Category: England

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 via 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 heritage, 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 way of one hundred fifty most sensible students overlaying the folk, locations, actions, and creations of the Anglo-Saxons
  • Updated and multiplied with forty brand-new entries and a brand new appendix detailing "English Archbishops and Bishops, c.450-1066"
  • Accompanied via maps, line drawings, images, 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 kids searching for an intensive grounding in key subject matters of the period

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A Cure for Cancer by Michael Moorcock

By Michael Moorcock

A remedy for melanoma is a unique by means of British fable and technological know-how fiction author Michael Moorcock. it really is a part of his long-running Jerry Cornelius sequence. This moment novel of the series is largely a university of absurdist vignettes, a lot of which first seemed in an eclectic variety of British and American magazines.

The lurid blurb of the unique version units the scene in picture phrases: "Up from the sea depths comes the jet-black caucasian transvestite champion. Resplendent in warpaint, wampum beads and silk swimsuit by means of Cardin, armed merely with a tomahawk and vibragun, he returns to the napalmed ruins of London to resurrect his sister and wrest from the disgusting Bishop Beesley and his bold henchwomen the black field which has diffracted the cosmos and set the realm spinning at super-speed in the direction of its personal ultimate resolution. Lock up your daughters, cover your stash, retain to the shadows."

Jerry inhabits an international at conflict with itself and, armed purely with an occasional "vibragun" looks to struggle "against history" for the liberty of "randomness" opposed to the straitlaced conventions exemplified through his brother Frank. finally Jerry's quest, indirect because it is, might be extra creative than political.

"Jerry didn't brain the bombs up to the rock scene. He wouldn't care what they despatched as long as it wasn't Simon and Garfunkel."

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Lost Londons: Change, Crime, and Control in the Capital by Paul Griffiths

By Paul Griffiths

An important research of the transformation of early glossy London. via concentrating on policing, prosecution, and the language and perceptions of the specialists and the underclasses, Paul Griffiths explores the speedy development of London and the adjustments to its cultures, groups, and environments. via a chain of thematic chapters he maps troublesome areas and other people; reconstructs the ambience of the streets; and lines the improvement of policing within the urban. The ebook supplied the 1st complete research of petty crime ahead of 1660, analysing worlds and phrases of crime, legal jewelry and cultures, and monitoring altering meanings of crime to bare replacement emphases on environmental crimes and crimes devoted by way of girls. It additionally examines the major roles of Bridewell legal, hospitals, clinical provision, and penal practices, laying off mild on research, detection, surveillance, and public prosecution. seen via this interesting account, town won't ever glance an identical back.

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Restoration and Reform, 1153-1165: Recovery from Civil War by Graeme J. White

By Graeme J. White

This publication, masking the shut of Stephen's reign (1135-54) and the early part of Henry II's (1154-89), examines the govt. of britain within the aftermath of civil battle. It means that the level of "anarchy" below Stephen has been exaggerated and that there has been a lot administrative continuity from one reign to the following. prior reviews of Henry II's govt have usually missed his earliest years, yet right here there's a reassessment of the importance of economic and judicial measures in the course of 1163-65, as "restoration" gave technique to "reform."

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Frommer's England 2010 by Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

By Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

Thoroughly up-to-date each year (unlike many of the competition), Frommer's England 2010 gains attractive colour images and maps, a removable foldout map of London, and information on all the country's most sensible towns, villages, gardens, nation-state locations, and extra.

Frommer's England 2009 info the easiest total trip reports, from pub crawls to old procuring to theater-going; the simplest of literary England (Stratford-upon-Avon, Jane Austen state, and more); the easiest old and Roman websites, together with Roman baths and "Hadrian's Wall"; the easiest museums and galleries, from the Tate glossy to the nationwide Museum of Wales; and the easiest inns and eating places in all fee different types. you are going to additionally locate over one hundred thirty pages dedicated to the simplest of London, together with the simplest close by using excursions and day journeys by way of educate.

it is all performed with the trademark Frommer's realization to type, accuracy, and aspect, together with up-to-date addresses and certain costs. learn an in-depth consultant to England's paintings and structure, and get the newest trip-planning recommendation on every thing from discount airfares to rail passes.

