Category: England

Tudor Government by T.A. Morris

By T.A. Morris

Tudor govt surveys executive throughout the entire Tudor reigns, together with these of Henry VIII, Mary and Elizabeth. It explores such topics because the position of parliament, legislation and order, the govt. of the church and the private position of the monarch. Combining narrative, questions and research, this ebook offers scholars with a transparent heritage to the interval and a consultant to exam luck.

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Too Narrow to Swing a Cat: Going Nowhere in Particular on by Steve Haywood

By Steve Haywood

One guy and his cat trip the canals of England
Steve Haywood has a brand new member of workforce aboard his narrowboat, Justice—but probably now not the type he'd have sought after if he'd identified the difficulty she'd reason. equipment, an untidy package of fur with the entire angle you will anticipate from a "sarf Lunnun" cat, joins Steve as he cruises the waterways on a challenge to find misplaced elements of britain. Casting apart the line maps that convey England to be an interlocking net of motorways, Steve will get a special standpoint of the fashionable international as he cruises the canals via a panorama unchanged for hundreds of years, vacationing picturesque cities and waterway fairs alongside the way.

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1381: The Year of the Peasants' Revolt by Juliet Barker

By Juliet Barker

Written with the fluency readers have come to anticipate from Juliet Barker, 1381: The yr of the Peasants Revolt offers an account of the 1st nice well known rebellion in England and its history, and paints on a wide canvas an image of English lifestyles in medieval occasions. Skeptical of latest chroniclers bills of occasions, Barker attracts at the judicial assets of the indictments and court docket complaints that the uprising.

This emphasis bargains a clean standpoint at the so-called Peasants riot and provides intensity and texture to the ancient narrative. one of the ebook s arguments are that the rebels believed they have been the dependable topics of the king performing in his pursuits, and that the boy-king Richard II sympathized with their grievances.

Barker tells how and why a various and not going workforce of normal women and men from each nook of britain from servants and workers dwelling off wages, in the course of the village elite who served as bailiffs, constables, and stewards, to the ranks of the gentry united in armed uprising opposed to church and country to call for an intensive political time table. Had it been applied, this time table might have remodeled English society and expected the French Revolution by means of 400 years. 1381: The 12 months of the Peasants Revolt is a vital reassessment of the rebellion and a desirable, unique learn of medieval lifestyles in England s cities and countryside."

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The Ribble Way: A Northern England Trail by Dennis Kelsall, Jan Kelsall

By Dennis Kelsall, Jan Kelsall

The Ribble method stroll is a 71-mile long-distance path. The direction during this guidebook strains the total size of the Ribble valley and leads walkers via a number of the best surroundings in northwest England. course defined from the estuary mouth, close to Preston.

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Roger Bacon and the Defence of Christendom by Amanda Power

By Amanda Power

The English Franciscan, Roger Bacon (ca.1214-92), holds a debatable yet very important place within the improvement of recent technological know-how. He has been portrayed as an remoted determine, at odds along with his influential order and finally condemned by way of it. This significant examine, the 1st in English for almost sixty years, bargains a provocative new interpretation of either Bacon and his atmosphere. Amanda energy argues that his well-known writings for the papal curia have been the fabricated from his severe engagement with the targets of the Franciscan order and the reform schedule of the thirteenth-century church. Fearing that the apocalypse used to be to hand and Christians unprepared, Bacon explored radical equipment for protecting, renewing and promulgating the religion inside of Christendom and past. learn during this gentle, his paintings exhibits the breadth of mind's eye attainable in a time of increasing geographical and highbrow horizons.

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Crime, Police, and Penal Policy: European Experiences by Clive Emsley

By Clive Emsley

How did rules approximately crime and criminals switch in Europe from round 1750 to 1940? How did ecu states reply to those alterations with the advance of police and penal associations? Clive Emsley makes an attempt to handle those questions utilizing contemporary examine at the background of crime and legal justice in Europe. Exploring the topic chronologically, he addresses the kinds of offending, the altering interpretations and understandings of that offending at either elite and well known degrees, and the way the rising state states of the interval spoke back to criminality via the improvement of police forces and the refinement of sorts of punishment.The booklet makes a speciality of the comparative nature within which assorted states studied one another and their associations, and the ways that various reformers exchanged principles and investigated policing and penal experiments in different nations. It additionally explores the theoretical concerns underpinning contemporary learn, emphasising that the alterations in principles on crime and criminals have been neither linear nor round, and demonstrating in actual fact that many rules hailed as new by means of modern politicians and in present debate on crime and its 'solutions', have a really lengthy and illustrious historical past.

