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British History

  • Reform and Intellectual Debate in Victorian England

    1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara Dennis, David Skilton

    First published in 1987. Readers of Victorian literature, both poetry and prose, are constantly aware of a powerful undercurrent of change - political, social, and intellectual - which determines the shape of the literature being produced. Topics covered include parliamentary reform, the Gentleman,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • Samuel Smiles and the Victorian Work Ethic

    1st Edition

    By Tim Travers

    Samuel Smiles is best known for his book Self Help (1859), which many have assumed to be an encouragement to social and financial success. However, Smiles actually argued against the single-minded pursuit of success, and in favour of the protean formation of character as the ultimate goal of life.…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • Conflict and Crisis in the Religious Life of Late Victorian England

    1st Edition

    By Herbert Schlossberg

    Contrary to its popular image as dull and stodgy, the Victorian period was one of revolutionary change. In its politics, its art, its economic aff airs, its class relationships, and in its religion, change was constant. A half-century after Queen Victoria's death, it was said that she was born in…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
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  • Don't You Know There's a War On?

    The People's Voice 1939-45, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Croall

    Was the country really united in the face of the common enemy? Did people actually put the community’s needs before their own? Or were such ideas simply a series of myths created at the time and nurtured ever since. The recollections of this book, first published in 1989, attempt to answer such…

    Paperback – 2017-07-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Wellington after Waterloo

    1st Edition

    By Neville Thompson

    First published in 1986. In this book Neville Thompson traces Wellington’s life after 1815 using then new archival and documentary records. The work examines the development of Wellington’s character and outlook, and assesses the significance of his persistent involvement in politics over three…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12
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  • The British Empire and the First World War

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ashley Jackson

    The British Empire played a crucial part in the First World War, supplying hundreds of thousands of soldiers and labourers as well as a range of essential resources, from foodstuffs to minerals, mules, and munitions. In turn, many imperial territories were deeply affected by wartime phenomena, such…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
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  • Homes of the London Poor and the Bitter Cry of Outcast London

    1st Edition

    By Octavia Hill, Andrew Mearns

    Originally published together in 1970, this study collects two essays on the housing situation of London in the nineteenth century. Homes of the London Poor was first published in 1875 and written by Octavia Hill, the granddaughter of the pioneer of sanitary reformation, Dr. T. Southwood Smith.…

    Paperback – 2017-03-16
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Policing and Punishment in Nineteenth Century Britain

    1st Edition

    Edited by Victor Bailey

    In the years between 1750 and 1868, English criminal justice underwent significant changes. The two most crucial developments were the gradual establishment of an organised, regular police, and the emergence of new secondary punishments, following the restriction in the scope of the death penalty.…

    Paperback – 2017-02-21
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    Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

  • Crime in England

    1550-1800, 1st Edition

    Edited by J S Cockburn

    This volume, first published in 1977, brings together eleven studies of crime and the administration of the criminal law in England during the early modern period. They represent a variety of approaches – legal, historical and sociological – to the study of historical crime. The initial essay in…

    Paperback – 2017-02-21
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    Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

  • Crime, Protest, Community, and Police in Nineteenth-Century Britain

    1st Edition

    By David Jones

    This study, first published in 1982, is concerned with the nature of crime in nineteenth-century Britain, and explores the response of the community and the police authorities. Each chapter is linked by common themes and questions, and the topics described in detail range from popular forms of…

    Paperback – 2017-02-21
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    Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

  • A History of English Prison Administration

    1st Edition

    By Sean Mcconville

    This title, first published in 1981, draws from an extensive range of national and local material, and examines how innovations in policy and administration, while solving problems or setting new objectives, frequently created or disclosed fresh difficulties, and brought different types of people…

    Paperback – 2017-02-21
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    Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

  • Policing the Victorian Community

    The Formation of English Provincial Police Forces, 1856-80, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carolyn Steedman

    The year 1856 saw the first compulsory Police Act in England (and Wales). Over the next thirty years a class society came to be policed by a largely working-class police. This book, first published in 1984, traces the process by which men made themselves into policemen, translating ideas about work…

    Paperback – 2017-02-21
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    Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

  • Stress in Post-War Britain

    1st Edition

    By Mark Jackson

    In the years following World War II the health and well-being of the nation was of primary concern to the British government. The essays in this collection examine the relationship between health and stress in post-war Britain through a series of carefully connected case studies.…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
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    Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine

  • 30 Years After

    Issues and Representations of the Falklands War, 1st Edition

    By Carine Berbéri, Monia O’Brien Castro

    Thirty years after the Argentinian invasion of the Falkland Islands, the war remains a source of continued debate and analysis for politicians, historians and military strategists. Not only did the conflict provide a fascinating example of modern expeditionary warfare, but it also brought to the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
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  • Conservative Politics in National and Imperial Crisis

    Letters from Britain to the Viceroy of India 1926-31, 1st Edition

    By Stuart Ball

    Whilst serving in the prestigious post of Viceroy of India between 1926 and 1931, Lord Irwin (later the Earl of Halifax) was kept informed about political events in Britain by frequent and lengthy letters from Cabinet Ministers, senior Conservative MPs and other prominent figures, such as the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06
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  • British Propaganda and Wars of Empire

    Influencing Friend and Foe 1900–2010, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Tuck

    Edited by Greg Kennedy

    In order to provide a better understanding of the shifting nature of influence, this volume looks at how the British government employed various forms of persuasion to achieve its goals across the twentieth century. The collection provides a range of case studies to assess how effectively - or…

    Paperback – 2017-01-27
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