The Silent Deep: The Royal Navy Submarine Service Since 1945 by James Jinks,Peter Hennessy

By James Jinks,Peter Hennessy

'The Ministry of Defence doesn't remark upon submarine operations' is the traditional reaction of officialdom to enquiries concerning the such a lot secretive and mysterious of Britain's defense force, the Royal military Submarine carrier. Written with unparalleled co-operation from the provider itself and privileged entry to records and body of workers, The Silent Deep is the 1st authoritative historical past of the Submarine carrier from the tip of the second one global struggle to the current. It offers the main entire account but released of the advance of Britain's submarine fleet, its functions, its guns, its infrastructure, its operations and mainly - from the testimony of many submariners and the first-hand witness of the authors - what existence is like on board for the denizens of the silent deep.

Dramatic episodes are published for the 1st time: how HMS Warspite gathered intelligence opposed to the Soviet Navy's newest ballistic-missile-carrying submarine within the overdue Sixties; how HMS Sovereign made what's most likely the longest-ever path of a Soviet (or Russian) submarine in 1978; how HMS Trafalgar followed a really quiet Soviet 'Victor III', most likely commanded via a Captain referred to as 'the Prince of Darkness', in 1986. it is also the 1st complete account of submarine actions through the Falklands conflict. however it was once no longer all victories: confrontations with Soviet submarines resulted in collisions, and the level of losses to united kingdom and NATO submarine know-how from chilly conflict undercover agent scandals also are made extra undeniable the following than ever earlier than.

In 1990 the chilly battle ended - yet now not for the Submarine provider. considering that June 1969, it's been the final line of nationwide defence, with the notable accountability of sporting Britain's nuclear deterrent. the tale from Polaris to Trident - and now 'Successor' - is a vital subject of the publication. within the yr that it really is released, Russian submarines have once more been detected off the UK's shorelines. As Britain involves make a decision even if to resume its submarine-carried nuclear deterrent, The Silent Deep provides a necessary historic perspective.

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Wealth and Welfare: An Economic and Social History of by Martin Daunton

By Martin Daunton

This number of essays explores the questions of what counted as wisdom in Victorian Britain, who outlined wisdom and the an expert, by way of what ability and through what standards.

During the Victorian interval, the constitution of information took on a brand new and recognizably glossy shape, and the disciplines that we now take without any consideration took form. The ways that wisdom used to be confirmed additionally took on a brand new shape, with oral examinations and private contacts giving method to formal written exams. New associations of data have been created: museums have been very important firstly of the interval (knowledge frequently intended classifying and collecting); through the top, universities had taken on a brand new promince. wisdom extended and Victorians had to make feel of the sheer scale of knowledge, to popularize it, and whilst to exclude lack of awareness and mistake - a job conducted via encyclopedias and renowned guides.

The notion of data is advanced and lots more and plenty debated, with a multiplicity of meanings and troubling relationships. by means of learning the Victorian association of information in its institutional settings, those essays give a contribution to our attention of those wider issues.

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At Home with the Empire: Metropolitan Culture and the by Catherine Hall,Sonya O. Rose

By Catherine Hall,Sonya O. Rose

This pioneering 2006 quantity addresses the query of the way Britain's empire used to be lived via daily practices - in church and chapel, via readers at domestic, as embodied in sexualities or sorts of citizenship, as narrated in histories - from the eighteenth century to the current. major historians discover the imperial adventure and legacy for these positioned, bodily or imaginatively, 'at home,' from the effect of empire on structures of womanhood, masculinity and sophistication to its impression in shaping literature, sexuality, visible tradition, intake and history-writing. They verify how humans idea imperially, no longer within the experience of political affiliations for or opposed to empire, yet easily assuming it used to be there, a part of the given global that had made them who they have been. additionally they exhibit how empire turned a contentious concentration of cognizance at yes moments and specifically methods. this can be crucial examining for students and scholars of contemporary Britain and its empire.

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Historic England: Manchester: Unique Images from the by Jean Bradburn,John Bradburn

By Jean Bradburn,John Bradburn

This illustrated heritage portrays one in every of England’s most interesting towns. It presents a nostalgic examine Manchester’s earlier and highlights the certain personality of a few of its most vital historical sites.

The pictures are taken from the old England Archive, a different number of over 12 million photos, drawings, plans and records masking England’s archaeology, structure, social and native heritage. photographs date from the earliest days of images to the current and canopy matters from Bronze Age burials and medieval church buildings to cinemas and beach resorts.

Historic England: Manchester indicates the town because it as soon as was once, from its streets, squares and parks to its generators, factories and warehouses. it's a urban of robust Victorian personality, combining nineteenth-century grandeur and twenty-first-century vibrancy. In 2015 it was once specified ‘The Northern Powerhouse’, although, being the house of the economic Revolution, it usually used to be. Manchester gave the area technological innovation in addition to production power. Manchester actually is likely one of the world’s maximum towns and this booklet can assist you find its outstanding history.

