Category: England

Second to None The History of the Coldstream Guards 1650 – by Julian Paget

By Julian Paget

Exotic British historians and earlier individuals of the regiment have a good time the 350th anniversary of this well-known British protect regiment with a lavishly illustrated account of its background in battle and peace.

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Thirteenth Century England X: Proceedings of the Durham by Michael Prestwich, Richard Britnell, Robin Frame

By Michael Prestwich, Richard Britnell, Robin Frame

This assortment provides new and unique study into the lengthy 13th century, from c.1180-c.1330, with a specific specialize in the reign of Edward II and its aftermath. different issues tested contain crown funds, markets and festivals, royal stewards, the aftermath of the Barons' conflict, Wace's Roman de Brut, and authority in Yorkshire nunneries; and the amount additionally follows the culture of the sequence by way of having a look past England, with contributions at the function of Joan, spouse of Llywelyn the good in Anglo-Welsh family members, Dublin, and English landholding in eire, whereas the continental connection is represented by way of a comparability of facets of English and French kingship.

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The Roots of English Colonialism in Ireland by John Patrick Montaño

By John Patrick Montaño

This can be a significant new examine of the cultural foundations of the Tudor plantations in eire and of early English imperialism extra typically. John Patrick Montaño strains the roots of colonialism within the key dating of cultivation and civility in Tudor England and indicates the imperative function this performed in Tudor options for settling, civilising and colonising eire. The publication levels from the function of cartography, surveying and fabric tradition - homes, fences, fields, roads and bridges - in manifesting the hot order to where of vitamin, rest, language and hairstyles in constructing cultural modifications as a website of clash among the Irish and the imperialising kingdom and as a justification for the civilising strategy. It indicates that the ideologies and techniques of colonisation which might later be utilized within the New global have been already obvious within the practices, fabric tradition and hardening perspective in the direction of barbarous customs of the Tudor regime.

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Civil War in the South-West England: 1642-1646 (Battlefield by John Barratt

By John Barratt

Among 1642 and 1646 armies fought for keep an eye on of Southwest England in a single of the decisive confrontations of the English Civil Wars. during this brief, turbulent interval Royalists dependable to King Charles I clashed with the forces of Parliament in a sequence of hard-fought campaigns that criss crossed the West nation panorama. Rearguard activities, sieges, skirmishes, retreats and pitched battles punctuated the process the clash, but no past publication has retold the tale of the Southwestern campaigns intimately. John Barratt's account of this bloody and disruptive part within the West Country's background bargains a picture description of the engagements themselves and takes the reader on a journey of the battlefields.

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The Innocents by Francesca Segal

By Francesca Segal

*** Winner of the 2012 Costa First Novel Award *** "It is irresistible this novel's wit, grace, and charm."
--Lauren Groff, writer of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia

A shrewdpermanent and slyly humorous story of affection, temptation, confusion, and dedication; a victorious and fantastically finished recasting of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence.

Newly engaged and unthinkingly self-satisfied, twenty-eight-year-old Adam Newman is the prize capture of Temple Fortune, a small, tight-knit Jewish suburb of London. He has been relationship Rachel Gilbert because they have been either 16 and now, to the comfort and happiness of the whole Gilbert kin, they're eventually to marry. To Adam, Rachel embodies the top values of Temple Fortune; she is blameless, traditional, and completely safe in her community--a position within which every body nonetheless is familiar with the whereabouts in their nursery tuition classmates. Marrying Rachel will cement Adam's position in a hot, inclusive kin he loves.

But because the great equipment of the marriage gathers momentum, Adam feels the 1st faint touches of claustrophobia, and whilst Rachel's more youthful cousin Ellie Schneider strikes domestic from long island, she unsettles Adam greater than he'd care to confess. Ellie--beautiful, weak, and fiercely independent--offers a liberation that he hadn't recognized existed: a freedom from the loving interference and complicated parochialism of North West London. Adam unearths himself wondering every little thing, by surprise torn among defense and excitement, culture and independence. What may perhaps he be lacking via staying just about home?

Francesca Segal used to be born in London and studied at Oxford and Harvard collage ahead of changing into a journalist and critic. Her paintings has seemed in Granta, The Guardian, and The Observer, between different courses. for 3 years she wrote the Debut Fiction Column in The Observer and has been a good points author at Tatler. She divides her time among London and New York.

"With understated wit, empathy and a cinematic eye of element, Segal brings alive a bunch of characters so strong so that you can simply think them onscreen... A profitable debut novel."

"Inspired by means of The Age of Innocence, Segal's booklet is hotter, funnier, and paints a extra dynamic and human portrait of a useful neighborhood that may be a impressive juxtaposition to Wharton's chilly social strata."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A artful homage... [Segal] writes with enticing warmth."
--Entertainment Weekly, Grade: B+

"Readers who take pleasure in fast moving, lightly satirical literary novels, lovers of Allegra Goodman, and ebook staff members will discover a Shabbat dinner's worthy of noshing during this finished debut novel."
--Library Journal

"An emotionally and intellectually astute debut."

