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The Rise and Decline of England's Watchmaking Industry, 1550–1930

The Rise and Decline of England's Watchmaking Industry, 1550–1930

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By Alun C. Davies
April 08, 2022

This survey of the rise and decline of English watchmaking fills a gap in the historiography of British industry. Clerkenwell in London was supplied with "rough movements" from Prescot, 200 miles away in Lancashire. Smaller watchmaking hubs later emerged in Coventry, Liverpool, and Birmingham. The ...

The British Jesus, 1850-1970

The British Jesus, 1850-1970

1st Edition

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By Meredith Veldman
March 25, 2022

The British Jesus focuses on the Jesus of the religious culture dominant in Britain from the 1850s through the 1950s, the popular Christian culture shared by not only church-, kirk-, and chapel-goers, but also the growing numbers of Britons who rarely or only episodically entered a house of worship...

British Responses to Genocide The British Foreign Office and Humanitarianism in the Ottoman Empire, 1918-1923

British Responses to Genocide: The British Foreign Office and Humanitarianism in the Ottoman Empire, 1918-1923

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By Amy E. Grubb, Elisabeth Hope Murray
March 04, 2022

This book examines British responses to genocide and atrocity in the Ottoman Empire during the aftermath of World War I. The authors analyze British humanitarianism and humanitarian intervention through the advice and policies of the Foreign Office and British government in London and the actions ...

The Independent Labour Party, 1914-1939 The Political and Cultural History of a Socialist Party

The Independent Labour Party, 1914-1939: The Political and Cultural History of a Socialist Party

1st Edition

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By Keith Laybourn
February 01, 2022

Historians of political history are fascinated by the rise and fall of political parties and, for twentieth-century Britain, most obviously the rise of the Labour Party and the decline of the Liberal Party. What is often overlooked in this political development is the work of the Independent Labour...

The British Aircraft Industry and American-led Globalisation 1943-1982

The British Aircraft Industry and American-led Globalisation: 1943-1982

1st Edition

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By Takeshi Sakade
December 10, 2021

Sakade challenges the narrative that the focus of British manufacturing went "from Empire to Europe" and argues rather that, following the Second World War, the key relationship was in fact trans-Atlantic. There is a commonly accepted belief that, during the twentieth century, British manufacturing...

Britain and the Puzzle of European Union

Britain and the Puzzle of European Union

1st Edition

By Andrew Duff
September 28, 2021

This book is a study of the complex relationship between Britain and Europe from the Second World War to the present day. Drawing on first-hand experience of British and European politics, the author highlights not only the dramatically shifting power play between London and Brussels but also the ...

The Development of British Naval Aviation, 1914–1918

The Development of British Naval Aviation, 1914–1918

1st Edition

By Alexander Howlett
June 09, 2021

The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) revolutionized warfare at sea, on land, and in the air. This little-known naval aviation organization introduced and operationalized aircraft carrier strike, aerial anti-submarine warfare, strategic bombing, and the air defence of the British Isles more than 20 ...

Diplomatic Identity in Postwar Britain The Deconstruction of the Foreign Office

Diplomatic Identity in Postwar Britain: The Deconstruction of the Foreign Office "Type", 1945–1997

1st Edition

By James Southern
May 10, 2021

This book seeks to understand the complex ways in which the Foreign Office adapted to the rise of identity politics in Britain as it administered British foreign policy during the Cold War and the end of the British Empire. After the Second World War, cultural changes in British society forced a ...

Provincial Police Reform in Early Victorian England Cambridge, 1835–1856

Provincial Police Reform in Early Victorian England: Cambridge, 1835–1856

1st Edition

By Roger Swift
April 22, 2021

The establishment of ‘new police’ forces in early Victorian England has long attracted historical enquiry and debate, albeit with a general focus on London and the urban-industrial communities of the Midlands and the North. This original study contributes to the debate by examining the nature and ...

Lord Dufferin, Ireland and the British Empire, c. 1820–1900 Rule by the Best?

Lord Dufferin, Ireland and the British Empire, c. 1820–1900: Rule by the Best?

1st Edition

By Annie Tindley
March 30, 2021

This book explores the life and career of Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava (1826–1902). Dufferin was a landowner in Ulster, an urbane diplomat, literary sensation, courtier, politician, colonial governor, collector, son, husband and father. The book draws...

The Devil and the Victorians Supernatural Evil in Nineteenth-Century English Culture

The Devil and the Victorians: Supernatural Evil in Nineteenth-Century English Culture

1st Edition

By Sarah Bartels
March 05, 2021

In recent decades, there has been a growing recognition of the significance of the supernatural in a Victorian context. Studies of nineteenth-century spiritualism, occultism, magic, and folklore have highlighted that Victorian England was ridden with spectres and learned magicians. Despite this ...

The Discourse of Repatriation in Britain, 1845-2016 A Political and Social History

The Discourse of Repatriation in Britain, 1845-2016: A Political and Social History

1st Edition

By Daniel Renshaw
March 05, 2021

Examining responses to migration and settlement in Britain from the Irish Famine up to Brexit, The Discourse of Repatriation looks at how concepts of removal evolved in this period, and the varied protagonists who have articulated these ideas in different contexts. Analysing the relationship ...

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