the town's first lined marketplace pass, whereas the purchase of the Shire condominium enabled the assizes and zone periods to maneuver into the city. After the flip of the century, the Charitable makes use of Act of 1601 used to be used to get well land which had in the past been alienated. whilst the various up and coming males effectively petitioned for a constitution of incorporation for Bury St Edmunds, in order that in 1606 town got the borough prestige which had eluded it for hundreds of years. until new assets are came upon, those debts, even though necessarily slanted to the feoffees' actions, are the main revealing resource for the paintings of the recent company in its early years.

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Mrs. Engels: A Novel by Gavin McCrea

By Gavin McCrea

Little or no is understood approximately Lizzie Burns, the illiterate Irishwoman and longtime lover of Frederick Engels, coauthor of The Communist Manifesto. In Gavin McCrea’s first novel, the unsung Lizzie is eventually given a voice that won’t be forgotten.

Lizzie is a bad employee within the Manchester, England, mill that Frederick owns. after they stream to London to be in the direction of Karl Marx and kin, she needs to learn how to navigate the advanced landscapes of Victorian society. we're aware about Lizzie’s intimate, wry perspectives on Marx and Engels’s undertaking to spur revolution one of the operating periods, and to her ambivalence towards her newly sumptuous situations. Lizzie is haunted via her past love (a innovative Irishman), pressured by means of a feeling of responsibility to correct prior error, and torn among a hope for independence and the pragmatic have to be cared for.

Yet regardless of or as a result of their profound ameliorations, Lizzie and Frederick stay attracted to one another during this advanced, high-spirited love story.

“Richly imagined.”—starred overview, Publishers Weekly

“This is the easiest type of ancient fiction."—Lucy Scholes, The Independent

"Who knew studying approximately communists might be lots fun?"—starred overview, Kirkus Reviews

Literary Awards
Guardian First ebook Award Nominee for Longlist (2015)

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William Cecil, Ireland, and the Tudor State by Christopher Maginn

By Christopher Maginn

William Cecil, eire, and the Tudor State explores the advanced dating which existed among England and eire within the Tudor interval, utilizing the lengthy organization of William Cecil (1520-1598) with eire as a motor vehicle for ancient enquiry. That Cecil, Queen Elizabeth's so much depended on consultant and crucial determine in England after the queen herself, always committed his awareness and enormous energies to the dominion of eire is a seldom-explored element of his existence and his position within the Tudor age. but amid his dealing with of a wide collection of issues with regards to England and Wales, the dominion of Scotland, continental Europe, and past, William Cecil's suggestions on a regular basis grew to become to the dominion of eire. He individually compiled genealogies of Ireland's Irish and English households and poured over dozens of nationwide and local maps of eire. Cecil served as chancellor of Ireland's first college and, most significantly for the historian, penned, obtained, and studied millions of papers on matters in relation to eire and the crown's political, financial, social, and non secular guidelines there. Cecil might have understood all of this generally as 'Ireland matters', a topic which he got here to grasp in higher intensity and aspect than an individual on the court docket of Queen Elizabeth I.

Maginn's prolonged research of Cecil's lengthy dating with eire is helping to make experience of Anglo-Irish interplay in Tudor instances, and indicates that this courting used to be characterised via greater than the fundamental binary beneficial properties of conquest and resistance. At one other point, he demonstrates that the second one 1/2 the 16th century witnessed the political, social, and cultural integration of eire into the multinational Tudor kingdom, and that it used to be William Cecil who, greater than the other determine, consciously labored to accomplish that integration.

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King George's Army 1740-93 by Stuart Reid

By Stuart Reid

The 18th century was once marked by way of a gradual development in significant keep an eye on of the British military and a corresponding lessen within the impression loved by way of person commanding officials. the obvious signal of this approach used to be the expanding uniformity of the garments issued every year to the warriors. however, so far as those that devised the garments laws have been involved, it was once a relentless, and consistently rather uphill fight to implement compliance. This significant other quantity to Men-at-Arms 285 takes one other examine the infantry uniforms of the mid-18th century British military, additionally masking a number of the auxiliary infantry formations, similar to the defense force, Volunteers, Marines and the troops of the East India corporation.

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Remember Me... by Melvyn Bragg

By Melvyn Bragg

It was once now not love before everything sight. It proved to be no longer a lot of a conversation...Nothing must have come of it.

A passionate yet eventually tragic love affair starts off whilst scholars - one French, one English - meet at collage at first of the sixties. From its tentative early phases, the connection develops right into a life-changing one, whose profound impression maintains to reverberate 40 years later.

'Melvyn Bragg has additional one other ambitious bankruptcy to 1 of the main individual literary sequence of contemporary times'
—David Robson, Sunday Telegraph

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