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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

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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

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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?

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By Annie Tindley
March 09, 2021

This book explores the life and career of Frederick 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. It draws on episodes ...

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

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

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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

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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 ...

Great Britain, the Dominions and the Transformation of the British Empire, 1907–1931 The Road to the Statute of Westminster

Great Britain, the Dominions and the Transformation of the British Empire, 1907–1931: The Road to the Statute of Westminster

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By Jaroslav Valkoun
February 16, 2021

The relations of Great Britain and its Dominions significantly influenced the development of the British Empire in the late 19th and the first third of the 20th century. The mutual attitude to the constitutional issues that Dominion and British leaders have continually discussed at Colonial and ...

The Casino and Society in Britain

The Casino and Society in Britain

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By Seamus Murphy
November 24, 2020

This book is a study of the British casino industry and how it has been shaped by criminality, prohibition, regulation and liberalization since the beginning of the First World War. The reader will gain a detailed knowledge of the history, culture, identity and participants within the British ...

Weather, Migration and the Scottish Diaspora Leaving the Cold Country

Weather, Migration and the Scottish Diaspora: Leaving the Cold Country

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By Graeme Morton
October 29, 2020

Why did large numbers of Scots leave a temperate climate to live permanently in parts of the world where greater temperature extreme was the norm? The long nineteenth century was a period consistently cooler than now, and Scotland remains the coldest of the British nations. Nineteenth-century ...

Credit and Power The Paradox at the Heart of the British National Debt

Credit and Power: The Paradox at the Heart of the British National Debt

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By Simon Sherratt
October 28, 2020

This book reveals the surprising role that credit, money created ex nihilo by financiers, played in raising the British government’s war loans between 1793 and 1815. Using often overlooked contemporary objections to the National Debt a startling paradox is revealed as it is shown how the government...

Science, Utility and British Naval Technology, 1793–1815 Samuel Bentham and the Royal Dockyards

Science, Utility and British Naval Technology, 1793–1815: Samuel Bentham and the Royal Dockyards

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By Roger Morriss
October 08, 2020

During the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, the technology employed by the British navy changed not just the material resources of the British navy but the culture and performance of the royal dockyards. This book examines the role of the Inspector General of Naval Works, an Admiralty ...

Transport and Its Place in History Making the Connections

Transport and Its Place in History: Making the Connections

1st Edition

Edited By David Turner
June 26, 2020

Transport and mobility history is one of the most exciting areas of historical research at the present. As its scope expands, it entices scholars working in fields as diverse as historical geography, management studies, sociology, industrial archaeology, cultural and literary studies, ethnography, ...

Sport and the Home Front Wartime Britain at Play, 1939-45

Sport and the Home Front: Wartime Britain at Play, 1939-45

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By Matthew Taylor
June 10, 2020

Sport and the Home Front contributes in significant and original ways to our understanding of the social and cultural history of the Second World War. It explores the complex and contested treatment of sport in government policy, media representations and the everyday lives of wartime citizens. ...

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