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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 Setting these historical documents against Walvin's o...
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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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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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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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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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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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Georgians Revealed : Life Style and the Making of MOdern Britain

Georgians Revealed : Life Style and the Making of MOdern Britain

by Moira Geoff

Georgians Revealed : Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain

For over a hundred years (1714 - 1830) a King George sat on the British throne. It was a time of transformation, as cities grew, industry thrived and tra...
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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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Life In An Eighteenth Century Country House

Life In An Eighteenth Century Country House

by Peter & Carolyn Hammond

Life in An Eighteenth Century Country House

Grove House and its extensive estate in Chiswick were owned in the eighteenth century by Humphrey Morice, a not very successful politician and an animal lover. The story of th...
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Lunar Men : The Friends Who Made the Future

Lunar Men : The Friends Who Made the Future

by J Uglow

Lunar Men: The Friends Who Made The Future

In the 1760s a group of amateur experimenters met and made friends in the Midlands. Most came from humble families, all lived far from the centre of things, but they were young...
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Nelson : A Dream of Glory

Nelson : A Dream of Glory

by John Sugden

Nelson : A Dream of Glory

Volume One in Sugden's biography Nelson: A Dream of Glory is the most comprehensive and thoroughly researched account ever written of Horatio Nelson's rise to international fame. Giving us the ...
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Nelson : Britannia's God of War

Nelson : Britannia's God of War

by Andrew Lambert

Nelson : Britannia's God Of War

Nelson explores the professional, personal, intellectual and practical origins of one man's genius, to understand how Britain's greatest warrior enabled his country to survive the challe...
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