History: Book Series

Foundations of Modern Britain

  • The Emergence of a Nation State

    The Commonwealth of England 1529-1660, 2nd Edition

    By Alan G. R. Smith

    This famous survey has been updated to incorporate the new perspectives of the last twelve years. The study opens with one Revolution, the Reformation, and closes with another - the Civil War of the mid-17th century and the abolition of the monarchy. Alan Smith explores the dramatic changes during…

    Paperback – 1997-01-28
    Foundations of Modern Britain

  • The Eclipse of a Great Power

    Modern Britain 1870-1992, 2nd Edition

    By Keith Robbins

    Covers both the expansion and the decline of the British Empire and the reasons behind this sudden eclipse in power.…

    Paperback – 1994-11-21
    Foundations of Modern Britain

  • The Age of Oligarchy

    Pre-Industrial Britain 1722-1783, 1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Holmes, D. Szechi

    The second volume, on early and mid-Georgian Britain, shows how the country used its expanding wealth, its new-found social cohesion at home and its international influence abroad to become not only a European but an imperial power. As with the first volume, every aspect of the period is covered.…

    Paperback – 1993-06-01
    Foundations of Modern Britain

  • Transformation of Medieval England 1370-1529, The

    1st Edition

    By J.A.F. Thomson

    A detailed survey which examines the major developments in English society during this period of social crises, population decline, agarian unrest, the introduction to enclosures - and political tensions particularly over succession.…

    Paperback – 1983-05-31
    Foundations of Modern Britain