Download Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that by Deborah Cadbury PDF

By Deborah Cadbury

A beautiful exploration of the function during which Queen Victoria exerted such a lot foreign strength and effect: her position as matchmaking grandmother

In the past due 19th century, Queen Victoria had over thirty surviving grandchildren. to take care of and raise strength in Europe, she was hoping to manoeuvre them into dynastic marriages. In her attractions used to be royalty from the world over. but for all their seeming obedience, her grandchildren frequently had plans in their personal, plans fuelled through robust wills and romantic hearts. Her matchmaking plans have been purely additional complex through their coinciding with tumultuous overseas upheavals; revolution and conflict have been within the air and after her loss of life, her such a lot rigorously laid plans fell to ruin.

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking travels throughout the such a lot glittering, decadent palaces of Russia and Europe, weaving in scandals, political machinations and family members tensions, to mesmerizing impact. it's straight away an intimate portrait of the royal kin and an exam of the clash as a result of the ability, love and accountability that formed the marriages that Queen Victoria prepared. on the center of all of it is Queen Victoria herself: doting grandmother one second, decided manipulator the next.

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Download Edward III (The English Monarchs Series) by W Mark Ormrod PDF

By W Mark Ormrod

Edward III (1312–1377) was once the main profitable ecu ruler of his age. Reigning for over fifty years, he completed remarkable army triumphs and overcame grave threats to his authority, from parliamentary rebel to the Black loss of life. respected via his matters as a chivalric dynamo, he initiated the Hundred Years' conflict and gloriously led his males into conflict opposed to the Scots and the French.

In this illuminating biography, W. Mark Ormrod takes a deeper examine Edward to bare the guy underneath the army muscle. What emerges is Edward's transparent experience of his accountability to rebuild the status of the Crown, and during army earnings and transferring international relations, to safe a legacy for posterity. New information of the beauty of Edward's court docket, lavish nationwide celebrations, and cutting edge use of images identify the king's instinctive knowing of the bond among ruler and folks. With clean emphasis on how Edward's rule used to be suffering from his kin relationships—including his roles as traumatized son, loving husband, and dutiful father—Ormrod provides a important new measurement to our figuring out of this notable warrior king.

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Download Econocide: British Slavery in the Era of Abolition by Seymour Drescher PDF

By Seymour Drescher

during this vintage research and refutation of Eric Williams's 1944 thesis, Seymour Drescher argues that Britain's abolition of the slave exchange in 1807 resulted no longer from the diminishing worth of slavery for nice Britain yet in its place from the British public's mobilization opposed to the slave alternate, which pressured London to dedicate what Drescher phrases "econocide." This motion, he argues, used to be hazardous to Britain's fiscal pursuits at a time whilst British slavery used to be really on the peak of its strength.

Originally released in 1977, Drescher's paintings used to be instrumental in undermining the industrial determinist interpretation of abolitionism that had ruled old discourse for many years following international conflict II. For this moment version, which incorporates a foreword through David Brion Davis, Drescher has written a brand new preface, reflecting at the historiography of the British slave exchange seeing that this book's unique publication.

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Download Set Adrift upon the World: The Sutherland Clearances by James Hunter PDF

By James Hunter

they'd be greater lifeless, they stated, than set adrift upon the area. yet set adrift they have been - hundreds of thousands of them, their groups destroyed, their houses demolished and burned. Such have been the Sutherland Clearances, a unprecedented episode, related to the planned depopulation of a lot of a Scottish county. What was once performed during that episode used to be deliberate and conducted by way of a small crew of fellows and one lady. such a lot of these concerned wrote very much approximately their activities, intentions and emotions, and masses of it's been preserved. There aren't any identical collections of fabric from these whose groups ceased to exist. Their emotions and fears are more durable to entry, yet they're certainly not irrecoverable. during this e-book James Hunter tells the tale of the Sutherland Clearances. His researches took him to information in Scotland, England and Canada, to the now abandoned straths of Sutherland, to the frozen beaches of Hudson Bay. the result's a gripping, relocating, definitive account of a people’s fight for survival within the face of tragedy and catastrophe which include stories that have now not featured in any past such account.

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Download Sir Robert Peel: Statesmanship, Power and Party (Lancaster by Eric J. Evans PDF

By Eric J. Evans

Sir Robert Peel provides an available and concise advent to the lifestyles and occupation of 1 of the main political leaders of the 19th century. possibly most sensible recognized for seeing in the course of the Repeal of the Corn legislation, Peel had a big impression on political lifetime of his age and past. Eric J. Evans reassesses Peel's profession, arguing that even though Peel's government and administrative strengths have been nice, his vanity, loss of empathy with the improvement of political events and his rigid dedication to fiscal liberalism offered political difficulties which he was once incapable of solving.

This extended and entirely revised moment edition:

  • fully engages with the broad new old paintings on Sir Robert Peel released because the first variation seemed fifteen years ago
  • includes a word list of keywords plus an up-to-date and extended bibliography, together with directory worthwhile web content.

Sir Robert Peel is the proper advent for all scholars of nineteenth-century history.

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Download Atheism and Deism Revalued: Heterodox Religious Identities by Wayne Hudson,Diego Lucci,Diego, Assoc Prof Lucci,Jeffrey R, PDF

By Wayne Hudson,Diego Lucci,Diego, Assoc Prof Lucci,Jeffrey R, Dr Wigelsworth,Wayne, Professor Hudson

Given the relevant function performed through faith in early-modern Britain, it really is possibly remarkable that historians haven't consistently paid shut realization to the transferring and nuanced subtleties of phrases utilized in spiritual controversies. during this assortment specific realization is focussed upon of the main contentious of those phrases: ‘atheism’ and ‘deism’, phrases that experience formed major elements of the scholarship at the Enlightenment.

This quantity argues that during the 17th and eighteenth century atheism and deism concerned wonderful differences that experience no longer constantly been preserved by means of later students. the unique deployment and utilization of those phrases have been usually extra complex than a lot of the ancient scholarship indicates. certainly, in a lot of the literature static definitions are usually taken with no consideration, leading to depictions of the prior developed upon anachronistic assumptions.

Offering reassessments of the ancient figures such a lot linked to ‘atheism’ and ‘deism’ in early smooth Britain, this assortment opens the topic up for debate and indicates how the hot historiography of deism adjustments our knowing of heterodox non secular identities in Britain from 1650 to 1800. It problematises the older view that folks have been atheist or deists in a simple experience and in its place explores the plurality and suppleness of spiritual identities in this interval. Drawing at the latest scholarship, the amount enriches the talk approximately heterodoxy, providing new views on a variety of favorite figures and delivering an outline of significant adjustments within the field.

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Download Black Lives in the English Archives, 1500–1677: Imprints of by Imtiaz Habib PDF

By Imtiaz Habib

Containing an urgently wanted archival database of old proof, this quantity contains either a consolidated presentation of the documentary files of black humans in Tudor and Stuart England, and an interpretive narrative that confirms and considerably extends the insights of present theoretical excursus on race in early sleek England. right here for the 1st time Imtiaz Habib collects the scattered references to black people-whether from Africa, India or America-in 16th- and seventeenth-century England, and arranges them right into a systematic, chronological descriptive index. He deals a longer historic and theoretical interpretation of the documents in six chapters, which function an introductory consultant to the index while they articulate a selected argument concerning the which means of the documents. either the archival details and interpretive scholarship offer a robust framework from which destiny old debates on race in early glossy England can proceed.

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