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A Short History of Slavery

A Short History of Slavery

by James Walvin

A Short History of Slavery

Walvin has selected the historical texts that recreate the mindset that made such a savage institution possible - morally acceptable even. Setting these historical documents against Walvin's o...
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A Social History of English Cricket

A Social History of English Cricket

by Derek Birley

A Social History of English Cricket

Acclaimed as a magisterial, classic work, A Social History of English Cricket is an encyclopaedic survey of the game, from its humble origins all the way to modern floodlit finishes. ...
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Adam Smith : An Enlightened Life

Adam Smith : An Enlightened Life

by Nicholas Phillipson

Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life

Adam Smith is celebrated all over the world as the author of The Wealth of Nations and the founder of modern economics. A few of his ideas - such as the 'Invisible Hand' of the market - h...
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Belle

Belle

by Paula Byrne

Belle : The True Story of Dido Belle

The inspiration behind the powerful new film starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson, this is the story of Dido Belle, whose adoption by an aristocratic family chall...
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Billy Pitt Had Them Built : Napoleonic Towers in Ireland

Billy Pitt Had Them Built : Napoleonic Towers in Ireland

by Bill Clements

Billy Pitt Had Them Built : Napoleonic Towers in Ireland

This is a detailed study and account of more than fifty Martello towers, ten 'quadragular' towers and seventy two signal towers built along the coast of Ireland a...
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Brother Gardeners

Brother Gardeners

by Andrea Wulf

The Brother Gardeners : Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession

One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John...
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Bury The Chains : The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery

Bury The Chains : The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery

by Adam Hochschild

Bury The Chains : The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery

Eighteenth-century Britain was the world's leading centre for the slave trade. Profits soared and fortunes were made, but in 1788 things began to change. Bury Th...
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Capital Of Discontent

Capital Of Discontent

by Eric J. Hewitt

Capital of Discontent : Protest and Crime in Manchester's Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was a period of exceptional change in Britain, not only in terms of technology but also in law and order. The cou...
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Courtiers : The Secret History of the Georgian Court.

Courtiers : The Secret History of the Georgian Court.

by Lucy Worsley

Courtiers : The Secret History of the Georgian Court

From Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces, a hugely engaging book about the men and women who lived and worked at Kensington Palace.

Ambitious a...
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Creating Historic Clothes : Pattern Cutting from Tudor to Victorian Times

Creating Historic Clothes : Pattern Cutting from Tudor to Victorian Times

by Elizabeth Friendship

Creating Historic Clothes : Patterns Cutting from Tudor to Victorian Times

This stunning collection of period garments spans 400 years of fashion, from 1550 to 1900. Draft your own made-to-measure patterns to create per...
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Crossings : Africa, the Americas and the Atlantic Slave Trade

Crossings : Africa, the Americas and the Atlantic Slave Trade

by James Walvin

Crossings: Africa, the Americas and the Atlantic Slave Trade

From the mid-fifteenth century to the close of the nineteenth, it is estimated that more than 12 million people from Africa were forced onto slave ships and t...
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English Pleasure Gardens

English Pleasure Gardens

by Sarah-Jane Downing

English Pleasure Gardens

During their heyday in the mid-eighteenth century the pleasure gardens were one of the hubs of polite society. Laid out with formal gardens and buildings for dining and amusement, the pleasure g...
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George II

George II

by Andrew C. thompson

George II

Despite a long and eventful reign, Britain's George II is a largely forgotten monarch, his achievements overlooked and his abilities misunderstood. This landmark biography uncovers extensive new evidence in Br...
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Georgian London

Georgian London

by Lucy Inglis

Geogian London : Into the Streets

In Georgian London: Into the Streets, Lucy Inglis takes readers on a tour of London's most formative age - the age of love, sex, intellect, art, great ambition and fantastic ruin. Trave...
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Georgiana : Duchess of Devonshire

Georgiana : Duchess of Devonshire

by Amanda Foreman

Georgiana : Duchess of Devonshire

Sex, intrigue and adultery in the world of high politics and huge wealth in late eighteenth-century England. Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire was one of the most flamboyant and influent...
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Joseph Wood 1750-1821 : A Yorkshire Quaker An Introduction to his Life Ministry and Writings

Joseph Wood 1750-1821 : A Yorkshire Quaker An Introduction to his Life Ministry and Writings

by Pamela Cooksey

Joseph Wood 1750-1821: A Yorkshire Quaker, An Introduction to His Life, Ministry & Writings

An introduction to a remarkable man who was both a true Quaker of the Quietest years and a prolific writer. Based on the conten...
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Joseph Wood A yorkshire Quaker : People and Places Noted in the Large and Small Notebooks

Joseph Wood A yorkshire Quaker : People and Places Noted in the Large and Small Notebooks

by Pamela Cooksey

Joseph Wood (1750-1821) A Yorkshire Quaker: People and Places Noted in the Large & Small Notebooks 1773-1821

Joseph Wood was a member of High Flatts Meeting in Yorkshire and as a Minister of the Gospel travelled widely ...
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King's Mistress Queen's Servant

King's Mistress Queen's Servant

by Borman, Tracy

King's Mistress, Queen's Servant : The Life and Times of Henrietta Howard

Henrietta Howard, later Countess of Suffolk, was the long-term mistress and confidante of King George II. She was also, as Tracy Borman's wonderf...
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Lancelot Capability Brown : Omnipotent Magician

Lancelot Capability Brown : Omnipotent Magician

by Jane Brown

Lancelot "Capability" Brown : Omnipotent Magician

Lancelot Brown changed the face of eighteenth-century England, designing country estates and mansions, moving hills and making flowing lakes and serpentine rivers, a ma...
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Liberty's Exiles

Liberty's Exiles

by Maya Jasanoff

Liberty's Exiles : The Loss of America and the Remaking of the British Empire

'More than just a work of first-class scholarship, Liberty's Exiles is a deeply moving masterpiece that fulfils the historian's most challeng...
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