Category: Great Britain

  • Download E-books The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age PDF

    By Juliet Nicolson

    Armistice Day 1918 dawns with nice pleasure for successful Britain, however the state needs to confront the carnage struggle has left in its wake. In The nice Silence, Juliet Nicolson seems to be throughout the prism of lifestyle to relate the wealthy yet unknown historical past of the sluggish therapeutic Britain undergoes within the years following that day.

    The two-year anniversary of the Armistice brings a few closure ultimately: the is still of a anonymous soldier, dug up from a French battlefield and escorted to London in a homecoming befitting a king, are laid to leisure in glory within the Tomb of the Unknown at Westminster Abbey. “The nice Silence,” the 2 mins saw in reminiscence of these misplaced, halts a whole country in silent reverence as large Ben moves eleven.

    The nice Silence paints a brilliant photograph of a kingdom struggling with the forces that threaten to rip it apart—and studying the typical bonds that, because it strikes right into a new period, carry it together.
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  • Download E-books The Empire Strikes Back?: The Impact of Imperialism on Britain from the Mid-Nineteenth Century PDF

    By Andrew S. Thompson

    `The Empire moves again' will inject the empire again into the family background of contemporary Britain.  within the 19th century and for a lot of the 20th century, Britain's empire used to be so huge that it used to be really the worldwide superpower. a lot of Africa, Asia and the US were subsumed. Britannia's tentacles had stretched either vast and deep. tradition, faith, future health, Sexuality, legislations and Order have been all impacted within the ruled international locations. `The Empire moves again' indicates how the based states have been subsumed after which hit again, affecting in flip England itself.

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  • Download E-books Arabic Historical Thought in the Classical Period (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization) PDF

    By Tarif Khalidi

    In a piece that surveys a whole culture of historic proposal and writing throughout a span of eight-hundred years, Tarif Khalidi examines how Arabic-Islamic tradition of the premodern interval considered the earlier, the way it recorded it, and the way it sought to reply to the numerous advanced questions linked to the self-discipline of historical past.
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  • Download E-books Scottish Society, 1500-1800 PDF

    Lately students have began to invite new and interesting questions on the lives of the standard humans of Scotland within the centuries ahead of the commercial Revolution. The essays during this quantity, written by way of a few of the leading figures in Scottish social background, hide many major subject matters in pre-industrial Scottish society: poverty, vitamin, social agency and alter, city improvement, inhabitants mobility and the prestige of girls. The editors have supplied an introductory review of Scottish society analysing such subject matters as inhabitants, social constitution, legislation and order, faith and pop culture. The procedure all through is a comparative one aimed toward highlighting either the similarities and the specified positive aspects of Scottish society compared to these of the remainder of the British Isles and continental Europe. concluding chapters supply insights from experts on Irish and English society into how Scotland matches into the context of 'British' social improvement.
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  • Download E-books The Annals of West Coker PDF

    By Matthew Nathan

    After a lifetime of public provider Sir Matthew Nathan retired to the Manor of West Coker close to Yeovil in Somerset. He built a willing curiosity in his new domestic; he all started first to examine it, then to deepen and widen his learn, after which to show his wisdom into this hooked up account, which used to be initially released in 1957. The neighborhood assets - the manorial documents of his personal property, the parish and county files - have been very wealthy. With nice thoroughness he included them in a neighborhood background of the realm as much as the 19th century. approximately the entire forces which impact the affairs of the state should be traced within the files of the realm. it really is neighborhood and beginner heritage, yet of the simplest calibre, and there's a lot to curiosity historians attracted to neighborhood documents. those are liberally quoted and there are targeted maps.
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  • Download E-books Britain since 1945: The People's Peace PDF

    By Kenneth O. Morgan

    This penetrating research is the 1st entire examine by means of a certified historian of British heritage from 1945 to the current day. It examines the transformation of post-war Britain from the making plans enthusiasm of 1945 to the increase of recent Labour. utilizing a large choice of assets, together with the documents of political events and the main lately published records from the general public documents workplace, Kenneth Morgan brings the tale correct brand new and attracts comparisons with the post-war historical past of alternative nations.
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  • Download E-books The Rough Guide to Wales 5 (Rough Guide Travel Guides) PDF

    By Paul Whitfield, Mike Parker

    From the beach lodge of Llandudno to Cardiff''s outstanding Millennium Stadium, the tough advisor to Wales tells you all there's to grasp approximately this pretty and sundry kingdom. The 24-page, full-colour part introduces all of Wales'' highlights, from the world-famous Valleys and Welsh male voice choirs to the modern bars of Cardiff Bay and the suprisingly tasteful pride of Welsh Laverbread. furthermore, there are , brand-new, 4-page, full-colour inserts: ''Literary Wales'' and ''The conflict for Wales''. The consultant contains 1000s of listings of the all of the most sensible locations to consume, drink and remain, no matter what your price range, plus brand-new ''author picks'' to spotlight the superior. there's lots of functional suggestion on outside ambitions, together with the very best mountain and coastal walks, and actions from browsing at the Gower to rock-climbing in Snowdonia. The consultant takes an in depth examine Wales'' background and tradition, from the Celts and druids to trendy post-devolution politics. The advisor comes whole with maps and plans for each region.

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  • Download E-books Insufficiently Welsh PDF

    In this casual consultant to Wales, Griff Rhys Jones rediscovers “the land of his aunties.” Born in Cardiff yet raised in Essex, Griff is returning domestic on a project to discover the true Wales: the single past the vacationer path that exists within the deep appealing geographical region, jam-packed with hidden treasures and whimsical characters that make this nation so special. With aid from a hidden hand, Griff is decided a few quests in 8 certain areas that not just try out his wisdom of his native land yet his physique too, as he climbs, abseils, rides, and canoes his means via a few actually breathtaking surroundings. sign up for Griff on his trip via Snowdonia, Anglesey, the Gower, mid Wales, Brecon, Pembrokeshire, north Wales, and Monmouthshire. jam-packed with all manners of peculiar, remarkable and enlightening evidence, you’ll examine as a lot approximately Wales as you do Griff
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  • Download E-books Alexander Leslie and the Scottish Generals of the Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648 (Warfare, Society and Culture) PDF

    By Alexia Grosjean, Steve Murdoch

    Box Marshal Alexander Leslie used to be the top score commander from the British Isles to serve within the Thirty Years’ warfare. even though Leslie’s lifestyles offers the thread that runs via this paintings, the authors use his tale to discover the affects of the Thirty Years’ struggle, the British Civil Wars and the age of army Revolution.
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  • Download E-books The British Army: The Definitive History of the Twentieth Century PDF

    Created in shut cooperation with the Imperial conflict Museum, this quantity commemorates a century of British army provider. The travel of accountability starts with the Boer battle and keeps via latest conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Riveting firsthand debts and countless numbers of infrequent pictures and illustrations convey the wrestle stories of daily British infantrymen alive. 100 years of guns, armor, and strategies are explored, in addition to the nice leaders akin to Mountbatten and Montgomery. What relatively units this ebook aside are the tales at the back of such battles as Gallipoli, Cassino, and Goose eco-friendly, that are mentioned by means of the lads who fought them; their outstanding phrases exemplify the mythical gallantry and grit of the British scuffling with guy.
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