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Inglorious Empire

Inglorious Empire

by Shashi Tharoor

Inglorious Empire : What The British Did To Britain

The Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller on India's experience of British colonialism, by the internationally-acclaimed author and diplomat Shashi Tharoor'Tharoor's impassio...
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Jumbo

Jumbo

by John Sutherland

Jumbo: The Unauthorised Biography of a Victorian Sensation

The first comprehensive 'biography' of one of the first celebrity animals who gave us one of our favourite words. Jumbo, Victorian England's favourite elephant,...
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Lady Almina And The Real Downton Abbey

Lady Almina And The Real Downton Abbey

by Countess of Carnarvon

Lady Almina And The Real Downton Abbey : The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle

Lady Fiona Carnarvon became the chatelaine of Highclere Castle - the setting of the hit series Downton Abbey - eight years ago. In that time s...
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Life In A Victorian Workshouse

Life In A Victorian Workshouse

by Higginbotham, P

Life in a Victorian Workhouse : From 1834 to 1930

The word 'workhouse' has a grim resonance even today, conjuring up a vision of the darker side of Victorian Britain. Almost every town had at least one workshouse, and m...
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Life In The Victorian Asylum

Life In The Victorian Asylum

by Mark Stevens

Life In A Victorian Asylum : The World of Nineteenth Century Healthcare

Life in the Victorian Asylum reconstructs the lost world of the nineteenth century public asylums. This fresh take on the history of mental health ...
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Life In The Victorian Country House

Life In The Victorian Country House

by Pamela Horn

Life in A Victorian Country House

Country houses formed a distinct community and power base within the broader Victorian countryside. This book shows how landed families' day-to-day existence depended on the skills of t...
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Life on The Victorian Stage

Life on The Victorian Stage

by Nell Darby

Life on Victorian Stage

The expansion of the press in Victorian Britain meant more pages to be filled, and more stories to be found. Life on the Victorian Stage: Theatrical Gossip looks at how the everyday lives of Vict...
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Lunatics, Imbeciles And Idiots

Lunatics, Imbeciles And Idiots

by J.R.F. Burt & K. Burtinshaw

Lunatics, Imbeciles and Idiots : A History of Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

In the first half of the nineteenth-century treatment of the mentally ill in Britain and Ireland underwent radical change....
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Mad Or Bad: Crime And Insanity In Victorian Britain

Mad Or Bad: Crime And Insanity In Victorian Britain

by David J Vaughan

Mad or Bad : Crime and Insanity in Victorian Britain

In a violent 19th century, desperate attempts by the alienists - a new wave of 'mad-doctor' - brought the insanity plea into Victorian courts. Defining psychological ...
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Mansions Of Misery

Mansions Of Misery

by Jerry White

Mansions Of Misery : A Biography of the Marshalsea Debtors' Prison

For Londoners of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, debt was a part of everyday life. But when your creditors lost their patience, you might be th...
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Mariner

Mariner

by Malcolm Guite

Mariner : A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge

'The story of Coleridge's life does undoubtedly echo that of his poem; this is a book that provides rewarding rereadings of both' - The Sunday TimesA new biography of Samu...
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Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday

by Iwan Rhys Morus

Michael Faraday and the Electrical Century

The only scientist to ever appear on the British twenty pound note, Michael Faraday is one of the most recognisable names in the history of science. Faraday's forte was electri...
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Mr Barry's War

Mr Barry's War

by Caroline Shenton

Mr Barry's War : Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament After the Great Fire of 1834

When the brilliant classical architect Charles Barry won the competition to build a new, Gothic, Houses of Parliament in London he though...
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On The Origin Of Species

On The Origin Of Species

by Charles Darwin

The Origin of The Species

The publication of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species in 1859 marked a dramatic turning point in scientific thought, but it also ignited a firestorm of controversy. More than two decades fo...
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One Hot Summer

One Hot Summer

by Rosemary Ashdon

One Hot Summer : Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

A unique, in-depth view of Victorian London during the record-breaking summer of 1858, when residents both famous and now-forgotten endured "The Gr...
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Poverty And Sickness in Modern Europe

Poverty And Sickness in Modern Europe

by A Gestriche, E Hurren & S King

Poverty And Sickness in Modern Europe : Narratives of the Sick Poor

This title explores the experiences of the sick poor in modern Europe via an analysis of pauper narratives. This book provides a genuinely pan-European...
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Protesting About Pauperism

Protesting About Pauperism

by Elizabeth T. Hurren

Protestind About Pauperism : Poverty, Politics and Poor Relief in Late Victorian England. 1870 - 1900

The consequences of extreme poverty were a grim reality for all too many people in Victorian England. The various poo...
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Queen Victoria's Matchmaking

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking

by Deborah Cadbury

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking : the royal marriages that shaped Europe

A captivating exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted most international power and influence: her role as matchmaking grandmother In ...
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Raising The Dead

Raising The Dead

by Andy Dougan

Raising The Dead : The Men Who Created Frankenstein

Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, "Frankenstein", introduced readers around the world to the concept of raising the dead through scientific procedures. Those who read the boo...
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Revolution

Revolution

by Peter Ackroyd

Revolution : The History of England Volume IV

The fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England begins in 1688 with a revolution and ends in 1815 with a famous victory. In it, Ackroyd takes readers fro...
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