The Occasional Leodensian (Walking Through the History of by Mark Jackson

By Mark Jackson

once more the writer dons his black cap, grabs his cheese and onion sandwiches and together with his Jack Russell, units out to stroll throughout the vast and sundry background of the Leeds region. From stories of clergymen and Miners to Aviation pioneers and an African Prince, the earlier is delivered to lifestyles in a significant and every now and then whimsical method by way of the writer and his plucky little Terrier.

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After Yorktown: The Final Struggle for American Independence by Don Glickstein

By Don Glickstein

After the Humiliating Defeat at Yorktown in 1781, George III Vowed to maintain struggling with the Rebels and Their Allies around the globe, conserving a brand new kingdom within the Balance

Although most folks imagine the yankee Revolution ended with the British give up at Yorktown, Virginia, on October 19, 1781, it didn't. The struggle unfold world wide, and exhausted males saved fighting—from the Arctic to Arkansas, from India and Ceylon to Schenectady and South America—while others worked to accomplish a last diplomatic resolution.

After Cornwallis’s unforeseen loss, George III vowed revenge, whereas Washington deliberate his subsequent crusade. Spain, which France had lured into the warfare, insisted there will be no peace with out seizing British-held Gibraltar. but the conflict had spun uncontrolled lengthy prior to Yorktown. local american citizens and Loyalists endured joint operations opposed to land-hungry insurgent settlers from manhattan to the Mississippi Valley. African American slaves sought freedom with the British. quickly, Britain seized the initiative back with a decisive naval victory within the Caribbean opposed to the Comte de Grasse, the French hero of Yorktown.

In After Yorktown: the ultimate fight for American Independence, Don Glickstein tells the engrossing tale of this doubtful and violent time, from the outstanding American and French luck in Virginia to the realization of the fighting—in India—and then to the final British infantrymen leaving the US greater than years after Yorktown. Readers will find out about the people—their humor, frustration, fatigue, incredulity, concerns; their surprise on the savage terrorism both sides inflicted; and their shock at unforeseen grace and generosity. in response to a unprecedented diversity of basic resources, the tale incorporates a attention-grabbing solid of characters: a French captain who destroyed a British buying and selling submit, yet left provides for Indians to aid them via a harsh iciness, an American Loyalist liberating a captured Spanish girl in hopes that his act of kindness will lead to a prisoner alternate, a local American chief stuck “between hells” of a fickle best friend and a grasping enemy, and the single normal to give up to either George Washington and Napoleon Bonaparte. ultimately, the writer asks the query we are facing this present day: How do you finish a battle that doesn’t are looking to end?

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Before the Ironclad: Warship Design and Development by David K Brown

By David K Brown

In the large revolution that affected warship layout among Waterloo and the Warrior, the Royal military used to be routinely depicted as fiercely resisting each switch till it used to be virtually too past due, yet those outdated assumptions have been first challenged during this authoritative historical past of the transition from sail to steam. initially released in 1990, it all started a strategy of revaluation which has produced a extra confident review of the British contribution to the naval advancements of the interval. This vintage paintings is right here reprinted in a wholly new version, with extra wide illustration.
Beginning with the structural options of Robert Seppings, the publication strains the slow advent of extra clinical equipment and the arrival of steam and the paddle struggling with send, iron hulls and screw propulsion. It analyses the functionality of the fleet within the warfare with Russia (1853–1856), and concludes with the layout of the Warrior, the 1st iron-hulled, seagoing capital send on this planet. the writer provides an image of an company that was once good conscious of new expertise, rigorously comparing its sensible virtue, and infrequently (as with its enthusiastic espousal of iron hulls) relocating too fast for the great of the carrier. Written through an eminent naval architect, ahead of the Ironclad is either a balanced account of common advancements, and an in-depth research of the ships themselves.

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Yorkshire Battles by Edward Lamplough

By Edward Lamplough

It used to be on Yorkshire soil that the tides of international invasion have been rolled again in blood at Stamford Bridge and Northallerton; the misfortunes attendant upon the reign of susceptible and incapable princes are illustrated by means of the fields of Boroughbridge, Byland Abbey, and Myton-upon-Swale, and, within the first days of our best nationwide fight, the genuine males of Yorkshire freely shed their blood at Tadcaster, Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield, Adwalton Moor and Hull, conserving open the pathway during which Fairfax handed from Selby to Marston Moor

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The Age of Reformation: The Tudor and Stewart Realms by Alec Ryrie

By Alec Ryrie

The 16th century used to be an age of Reformation. there has been spiritual reformation, as Protestantism got here to England, Scotland or even eire, bringing liberation, chaos and bloodshed in its wake. And there has been political reformation, because the Tudor and Stewart (later 'Stuart') monarchs made their authority felt inside and past their kingdoms greater than any in their predecessors. jointly, those reformations produced not just a brand new faith, yet a brand new politics -absolutist but pluralist, populist but law-bound - and a brand new society - managed, fractured, but extra largely engaged and empowered than ever earlier than.