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Political Imprisonment and the Irish, 1912-1921 by William Murphy

By William Murphy

For a progressive new release of Irishmen and Irishwomen - together with suffragettes, labour activists, and nationalists - imprisonment turned a standard adventure. within the years 1912-1921, hundreds of thousands have been arrested and held in civil prisons or in internment camps in eire and Britain. The state's cause used to be to repress dissent, yet in its place, the prisons and camps grew to become a spotlight of radical problem to the legitimacy and sturdiness of the prestige quo.

Some of those prisons and prisoners are well-known: Terence MacSwiney and Thomas Ashe occupy a principal place within the felony martyrology of Irish republican tradition, and Kilmainham Gaol has turn into essentially the most well known vacationer websites in Dublin. however, a entire historical past of political imprisonment enthusiastic about those years doesn't exist. In Imprisonment and the Irish, 1912-1921, William Murphy makes an attempt to supply this sort of heritage. He seeks to aspect what it used to be prefer to be a
political prisoner; the way it smelled, tasted, and felt. greater than that, the amount demonstrates that knowing political imprisonment of this era is without doubt one of the keys to knowing the Irish revolution.

Murphy argues that the politics of imprisonment and the criminal conflicts analysed right here mirrored and affected the rhythms of the revolution, and this quantity not just reconstructs and assesses a number of the studies and activities of the prisoners, yet these in their households, groups, and political events, in addition to the attitudes and reactions of the nation and people charged with dealing with the prisoners.

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The Camera as Historian: Amateur Photographers and by Elizabeth Edwards,Nicholas Thomas

By Elizabeth Edwards,Nicholas Thomas

In the overdue 19th century and early 20th, 1000s of novice photographers took half within the photographic survey circulate in England. They sought to list the fabric is still of the English previous in order that it would be preserved for destiny generations. In The digicam as Historian, the groundbreaking historic and visible anthropologist Elizabeth Edwards works with an archive of approximately 55,000 photos taken by means of 1,000 photographers, generally unknown beforehand. She ways the survey flow and its social and fabric practices ethnographically. contemplating how the novice photographers understood the price in their venture, Edwards hyperlinks the surveys to innovations of relaxation, understandings of the neighborhood and the nationwide, and the increase of well known images. Her exam of the way the photographers negotiated among medical objectivity and aesthetic responses to the earlier leads her to argue that the survey circulate was once as inquisitive about the stipulations of its personal modernity and the construction of an archive for an expected destiny because it used to be nostalgic concerning the imagined prior. together with greater than a hundred and twenty vivid pictures, The digital camera as Historian deals new views at the forces that formed Victorian and Edwardian Britain, in addition to on modern debates approximately cultural id, nationality, empire, fabric practices, and art.

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Debating the Slave Trade: Rhetoric of British National by Srividhya Swaminathan

By Srividhya Swaminathan

How did the arguments built within the debate to abolish the slave alternate aid to build a British nationwide id and personality within the overdue eighteenth century? Srividhya Swaminathan examines books, pamphlets, and literary works to track the adjustments in rhetorical concepts used by each side of the abolitionist debate. Framing them as competing narratives engaged in defining the character of the Briton, Swaminathan reads the arguments of professional- and anti-abolitionists as a chain of dialogues between different teams on the middle and peripheries of the empire. Arguing that neither aspect emerged successful, Swaminathan means that the Briton who emerged from those debates represented a synthesis of arguments, and that the debates to abolish the slave exchange are marked through rhetorical adjustments defining a dead ringer for the Briton as person who led certainly to nineteenth-century imperialism and a feeling of world superiority. as the slave-trade debates have been waged brazenly in print instead of in the back of the closed doorways of Parliament, they exerted a unique impact at the British public. At their peak, among 1788 and 1793, courses numbered within the countless numbers, spanned each style, and circulated in the course of the empire. one of the voices represented are writers from either side of the Atlantic in discussion with each other, comparable to key African authors like Ignatius Sancho, Phillis Wheatley, and Olaudah Equiano; West India planters and retailers; and Quaker activist Anthony Benezet. all through, Swaminathan deals clean and nuanced readings that eschew the view that the abolition of the slave exchange was once inevitable or that the last word defeat of pro-slavery advocates was once absolute.

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Houses of Power: The Places that Shaped the Tudor World by Simon Thurley

By Simon Thurley

What used to be it prefer to dwell as a royal Tudor? Why have been their flats outfitted as they have been and what went on inside of their partitions? Who slept the place and with who? Who selected the furniture? And what have been their passions?

