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Luck Of The Irish

Luck Of The Irish

by Babette Smith

The Luck of the Irish : How a Shipload of Convicts Survived the Wreck of the Hive to Make a New Life in Australia

The author of the bestselling Cargo of Women and Australia's Birthstain tracks the lives of Irish convict...
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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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Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday

by Iwan Rhys Morus

Michgael 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 electr...
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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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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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Out In The Midday Sun

Out In The Midday Sun

by Margaret Sheenan

Out In The Midday Sun : The British in Malaya 1880-1960

The British in Malaya 1880-1960. The story of British Malaya, from the days of Victorian pioneers to the denoument of independence in Britain's colonial past. Thro...
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Passage To The World : The Immigrant Experience 1807-1940

Passage To The World : The Immigrant Experience 1807-1940

by Kevin Brown

Passage To The World : The Immigrant Experience 1807-1940

From the early nineteenth century onwards, literally millions of people left their homes to cross the seas. Some, like the convicts transported to Australia, had...
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Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire

Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire

by Nigel Dalziel

Penguin Historical Atlas Of The British Empire

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire" traces the emergence of the world's greatest empire from its earliest beginnings in the British Isles, through its asce...
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Perilous Question

Perilous Question

by Antonia Fraser

Perilous Question : The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832

Internationally bestselling historian Antonia Fraser's new book brilliantly evokes one year of pre-Victorian political and social history - the passing of the ...
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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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Reading The Rocks

Reading The Rocks

by Brenda Maddox

Reading The Rocks : How Victorian Geologists Discovered the Secret of Life

A rich and exuberant group biography of the first geologists, the people who were first to excavate from the layers of the world its buried hist...
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Regency Spies

Regency Spies

by Sue Wilkes

Regency Spies : Secret Histories of Britain's Rebels & Revolutionaries

Sue Wilkes reveals the shadowy world of Britain's spies, rebels and secret societies from the late 1780s until 1820. Drawing on contemporary literat...
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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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Ruling Caste : Imperial Lives in The Victorian Raj

Ruling Caste : Imperial Lives in The Victorian Raj

by David Gilmour

Ruling Caste : Imperial Lives in The Victorian Raj

For nearly 200 years a small group of British officials administered vast areas of south Asia. In 1900 just over a thousdand civil servants ruled a population of nearly...
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Servants Of The Lord

Servants Of The Lord

by David Jones

Servants Of The Lord : Outdoor Staff At The Great Country Houses

David Jones presents a unique look into the lives, roles and responsibilities of the outdoor staff of the great country houses during the golden age og Qu...
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Servants Stories

Servants Stories

by Michelle Higgs

Servants Stories : Life Below Stairs in their Own Words 1800-1950

Step into the world of domestic service and discover what life was really like for these unsung heroines (and heroes) of society. Between 1800 and 1950, ...
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Serving Victoria : Life in the Royal Household

Serving Victoria : Life in the Royal Household

by Kate Hubbard

Serving Victoria : Life in the Royal Household

Your first duty is to God; your second to your Sovereign; your third to yourself'.

During the sixty-odd years of her reign Queen Victoria gathered around her a household ...
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