"[A] pleasant first novel... clever, witty and observant."
--The London Times

"Segal writes with an understated elegance."
--The Observer (UK)

"The Innocents is written with knowledge and deliciously refined wit... this can be a splendidly readable novel: dependent, comprehensive, and romantic."
--Andre Aciman, writer of Out of Egypt, Call Me via Your Name, and Alibis

"A relocating, humorous, richly drawn story... jam-packed with genuine pleasures and unforeseen knowledge, this publication sweeps you along."
--Esther Freud, writer of Love Falls and Lucky Break

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Dickenss England by R E Pritchard

By R E Pritchard

Dickens's England used to be a time of remarkable strength and alter which laid the rules of our personal glossy society. there has been a brand new global getting into being: new cities, new machines, new and innovative principles, new songs and dances, music-halls and well known novels, in addition to new wealth for the boastful heart periods. For others, notwithstanding, there has been poverty, fight and tough labour. Dickens's characters with whom we're so known - orphan Oliver and crafty Fagin, snobbish Pip, spendthrift Mr Micawber, pompous Podsnap and humourless Gradgrind - develop out of his personal remark. right here, Dickens and his nice contemporaries - John Ruskin, Henry Mayhew, Charles Darwin, Thomas Hardy - take us into the guts of what Elizabeth Barrett Browning referred to as 'this reside, throbbing age, that brawls, cheats, maddens, calculates, aspires'. this can be the correct e-book for a person desirous to comprehend extra concerning the global of our nice novelist Charles Dickens

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The Tudors For Dummies by David Loades, Mei Trow

By David Loades, Mei Trow

This pleasing advisor covers the interval from 1485 to 1603, exploring the lifestyles and instances of daily humans (from famine and the flu epidemic, to schooling, witchcraft and William Shakespeare) in addition to the intrigues and scandals at courtroom. Strap your self in and prepare for a rollercoaster experience throughout the romantic and political liaisons of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I - and that's now not all! info on surviving Tudor constructions, corresponding to Hampton courtroom, provides a latest twist for readers desirous to deliver heritage to existence by way of vacationing those ancient websites.
"The Tudors For Dummies" contains:
Part I: The Early Tudors bankruptcy 1: researching the Tudors bankruptcy 2: Surveying the Mess the Tudors Inherited bankruptcy three: Cosying Up With the 1st Tudor
Part II: Henry VIII bankruptcy four: What was once Henry like? bankruptcy five: How Henry Ran his nation bankruptcy 6: Divorced, Beheaded, Died; Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: The Perils of Marrying Henry bankruptcy 7: developing a brand new Church: Henry and faith
Part III: Edward VI, Mary and Philip, and Queen Mary bankruptcy eight: Edward, the kid King bankruptcy nine: constructing Protestantism bankruptcy 10: Northumberland, girl Jane gray and the increase of Mary bankruptcy eleven: What Mary Did bankruptcy 12: Weighing Up battle and Disillusionment
Part IV: the 1st Elizabeth bankruptcy thirteen: The Queen and her staff bankruptcy 14: Breaking banquet ideas: Discussing faith and Politics bankruptcy 15: Tackling Battles, Plots and Revolts bankruptcy sixteen: Making conflict with Spain bankruptcy 17: knowing the difficulty in eire bankruptcy 18: Passing at the Baton - relocating from Tudors to Stewarts
Part V: The a part of Tens bankruptcy 19: Ten most sensible Tudor Dates bankruptcy 20: Ten issues the Tudors Did For Us bankruptcy 21: Ten (Mostly) Surviving Tudor structures

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The Life to Come (and other stories) by E. M. Forster

By E. M. Forster

Amazon quote: merely have been released in his lifetime. many of the different tales remained unpublished as a result of their openly gay issues; as an alternative they have been proven to an appreciative circle of pals and fellow writers, together with Christopher Isherwood, Siegfried Sassoon, Lytton Strachey, and T. E. Lawrence. The tales fluctuate commonly in temper and atmosphere. One is a contented political satire; one other has, so much surprisingly for Forster, a ancient atmosphere; others provide critical and robust expression to a couple of Forster's profoundest concerns.

P.S. The tales edited by way of David Leavitt and Mark Mitchell (epub already the following) include the collections "The Celestial Omnibus 1911" and "The everlasting second 1928", so "The existence to Come" and the opposite posthumously released tales are a wanted addition. now not my test, yet I've superior a pdf.

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The Sublime Invention: Ballooning in Europe, 1783-1820 by Michael R Lynn

By Michael R Lynn

Ballooning, just like the Enlightenment, was once a Europe-wide circulate and a huge cultural phenomenon. Lynn argues that during order to appreciate the significance of technological know-how through the age of the Enlightenment and Atlantic revolutions, it is important to give an explanation for how and why ballooning entered and stayed within the public cognizance. by means of the tip of the eighteenth century, clinical concerns had come to occupy an important position in people's lives at nearly each point of society. utilizing balloons as a case examine, Lynn lines the dissemination and appropriation of this new technological know-how up and down the social and financial scale, exploring the cultural value of ballooning on the start of large-scale, mass intake of technological know-how. outstanding by way of nature, ballooning has encouraged historians to inform a number of tales, yet has no longer come below the serious scrutiny it merits. instead of easily narrate a chronology of discovery, this publication bargains a cultural and social research of ballooning over the 1st area century after their invention. there's a paradox on the centre of ballooning: at the one hand a mass pop culture emerged surrounding balloons, they captured the hearts and mind's eye of the complete continent and past and have become a logo of Enlightenment, kingdom strength, and clinical development; nevertheless, they didn't satisfy their technological capability.

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Blott on the Landscape by Tom Sharpe

By Tom Sharpe

The panorama is ideal, the timber majestic, the plant life and the fauna are correct and correct, the complete is picturesquely usual of rural England at its top. Sir Giles, an MP of few rules and curius tastes, plots to spoil all this by means of construction a dual carriageway smack via it, to line his personal pocket and whilst to cast off his spouse, the capacious girl Maude. Sir Giles recruits to his facet Hoskins, a corrupt neighborhood authentic, Lord Leakham, the surroundings an identical of a dangling pass judgement on, and Dundridge, a difficult bureaucrat with an dangerous ardour for order. by contrast strong foyer are ranged an insignificant handful of neighborhood citizens led by means of woman Maude. hardly ever in the beginning sight a group to resist the batteries of legit inertia, obligatory buy Orders and bulldozer blades.

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