Subject Area: England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland

A Bibliographical Survey Of The Published Works Of The Eighteenth-century Wesleys (samuel The Elder, Samuel The Younger, Mehetabel, John, And Charles)
2008 0-7734-5219-2
This bibliographic work provides scholars with the means for surveying the literary productivity of the Wesley family in eighteenth-century England and for gauging the ability of each individual member to influence the moral and social climates of their own time. While examining the works of Charles and John Wesley, the author also draws attention to the lesser known Wesleys.

A Biographical Dictionary Of 18th Century Methodism Vol. 1: A - D
1997 0-7734-8678-X
This series presents biographical sketches of all persons who were in any way associated with John and Charles Wesley during the more than fifty years that they traveled throughout Great Britain, as well as in the American colonies and on the European continent. Entries are arranged alphabetically, followed by dates of birth and death (if obtainable), and biographical information and quotes. At the end of each entry, the reader is directed to appropriate sources, the complete titles of which are found in the Bibliography.

A Biographical Encyclopedia Of Medical Travel Authors :england And Wales
2010 0-7734-3687-1
The collection is a wide-ranging reference guide. The six volumes are made up of one-paragraph biographies of medical travel authors drawn from all peoples and regions of the world. The authors are included because they have published a book of travel or have left significant material of book potential. Some space is given to travellers from abroad into the region represented by the volume.

A Biographical Encyclopedia Of Medical Travel Authors: Ireland
2010 0-7734-3689-8
The collection is a wide-ranging reference guide. The six volumes are made up of one-paragraph biographies of medical travel authors drawn from all peoples and regions of the world. The authors are included because they have published a book of travel or have left significant material of book potential. Some space is given to travellers from abroad into the region represented by the volume.

A Biographical Encyclopedia Of Medical Travel Authors: Scotland
2010 0-7734-3691-X
The collection is a wide-ranging reference guide. The six volumes are made up of one-paragraph biographies of medical travel authors drawn from all peoples and regions of the world. The authors are included because they have published a book of travel or have left significant material of book potential. Some space is given to travellers from abroad into the region represented by the volume.

A Biography Of Margaret Douglas, Countess Of Lennox (1515-1578) Niece Of Henry VIII And Mother-in-law Of Mary Queen Of Scots
2002 0-7734-7199-5
Despite heavy academic interest in the Tudor period, many of the important secondary figures have been neglected, including Margaret Douglas, whose life and actions had a significant impact on the period. She was in the center of events during much of the reigns of Henry VIII, Mary I, and Elizabeth I. Niece to Henry VIII, wife to Matthew Stewart, the Early of Lennox and a close claimant of throne of Scotland, she was the mother of Henry, Lord Darnley, the husband of Mary Queen of Scots. It was due to her matrimonial schemes, for example, that a law was passed under Henry VIII reserving to the sovereign the right to regulate the marriages of members of the royal family.

A Biography Of Mildmay Fane, Second Earl Of Westmorland (1601-1666) The Unknown Cavalier
1991 0-88946-261-5
Focuses deserved attention on Mildway Fane, a prominent Royalist during the reign of Charles I, and possibly a member of the Sealed Knot, whose political activities and literary contributions have been largely unacknowledged.

A Biography Of Richard Cromwell, 1626-1712, The Second Protector
1994 0-7734-9417-0
Using available primary sources such as Richard Cromwell's letters, this volume presents a fuller and more interesting portrait of Cromwell than has hitherto been available, useful to both the historian and the general reader with interest in the period.

A Biography Of Sir Charles Hartley, Civil Engineer (1825-1915) The Father Of The Danube, Two Volume Set
1990 0-88946-461-8
Sir Charles Hartley belonged to the second generation of 19th-century civil engineers, having grown up under the direct influence of the great triumvirate of Brunel, Locke, and Robert Stephenson. This definitive biography covers the whole life experience _ professional, social, family _ of this eminent British civil engineer. ". . . this biography gives us a picture of the realities of professional life that does much to fill out (and correct) the vision that comes across from the heroic tales of the giants of the profession. . . . the work is bases mainly on Hartley's extensive diaries and other family papers and these sources have allowed the author to range unusually widely. . . . one gains valuable insight into the workings of these pioneering international regulatory commissions..." - Albion

A Biography Of Sir Charles Hartley, Civil Engineer (1825-1915) The Father Of The Danube, Two Volume Set
1990 0-88946-461-8
Sir Charles Hartley belonged to the second generation of 19th-century civil engineers, having grown up under the direct influence of the great triumvirate of Brunel, Locke, and Robert Stephenson. This definitive biography covers the whole life experience _ professional, social, family _ of this eminent British civil engineer. ". . . this biography gives us a picture of the realities of professional life that does much to fill out (and correct) the vision that comes across from the heroic tales of the giants of the profession. . . . the work is bases mainly on Hartley's extensive diaries and other family papers and these sources have allowed the author to range unusually widely. . . . one gains valuable insight into the workings of these pioneering international regulatory commissions..." - Albion

A Case Study Of Ireland And Galicia’s Parallel Paths To Nationhood
2004 0-7734-6237-6
This is an important original study that contributes new knowledge in the field of Celtic Studies as it offers serious consideration to the connections between Ireland and Galicia Dr. White traces the connections between these two Celtic lands through literature, history, mythology and science. White shows that Ireland and Galicia had parallel cultural and national awakenings in the nineteenth century. She demonstrates how these awakenings had roots in the native language movements and how that connection between language and cultural identity eventually led to national identity and political action towards autonomy. Dr. White specifically recounts the role played by elite members such as W.B. Yeats and Vicente Risco and associations such as the Gaelic League and as Irmandades da Fala. White also discusses the role of language as socio-political tool in the works of nineteenth-century national poets, Thomas Moore for Ireland and Rosalía de Castro for Galicia and their twentieth-century counterparts: Seamus Heaney and Celso Emilio Ferreiro. Finally, Dr. White introduces a new term peripheral colonialism to describe Ireland and Galicia’s condition as unofficial colonies of England and Spain respectively.

A Comprehensive History Of The London Church And Parish Of St. Mary, The Virgin, Aldermanbury The Phoenix Of Aldermanbury
1994 0-7734-9390-5
Tells the story of a London parish church from its origins during Saxon times until the present, in the context of religious, social, political, and economic developments in the City of London and the nation. Special points of interest include archaeological evidence of the Roman and Saxon periods; an examination of the relationship between William Shakespeare and two of his fellow actors, John Heminges and Henry Condell, both of the parish; the role of the church during the seventeenth century English Revolution; a full account of the rebuilding of the church by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London; and finally, the amazing story of the re-erection of the Church of St. Mary, Aldermanbury, on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, as a memorial to Sir Winston Churchill who gave the historic "Iron Curtain" address at the College in 1946. With more than fifty photographs.

A Critical Edition Of Sir James Perrot’s ‘the Life, Deedes And Death Of Sir John Perrott, Knight’
2002 0-7734-7092-1


A History Of Bridewell Prison, 1553-1700
2006 0-7734-5786-0
London’s Bridewell Prison was the location of many “firsts” in penology. For the first time in world history, imprisonment at hard labor was substituted for corporal or capital punishment, which is the very definition of a penitentiary. In this connection, Bridewell should be regarded as the very first step in the development of the modern penitentiary. Indeed, its influence on the penitentiary system in America was enormous. Moreover, Bridewell still provides lessons in our own time as a reminder of how far we have not come relative to crime and punishment. Currently, in the United States, we are using the penal system to “warehouse” the poor, an idea that is not without historical precedent and predictable outcomes. Although Bridewell was a revolutionary experiment in penal reform, it ultimately failed to deliver what its proponents promised. Among some of the “firsts” to be found at Bridewell were a system of classification and treatment; trade training and education for all inmates; full-time paid prison staff (wardens, work supervisors, administrators, teachers, chaplains, and a prison doctor); trade training and education for young offenders (apprenticeship programs); and cell and solitary confinement.

