British & Irish History
British & Irish History
Medieval;Renaissance;Early Modern;Modern &Contemporary Social; Economic; Political & Military

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  1. WORK AND PAY IN 20TH-CENTURY BRITAIN

    WORK AND PAY IN 20TH-CENTURY BRITAIN

    Edited by NICHOLAS CRAFTS, IAN GAZELEY and ANDREW NEWELL

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    From assembly line to call centre, this volume charts the immense transformation of work and pay across the twentieth century and provides the first labour-focused history of Britain. Technology, soci... Learn More
  2. THE UPPER DERWENT

    THE UPPER DERWENT
    10,000 Years in a Peak District Valley

    BILL BEVAN

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    The Upper Derwent Valley, located in the Peak District National Park between Stockport and Sheffield, is a stunningly beautiful landscape, comprising woodland, tor, reservoirs, rivers, heathland and f... Learn More
  3. PEOPLE, PLACES AND PERSPECTIVES

    PEOPLE, PLACES AND PERSPECTIVES
    Essays on Later Medieval and Early Tudor England

    Edited by KEITH DOCKRAY and PETER FLEMING
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    This Festschrift both celebrates the contribution of the distinguished historian Ralph Griffiths to the study of the fifteenth century and reflects the diversity of historical approaches now taken to ... Learn More
  4. PARADISE LOST

    PARADISE LOST
    Rural Idyll and Social Change since 1800

    JEREMY BURCHARDT

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    Burchardt shows how attitudes of townspeople to the countryside have changed over time, from romantic awe to patriotic feeling, regretful nostalgia, gratitude for the food it supplied and resentment a... Learn More
  5. MANAGING THE BRITISH EMPIRE

    MANAGING THE BRITISH EMPIRE
    The Crown Agents, 1833-1914

    DAVID SUNDERLAND

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    The quasi-governmental Crown Agents Office played a crucial role in colonial development. Acting in the United Kingdom as the commercial and financial agent for the crown colonies, the Agency supplied... Learn More
  6. LIFE ON THE LEVELS

    LIFE ON THE LEVELS
    Voices from the Working World

    TONY ANDERSON and CHRIS WILLOUGHBY
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    The moors and levels of Somerset are still home to practices and professions that are particular to the unique landscape of the place. Lying in a bowl of hills bounded by the sea, and crossed by a net... Learn More
  7. ST GEORGE'S CHAPEL, WINDSOR, IN THE LATE MIDDLE AGES

    ST GEORGE'S CHAPEL, WINDSOR, IN THE LATE MIDDLE AGES

    Edited by COLIN RICHMOND and EILEEN SCARFF
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    Built in the late Gothic style between 1475 and 1528, St George's Chapel in the lower ward of Windsor Castle was a centre of religious, intellectual and artistic excellence in fifteenth century Englan... Learn More
  8. CONTESTING HOME DEFENCE

    CONTESTING HOME DEFENCE
    Men, Women and the Home Guard in the Second World War

    PENNY SUMMERFIELD and CORINNA PENISTON-BIRD

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    Was the Home Guard in the Second World War, as George Orwell claimed, 'a People’s Army'? This book argues that the Home Guard at once contributed to and challenged the notion of national unity: offi... Learn More
  9. DUSTY BOB

    DUSTY BOB
    A Cultural History of Dustmen, 1780–1870

    BRIAN MAIDMENT

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    Why did dustmen exercise an extended hold over the imagination of many Regency and Victorian artists and writers, including George Cruikshank, Henry Mayhew, Charles Dickens as well as numerous little-... Learn More
  10. 'ENGLAND'S DARLING'

    'ENGLAND'S DARLING'
    The Victorian Cult of Alfred the Great

    JOANNE PARKER

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    During the last two decades, numerous studies have been devoted to the Victorian fascination with King Arthur. However, the figure of King Alfred has received almost no attention, yet for much of the ... Learn More

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