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Between Two Worlds: How the English Became Americans

£14.99

Malcolm Gaskill

9780199672974
Paperback
October 2020

The transatlantic story of how the English settlers of seventeenth century North America became Americans - from the near-calamitous first settlement at Jamestown in 1607 to the drama of the Salem witch trials.

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Boom Cities: Architect Planners and the Politics of Radical Urban Renewal in 1960s Britain

£22.99

Otto Saumarez Smith

9780198865193
Paperback
September 2020

In this volume, Otto Saumarez Smith recounts the fraught history of the urban development of British city centres in the 1960s, uncovering the planning philosophy, and the political, cultural, and legislative background that created the conditions for these transformations to occur across the country.

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Churchill and the Dardanelles

£12.99

Christopher M. Bell

9780198702559
Paperback
August 2020

The story of the highly controversial First World War campaign that nearly destroyed Churchill's reputation for good and of his decades-long battle to set the record straight - a battle which ultimately helped clear the way for Churchill's appointment as Prime Minister in Britain's 'darkest hour'.

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Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Marc Mulholland

9780198825005
Paperback
March 2020

Very Short Introductions

From the Plantation of Ulster to the entry into peace talks in the late twentieth century the Northern Irish people have been engaged in conflict. This book explores the pivotal moments in Northern Irish history - the rise of republicanism in the 1800s, Home Rule, the growth of Sinn Fein, and the DUP, before bringing the story up to date.

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Margaret Thatcher: Shaping the New Conservatism

£11.99

Meredith Veldman

9780190248970
Paperback
October 2015

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Queen Victoria: Gender and Empire

£11.99

Susan Kingsley Kent

9780190250003
Paperback
September 2015

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Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Nicholas Vincent

9780199582877
Paperback
June 2012

Very Short Introductions

Magna Carta has long been considered the foundation stone of the British Constitution, yet few people today understand either its contents or its context. With a full English translation of the 1215 charter, Nicholas Vincent introduces the document to a modern audience; explaining its origins and tracing the significance of its role in our history.

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Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Rab Houston

9780199230792
Paperback
November 2008

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction explores the key themes from more than 1,000 years of Scotland's fascinating history. Covering everything from the Jacobites to devolution to the modern economy, this concise account presents a fully-integrated picture of what Scottish society, culture, politics and religion look like, and why.

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After Rome

£27.99

Thomas Charles-Edwards

9780199249824
Paperback
November 2003

Short Oxford History of the British Isles

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Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

John Gillingham, Ralph A. Griffiths

9780192854025
Paperback
August 2000

Very Short Introductions

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Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Paul Langford

9780192853998
Paperback
August 2000

Very Short Introductions

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Tudor England

£24.99

John Guy

9780192852137
Paperback
January 1990

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