A History Of Carlyle's Oliver Cromwell's Letters And Speeches
1992 0-7734-9451-0
Traces the history of Carlyle's interest in Cromwell from the 1820s through publication of his edition of letters and speeches in 1845. Considers Carlyle's skills as historian by analyzing his use of available sources, his accuracy, and his editorial techniques. Also traces the history of Cromwell's reputation in 19th-century history and literature, the extent to which Carlyle was influenced by writing prior to his own, and the effect his own work had on subsequent historians and on the general public for whom he wrote.

A History Of Disability In Nineteenth-century Scotland
2007 0-7734-5271-0
This book considers the way in which disability was perceived in the popular and official culture of nineteenth-century Scotland. Assembling the voices of the disabled from memoirs, letters and court proceedings, this work provides the empirical groundwork for understanding the disability experience and its representation during a period of unprecedented industrialization, urbanization and demographic change. This book contains 26 black and white photographs.

A History Of Elections To The House Of Lords In The United Kingdom From 1707 To The 2010 General Election
2014 0-7734-4294-4
The purpose of this book is to investigate the working of the 1999 Act of Parliament in relation to the electoral process put in place for the purpose of maintaining the representation of the hereditary element in the House of Lords at Westminster.
The book describes the working of the electoral process enshrined in the 1999 Act for the Hereditary Peerage over the last decade. A description is given of the original 1999 election and the subsequent by-elections, which have occurred to replace hereditary peers who have died.
These elections are put into the historical context of the election of Scottish and Irish Representative Peers to the House of Lords over a period of nearly three hundred years.



A History Of The Church Of Scotland, 1660-1679
1992 0-7734-9577-0
Kirkton's History, written in the 1690s, is effectively a history of Scotland as a whole, from the Restoration of Charles II to the defeat of the Presbyterians at Bothwell Bridge in 1679. Kirkton, a Presbyterian minister who continued to preach in defiance of the government and under threat of execution, writes vividly of the events he's caught up in. He shrewdly assesses the personalities and motives of many influential figures, such as Gilbert Burnet, Lord Stair, and the Duke of Lauderdale. He is fair-minded and balanced in considering the problems of the Restoration government, and a sophisticated and reliable interpreter of this turbulent period. The only previous edition of his History, from 1817, is not generally available. The present edition has an introduction setting the book in its contemporary context and explaining why it was influential but frequently misinterpreted; and it provides brief notes to identify many characters who appear in the History.

A History Of The Fleet Prison, London The Anatomy Of The Fleet
1996 0-7734-8762-X
The Fleet Prison is noteworthy for being one of the oldest of the English prisons, and one mentioned frequently in literature. This work explores the actual workings of the privately-owned debtors' prison, examining its earliest history from medieval times; the celebrated inquiry into the administration of the prison during the 1610s; the misuse of authority by the wardens in the 1680s onward; the infamous Parliamentary inquiry in 1729, based on the parliamentary reports, trial papers, etc,; to the closing by parliamentary legislation in 1842.

A Life Of Frederick, Prince Of Wales, 1707-1751:
2007 0-7734-5547-7
Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707-1751), notoriously dubbed “Poor Fred,” has hitherto been known primarily for having predeceased his father George II. In his 24 years as heir to the throne, however, he established himself as Britain’s greatest royal collector between Charles I and George IV, and many of the finest works of art in the present Royal Collection prove to have been acquired by him. The late Dr. Frances Vivian’s biography, the fruit of long years of archival research, re-examines Frederick’s role as an outstanding connoisseur; it also, for the first time, looks in detail at his architectural commissions and his patronage of a wide spectrum of the arts. Dr. Vivian’s study of the prince, the first to be published for many years, covers every significant aspect of his life, including his early years in Hanover, his famously difficult relations with his parents, his own very happy marriage and family life, and his controversial involvement in British politics. Edited for publication by Roger White, this work offers a much fuller and more sympathetic picture of one of Britain’s greatest might-have-beens than has been available until now.

A Life Of George Dempster, Scottish M.p. Of Dunnichen (1732-1818)
1998 0-7734-8386-1
First full-length biography of Dempster, valuable for eighteenth-century political and economic history. During his 28 years in Parliament, Dempster played an active role: he opposed the American War, supported freedom of the press, the younger Pitt's plans for strengthening the national economy and Pitt's attempts to facilitate trade between Britain and Ireland. He supported also the encouragement of industry, fisheries and the building of roads. He was a proprietor (shareholder) and a director of the East India Company, active in debates at East India House. He is chiefly remembered as an improving landlord, striving energetically to introduce the latest agricultural methods.

A Life Of John Julius Angerstein, 1735-1823:
2006 0-7734-5583-3
This is the first full-length biography of John Julius Angerstein, who was a considerable figure in the City of London and far beyond during the period 1770-1820. Born in St. Petersburg, he later moved to London. His exceptional abilities in marine insurance led him to later play a pivotal part in the development of Lloyd’s. With increasing wealth and influence, he supported and founded charities, collected art, and was later a shipowner who raised the long-term finance which helped the British Government fund the Napoleonic Wars. With no successors to carry on his business, his achievements and his friendships with well known figures have been mostly forgotten. It is hoped that this book will reawaken the lost interest in this remarkable figures of late-Georgian England.

A Look At Life In Northern Ireland – How Do Women Live In A Culture Driven By Conflict?
2001 0-7734-7637-7
This study, written from an anthropological standpoint, focuses on women’s lives in Northern Ireland. It examines the lives and work of a range of women, and illustrates some of the historical and political backdrop. It discusses a number of women’s initiatives in the voluntary sector to illustrate the work they are doing to achieve a peaceful outcome to the age-old problems. Interviews were conducted with women, ecumenical groups, Belfast City Council Members, Ian Paisley, Jerry Adams, and human rights activists. The book will interest those in women’s studies, peace studies, and Irish studies.

A Record Of Samuel Pepys' Financial Accounts, 1660-1669
2006 0-7734-5486-1
Although literary scholars and textual editors have set forth general and accurate conclusions relative to the financial rise and ultimate worth of the seventeenth-century English diarist Samuel Pepys (1633-1704), those seemingly mundane details tend to become lost in the most glamorous activities mirrored in the period of his diary (from January 1660 through May 1669). Readers initially attach their interests to Pepys’ contacts with the upper echelons of Restoration Court society, his abilities as a government administrator, his sexual drive, his deep interests in music and science, and his dedication to books and to learning. Nonetheless, the world of Samuel Pepys focuses upon his drive to accumulate wealth; money fuels his progress through professional and social contacts and activities. To understand the world of Samuel Pepys – to understand the eight and one-half years of his recorded professional and social experiences – one needs to examine a full ledger of Pepys’ receipts and expenditures. The specifics of how Pepys, as a bureaucrat in the Naval Office, received money reflect the abilities of an ambitious member of the seventeenth-century London upper middle class to accumulate affluence and influence. Wages, commissions, gifts and gratuities, investments, interest from loans, and even liberal dashes of traditional under-the-table arrangements – all of these prove instruments contributing to the economic and social rise of Samuel Pepys. On the other side of the ledger stand records of expenses for food, drink, lodging, transportation, servants; costs for clothes, books, scientific and musical instruments, furniture, art work, the theatre, and family support. All of these items reveal the cost of life and enjoyment in London during the years immediately following the restoration of the English monarchy. In the end, the prices for articles and services, as well as the names of the same, differ considerably from those experienced by members of the present age; but, the needs of individuals, as well as the reasons for accumulating and spending money, have not changed. Thus, the financial records of Samuel Pepys remain relevant.

