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British History




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Macbeth before Shakespeare


Benjamin Hudson

January 2023

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The Gaelic and Indian Origins of the American Revolution: Diversity and Empire in the British Atlantic, 1688-1783


Samuel K. Fisher

September 2022

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Enoch Powell: Politics and Ideas in Modern Britain


Paul Corthorn

July 2022

Best known for his notorious 'Rivers of Blood' speech in 1968 and his outspoken opposition to immigration, Enoch Powell was one of the most controversial figures in British political life in the second half of the twentieth century and a formative influence on what came to be known as Thatcherism.

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Culloden: Great Battles


Murray Pittock

July 2022

Great Battles

The story of Culloden, one of the most important battles in Scottish history - how it was fought, how it has been remembered, and what it has come to mean.

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Making Murder Public: Homicide in Early Modern England, 1480-1680


K. J. Kesselring

February 2022

Making Murder Public explores the emergence, in the sixteenth century, of a formal distinction between murder and manslaughter and the significant reduction in the rates of homicides individuals perpetrated on each other.

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Winston Churchill: A Life in the News


Richard Toye

November 2021

A books which traces Churchill's life in the news from cradle to grave, showing how tensions between tradition and novelty played into his constantly evolving media image.

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Personifying Prehistory: Relational Ontologies in Bronze Age Britain and Ireland


Joanna Brück

September 2021

This book draws on the wealth of new evidence for Bronze Age burials, settlements, and landscapes to explore the construction of social relationships and community identities during this period.

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The People's Peace: Britain Since 1945

Updated Edition


Kenneth O. Morgan

August 2021

This comprehensive and widely acclaimed study of British history since 1945 has been has been expanded to include a new chapter looking at the conflict over Brexit. This edition contains some further updating.

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The Oxford History of Britain: 2021 edition

Updated Edition


Kenneth O. Morgan

February 2021

A new edition of this best-selling history of Britain, from Roman times, now updated to cover the first decade of the 21st century.

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Between Two Worlds: How the English Became Americans


Malcolm Gaskill

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


Otto Saumarez Smith

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


Christopher M. Bell

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


Marc Mulholland

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


Meredith Veldman

October 2015

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Queen Victoria: Gender and Empire


Susan Kingsley Kent

September 2015

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Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction


Nicholas Vincent

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


Rab Houston

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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Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction


Paul Langford

August 2000

Very Short Introductions

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Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction


John Gillingham, Ralph A. Griffiths

August 2000

Very Short Introductions

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Tudor England


John Guy

January 1990

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