Category: England

English Hours: A Portrait of a Country by Henry James

By Henry James

Henry James left the United States for England in 1876 and remained in his followed nation for the subsequent 3 a long time. Arriving in Liverpool, he made his method first to London, the “dreadful, pleasant urban” that he may come to either love and hate. James reveled within the exoticism and immensity of all that used to be unknown to him, and his writing spills over with younger pleasure, humor, and shiny descriptions of the folk, landscapes, cities, and towns he encountered. He later got down to discover the English geographical region: Chester, Warwick, Devon, Wells, Salisbury, Suffolk, and Rye, the place he finally settled, received Lamb residence, and wrote prolifically—producing a few of his best works, together with What Maisie Knew, The Wings of the Dove, The Golden Bowl, and the center Years

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Agriculture and Politics in England, 1815–1939 by J. R. Wordie

By J. R. Wordie

This quantity strains the decline of landed energy in England among 1815 and 1939, basically in political but in addition in financial and social phrases. The essays via best authors within the box study diverse points of the decline of landed strength. New gentle is shed at the Corn legislation, the allotment circulate, and the connection among the landed sessions and the country within the past twentieth century, all elements of the dramatic and important saga.

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Visionary Women: Ecstatic Prophecy in Seventeenth-Century by Phyllis Mack

By Phyllis Mack

This learn of radical prophecy in 17th-century England explores the signficance of gender for spiritual visionaries among 1650 and 1700. Phyllis Mack specializes in the Society of associates, or Quakers, the biggest radical sectarian team lively throughout the English Civil battle and Interregnum. The assembly documents, correspondence, almanacs, autobiographical and non secular writings left by means of the early Quakers let Mack to provide a textured portrait in their evolving spirituality. Parallel assets on women and men offer a different chance to pose theoretical questions about the that means of gender, akin to no matter if a "women's spirituality" might be pointed out, or even if spiritual girls are kind of emotional than males.

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Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England by Alison Weir

By Alison Weir

Defined by means of Christopher Marlowe because the 'She-Wolf of France', Isabella was once the most infamous femme fatales in heritage. in accordance with well known legend, her indignant ghost may be glimpsed between church ruins, clutching the thrashing center of her murdered husband. yet how did Isabella aquire this reputation?

Born in 1292 she married Edward II of britain yet was once continually humiliated by way of his relationships with male favourites and she or he lived adulterously with Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March. Had it no longer been for her unfaithfulness, background may have immortalised her as a liberator- the saviour who unshackled England from a susceptible and cruel monarch.

Dramatic and startling this primary full-length biography of Isabella will swap the best way we predict of her and her global eternally.

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Reading Witchcraft: Stories of Early English Witches by Marion Gibson

By Marion Gibson

During this unique learn of witchcraft, Gibson explores the tales instructed by means of and approximately witches and their 'victims' via trial files, early information books, pamphlets and interesting own bills. the writer discusses the problems surrounding the translation of unique ancient assets and demonstrates that their representations of witchcraft are faraway from uncomplicated or trustworthy. leading edge and thought-provoking, this booklet sheds new gentle on early sleek people's responses to witches and at the occasionally extraordinary flexibility of the human mind's eye.

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First Newbury 1643: The Turning Point by Keith Roberts

By Keith Roberts

The conflict of Newbury used to be the turning aspect of the English Civil warfare. by way of August 1643 the King’s reason was once a great deal within the ascendant. Parliament armies were overwhelmed at Adwalton Moor and Roundway Down and the Royalists had taken Bristol. once they summoned Gloucester to give up on 10 August the city’s in simple terms desire was once a Parliament aid military. The London proficient Bands joined the Earl of Essex’s day trip and while conflict was once joined at Newbury the Londoners greater than held their very own opposed to the easiest of the King’s cavalry. With the electorate of London so firmly dedicated to Parliament’s reason and the King’s cavalry now not invincible the stability of strength had shifted irretrievably.