A Regional Study Of Yorkshire Schools 1500-1820
1998 0-7734-8250-4
This study offers a regional study of education, comparing educational movements in Yorkshire with what happened in other parts of England. It promotes a comparative approach, examining main themes such as the effects of the Reformation, the growth of the grammar schools, the attempts of both church and State to regulate schools and schoolmasters, the dissemination of elementary schooling and the development of private schools for both boys and girls. The sense of collective action in the Yorkshire area is strong, continuous, and remarkable, throwing light on the history of the county in general. The development of the theme of community action is an important contribution to historical scholarship.

A Selection From The India Office Correspondence Of Robert Cecil, Third Marquis Of Salisbury, 1866-1867 And 1874-1878
2003 0-7734-6929-X


A Social History Of Quakers In Scotland, 1800-2000
2007 0-7734-5452-7
This study shows the change in the Society of Friends (Quakers) in Scotland from the beginning of the nineteenth century, when it was in a perilous state and appeared unlikely to survive, to the end of the twentieth, by which time its membership was steadily increasing – in marked contrast to many other denominations. By analysis of primary sources, including minutes of Meetings, birth, marriage and death records, and contemporary journals, the demographics of Society membership are charted over the two centuries under consideration. While demonstrating that Scottish Quakerism was rescued from oblivion largely by the efforts of immigrants from England during the nineteenth century, the book also provides an analysis of the views and attitudes of contemporary Scottish Quakers which demonstrate the continuing appeal of an ‘active and united body.

A Social History Of The Jewish East End In London, 1914 - 1939 A Study Of Life, Labour And Liturgy
1992 0-7734-9770-6
The first detailed and comprehensive study of the classic period of London's Jewish East End. Describes the circumstances of its formation, its geographical and social boundaries, and such organizations as the remarkable Jewish trade unions, the myriad of friendly societies, burial societies, charities, schools, and various religious and political groups. It analyses the economic basis of the community, its doctrinal and liturgical aspects, festivals, entertainments, housing and food, shops and businesses. Discusses in some depth the external factors: anti-Semitism, Socialism and Zionism. Finally, it places in perspective its effects on the major political and cultural aspects of the history of world Jewry and Britain.

A Study Based On The Clerk's Report Book Of The Swansea Local Board Of Health 1855-1866
1998 0-7734-8489-2
Researches the town of Swansea in the early 19th century, together with an account of the events which led to the formation of a Local Board of Health (epidemics of typhoid and cholera), and considers the functions and duties of the Board, and a study of its structure.

A Study In Eighteenth-century Advertising Methods The Anodyne Necklace
1992 0-7734-9177-5
By tracking the rise of the Anodyne Necklace with all its associated nostrums through the various forms of print by which a gullible public was to be manipulated (from the handout in the street to the constant and systematic exploitation of newspaper columns) we have a microtome slice through the century's uses of text in promotion and advertising. The size and scale of the activities involved, the amount of print generated, the interrelationships between such activities as almanac-making and the invention and promotion of nostrums, the plagiarizing of other people's texts and the playing on the public's fears are all part of the story of this time of vicious fighting for the public's attention and purse. Of great interest to the student of eighteenth-century life and letters, as well as to those interested in the development of advertising.

A Study In The History And Politics Of The Morning Post;, 1905-1926
1991 0-88946-503-7
Examines the most dramatic episodes in the history of the Morning Post, and how their ramifications extended well beyond the boundaries of the newspaper and into politics, foreign policy, defense matters, development of popular tastes, and advertising and marketing strategies. These episodes capture some of the spirit of the age and more than a little of the soul of an established institution in a new era.

A Summarie Of The Chronicles Of England, Diligently Collected, Abridged And Continued Unto This Present Yeare Of Christ, 1604, By John Stow
2008 0-7734-5267-2
This book is an annotated edition of John Stow’s Summarie of the Chronicles of England (1604). Stow (1524/5–1605) was a citizen historian who offers a concise, narrative history of England from the earliest time to the reign of James I, who succeeded Elizabeth in 1603. This abridged chronicle offered readers of lower social and economic status an accessible national history than was available in his own larger works or those of other writers of his time.

A Transcription Of The Latin Writings Of St. Patrick From Seven Medieval Manuscripts (dublin, Paris, London, Rouen, Arras, Salisbury)
2009 0-7734-4760-1
These manuscripts, the Confessio and the Epistola ad milites Corotici, otherwise difficult to access, are here transcribed with introductions and notes useful to scholars in many fields.

A Victorian Family As Seen Through The Letters Of Louise Creighton To Her Mother - 1872-1880 Edited And With An Introduction
1998 0-7734-8500-7
This collection of 161 letters provides a unique window into the intimate inner workings of a particular upper-middle-class Victorian household. The first letter was written on January 10, 1872 during Louise's honeymoon in Paris, and the last on November 30, 1880 just a few weeks before her mother's death. Louise Creighton was not only the wife and biographer of her famous husband, Bishop Mandell Creighton, but she has emerged as a moderate Christian feminist in an era when women's causes seemed to be generally articulated by more militant voices. The letters also reveal much about the academic and social life in Oxford and later in a quaint village in Northumberland where Louise records her duties as a vicar's wife. Other fascinating sections in her letters are the descriptions of managing her household of servants (cook, gardener, nurse, governess, maids and groom), shopping, planning her garden - the more impressive when remembering that during this period she was in her twenties. Both she and her husband wrote books, traveled frequently to the continent, entertained widely, and engaged in social life with the local gentry and county nobility. With illustrations.

Adolphus Frederick, Duke Of Cambridge – Steadfast Son Of King George Iii, 1774-1850
2003 0-7734-6836-6
This is the first full biography ever written of Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge, youngest and, arguably, favorite son of King George III. It is the thesis of this biography that of the seven surviving sons, Adolphus was most successful at internalizing the kings concept of royal duty, which enabled him to live a purposeful and productive life in a time of immense technological, political, and social change. It documents a multitude of facts long buried in archives and newspapers, which add to knowledge on such topics as the complex dynamics in the family, the nature of the Personal Union between Hanover and Britain, student life at Göttingen University; the crucial part played by the Hanoverian military in the defeat of Napoleon and Adolphuss active role as an officer; the Kingdom of Hanover during the 1830s; his happy marriage as illustrated by letters from his wife, never before published; the early years of Victorias reign, and Adolphuss devotion to many good causes. With many illustrations.

Agweddau Ar Dwf Piwritaniaeth Yng Nghymru Yn Yr Ail Ganrif Ar Bymtheg
1992 0-7734-9452-9
This is a collection of essays in Welsh on the history of Puritanism in 17th century Wales. The contributors examine the pioneering work of John Penry; the Established Church and Puritan development; Welsh Puritan emigrants and their activity in America; the careers of early Puritan leaders - William Erbery, Morgan Llwyd, Walter Cradock, Richard Jones, and Stephen Hughes. A new interpretation is offered of the Act for the Propagation of the Gospel and Welsh culture. It should appeal to all those interested in the contributions of Puritanism to religious and social development in Wales in the `Century of Revolution.' In Welsh throughout.

An Alphabetical Listing Of Word, Name, And Place In Northern Ireland And The Living Language Of Conflict
2000 0-7734-7711-X
This is a scholarly, detailed, comprehensive complication, in alphabetical form, of all matters relating to the long and violent conflict in Northern Ireland. It contains detailed lists and references to all important events, political, social and violence-related: these include lists and descriptions of all political parties; all paramilitary groups; all the major bombings, killings and atrocities; along with all political developments, initiatives and historical moments. Each entry is intended to be precise and factual, to give all necessary details while eschewing judgments or personal views. It places emphasis on the vocabulary generated by the conflict, with reference to terms of abuse, slang expressions, nicknames, and new uses of old words. It is carefully organized so that cross-referencing and inter-subject relationships can be extracted and correlated.

