Blood and Roses: One Family's Struggle and Triumph During the Tumultuous Wars of the Roses

By Helen Castor

The Wars of the Roses tore England asunder. Over the process thirty years, 4 kings misplaced their thrones, numerous males misplaced their lives at the battlefield or their heads at the block, and others came upon themselves all at once flush with gold. but beforehand, little has been written in regards to the usual those that lived via this remarkable time.

Blood and Roses is a gripping, intimate tale of 1 decided relations engaging in daily enterprise opposed to the backdrop of a disintegrating society and savage civil struggle. Drawing on an extraordinary trove of letters came across in a tumbledown stately domestic, historian Helen Castor reconstructs the turbulent affairs of the Pastons via 3 generations of births, marriages, and deaths as they single-mindedly labored their means up from farmers to landed gentry. it's a striking chronicle of devotion, ambition, and survival that brings a distant and hazy period to vivid new life.

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Beaten But Not Defeated: Siegfried Moos - A German anti-Nazi who settled in Britain

By Merilyn Moos

Siegi Moos, an anti-Nazi and lively member of the German Communist social gathering, escaped Germany in 1933 and, exiled in Britain, sought one other path to the transformation of capitalism. This biography charts Siegi’s lifestyles, beginning in Germany whilst he witnessed the Bavarian uprisings of 1918/19 and relocating to the later upward push of the extraordinary correct. We stick to his growth in Berlin as a dedicated Communist and an energetic anti-Nazi within the well-organised crimson entrance, prior to a lot of the German Communist social gathering (KPD) took the Nazis heavily, and his deep involvement within the loose Thinkers and in agit-prop theatre. The e-book additionally describes Siegi’s lifestyles as an exile: the lack of kin, comrades, his first language and eventually his previous political opinions. opposed to a historical past of the loneliness of exile, the political and the non-public turned indissolubly intertwined whilst Siegi’s spouse, Lotte, had a dating with an Irish/Soviet undercover agent. finally, we glance into Siegi’s time as a examine employee on the prestigious Oxford Institute of facts at Oxford collage from 1938, turning into an financial consultant less than the Labour top Minister, Wilson, 1966-1970, and the way, ultimately, after retirement, he lower back to writing.

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Counting Sheep: A Celebration of the Pastoral Heritage of Britain

By Philip Walling

Sheep are the thread that runs during the historical past of the English geographical region. Our fortunes have been as soon as based on sheep, and this publication tells a narrative of wool and funds and background, of retailers and farmers and shepherds, of English yeomen and the way they bought their freedom, and in particular, of the soil. Sheep have helped outline our tradition and topography, impacting on every little thing from accessory and idiom, structure, roads and waterways, to social development and wealth. together with his eye for the idiosyncratic, Philip meets the local breeds that thrive during this nation; he tells tales approximately every one breed, meets their shepherds and vendors, learns approximately their prior - and confronts the current realities of sheep farming. alongside the way in which, Philip meets the folks of the geographical region and their many professions: the mole-catchers, the stick-makers, the tobacco-twisters and clog-wrights. He explores this artisan background as he re-discovers the nation-state, and reveals a way of life parallel to fashionable life, suffering to stay unchanged - and at its center, regularly sheep.

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History of Britain and Ireland

By DK Publishing

From the Roman conquest of forty three CE to the Norman conquest of 1066, and from the Elizabethan age to the Iraq and Afghan wars of the twenty first century, DK's History of england and Ireland strains the major occasions that experience formed nice Britain and eire from earliest occasions to the current day.

History of england and Ireland is the definitive visible advisor to 5,000 years of British heritage. It incorporates a entire timeline chronicling key occasions within the background of england and eire, as well as "decisive moment" spreads that vividly describe turning issues in British heritage. It additionally profiles the folks who've had an important impression on British tradition and society via their innovations, discoveries, and concepts.

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Encyclopedia of Modern British Army Regiments

By P. D. Griffin

The present-day regiments of the British military, many courting again to the 17th century, have lengthy and special histories. Campaigns in battle and peace the world over, from Flanders to the North West Frontier and from Spain to New Zealand, are nonetheless celebrated in regimental customs and conflict honors. because the first version of this booklet, there were dramatic cuts in security spending and complete position adjustments for plenty of of the Army's oldest regiments. A reappraisal of the makeup and traditions of the Army's easy development blocks, its regiments, is for this reason well timed. The regiments and corps of the British military, many keeping conventional titles corresponding to Dragoon Guards, Hussars, Lancers and Fusiliers, are thought of so as of priority. information given for every regiment contain insignia, conflict honors, anniversaries, customs, mascots, gown differences, marches, nicknames, headquarters and recruiting parts. furthermore, there's a 'family tree' for every regiment, exhibiting its lineage on account that its unique origin. a big variety of colour and black & white photos illustrate key moments in each one regiment's heritage and its present actions around the globe.