The Tudors governed in the course of the day, in the course of the evening, within the tub, in mattress and within the saddle. Their palaces have been real strength homes - the nerve-centre of army operations, the boardroom for all government judgements and the center of foreign politics. Houses of Power is the results of Simon Thurley's thirty years of analysis, determining via architectural digs, and interpreting monetary money owed, unique plans and drawings to reconstruct the nice Tudor homes and know how those monarchs formed their lives. excess of easily an architectural historical past - a examine of personal existence in addition to politics, international relations and court docket - it supplies a wholly new and noteworthy perception into the Tudor world.

Includes:

· Baynard’s Castle
· Bridewell Palace
· Coldharbour
· Durham Place
· Eltham Palace
· Friars’ church buildings at Greenwich and Richmond
· Kennington Palace
· Blackfriars
· Palace of Westminster
· Somerset Place
· St James’s Palace
· St Paul’s
· Suffolk Place
· Tower of London
· Westminster Abbey
· Whitehall Palace (formerly York Place)
· Dartford Priory
· Enfield
· Esher Place
· Hampton courtroom Palace
· Hanworth House
· Havering-atte-Bower
· Nonsuch Palace
· Oatlands Palace
· Richmond Palace
· Syon Monastery
· Wanstead condominium
· Windsor Castle
· Woking Palace
· Abingdon Abbey (now in Oxfordshire)
· studying Abbey
· Ditton House
· Basing House
· Birling House
· Cobham Hall
· Dover Castle
· Knole
· Leeds Castle
· Otford
· Rochester Priory
· St Augustine’s Priory, Canterbury
· Westenhanger Castle
· Woodstock Palace
· Guildford Friary
· Woking House
· Cowdray House
· Petworth House
· Beaulieu (formerly New Hall)
· Ingatestone Hall
· Ruckholt Manor
· Ewelme Manor
· Thornbury Castle
· Wolfhall
· Loughborough Hall
· Burghley House
· Collyweston House
· Fotheringay Castle
· Grafton Manor
· Nottingham Castle
· Ludlow Castle
· Kenilworth Castle
· Royal residence, Langley
· Tickenhill Manor
· Ampthill House
· Ashridge Priory
· Berkhampstead Castle
· Hatfield House
· Hitchin
· Hundson House
· Manor of the More
· Theobalds House
· Tyttenhanger House
· Kenninghall Place
· Hengrave corridor
· Newcastle
· Warkworth Castle
· Hull Manor
· Middleham Castle
· Pontefract Castle
· York Abbey

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February 1942: Britain's Darkest Days by Adrian Stewart

By Adrian Stewart

As the asserting is going 'it is darkest sooner than the sunrise' and so it used to be for Churchill and the British humans throughout the moment global War.

During February 1942, undesirable information of mess ups got here in an unbroken and probably never-ending series from the a ways East to the house entrance. a few reminiscent of the autumn of Singapore and the Royal Navy's humiliation over the break out of the Scharhnhorst and Gneisenau are renowned yet continually worthy re-telling. Others much less written approximately resembling the problem to Churchill at domestic, seriously strained family members with Commonwealth allies, the japanese raid on Darwin and Rommel's go back in North Africa have been both severe and whole of foreboding for the longer term final result of the War.

February 1942 was once on reflection, the month within which many original ideals have been destroyed for ever. It was once the month that proven that Britain now not governed the waves; that observed British status so broken that it may by no means be absolutely restored; that foreshadowed and ensured the top of Britain's Empire; that established the giant pressure which may be wear Britain's family with the Commonwealth's self-governing Dominions. briefly it was once the month that modified Britain's world.

It used to be additionally the month on the finish of which Britain appeared more likely to lose the warfare. fortunately, this didn't end up the case – so probably February 1942 extra indicates kingdom can obtain negative blows yet nonetheless live to tell the tale and endure.

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The English Aristocracy, 1070-1272: A Social Transformation by David Crouch

By David Crouch

William the Conqueror's victory in 1066 was once the start of a interval of significant transformation for medieval English aristocrats. during this groundbreaking publication, David Crouch examines for the 1st time the destiny of the English aristocracy among the reigns of the Conqueror and Edward I. supplying an unique rationalization of medieval society—one that now not employs conventional "feudal" or "bastard feudal" models—Crouch argues that society remade itself round the rising precept of the Aristocracy within the generations on both sides of 1200, marking the start of the ancien régime.

The publication describes the transformation in aristocrats' expectancies, behavior, piety, and standing; in expressions of social domination; and within the dating with the monarchy. Synchronizing English social heritage with non-English scholarship, Crouch locations England's adventure of switch inside of a broader eu transformation and highlights England's very important function within the procedure. along with his accustomed ability, Crouch redefines a desirable period and the noble category that emerged from it.

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