An Autobiography And Personal Philosophy Of A Retired Physician
1997 0-7734-8470-1
Born a Cockney, Cyril Hart spent his childhood on a large housing estate at Dagenham, just outside London's East End. He was raised in an evangelical Christian family, but by the age of 18 he was a card-holding Communist. He passed this phase and during the war served in the ranks in the army, and with a commission in the RNVR, where he was an air engineer. Subsequently he entered Barts and graduated in medicine. He married, and for over 30 years was the senior partner in a large country practice in Huntingdonshire. He studied local history at Leicester, where he became the university's first MA and was awarded its first DLitt. He has written extensively in medicine and in English history, and is currently completing a book on England in the Tenth Century. In retirement he also turned to philosophy and water colours. This unusual range of interests is the range of his autobiography, and the book also presents a fascinating social history of one English family during the whole of the present century.

An Encyclopedia Of Irish Schools, 1500-1800
1995 0-7734-9050-7
This encyclopedia is a research tool for both specialists in Anglo-Irish culture and the generalists who would like to know something about the variety of schools that existed in Ireland before the installation of the Irish state schools in the nineteenth century. This volume's importance lies in its compilation of hard-to-find materials that are in archives or in Irish regional or religious oriented journals. For example, little has been written about the suppressed report of 1791 concerning the endowed schools of Ireland, or about the Irish House of Lords' Census of Catholic schools, "masshouses" and monasteries. There is a richness of material that awaits future researchers in Irish education.

An Ethnography Of Crystal And Spiritual Healers In Northern England:
2006 0-7734-5667-8
This book fills a notable gap in the burgeoning literature on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Western societies. Despite the increased focus on CAM in the social and health sciences, scant attention has been given over to exploring the rise of therapies on the extreme fringe of complementary medicine, such as ‘crystal’ and ‘spiritual healing.’ This book re-dresses the balance and presents an ethnographic picture that takes into account more ‘marginal’ therapeutic modalities in the UK, although, more importantly, this book shows how the study of the marginal gives way to particular insights about the mainstream, such as orthodox biomedicine. Primarily, the book explores the use and practice of ‘esoteric’ healing practices in a Centre for healing in Northern England, and what they represent in the context of the changing role, status, and legitimacy of complementary medicine in the UK and Western societies more generally.

Conventional socio-scientific wisdom suggests that esoteric healing is counter-cultural, in that its emergence is illustrative of ‘New Age’ ideology. The author argues, contrary to this position, that in healing there is a tension. There is a tension between the personalization that healing practices exhibit, and the striving for orthodoxy, both with the Centre itself, and also among the wider healing community. Thus, even apparently esoteric forms of complementary medicine are influenced by the language of science and medicine. This book highlights examples of this mimicry of medicine, and points to a range of explanations for this contemporary social phenomenon. In particular, this book throws into question the conventional biomedicine/CAM boundary and offers some insight into the common metaphorical basis of medicine and healing, and the continued social and cultural influence of biomedicine in Western societies. The book makes a key contribution to the social and health sciences body of knowledge on CAM by exploring its resurgence in the context of wider debates on modernity and postmodernity.

An Historical Ethnography Of Rural Perthshire, 1750-1950
2007 0-7734-5228-1
This work applies an ethnological approach to the study of changing patterns of social organization over the past two centuries within the author’s native county in Scotland. The result represents a detailed ethnographic study of a period of great change in rural Scotland, but one in which a strong emphasis on tradition ensured a degree of continuity underpinned the daily and seasonal lives of those who earned their livelihoods directly from the soil. This book contains 7 black and white photographs.

An Imaginative Empiricist – Thomas Aiskew Larcom (1801-1879) And Victorian Ireland
2002 0-7734-7068-9


Andrew P. Wilson And The Early Irish And Scottish National Theatres, 1911-1950
2008 0-7734-5084-X
This work examines the contributions to two British theatre traditions of Andrew P. Wilson and the birth pangs accompanying the idea and the reality of a national theatre in Ireland and Scotland. The only book of its kind, it is a critical biography of one man’s work and a call to recognize important persons whom scholars have deemed as canonically dispensable.

Anglo-irish Theatre And The Formation Of A Nationalist Political Culture Between 1890 And 1930
2003 0-7734-6811-0
The period between the fall of Parnell in 1890 and the Easter Rising 1916, is one of the most complex in Irish history due to the close interrelation between politics and culture. Literature played a significant role in the gestation of the modern Irish nation, and the Anglo-Irish Literary Movement led by Lady Gregory, William Butler Yeats, and John Millington Synge became repeatedly involved in the political struggle. This book investigates the intricate relationship between writers and politics and their responsibility for the emerging radicalization of nationalism toward 1916. It also considers the question of the writers’ own involvement in the nationalist cause, and focuses on the interplay of politics, nationalism and the very human element of personality and timing in order to elucidate the mechanics of national mobilization before 1916.

Anglo-turkish Relations In The Interwar Era
2003 0-7734-6776-9
This volume explores the influence wielded by the British Empire in the council chambers of the League of Nations. Using three separate issues (the Mosul Vilayet, the Maritza Delta, and the Sanjak of Alexandretta), all connected to the establishment of the borders of the new republic of Turkey, this study shows the importance of those decisions in the world today. Those borders now respectively represent the borders between Turkey and Iraq, Greece, and Syria. The placement of the boundaries influenced the division of minority groups between countries, the control of oil fields and pipelines, and maritime access and the domination of potential choke-points. The text has many maps and charts, and a substantial bibliography on interwar British imperial policy and the League of Nations.

Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl Of Shaftesbury (1671-1713), And `le Refuge Francais'-correspondence
1989 0-88946-466-9
Documents the Third Earl's correspondence with five leading figures of the Holland-based `refuge français': Pierre Bayle, Jacques Basnage, Jean Le Clerc, Pierre Coste, and Pierre Des Maizeaux. All five were very active as intermediaries between Continental and English thought in the Republic of Letters, located in Holland because of that country's encouragement of free inquiry. Most of the correspondence is presented for the first time and reveals aspects of Shaftesbury's life and thought that should lead to a definitive study of his impact on French thought.

Anti-blackness In English Religion 1500-1800
1985 0-88946-808-7
Traces the idea of anti-blackness (where black is a synonym for evil) and its relation to anti-Blackness (where Black implies those of native African ancestry).

Augustus Welby Pugin, Designer Of The British Houses Of Parliament:
2006 0-7734-5769-0
Over recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in the life and work of the nineteenth-century architect, Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. By far the greatest part of this interest has been focused on his architecture and design. Yet some scholars are beginning to realize that there is a great deal to this fascinating character that remains unexplored.

Pugin himself believed that his strongest influence lay, not in his architecture or design, but in his writing. While his books are initially easy to read, the reader who looks at them in more depth finds that a puzzling picture emerges due to Pugin’s many references to religious, historical and liturgical terms. Clearly his books are not solely about architecture; neither are the sources and authorities he used for these books merely architectural.

In the first half of this monograph, Christabel Powell sets out to analyse and explore the reasons behind his particular style of writing. This leads her to the conclusion that he did not see himself as simply an architect, but as a liturgical architect. Indeed, the author argues that he was exceptionally knowledgeable about liturgical matters and had thoroughly researched his subject.

In the second half of this study, the author argues that Pugin’s vision of liturgical architecture clashed violently with the ideas of a particular group of converts to the Roman Catholic Church, led by John Henry Newman. As Anglicans, they had supported Pugin’s views and enthusiastically embraced the Gothic Revival. As converts and Oratorians, they completely rejected those views. A bitter quarrel concerning liturgical architecture and the form and arrangement of churches thus broke out between Pugin and Newman and his followers. The periodicals of that time, including the Tablet and The Rambler, took up their dispute.

