British & Irish History
British & Irish History
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  1. THE VIEWS OF THE HOSTS  OF ALIEN MERCHANTS, 1440-1444

    THE VIEWS OF THE HOSTS OF ALIEN MERCHANTS, 1440-1444

    Edited by HELEN BRADLEY

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    The ‘Views of Hosts’ is the name given to the returns which merchant ‘hosts’ in London, Southampton and Hull were required to provide for the Exchequer in the fifteenth century. They listed th... Learn More
  2. STUDIES ON THE PERSONAL NAME 
IN LATER MEDIEVAL ENGLAND AND WALES

    STUDIES ON THE PERSONAL NAME 
IN LATER MEDIEVAL ENGLAND AND WALES

    Edited by DAVE POSTLES and JOEL T ROSENTHAL

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    This volume contains collected papers on medieval England’s names and naming patterns -- mostly forenames or Christian names, but with some attention to family names. According to Rosenthal, there a... Learn More
  3. ONE HOT SUMMER

    ONE HOT SUMMER
    Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli and the Great Stink of 1858

    ROSEMARY ASHTON

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    A micro-history of Victorian London during the record-breaking summer of 1858, when residents both famous and now-forgotten endured ‘The Great Stink’ together. While 1858 in London may have been n... Learn More
  4. THE MAKING OF THE BRITISH LANDSCAPE

    THE MAKING OF THE BRITISH LANDSCAPE
    From the Ice Age to the Present

    NICHOLAS CRANE

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    The British landscape has been continuously occupied by humans for 12,000 years. It has been transformed from a European peninsula of glacier and tundra to an island of glittering cities and exquisite... Learn More
  5. LOVE AND MARRIAGE IN LATE  MEDIEVAL LONDON

    LOVE AND MARRIAGE IN LATE MEDIEVAL LONDON

    Selected by SHANNON McSHEFFREY

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    Depositions (or testimony) in marriage cases brought before fifteenth-century English church courts reveal the attitudes and feelings of medieval people towards the marital bond. Contents: Church Cour... Learn More
  6. LONDON INHABITANTS WITHIN THE WALLS, 1695Introduction by D V GLASSLONDON INHABITANTS OUTSIDE THE WALLS, 1695

    LONDON INHABITANTS WITHIN THE WALLS, 1695
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    LONDON INHABITANTS OUTSIDE THE WALLS, 1695

    Edited by PATRICK WALLIS

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    The imposition in 1695 of a new tax on births, marriages and deaths, in support of England’s contribution to the Nine Years’ War, led to the creation of a full register of the population of London... Learn More
  7. INDIGENOUS LONDON

    INDIGENOUS LONDON
    Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire

    COLL THRUSH

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    An imaginative vision of London’s past crafted from the perspective of indigenous children, men and women who travelled there, willingly or otherwise, beginning in the sixteenth century. They includ... Learn More
  8. GROWING UP IN ENGLAND

    GROWING UP IN ENGLAND
    The Experience of Childhood, 1600-1914

    ANTHONY FLETCHER

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    An entirely fresh view of the rearing of English children in upper and professional class families over three centuries. Male upbringing is discussed in terms of schooling, female through the moral an... Learn More
  9. CAPTAIN COOK AND THE PACIFIC

    CAPTAIN COOK AND THE PACIFIC
    Art, Exploration and Empire

    JOHN McALEER and NIGEL RIGBY

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    Captain James Cook’s voyages across and around the Pacific Ocean were a marvel of maritime achievement. The expeditions answered key scientific, economic and geographic questions, and inspired some ... Learn More
  10. BRITISH ABOLITIONISM AND THE QUESTION  OF MORAL PROGRESS IN HISTORY

    BRITISH ABOLITIONISM AND THE QUESTION OF MORAL PROGRESS IN HISTORY

    Edited by DONALD A YERXA

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    The idea of progress may well be one of the most important products of Western civilisation. Yet most historians avoid the subject, especially the notion that there has been significant moral progress... Learn More

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