Lancaster Pamphlets provide a concise and up-to-date analysis of major historical topics covered by both the main A-Level syllabuses and by introductory courses in higher education. Lancaster Pamphlets is a series initiated and edited by the history department at Lancaster University.
* provides an authoritative introduction to the topic
* brings the central themes and problems into sharper focus
* incorporates traditional and revisionist approaches
* uses the most recent research to stimulate critical thought and interpretation
Regency England The Age of Lord Liverpool
Gladstone and the Liberal Party
Elizabeth I and Foreign Policy, 1558-1603
The Second Reform Act
France Before the Revolution
The Great Reform Act of 1832
By John Plowright
March 27, 1996
The early nineteenth century was marked by public disorder, governmental repression and correction. It was a period of revolution, reaction and reform.This pamphlet focuses on three key issues:* the factors which combined to produce the turmoil and uprisings of 1812-21 and the severity with which ...
By Stephen Constantine
December 06, 1991
An understanding of Lloyd George's long and prominent political career elucidates many of the key issues in modern British history. Seen by some as `the man who won the war', he was central to the political activity which appeared to secure the pre-eminence of the Liberal party before the First ...
By Michael J. Winstanley
December 12, 1990
With a public career spanning 62 years, Gladstone dominated the Victorian political arena. Yet he remains an enigmatic figure; a high Anglican, Tory protectionist who became leader of the Liberals, a party associated with free trade and religious Nonconformity. Michael Winstanley examines both ...
By Susan Doran
March 23, 2000
At her accession in 1558 Elizabeth I inherited a troublesome legacy with a long history of wars against France and Scotland. This international situation was becoming a huge financial burden on the English crown and economy.Elizabeth I and Foreign Policy describes and assesses England's foreign ...
By John K. Walton
October 16, 1990
Disraeli is a key figure for students of nineteenth-century Britain. He is indelibly identified with the unmaking of Peel's version of the Conservative Party, and with the re-creation of a durable and outstandingly successful new party which retained the loyalty of the squires and the shires while ...
By J. H. Shennan
June 12, 1995
This fully revised second edition takes account of historical work produced during the last decade. Covering the period between Louis XIV's death in 1715 and the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789, it discusses: * France's accomplishments in international affairs, commercial expansion, and ...
By Eric J. Evans
December 05, 1994
The 1832 Reform Act was a watershed in the history of modern Britain, profoundly affecting the composition of parliament and the course of all subsequent legislation. This new edition of The Great Reform Act of 1832 extends and updates Eric J. Evans's classic account of the crucial political and ...
By Alexander Grant
October 31, 1985
The importance of Henry VII is the subject of heated debate. Did his reign mark the start of a new era, or was its prevailing characteristic continunity with the past? The pamphlet:· emphasizes the lasting political stability established during the reign· demonstrates the difference between Henry's...
By Eric J. Evans
May 14, 1999
William Pitt the Younger re-examines Pitt's career in the light of recent research and emphasizes that it should not be stereotyped as having a `reformist' phase in the years to 1793 and a `reactionary' phase thereafter. His treatment includes explanation of: * Pitt's rapid rise to power* the ...
By John Mason
December 04, 1996
Mason provides concise coverage of the entire Cold War, paying particular attention to the Soviet-American dimension. This pamphlet:* Analyzes the origins of the conflict* Examines how the existence of nuclear weapons gives a unique character to the period* Discusses the involvement of other ...