The author concludes that Pugin’s role in the nineteenth century religious revival was important because of his views as a liturgical architect, but also because he was a close associate of Newman and his circle while they were Tractarians, while they were moving to the Roman Catholic Church and while they were neophytes in that Church. The study brings to light the development of ideas concerning liturgy that accompanied these stages.

B Films As A Record Of British Working-class Preoccupations In The 1950s: The Historical Importance Of A Genre That Has Disappeared
2009 0-7734-4788-1
This book is the first extensive study of the British B film in the post-war period. The B film was, in the 1950s and 1960s, part of the staple fare of a cinema-going public although, even in their heyday, these films were undervalued even by the people who made them. Once the ‘full supporting programme’ disappeared from local cinema screens these films also apparently disappeared from the consciousness of all but a very few. This book contains ten black and white photographs.

Bath As Spa And Bath As Slum: The Social History Of A Victorian City
2010 0-7734-3788-6
This is an intensively researched study that examines the history of Bath and makes a contribution to an understanding of the way urban communities worked. The rhetoric of the city and the slum are both challenged and the interconnections between them examined in detailed case studies. In reality, the municipal politics of Bath, particularly in the field of sanitary provision, was shaped by competing attitudes to the poor of the Avon Street district. This book contains seven color photographs and eight black and white photograhs.

Beatrice Webb (1858-1943) - The Socialist With A Sociological Imagination
1998 0-7734-8312-8
This volume captures the sociological imagination of Beatrice Webb by enlarging upon two of her most notable contributions. First, she applied the scientific method of observation, experiment, hypothesis, and verification to the study of social problems. Second, an outgrowth of the first contribution, she, along with her husband Sidney Webb, turned government into a science in the interest of furthering socialist doctrine to combat social problems. This book will interest scholars in historical sociology, the sociology of knowledge, sociological theory, political sociology, and gender roles.

Bilingual Education In Pre-independent Irish-speaking Ireland, 1800-1922:
2006 0-7734-5636-8
In recent years, there has been a great interest worldwide in the development of bilingual education policies, as well as interest in associated research and innovations reported in the academic literature. Yet, bilingual education is not a recent phenomenon. Rather, it has a rich and diverse history. This book is offered as a contribution to a small but growing corpus of studies in the field. It is an historical account of the Bilingual Program of Instruction introduced in selected primary schools in Irish-speaking districts in Ireland between 1904 and 1922. The general historical context is outlined, and the nature of the Program, the extent to which it was disseminated, and the inadequacies of teacher training for its implementation are considered. Teacher development of bilingual methods is also examined. This is followed by an exposition on the broad pattern of responses to the Bilingual Program in the various Irish-speaking districts around the country, and an overview of developments leading up to the phasing out of the Program shortly after the establishment of the Irish free state in 1922. The book concludes with an overview of the major milestones in language education policy in Ireland in the post-independence years.

Bishop Beck And English Education, 1949-1959
1990 0-88946-796-X
During a past century when educators in England and Wales spoke of the problem in education, it was understood to be that of Church vs. State for control. This book is the fascinating story of the final decade of that struggle, 1949-1959.

Bishop Reginald Pecock And The Lancastrian Church Securing The Foundations Of Cultural Authority
1989 0-88946-813-3
A study of the controversial Bishop Pecock, a minor but notorious theologian and "hammerer of Lollards" (Albion) who was misjudged by Catholics and Protestants alike. ". . . a straightforward analysis of Pecock's thought . . . . By his clear and useful survey Brockwell has thrown light on a still enigmatic figure." - V. H. H. Green in The English Historical Review

Bobby Sands: Irish Rebel A Self-portrait In Poetry And Polemics Issued On The 10th Anniversary Of His Death
1991 0-7734-9870-2
Poetry and prison diaries of IRA activist Bobby Sands who died while on a hunger strike in prison.

Brian Moore And The Meaning Of The Past
2007 0-7734-5403-9
Critics of the Irish novelist, Brian Moore (1921-1999), have largely concentrated upon his use of faith and realism; although such examinations have illuminated his novels in intriguing and useful ways, much has been neglected by viewing his work solely from these perspectives. The sheer variety of Moore’s work discourages a single viewpoint because his oeuvre refuses classification, be that through narrative mode, his use of religion, or his varied use of setting. The approach of this book, which is the first of its kind, examines how history influences Moore’s texts as well as how it codifies his individual characters. By the end of his career, Brian Moore was rewriting history in order to create new narratives that explored colonialism, identity, religion, and the intersection between differing interpretations of the past. In all of these cases, a careful examination of history opens up the texts to new readings. This critical analysis examines Brian Moore as a writer who was heavily invested in the representation and the meaning of the past.

Britain's First Tv/film Crime Series And The Industrialisation Of Its Film Industry, 1946-1964
2009 0-7734-4763-6
The first study to date devoted to the genesis of domestic TV/Film production, this project presents for the first time an industrial and cultural history of the transformation of the lower reaches of Britain’s film industry during the period 1946-1964.

British Maritime Enterprise In The New World From The Late Fifteenth To The Mid-eighteenth Century
1999 0-7734-7866-3
This is a single-volume survey of the voyages of English navigators, from the pioneers of the late 15th century to the scientific expeditions of the early 19th, not only in South American waters, but also the Caribbean and North America. While granting deserved attention to names such as Drake, Hawkins, Davis, Cavendish, Frobisher, Raleigh, Hudson, Dampier and Anson, it also represents a more balanced picture of English maritime enterprise by acknowledging others whose actions have not gained a wide currency.

British Mercantile Interests In The Making Of The Peace Of Paris 1763 Trade, War And Empire
1992 0-7734-9548-7
This study is based on the presupposition that imperial policy reflected the economic structure of the empire, that it existed as an adjunct to the operations of the slave trader, the sugar planter, the fisherman of the ports of western England, the fur merchant, and the trader to India and the Spice Islands. Whereas the commercial community was responsible for the developments of empire, the larger landed interests often possessed the political power to determine the final outcome of these developments. This is demonstrated in the making of the Treaty of Paris, where the landed interests thwarted the full possibilities for extensive growth of the mercantile community by accepting a peace which was inconsistent with the war effort and the great victories of the war. This study examines the mercantile interests of the period, the role they played in both the war and the making of the Treaty of Paris, and the relationship between mercantile interests and the ministry.

British Strategic Bombing Policy From World War I Through 1940 Politics, Attitudes, And The Formation Of A Lasting Pattern
1989 0-88946-464-2
Traces British governmental thought, policy, and action regarding strategic bombing from World War I to the end of 1940, the year in which the relatively unprofitable area-bombing campaign began. Policy-making at both the cabinet level and top level of the RAF is examined.

British Techniques Of Public Relations And Propaganda For Mobilizing East And Central Africa During World War Ii
2000 0-7734-7805-1
This monograph presents a detailed account of how the British government developed new techniques of public relations and propaganda during the Second World War and in the early post-war period to mobilize the British empire in the war effort and in a new imperial relationship of partnership. Through the efforts of the Colonial Office and Ministry of Information, they used propaganda to explain the war to populations in the empire and exhort them to maximize their war effort, and to educate the British public about imperial contributions. Propaganda was employed in the United States to combat the threat posed by American anti-imperialism. It was also used to promote racial tolerance in Britain and the empire. After the war, the long-term educative process aimed to contain the political aspirations of the Africans and white settler communities in East and Central Africa.

Byrhtferth's East Anglian Chronicle:
2006 0-7734-5545-0
This is the third volume in a collection in which the pre-Conquest chronicles of England will be presented in a comparative format. Edited texts of the chronicles, and modern English translations, are placed on facing pages. Opposite them appear the translations, with explanatory comments as footnotes. Each volume will conclude with a full bibliography, followed by detailed indexes of personal and place names.

