A fantastic classic novel set during the Great Plague of London (1665-1666).
…‘This Tribune of the People, this Uncrowned King of Britain’: Horatio Bottomley – Shame, the Public Sphere and the Betrayal of Populism
Anne-Marie Kilday, David S. Nash
4. The Rector of Stiffkey: ‘The lower he sinks, the greater…
…He also built three ships - the Great Western, Great Britain and Great Eastern. Each one contributed more to the development of maritime engineering than any other vessel built before or since.
Written by one of the most brilliant and provocative historians at work today, The Isles is a revolutionary narrative history that takes a new perspective on the development of Britain and Ireland, looking at them not as self-contained islands, but as an inextricable part of Europe.
…Britain was the most influential power in this system which seemed to have the potential for unbounded growth. In 1833, the British empire became the first to liberate its slaves and then to become a driving force toward global emancipation. There has been endless…
…Jan Smuts, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in German East Africa
8. The Egyptian Expeditionary Force and the Battles for Jerusalem: Command and Tactics in the Judaean Hills, November–December 1917
1. Framing the Picture
2. A "Warrior of the Kingdom": Frank Pick's City of Dreams, 1878-1915
3. Making It New: Modernism and the North of England
4. Morris, the Machine, and Modernism, 1915-1934
5. The Earthly Paradise of the London Underground
Sex, privilege, corruption, and revenge--these are elements that we expect to find splashed across today's tabloid headlines. But in 17th century England, a sex scandal in which the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven was executed for crimes so horrible that "a Christian…
Great Britain can be accused of many things; a proliferation of queuing, a fondness of the demon drink; but it's not without more than its fair share of important historical and modern people. 'Great Britons: A Very…
…Writing Empire, Fighting War: India, Great Britain and the First World War
4. Tracing the Legacy of an Experimental Generation: Three Iconic Indian Travellers in 1890s London