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Robin Hood : the English outlaw unmasked by David Baldwin

By David Baldwin

The id of Robin Hood is among the nice old mysteries of English historical past - formerly. every person has heard of Robin Hood, the bright archer who 'robbed the wealthy to provide to the bad' and who consistently triumphed over the forces of evil, however the guy at the back of the legend is as mysterious as King Arthur. there have been outlaws who lived within the royal forests preying on unwary tourists, and Robin Hoods whose names are recorded in ancient files: yet nobody has been in a position to turn out that this kind of genuine Robins used to be the person whose exploits have been honored in ballad and track. David Baldwin units out to discover the true Robin Hood, trying to find clues within the earliest ballads and in professional and felony records of the 13th and fourteenth centuries. His seek takes him to the stricken reign of King Henry III, his conclusions flip historical past on its head and David Baldwin unearths the identify of the fellow who encouraged the stories of Robin Hood.

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Religion, Revolution and English Radicalism: Non-conformity by James E. Bradley

By James E. Bradley

Within the age of the yank Revolution, the political matters surrounding John Wilkes, the colonies, and parliamentary reform agitated the state, and up to date experiences of occasion ideology and vote casting habit have proven how those nationwide concerns divided England. yet next paintings at the peerage and Anglican political concept has depicted a extra placid, deferential population. This publication engages the dialogue by means of drawing recognition to the social and political actions of the English Dissenters. The Nonconformists' felony status, social prestige, and political habit aid illumine a few unexamined reasons for either the social balance and the political stresses of Hanoverian England. criminal inequities provoked robust competition to the government's American coverage from the dissenting elite, and whereas the ministers' guides recommend the intensity of well known discontent, earlier money owed were not able to teach how well known sentiment used to be reworked into radical habit. through evaluating sermons, political pamphlets, and election ephemera to ballot books, urban directories, and baptismal registers, this booklet deals an built-in method of the learn of ideology and behaviour.

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Suzy Gershman's Born to Shop London (Born To Shop) by Suzy Gershman

By Suzy Gershman

"Gershman's consultant could be the most sensible advisor for amateur and seasoned consumers alike," praises The Washington publish, and you can agree. For greater than ten years, Suzy Gershman has been prime savvy consumers to the world's top unearths. Now Born to Shop London, twelfth Edition is more straightforward to take advantage of and choked with extra updated listings than ever earlier than. inside of you can find: the simplest of the buying scene, from world-class shops ands fashionable boutiques to road markets and pattern revenues first-class values, from antiques to document Martens excellent gift rules, even for the buddy who has everything—plus the simplest presents for under $15 the easiest airfare, inn, and eating values—so you could maximize your purchasing money particular urban maps and buying excursions

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Henry II: New Interpretations by Christopher Harper-Bill, Nicholas Vincent

By Christopher Harper-Bill, Nicholas Vincent

Henry II is the main implementing determine one of the medieval kings of britain. His fiefs and domain names prolonged from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, and his courtroom was once frequented via the best thinkers and males of letters of his time, in addition to ambassadors from far and wide Europe. but his is a reign of paradoxes: top identified for his dramatic conflicts along with his personal spouse and sons and with Thomas Becket, it was once additionally a vital interval within the evolution of criminal and governmental associations. right here specialists within the box supply major reevaluations of its most crucial facets. subject matters contain Henry's accession and his kin with the papacy, the French king, different rulers within the British Isles and the Norman baronage; the improvement of the typical legislations and the coinage; the courtroom and its literary milieu; using Arthurian legend for political reasons; and the profession of the younger King Henry, whereas the advent examines the historiography of the reign. members: MARTIN ALLEN, MARTIN AURELL, NICK BARRATT, PAUL model, SEAN DUFFY, ANNE DUGGAN, JEAN DUBABIN, JOHN GILLINGHAM, EDMUND KING, DANIEL energy, IAN brief, MATTHEW STRICKLAND

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Henry Parker and the English Civil War: The Political by Michael Mendle

By Michael Mendle

This is often the 1st complete research in fifty years of the writer of the main celebrated political tract of the early years of the English Civil struggle, Observations upon a few of His Majesties past due solutions and Expresses. Professor Mendle situates each one of Parker's major tracts in its polemical, highbrow, and political context. He additionally perspectives Parker's literary paintings within the gentle of his profession as privado, or intimate consultant, to major figures of the parliamentary management. Parker emerges as a fierce opponent of clerical pretension, a strikingly brutal critic of the typical legislation brain, and a number one proponent of parliamentary absolutism.

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The Storm by Daniel Defoe

By Daniel Defoe

Penguin vintage version.

On the night of November 26, 1703, a storm from the north Atlantic hammered into Britain: it is still the worst hurricane the country has ever skilled. Eyewitnesses observed cows thrown into bushes and windmills ablaze from the friction in their whirling sails—and a few 8,000 humans misplaced their lives. For Defoe, bankrupt and simply published from felony for his "seditious" writings, the hurricane struck in the course of one in every of his bleakest moments. however it additionally supplied him with fabric for his first publication, and during this strong depiction of agony and survival performed out opposed to a backdrop of usual devastation we will be able to hint the outlines of Defoe’s later masterpieces, A magazine of the Plague Year and Robinson Crusoe.

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The Invention of Tradition (Canto) by Eric J. Hobsbawm, Terence Ranger

By Eric J. Hobsbawm, Terence Ranger

The various traditions which we expect of as very old of their origins weren't in reality sanctioned via lengthy utilization over the centuries, yet have been invented relatively lately. This publication explores examples of this strategy of invention - the construction of Welsh and Scottish 'national culture'; the elaboration of British royal rituals within the 19th and 20th centuries; the origins of imperial rituals in British India and Africa; and the makes an attempt via radical hobbies to improve counter-traditions in their personal. It addresses the advanced interplay of earlier and current, bringing jointly historians and anthropologists in a desirable examine of formality and symbolism which poses new questions for the knowledge of our historical past.

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Love and Madness: The Murder of Martha Ray, Mistress of the by Martin Levy

By Martin Levy

On a spring night in 1779, as she emerged from London's Covent backyard Theatre, a gorgeous younger girl used to be shot within the head at point-blank variety by means of a guy in a black swimsuit. The brutal homicide was once much more stunning as a result victim's identification - she was once Martha Ray, live-in mistress to the Earl of Sandwich and devotee of the humanities. the guy accused of her homicide was once none except James Hackman, a revered Anglican minister and Ray's former lover. The aftermath of the crime created an uproar in London excessive society, as aristocrats debated Hackman's explanations. Had he meant to dedicate suicide, as he later claimed, yet, in a second of weak point, grew to become his gun on Ray as a substitute? This riveting story of a criminal offense of ardour re-creates the slaying and the clergyman's trial, which was once the unmatched media sensation of its time.

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