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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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Six For The Tolpuddle Martyrs

Six For The Tolpuddle Martyrs

by Alan Gallop

Six for the Tolpuddle Martyrs : The Epic Struggle for Justice and Freedom

In 1834 six farm labourers from the Dorset hamlet of Tolpuddle fell foul of draconian Victorian laws prohibiting ‘assembly’. Today the names ...
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Stephenson's Rocket And The Rainhill Trials

Stephenson's Rocket And The Rainhill Trials

by Richard Gibbon

Stephensons' Rocket And The Rainhill Trials

George and Robert Stephenson's Rocket, is arguably the most enduring silhouette in railway history. But why was Rocket that special? And why does the surviving locomotive look...
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Strange Victoriana

Strange Victoriana

by Jan Bondeson

Strange Victoriana : Tales of the Curious, the Weird and the Uncanny from Our Victorians Ancestors

This book makes use of a privately held archive of the old periodical 'Illustrated Police News' to describe strange, mac...
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Surgeon on the China Seas

Surgeon on the China Seas

by Michael Humphries

Surgeon on the China Seas : The Journal of Charles Courtney, Surgeon RN Recounting Experiences and Observations of the Second Opium War

Disease, accidents and battle injuries in foreign climes have been the lot of naval...
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Sweet Water And Bitter

Sweet Water And Bitter

by Sian Rees

Sweet Water And Bitter : The Ships That Stopped The Slave Trade

Sweet Water and Bitter is the extraordinary sequel to Britain's abolition of the slave trade in 1807. The last legal British slave ship left Africa that ye...
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The Age of Decadence

The Age of Decadence

by Simon Heffer

Age of Decadence 1880 to 1914

`A riveting account of the pre-First World War years . . .

The Age of Decadence is an enormously impressive and enjoyable read.' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times`A magnificent account of a...
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The Age Of Empire 1875-1914

The Age Of Empire 1875-1914

by E J Hobsbawm

Age of Empire 1875-1914

The splendid finale to Eric Hobsbawm's study of the nineteenth century, The Age of Empire covers the area of Western Imperialism and examines the forces that swept the world to the outbreak of Wo...
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The Armstrong Girl

The Armstrong Girl

by Cathy Le Feuvre

The Armstrong Girl : A Child For Sale : the battle against the Victorian sex trade

In 1885 Victorian England was scandalized by a court case that lifted the veil on prostitution and the sex trade. In the Old Bailey do...
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The Condition of the Working Class in England

The Condition of the Working Class in England

by Friedrich Engels

Condition of the Working Class In England

Written when Engels was only twenty-four, and inspired in particular by his time living amongst the poor in Manchester, this forceful polemic explores the staggering human cost ...
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The Decline And Fall of the British Empire

The Decline And Fall of the British Empire

by Piers Brendon

Decline And Fall of the British Empire 1781-1997

No empire has been larger or more diverse than the British Empire. At its apogee in the 1930s, 42 million Britons governed 500 million foreign subjects. Britannia ruled t...
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The Diaries of Sir Ernest Mason satow

The Diaries of Sir Ernest Mason satow

by Ian Ruxton

The Diaries of Sir Ernest Mason Satow 1883-1888 : A Diplomat in Siam, Japan, Britain and Elsewhere

These are the edited (i.e. transcribed, annotated and indexed) diaries of Sir Ernest Satow (1843-1929) for the six years...
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The Emperor's Shadow

The Emperor's Shadow

by Anne Whitehead

Emperor's Shadow : Bonaparte, Betsy and the Balcombes of St Helena

After Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo, he was sent into exile on St Helena, arriving in October 1815. For the six years until his death,...
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The Epicure's Almanack

The Epicure's Almanack

by Janet Ing Freeman (ed)

The Epicure's Almanack : Eating and Drinking in Regency London The Original 1815 Guidebook

A fully annotated edition of The Epicure's Almanack, or Guide to Good Living, a listing of more than 650 eating establishments, ...
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The Fall Of The House Of Wilde

The Fall Of The House Of Wilde

by Emer O'Sullivan

Fall of the House of Wilde : Oscar Wilde and his family

Oscar Wilde owed his most outstanding characteristics - his precocious intellectualism, his flamboyance, his hedonism, his recklessness, his pride, his sense of su...
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The Greedy Queen

The Greedy Queen

by Annie Gray

The Greedy Queen

Full of original research, Annie Gray's first book considers Britain's most iconic monarch from a new perspective, telling the history of British dining culture along the way.

From Dr Annie Gray, pres...
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The Happiest Days Of Their Lives?

The Happiest Days Of Their Lives?

by Marion Aldis & Pam Inder

Happiest Days of Their Lives

What do you think of when you hear the phrase ‘nineteenth-century schooling’? The bullies of Tom Brown’s Schooldays? The cane-wielding headmaster of Dotheboys Hall in Nicholas Nickleby...
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The Housekeeper's Tale

The Housekeeper's Tale

by Tessa Boase

Housekeeper's Tale : The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

Working as a housekeeper was one of the most prestigious jobs a nineteenth and early twentieth century woman could want - and also one of the tough...
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The Ingenious Victorians

The Ingenious Victorians

by John Wade

Ingenious Victorians : Weird and Wonderful Ideas from the Age of Innovation

We all know that some of the greatest inventions came from the Victorian age, the successors of which are still with us today. But this book is...
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