Byrhtferth’s Northumbrian Chronicle:
2006 0-7734-5751-8
This volume is the second in a series in which the pre-Conquest chronicles of England will be presented in a comparative format. Edited texts of the chronicles, and modern English translations, are placed on facing pages. The major Old English and Latin texts are given side by side, annal by annal, on even-numbered pages, with significant variants as footnotes. Opposite them appear the translations, with explanatory comments as footnotes. Each volume is provided with an introduction in which the various texts are listed and their sources and authenticity discussed, followed by an assessment of their historical significance. These discussions are illustrated by facsimiles of specimen folios, together with maps showing places mentioned in the texts. Where appropriate, biographical notes on persons mentioned in the texts are included. Each volume concludes with a full bibliography, followed by detailed indexes of personal and place names.

Catholocism And The Clan Macdonell Of Glengarry
2008 0-7734-5233-8
This study examines issues of religion, culture and national identity in early modern Britain with the focus being upon one specific Highland clan, MacDonell of Glengarry. This clan was renowned, or notorious, for its adherence to Catholicism and later Jacobitism, over a hundred year period, 1650-1750. The author proposes that it is Catholicism and the Catholic mission of the years 1650-1750 that provide the essential element in understanding the history of the clan during the early modern period.

Changes And Expansion In The English Cloth Trade In The Seventeenth Century Alderman Cockayne’s Project
2002 0-7734-7093-X


Changes In Educational Policies In Britain, 1800-1920: How Gender Inequalities Reshaped The Teaching Profession
2009 0-7734-4913-2
Historically, education in Scotland lies at the heart of national pride and has been widely acclaimed as a more democratic and meritocratic system in terms of wider access to schools and universities when compared with England. One of the main paradoxes which this book unpacks is the that under the Scottish public co-education structure, schoolmasters did overall benefit more favorably within this distinctive tradition whereas the treatment of women teachers as an occupational group in relative terms was more ideologically undemocratic and patriarchal in relation to their female counterparts under the English system. This book sets out on a historical journey and embarks on the reconstruction of policy formation on gender and occupational segregation in the elementary (now called primary) school teaching and it shows that there was nothing ‘natural’ about that process.

Character Development In Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene
2006 0-7734-5679-1
This text focuses on how a series of major characters in Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene (Prince Arthur, Britomart, Duessa, Artegall, and those characters that figure forth the poet’s sovereign, Elizabeth I) enhance a reader’s appreciation of the epic’s complex topical allegory and its moral implications. By closely interpreting the respective functions and narratives of these characters, and additionally examining some of Spenser’s main techniques of character development, the author proposes that the above figures both articulate and underscore central aspects of the poet’s politically encomiastic and critical agendas. These specific techniques of character development include composition, fragmentation, and metamorphosis (both positive, as in the case of Britomart, as well as pejorative, such as in the case of the wicked enchantress Duessa). By thus investigating the topical import of The Faerie Queene’s allegory, the author further demonstrates both how the epic’s major characters illustrate contemporary Elizabethan moral and political ideals and, in certain cases, exemplify serious perceived threats to those ideals. The text also indicates that the poet consistently and cautiously treads a fine line between allegorically depicting controversial historical issues and events (towards which at least some Elizabethans were ambivalent), and praising Elizabeth and her successful governing abilities. This crucial tension, reflected in the epic’s diverse plots, invests the topical aspects of the poem with much of their complexity. Yet, given that Spenser’s main aims included portraying his queen as a model monarch, while simultaneously enhancing concepts of English nationhood, his criticisms of her government and policies remain tentative. Loyalty to the Tudor sovereign and to the predominant Protestant faith in England are fundamental to the epic, for the poet assumes they provide his audience with an essential foundation for personal moral “self-fashioning.” Eclectically drawing on a variety of literary traditions, such as Italian Renaissance epic, medieval Arthuriana, and classical literature, Spenser thus creates a markedly Protestant epic that glorifies Britain’s heritage and monarch even as it explores the intriguing complexities of heroism and heroic character.

Charles Masterman (1873-1927) Politician And Journalist ‘the Splendid Failure’
1999 0-7734-7986-4
This is the first scholarly biography of the Rt. Hon. Charles Masterman, and is based on the Masterman Papers recently made available in the University of Birmingham Library. Masterman was a man of outstanding intellectual ability. After gaining a Cambridge Double First, and becoming a Fellow of Christ’s College, he settled down to a career in journalism. He considered himself a Christian Socialist, and was elected Liberal MP for North-West Ham in 1906. Once in parliament, he made rapid progress and became a close confidant of Lloyd George. He was put in charge of the National Health Insurance Commission which administered the National Insurance Act, 1911. In 1912 he became Financial Secretary to the Treasury, and was promoted to the Cabinet in 1914 as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. During the war he made an excellent job of organizing propaganda in neutral countries at Wellington House. The years after the war were years of great strain when he fought against bouts of severe depression, and was heavily reliant on drink and drugs. He lost his seat in 1924, but was reconciled with Lloyd George, and was still regarded as the senior authority in the Liberal Party. In 1926 he was described by Beaverbrook as a ‘splendid failure’ (Beaverbrook employed him on the Sunday Express and regarded him and Churchill as the two best journalists in England.)Though his early career was so brilliant (some thought he might become prime minister), he never reached senior cabinet rank. He is best remembered today as the author of The Condition of England (1909). This biography sets him firmly in his political and social context, a portrait of a complex man of enormous promise whose career fell tragically short of expectations.

Christopher Wren And The Many Sides Of Genius Proceedings Of A Christopher Wren Symposium, With An Introduction And Brief Biographical Essay
1997 0-7734-8546-5
Essays include: Historical Accident 1666 - Wren and the City of London ( Bryan D. Little); Painting Sir Christopher - Portraiture in the Age of Wren (Robin John Hughes Simon); Sinews of Peace, Sinews of History - Wren and Symbolism (Patrich Horsbrugh); Wren's Planning for the Parish Churches (James L. Doom); The Making of Christopher Wren (Michael Hunter); Christopher Wren and Great Renaissance Domes (Robert Mark). Includes bibliography

Chronicles Of The Reign Of Alfred The Great
part I: Introduction And Commentary
the Early Chronicles Of England, Volume Iv
2010 0-7734-3729-0


Chronicles Of The Reign Of Alfred The Great
part Ii: The Texts
the Early Chronicles Of England, Volume Iv
2010 0-7734-3731-2


Chronicles Of The Reign Of Aethelred The Unready:
2006 0-7734-5750-X
This volume is the first in a series in which the pre-Conquest chronicles of England will be presented in a comparative format. Edited texts of the chronicles, and modern English translations, are placed on facing pages. The major Old English and Latin texts are given side by side, annal by annal, on even-numbered pages, with significant variants as footnotes. Opposite them appear the translations, with explanatory comments as footnotes. Each volume is provided with an introduction in which the various texts are listed and their sources and authenticity discussed, followed by an assessment of their historical significance. These discussions are illustrated by facsimiles of specimen folios, together with maps showing places mentioned in the texts. Where appropriate, biographical notes on persons mentioned in the texts are included. Each volume concludes with a full bibliography, followed by detailed indexes of personal and place names.

Common Grazing In The Northern English Uplands, 1800-1965: A History Of National Policy And Local Practice With Special Attention To The Case Of Cumbria
2008 0-7734-4954-X
An examination of how traditional commons management systems were maintained, altered, or abandoned in the modern period. This book contains five black and white photographs.

Constructing ‘england’ In The Fourteenth Century : A Postcolonial Interpretation Of Middle English Romance
2010 0-7734-1293-X
This work explores how narratives aided in the construction of a national identity in England in the late Middle Ages. Throughout the Middle Ages England was the site of confluent cultures, English, Scandinavian, and Continental, and this work examines how social, cultural and political encounters, particularly in the centuries following the Norman Conquest, influenced constructions of Englishness.