In this ebook, Alec Ryrie offers an authoritative assessment of those momentous occasions, exhibiting how faith, politics and social swap have been constantly in detail interlinked, from the murderous politics of the Tudor courtroom to the development and fragmentation of latest spiritual and social identities within the parishes. Drawing at the latest examine, he explains why occasions took the path they did - and why that direction was once so usually an unforeseen and an not likely one.

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Crime, Regulation and Control During the Blitz: Protecting by Peter Adey,David J. Cox,Barry Godfrey

By Peter Adey,David J. Cox,Barry Godfrey

Crime, law and keep watch over throughout the Blitz looks on the social impression of bombing on city centres like Liverpool, Coventry and London, severely reading how the wartime specialists struggled to control and keep watch over crime and offending in the course of the Blitz. Focusing predominantly on Liverpool, it investigates how the professionals and electorate expected the aerial conflict, and the way the nation and native gurus proposed to comprise and shield a inhabitants made unruly, almost certainly deviant and drawn right into a new panorama of felony regulation.

Drawing on more than a few modern assets, the ebook throws into aid modern reports of conflict and terror, the reaction in crime and deviancy, and the event and practices of preparedness in anticipation of bad threats. The authors exhibit how daily actions turned criminalised via wartime rules and discover how other kinds of crime comparable to looting, robbery and drunkenness took on a brand new and scary point. Crime, law and keep an eye on through the Blitz offers a severe contribution to how we comprehend crime, safety, and law in either the prior and the present.

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The Englishwoman's Review of Social and Industrial by Janet Horowitz Murray,Myra Stark

By Janet Horowitz Murray,Myra Stark

The Englishwoman’s evaluate, which released from 1866 to 1910, participated in and recorded an exceptional switch within the diversity of percentages open to ladies. the right of the journal used to be the belief of the rising emancipated middle-class girl: monetary independence from males, collection of profession, participation within the male businesses of trade and govt, entry to raised schooling, admittance to the male professions, rather medication, and, after all, the ability of suffrage equivalent to that of guys.


First released in 1979, this 16th quantity includes matters from 1883. With an informative creation by means of Janet Horowitz Murray and Myra Stark, and an index compiled by means of Anna Clark, this set is a useful source to these learning 19th and early twentieth-century feminism and the women’s circulation in Britain.

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30 YEARS OF BATTLE: Falkland Islands Revisited by Andy Brinkworth

By Andy Brinkworth

the writer Andy BRINKWORTH went to struggle within the Falklands battle in 1982 as a part of the British activity strength opposed to an Argentinian Oppressor. He was once aboard the send RFA Sir Galahad whilst it was once attacked through Argentinian plane the place he was once badly injured. He misplaced a number of of his shut buddies that day.
He lower back final 12 months, 2013, in an try to lay a few ghosts to relaxation. right here for the 1st time in 30 years, he has spoken concerning the horrors that battle delivered to him and others that have been there. In his compelling ebook, entitled 30 YEARS OF conflict, he tells of either photograph and humerous tales advised during the eyes of squaddies that witnessed the conflict and battles first hand. It teaches a historical past lesson of the Falklands battle via each one conflict to regain the islands from the landings in may perhaps via to the give up in June. observed by means of very good images it is helping the reader comprehend what it can be like in the middle of excessive octane battles, hand at hand strive against and being outnumbered via the enemy, the ability and braveness had to defeat an oppressive career of a British land.

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The Detection of Heresy in Late Medieval England (Oxford by Ian Forrest

By Ian Forrest

Heresy used to be the main feared crime within the medieval ethical universe. It used to be obvious as a social ailment able to poisoning the physique politic and shattering the harmony of the church. The learn of heresy in overdue medieval England has, to this point, concentrated mostly at the heretics. as a result, we all know little or no approximately how this crime was once outlined through the churchmen who handed authoritative judgement on it.

By analyzing the drafting, publicizing, and imposing of latest legislation opposed to heresy within the fourteenth and 15th centuries, utilizing released and unpublished judicial documents, this e-book provides the 1st common research of inquisition in medieval England. In it Ian Forrest argues that simply because heresy used to be an issue at the same time nationwide and native, detection relied upon collaboration among rulers and the governed. whereas involvement in detection introduced neighborhood society into touch with the gear of presidency, uneducated laymen nonetheless needed to be stored at arm's size, simply because decisions approximately heresy have been deemed too sophisticated and significant to be left to them. Detection required bishops and inquisitors to stability said suspicions opposed to canonical facts, and threats to public defense opposed to the rights of the suspect and the deficiencies of human justice.

At current, the nature and importance of heresy in overdue medieval England is the topic of a lot debate. Ian Forrest believes that this debate needs to be educated via a better understanding of the felony and social contexts during which heresy took on its many actual and imagined attributes.

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Athlone 1900-1923: Politi, Revolution & Civil War by John Burke

By John Burke

Athlone: 1900–1923 may be the main precise research ever performed for an Irish city in the course of those tumultuous instances. it's a meticulously researched examine of ways the constructing fortunes of Irish nationalism performed out on an area level, a learn that is helping the fashionable reader to understand simply how the momentous political adjustments affected the lives of the town's electorate. all through this paintings, the motivations and ideologies of the neighborhood personalities that lent color to a lot of what happened are analysed, as are the results of nationwide and foreign occasions on Athlone’s development.

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