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Parliament and Political Pamphleteering in by Clementine Oliver

By Clementine Oliver

A few sixty years prior to the arrival of the printing press, the 1st political pamphlets approximately parliament circulated within the urban of London. usually vitriolic and satirical, those handwritten pamphlets pronounced on a trilogy of parliamentary victories opposed to the crown often called the nice, the fantastic, and the cruel Parliaments. the 1st pamphlets element to the life of a industry of readers hungry for information of parliament in addition to to the emergence of public opinion as a political strength. This booklet reconstructs the lives of the political pamphleteers in addition to the political panorama of overdue fourteenth-century England, giving specific emphasis to the big staff of bureaucrats residing in London to which Geoffrey Chaucer belonged.

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Road to the Dales: The Story of a Yorkshire Lad by Gervase Phinn

By Gervase Phinn

During this identify, Gervase tells of a lifestyles filled with happiness, dialog, tune and books shared together with his 3 siblings, father and mother. This publication is a photo of turning out to be up in Yorkshire within the Fifties - reminisce with Gervase, and percentage in his own trip - of college days and vacations in addition to his tentative steps into the grownup global. eat a number of uproarious tales together with the incident related to a damaged greenhouse, crashing his brother's newly restored motorcycle in addition to secrets and techniques approximately his first dates, adventures at summer time camp, kinfolk journeys to Blackpool and lots of different attractive stories. With a depraved ear for the comical, and a pointy eye for aspect, this superbly written e-book visits poignant moments, major occasions and important stories from a boy known as Gervase.

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Frommer's Portable London 2009 by Darwin Porter

By Darwin Porter

This ebook is breezy, chatty, and desirous to please. The writers are looking to be your good friend in your stopover at to London. One eating place evaluation indicates you steer clear of the salmon; the outline of the Tower of London journey warns you clear of the locking-up rite, calling it "cheesy." The pleased tone the writers take is impressive, yet that does not excuse the truth that they suspect the common customer to London is made up of money.

Admittedly, like so much crowded towns, London is infamous for its excessive costs. but when you restrict your stopover at to the highlights during this pocket-sized quantity you'll be seeing a really pricey urban. The authors' concept of an "inexpensive" resort can run over ninety five kilos consistent with evening, which to this working-class Anglophile is lovely pricy. And their dialogue of buying focuses seriously on Harrod's and the Carnaby road revival, no longer the nieghborhood outlets and pubs the place you will get a pleasant blouse and a pint with no being singled out as a tourist.

And in case you are extra drawn to tradition than in bringing domestic trophies, the authors are usually not talking your language. although they contact on highlights just like the RSC and the Tate glossy, frankly such a lot people in basic terms wanted these mentioned on a map; thorough studies have been superfluous. How in regards to the extra esoteric theatres and museums, the small espresso retailers the place folkies play Welsh homicide ballads, the strolling journey that takes within the top busking corners? i might pay stable funds for a travel advisor that incorporated those.

I cannot name this guidebook undesirable. when you've got mad funds adequate to throw round with reasonable abandon, this e-book may be correct up your highway. As i have pointed out above, its guidelines and studies are thorough, let alone affable and arranged. yet for curious students, sailors on go away, and the keen operating American who manages to swing weeks off paintings, this ebook is far from your league. hold shopping for the perfect quantity, simply because this one ain't it.

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Battleground Europe D-Day to Germany by Warlord Games

By Warlord Games

Take the struggle to the enemy with this new theatre ebook for Bolt motion. From the D-Day landings to the ultimate conflict for Berlin, this quantity offers gamers every little thing they should concentration their gaming on those ultimate campaigns within the ecu Theatre of Operations. situations and distinctive ideas supply anything for all Bolt motion gamers, whatever the armies they gather.

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