Cornelia Connelly’s Innovations In Female Education, 1846-1864: Revolutionizing The School Curriculum For Girls
2008 0-7734-5187-0
The study demonstrates the processes through which Cornelia Connelly arrived at her educational synthesis and portrays an historical account of her work in education. It traces the development of Connelly’s work in girls’ education and provides an educational-historical framework within which to situate her contribution. This book contains four black and white photographs.

Creating An Education System For England And Wales
1992 0-7734-9528-2
This book is a re-creation of the two magnificent parliamentary dramas that forged the educational future for the populace of England and Wales. In 1870 and 1902 Education Bills were before the British Parliament designed to create a unique system of education. They provoked deputations and letters of protest, mass rallies and heated exchanges. Surviving clauses affected more people more profoundly than almost any comparable legislation in the history of the nation. Controversial clauses precipitated two battles in the House of Commons, and drew contributions from politicians including Gladstone, Forster, Russell, Lowe, Shaftesbury, Norfolk, Chamberlain, Balfour, Campbell-Bannerman, Asquith, Lloyd-George, Rosebery, Churchill, and more.

Criminal Investigation And Pre-trial Disclosure In The United Kingdom:
2006 0-7734-5566-3
This book details the findings of a study into the operation of advance disclosure in the UK, where defective disclosure has been a central feature of many of the most notorious miscarriages of justice. It is widely accepted that the procedures for disclosure of ‘unused material’ have never operated as intended and that material which should be disclosed is routinely ignored. Furthermore, the criminal justice system appears incapable of adequately recognizing and correcting defective disclosure, with potentially disastrous consequences. The criminal justice system is increasingly dependent on the administrative construction of ‘cases’ – the paper form which forms the basis for all subsequent stages of the prosecution process. However, control of unused material remains very much in the hands of police and, therefore, the attitudes and working practices of officers are central to assessing the effectiveness, or otherwise, of the provisions. This study examined Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act (CPIA) disclosure in two regional police forces in an attempt to identify those factors, both cultural and institutional, which have acted to impede the effective operation of the disclosure provisions. This work illustrates the strategies used by investigators to circumvent the due process safeguards of the disclosure regime and, as such, is of interest to anyone concerned with the criminal justice system and the protection of human rights.

Daily Life In Georgian England As Reported In The Gentleman’s Magazine
2002 0-7734-7351-3
This is a fully annotated scholarly anthology of selected excerpts from the Gentleman’s Magazine concerning topics of crime, medicine, science and natural history, archaeology, religion, parliamentary reporting, the American Colonies, the French Revolution, riots and radicalism, and literary criticism. Established in 1731 and generally considered the first major magazine in England, it constitutes an enormous and scarcely tapped source for scholarly investigation of Hanoverian culture and society. After a general introduction, nine chapters contain annotated excerpts from the first hundred years of publication, arranged topically, chosen to cover the widest possible range of aspects of Georgian life.

Daniel Lescallier, 1743-1822, Man Of The Sea - And Military Spy?
2005 0-7734-5951-0
The period prior to the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars was one of intense industrial espionage. Daniel Lescallier was one of France’s most influential spies, his main aim being to obtain information about the British navy. The context is the story of Daniel Lescallier and his other similar missions. The background is the history of the transfer of industrial technology and military secrets from England to the Continent during the eighteenth century.

Defining Indigeneity In The Twenty-first Century – A Case Study Of The Frisians
2004 0-7734-6505-7


Democracy And Race In Brazil, Britain And The United States Reaching For Higher Ground
1997 0-7734-8729-8
This study examines the relationship between democracy and the politics of race from a cross-national comparative perspective, examining specifically how Black people fare in the political systems of Britain, Brazil, and the United States. The book addresses questions about the role of race in the development of democratic ideology, theory and systems of governance, and the levels of difference and commonality in the political experiences of people of African descent in the diaspora. Traditional tools of comparative political science are used to examine the role of race and race-related issues in each nation, and each nation-state chapter traces the historical relationship between the development of democracy and the politics of race. The study identifies the processes and factors that are the result of the specific national or political differences and those that may be the result of systemic factors that commonly occur in democratic contexts. This study makes an important contribution to the field of political science, and the sub-fields of comparative politics, race/ethnic politics, and will be of interest to the related fields of sociology and history.

Dorothy L. Sayers' Wimsey And Interwar British Society
1995 0-7734-9102-3
This study looks at interwar British society as Sayers portrayed it in the eleven novels and twenty-one short stories concerning her famous creation, detective Lord Peter Wimsey. These works accurately represent the period and society the author was living in and really understood and as such are primary evidence of the period. It examines details of interest to both the historian and the culturalist of the period, as well as being of interest to a general audience. The work includes a short biography of Dorothy L. Sayers.

Dramatic Representations Of British Soldiers And Sailors On The London Stage, 1660-1800 Britons, Strike Home
1995 0-7734-8928-2
This volume opens a window on the popular image of the British soldier and sailor from the Restoration through the end of the eighteenth century. For the student of the London stage, this book not only provides the military flavor of prologues, epilogues, songs, dances, music, spectaculars, mainpieces, and afterpieces, but also demonstrates the contribution of casting and staging. For the student of British military history, it demonstrates how dramatic entertainments provided insights on field and shipboard life, recruitment, impressment, pay, and the militia. It also illustrates how active stagecraft recreated the sights, sounds and smells of the man-of-war and camp.

E.lawrence Levy And Muscular Judaism, 1851-1932: Sport, Culture, And Assimilation In 19th-century Britain (together With "the Autobiography Of An Athlete")
2014 1-4955-0267-8
An informative editing of Edward Lawrence Levy’s (1851-1932) historical autobiography providing fascinating insight into this remarkable man. Levy is best known as a “strongman” who won amateur weightlifting championships in both British and international competitions. He was a judge at the 1896 Olympics in Athens and helped organize the gymnastics section of the 1908 Olympics in London. Levy also was a headmaster of a predominantly Jewish school in Birmingham, edited a weekly newspaper for a brewers’ society, organized entertainments at the Midland Conservative Club, and wrote prolifically for newspapers on sport, theater, and music.

Early Modern Warrington 1520-1847 A Definitive History
1998 0-7734-8497-3
This volume is a pioneering work which tries to bridge the gap between a decaying feudalism and the advent of a modern, democratic and free-enterprise culture, giving due account to social, political and cultural phenomena. It sets the town in its regional context, assessing the pull of Manchester and Liverpool, of Lancashire to the north and Cheshire to the south.

El Exilio De Ramon Aleson Alonso De Tejada
2012 0-7734-2612-4
This book is an important contribution to the history of Spanish liberalism, as well as a study of the exile communities of 19th century Europe, detailing the political encounters and exchanges that were generated. Many exiles left their countries in the aftermath of failed uprisings, when attempts to establish forms of constitutional and representative government for national independence resulted in reactionary backlash and foreign invasion. Their preferred destination was the United Kingdom, often settling in London. London was a cosmopolitan metropolis, famous for its toleration and openness to new ideas. In recent years, we have achieved a better grasp of the internal dynamic and political vision of these political refugees. This publication contributes a detailed dimension to this story, by reconstructing the experience of one distinguished Spanish liberal of this period, Ramón Alesón. Alesón was an Anglophile, and keen student of the British system of representative government. At the time of his arrival in 1823, Britain was an oasis of ‘liberalism’. The United Kingdom had a representative government and the Parliamentary tradition has survived unscathed through the revolutionary and counter-revolutionary upheavals which had devastated parts of Europe, including Spain.

