Crime and Society in England, 1750–1900
Crime in Early Modern England 1550-1750
Popular Disturbances in England 1700-1832
Popular Cultures in England 1550-1750
The Press and Society From Caxton to Northcliffe
The English Family 1450 - 1700
Newspapers and English Society 1695-1855
Health and Society in Twentieth Century Britain
By Clive Emsley
January 24, 2018
Ranging from the middle of the eighteenth through to the end of the nineteenth century, Crime and Society in England, 1750–1900 explores the developments in policing, the courts and the penal system as England became increasingly industrialised and urbanised. Through a consideration of the ...
By Jeffrey Weeks
August 16, 2017
A pioneering study which has become an established classic in its field, Sex, Politics and Society provides a lucid and comprehensive analysis of the transformations of British sexual life from 1800 to the present. These changes are firmly located in the wider context of British social, political ...
By Robert B. Shoemaker
August 02, 1995
A lively social history of the roles of men and women - from workplace to household, from parish church to alehouse, from market square to marriage bed. Robert Shoemaker investigates such varied topics as crime, leisure, the theatre, religious observance, notions of morality and even changing ...
By Rosemary O'Day
August 12, 2004
Women in early modern Britain and colonial America were not the weak husband- and father-dominated characters of popular myth. Quite the reverse, strong women were the norm. They exercised considerable influence as important agents in the social, economic, religious and cultural life of their...
By James A Sharpe
November 04, 1998
Still the only general survey of the topic available, this widely-used exploration of the incidence, causes and control of crime in Early Modern England throws a vivid light on the times. It uses court archives to capture vividly the everyday lives of people who would otherwise have left little ...
By John Stevenson
July 09, 2012
John Stevenson has revised and expanded his standard but long-unobtainable work on Popular Protest and Public Order 1700-1870 in two self-sufficient volumes. The first (1700-1832) appeared in 1992; this is its keenly-awaited sequel. The greater part of it is entirely new, and brings the analysis of...
By Barry Reay
July 29, 1998
Explores the important aspects of popular cultures during the period 1550 to 1750. Barry Reay investigates the dominant beliefs and attitudes across all levels of society as well as looking at different age, gender and religious groups....
By Rosemary Sweet
October 24, 2001
An impressively thorough exploration of the changing functions, character and experience of English towns in a key age of transition which includes smaller communities as well as the larger industrialising towns. Among the issues examined are demography, social stratification, manners, religion, ...
By Geoffrey Alan Cranfield
June 05, 1978
First published in 1978.This book surveys the history of the Press as a whole in relation to the development of society - beginning with the introduction of the art of printing into England in 1476....
By Ralph A. Houlebrooke
September 02, 1991
The history of the family has become the source of lively controversy and Ralph Houlbrooke's study has made a major contribution to the debate. Thorough investigations reveal the attitudes and aspirations of all levels of society set within economic, political and religious contexts and ...
By Hannah Barker
July 05, 2002
This lively new study covers the dramatic expansion of the press from the seventeenth century to the mid nineteenth century. Hannah Barker explores the factors behind the rise of newspapers to a major force helping to reflect and shape public opinion and altering the way in which politics operated ...
By Helen Jones
February 28, 1994
Few things tell us more of a nation's general well-being than the development of the life-expectancy of its citizens; the rising standards of health that they come to demand; and how evenly that improvement is shared throughout society. Helen Jones examines the record of twentieth-century Britain ...