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The Century of Revolution 1603-1714 by Christopher Hill

By Christopher Hill

In 1961 Christopher Hill first released what has emerge as stated because the top concise heritage of the interval, Century of Revolution. Stimulating, brilliant and provocative, his photograph depiction of the turbulent period examines traditional English women and men in addition to kings and queens. Hill argued that the Civil struggle was once pushed through the clash among the outdated feudal élites and the transforming into service provider sessions. Society and the kingdom are dissected along different points comparable to Protestantism and the increase of capitalism and the wondering of hitherto unassailable specialists akin to the church and the legislation. choked with wit and perception, his therapy of what's considered as one in every of England's so much formative sessions is one who is as really pleasant within the moment variation, because it was once in 1961.

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First Workshop on Grand Unification: New England Center by Gordon Haaland (auth.), Paul H. Frampton, Sheldon L.

By Gordon Haaland (auth.), Paul H. Frampton, Sheldon L. Glashow, Asim Yildiz (eds.)

This workshop held on the New England middle supplied a well timed chance for over a hundred members to collect in a different setting and talk about the current prestige of the unification of robust and electroweak forces. One explanation for the timeliness used to be might be that experiments of the seventies had already lent affirmation to the separate theories of sturdy and of electroweak forces, in order that for the eighties it now turns out particularly compelling to aim the grand unification of those forces. additionally, the deliberate experiments to look for proton decay and the hot experiments that are suggestive, notwithstanding now not but conclusive, of non-zero neutrino leisure lots upload additional stimulus to the speculation. hence, the workshop supplied an excellent discussion board for trade of principles among lively physicists. The shows on the workshop coated the current prestige of either thought and test with a robust interaction. additionally, there have been shows from the self-discipline of astrophysics that is turning into very intertwined with that of high-energy physics specifically whilst within the latter one is addressing energies and temperatures that have been extant purely within the first nanosecond of the universe. On scan, we heard a entire insurance of the 4 usa proton decay experiments. The Brookhaven-Irvine-Michigan test within the Morton Salt Mine at Fairport Harbor, Ohio was once mentioned through LARRY SULAK, whereas DAVID WINN talked at the Harvard-Purdue-Wisconsin attempt within the Silver King Mine, Utah. MARVIN MARSHAK and RICHARD STEINBERG defined respectively the Soudan Mine, Minnesot~ and the Homestake Mine, South Dakot~experiments.

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King Arthur by Christopher Hibbert

By Christopher Hibbert

The stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the around desk are one of the best-known tales on the planet, yet they can be relegated to the world of legend.

However, Arthur used to be a guy, now not a myth.
In this publication, acclaimed historian Christopher Hibbert vividly brings to existence the sixth-century British monarch and his outstanding court docket.

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George VI: The Dutiful King (Penguin Monarchs) by Philip Ziegler

By Philip Ziegler

Written via Philip Ziegler, considered one of Britain's such a lot celebrated biographers, George VI is a part of the Penguin Monarchs sequence: brief, clean, specialist bills of England's rulers in a collectible format

If Ethelred was once notoriously 'Unready' and Alfred 'Great', King George VI should still endure the name of 'George the Dutiful'.

Throughout his existence, George devoted himself to the pursuit of what he proposal he should be doing instead of what he desired to do. Inarticulate and loathing any type of public appearances, he approved that it was once his future to determine conspicuously within the public eye, gritted his tooth, battled his crippling stammer and acquired on with it.

He was once now not born to be king, yet he made an admirable one, and used to be the figurehead of the country on the time of its maximum trial, the second one global conflict. it is a remarkable, touching and occasionally humorous e-book approximately this reluctant public determine, and the personal man.

Philip Ziegler is the writer of the permitted biographies of Mountbatten, Harold Wilson and Edward Heath. His different books comprise The Duchess of Dino, William IV, The Black Death and so much lately Olivier. at first a diplomat, he labored for a few years in booklet publishing prior to turning into a full-time author.

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