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A Brief History of Britain 1066-1485

By Nicholas Vincent

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From the Norman Conquest to the conflict of Bosworth box - how Britain used to be invaded and turn into a country. the 1st quantity within the beautiful 4 quantity short historical past of england series.

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From the conflict of Hastings to the conflict of Bosworth box, Nicholas Vincent tells the tale of ways Britain was once born.

When William, Duke of Normandy, killed King Harold and seized the throne of britain, England’s language, tradition, politics and legislations have been reworked. Over the following 400 years, lower than royal dynasties that regarded mostly to France for suggestion and concepts, an English id was once born, established partially upon fight for keep an eye on over the opposite elements of the British Isles (Scotland, Wales and Ireland), partly upon contention with the kings of France. From those struggles emerged English legislation and an English Parliament, the English language, English humour and England’s first in another country empires.

In this exciting and obtainable account, Nicholas Vincent not just tells the tale of the increase and fall of dynasties, yet investigates the lives and obsessions of a number of lesser women and men, from archbishops to peasants, and from squaddies to students, upon whose company the social and highbrow foundations of Englishness now rest.

This the 1st booklet within the 4 quantity short background of england which brings jointly the various prime historians to inform our nation’s tale from the Norman Conquest of 1066 to the present-day. Combining the newest examine with available and unique tale telling, it's the perfect creation for college students and common readers.

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A History of Britain: The Fate of Empire 1776-2000

By Simon Schama

The ultimate degree of Simon Schama's epic voyage round Britain spans centuries, crosses the breadth of the empire and covers an unlimited expanse of themes - from the delivery of feminism to the destiny of freedom.

The destiny of the Empire asks an important questions about the character of empire, travelling from celebrations of business and imperialist energy on the nice Exhibition, to the catastrophic Irish potato famine and the Indian Mutiny.

Through the army and monetary shocks and traumas of our earlier, Schama asks the query that remains with us - is the substantial weight of our heritage a blessing or a curse, a present or a millstone round the neck of our future?

This 3rd and ultimate quantity within the sequence is an enormous compelling background, made extra so by way of the full of life storytelling and massive daring characters on the middle of the motion. yet along flamboyant heroes, like Nelson and Churchill, Schama recollects unsung heroines and nearly unknown enemies. along the grand principles, he exposes the grand illusions that price untold lives.

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Gender, Morality, and Race in Company India, 1765-1858

By Joseph Sramek

Among 1765 and 1858, British imperialists in India obsessed constantly approximately gaining and protecting Indian “opinion” of British ethical and racial prestige.  Weaving political, highbrow, cultural, and gender historical past jointly in an leading edge strategy, Gender, Morality, and Race in corporation India, 1765-1858 examines imperial anxieties relating to British ethical misconduct in India starting from debt and present giving to drunkenness and irreligion and issues out their wider dating to the structuring of British colonialism.  exhibiting a pervasive worry between imperial elites of wasting “mastery” over India, in addition to a deep mistrust of Indian civil and army subordinates via whom they governed, Sramek demonstrates how a lot of the British Raj’s impressive racial conceitedness after 1858 can actually be traced again into the previous corporation interval of colonial rule.  instead of the Sepoy uprising of 1857 ushering in a extra racist type of colonialism, this ebook powerfully indicates a long way better continuity among the 2 classes of colonial rule than students have hitherto commonly well-known.

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Gravestones, Tombs and Memorials (BRITAIN'S LIVING HISTORY)

By Trevor Yorke

A concise well-illustrated advisor to the kinds of funerary memorials to be present in the churchyards of britain. Yorke describes the differing kinds of gravestones, effigies and tombs, and provides counsel on improvement, courting and neighborhood diversifications. There also are sections on iconography, and on epitaphs.

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Bond Men Made Free: Medieval Peasant Movements and the English Rising of 1381

Rodney Hilton's account of the Peasant's rebel of 1381 continues to be the vintage authoritative textual content at the 'English Rising'.

Hilton perspectives the rebel within the context of a genral eu development of sophistication clash. He demonstrates that the peasant routine that disturbed the center a while weren't mere unrelated outbreaks of violence yet had their roots in universal monetary and political stipulations and in a ordinary clash of curiosity among peasants and landowners.

Now with a brand new creation through Christopher Dyer, this survey remains to be a number one resource for college students of medieval English peasantry.

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