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Stephen and Matilda : the civil war of 1139-53 by Jim Bradbury

By Jim Bradbury

An account of the civil struggle that ruled Stephen's reign which implies that there have been particularly separate wars: the warfare for Matilda's succession, which all started in 1139 and resulted in 1148, and the conflict for Henry's succession. either wars are tested intimately throughout the quite a few campaigns giving perception into the horrors of twelfth-century conflict.

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Perfect: A Novel by Rachel Joyce

By Rachel Joyce

Byron Hemmings wakes to a morning that appears like all different: his tuition uniform draped over his wood table chair, his sister arguing over the breakfast cereal, the press of his mother’s heels as she crosses the kitchen. but if the 3 of them depart domestic, using right into a dense summer season fog, the morning takes an unmistakable flip. in a single negative second, whatever occurs, whatever thoroughly unforeseen and at odds with existence as Byron knows it. whereas his mom turns out to not have spotted, for eleven-year-old Byron not anything can ever be the same. 
 
What occurred and who's responsible? Over the times and weeks that stick with, Byron’s ideal global is shattered. not able to belief his mom and dad, he confides in his ally, James, and jointly they concoct a plan. . . .
 
As she did in her debut, The not likely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce has imagined bewitching characters who locate their traditional lives suddenly thrown into chaos, who research that there are occasions while young ones needs to develop into mom and dad to their mom and dad, and who detect that during confronting the tough truths approximately their pasts, they'll forge unforeseen relationships that experience profound and magnificent affects. Brimming with love, forgiveness, and redemption, Perfect will cement Rachel Joyce’s recognition as certainly one of fiction’s brightest talents.

Advance compliment for Perfect
 
“Out of the smallest, such a lot soft development blocks, Rachel Joyce progressively builds a towering experience of risk. She is aware humans, in all their intricacy and vulnerability, in a manner few writers do. Perfect is a poignant and strong e-book, wealthy with empathy and charged with appealing, atmospheric writing.”—Tana French, bestselling writer of In the Woods and Broken Harbor
 
Praise from the U.K.
 
“Readers who enjoyed The not likely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry will no longer be disappointed.”The Sunday Times
 
“Joyce isn't any novice—she has performed anything extra formidable, darker and extra sincere [than The not likely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry].”The Guardian
 
“A compelling novel concerning the crushing regulations that type and gender can impose, the load of parental expectation, and the stigma hooked up to psychological affliction . . . an affecting tale.”The Independent
 
“If merely there have been extra novelists like Rachel Joyce. . . . Diana herself is ideal. She is to Perfect what Harold Fry used to be to Unlikely: an absolutely rounded hero, anyone to fall in love with.”The Telegraph
 
“You will turn out grinning dippily and recommending this wild, looking out booklet to each person you know.”The occasions (London)
 
“[Perfect’s] unputdownable issue . . . lies in its exploration of such a lot of multilayered feelings. there's the unbreakable bond among mom and son, the terror of no longer belonging, loneliness, grief, guilt, melancholy, loss, the damaging nature of psychological affliction and the way love can provide redemption. even if Joyce made her identify as a playwright and provides nice discussion, it really is her descriptive powers that make the radical so vivid.”London night Standard

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London Clubland: A Cultural History of Gender and Class in by A. Milne-Smith

By A. Milne-Smith

This paintings is the 1st to check the gentlemen's golf equipment that have been an immense characteristic of the past due Victorian panorama, and the 1st to find the key heritage of clubmen and their international, putting them at centre degree, detailing how clubland dramatically formed nineteenth and early 20th-century rules approximately gender, power, type, and town.

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Londontown: A Photographic Tour of the City’s Delights by Susannah Conway, Helen Storey

By Susannah Conway, Helen Storey

Londontown is a love letter in photographs to this bustling international capital. Photographer Susannah Conway takes us past the standard points of interest to trap an actual neighborhood adventure of town. Readers will commute along with her as she crisscrosses London, capturing the entire hippest, most fun, and so much historical neighborhoods, and sampling the city's easy cool, vivid highway lifestyles, and undying knowledge. blending signature Polaroid photographs with smooth electronic photographs, this insider's slice of London lifestyles will charm either to these residing half of one mile from sizeable Ben and Anglophiles at any place.

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