Elizabeth I’s Use Of Virginity To Enhance Her Sovereignty: Managing The Image Of A Sixteenth-century Queen
2009 0-7734-4705-9
This work demonstrates that earlier Christian perceptions of virginity, once dominant in Catholic England, although suppressed by Protestantism, maintained enough influence to transform an unmated queen with no successor into a divine virgin goddess

England, Prussia, And The Seven Years War Studies In Alliance Policies And Diplomacy
1989 0-88946-465-0
Contributes toward re-assessment of the Anglo-Prussian alliance and illuminates the mechanics of the international system of the period. Relies extensively on previously unconsulted official and private papers.

Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

England, Prussia, And The Seven Years War Studies In Alliance Policies And Diplomacy
1989 0-88946-465-0
Contributes toward re-assessment of the Anglo-Prussian alliance and illuminates the mechanics of the international system of the period. Relies extensively on previously unconsulted official and private papers.

Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

English Images Of The Irish 1570-1620
2002 0-7734-7019-0


English People In Scotland: An Invisible Minority
2008 0-7734-5039-4
This work examines and quantifies the English minority experience in Scotland during a period in the nation’s history when devolution and the establishment of the Scottish Parliament have apparently led to a growing strengthening of Scottish identity.

English Seamen And Traders In Guinea 1553-1565 The New Evidence Of Their Wills
1992 0-7734-9572-X
The first English voyages solely to Guinea were previously known mainly through accounts in Eden and Hakluyt. They can now be seen through a newly-discovered source, the wills of ninety men who died on the voyages. These wills depict in detail the shipboard life of Tudor sailors, and provide the earliest records of any English long-distance seafaring. Of the 1,000 or so men serving on these voyages, some 400 are named in the wills. The wills are printed in full, with extensive annotation. A lengthy introduction deals with the Guinea voyages, 16th-century will-making, and the shipboard life of seamen - terms of service, manning, provenances, possessions aboard (especially clothing), indebtedness and the shipboard economy, evidences of social networks. Apart from throwing further light on the earliest contacts between England and Black Africa, the volume contributes to both the marine and social history of Tudor England.

Englishmen Abroad Being An Account Of Their Travels In The Seventeenth Century
1986 0-88946-453-7
Presents a collection of extracts from the writings of thirty-nine travellers - explorers, colonists, exiled monarchs, soldiers of fortune - both for their intrinsic value and for their representation of the development of travel writing as a literary genre and to suggest the role this new genre played in the worldly education of England.

Epitaph Culture In The West
2003 0-7734-6785-8
This book examines a number of facets of Western epitaph culture since antiquity, with particular emphasis on post-medieval developments in the major European countries as well as in North America. Various epitaphic “sub-cultures” are analyzed, among them the time-honored custom of composing one’s own tomb inscription as well as the ancient and modern convention of honoring animals with epitaphs. It also examines epitaph-collecting, epitaph “lies,” humorous epitaphs, and the change in social and religious attitudes toward suicides. The book concludes with a cultural and intellectual history of epitaphs. An epilogue addresses the question of the supposed disappearance of epitaph culture at the present time.

Evaluating The Political Achievement Of New Labour Since 1997: Social Policy And The Public Trust
2009 0-7734-4695-8
This book explores the issue of trust in relation to the British state under New Labour. The issue of trust was raised most vividly around foreign policy matters, particularly Britain’s role in the invasion of Iraq and the subsequent debate about the validity or otherwise of the intelligence material. From this starting point the stewardship of New Labour is evaluated in terms of the notion of active citizenship and from the perspective of writers working in a range of agencies and policy areas, including health, community development, social security and criminal justice.

Explaining The Irish Welfare State: An Historical, Comparative, And Political Analysis
2005 0-7734-6036-5
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the Irish welfare system in comparative perspective. It examines key issues which have shaped the development of the Irish welfare state including the impact of Ireland’s post-colonial position, the role of globalisation and Ireland’s integration into the world-economy, and the respective roles of Irish state and societal institutions. The book places the Irish welfare state in a comparative European context and examines the extent to which Ireland fits into existing welfare typologies. It looks at the key policy areas of welfare support for those of working age, pensioners and children. It outlines the development of welfare systems in each area, describes the current level of coverage in a comparative context and outlines key debates. It also examines key policy issues including public opinion on the Irish welfare state, proposals for a basic income and debates on the privatization of welfare. The book concludes by discussing the possible future directions of welfare policy in Ireland.

Feminist Campaigns For Birth Control And Abortion Rights In Britain
2003 0-7734-6868-4
This book has important implications for contemporary feminist politics. It contributes to a growing body of work on the relationship between feminist theory, feminist campaigning activity and policy change.

Four Levels Of Meaning In The York Cycle Of Mystery Plays:
2006 0-7734-5578-7
This study explores the four levels of medieval allegory (literal, typological, tropological, and anagogical) in the York Cycle, arguing that these epistemological perceptions were not merely scholastic tools but an integral part of social cosmology. This study applies current anthropological theories found in New Historicism while resisting the common tendency to use cultural localizing to negate generalized interpretations, which undermines the very purpose of these theories. Analysis of the literal level demonstrates that these plays were culturally evocative, refuting their common description as didactic impositions. The typology implied in the cycle’s structure reveals the Boethian Time/Eternity contrast at the heart of medieval cosmology. Tropological analysis reveals a nominalist epistemology in the Fall and Redemption argument, aligning these productions with the fifteenth-century mystical nominalism of Nicholas of Cusa and the verisimilitude of the Flemish painters. Analysis of the cycle as an extended anagoge explores the ritual level of medieval York’s self-defining discourse and the ritual compensation for the inability to directly possess God’s Eternity and the cultural past, the central sources of contemporary cultural meanings. This work will appeal to all students of medieval culture and literature and students of drama.

Francis Atterbury, Bishop Of Rochester, And His French Correspondents
1990 0-88946-451-0
Francis Atterbury (1662-1732), Bishop of Rochester and Dean of Westminster, was one of the greatest Churchmen of the latter part of the seventeenth century and the first two decades of the eighteenth. Exiled as a traitor to Europe in 1724, he spent the rest of his life in France and died in Paris. While Atterbury's political correspondence has been edited and published, his literary correspondence has been practically ignored. Much of the latter disappeared during the revolutionary upheavals, but enough remains to form some idea of his literary tastes and critical faculties. This work is an edition of his correspondence with Thieriot (a friend of Voltaire), the Marquis de Caumont, and Charles Rollin. Includes a preface outlining the textual apparatus, an introduction, a biographical sketch, prefaces for Atterbury's correspondents, a bibliography, and an index.

Geoffrey Scott And The Berenson Circle Literary And Aesthetic Life In The Early 20th Century
1998 0-7734-8488-4
This is the first full-length biography of writer, architect, esthetician and editor Geoffrey Scott (1884-1929). His Architecture of Humanism was considered the most important statement about architecture since Ruskin and was for years used as a basic text in architectural schools in England and the States, and is still in print. The Portrait of Zelide won the James Tait Memorial Black Prize and is often compared to the best of Lytton Strachey's biographies. When Colonel Ralph Isham brought the famous Boswell papers to the States in the late twenties, he commissioned Scott to edit them. Scott was also a prominent figure in social and intellectual circles in London, Florence and New York. A protegé of Bernard and Mary Berenson, he spent many years living and working at the art historian's famous Villa I Tatti outside Florence (which, in fact, he helped create). Married to the wealthy Lady Sybil Cutting during the War, he had a tempestuous affair with Vita Sackville-West. Edith Wharton, John Maynard Keynes and other Bloomsbury figures were among his friends. This biography focuses particularly on his letters, found in the Villa I Tatti and almost entirely unpublished.

George Augustus Selwyn (1719-1791) And France Unpublished Correspondence
1991 0-88946-585-1
An edition of the correspondence from the Marquise du Deffand to George Augustus Selwyn, celebrated wit and minor politician of the eighteenth century. Selwyn, like his life-long friend Horace Walpole, destroyed or had destroyed his side of the correspondence, but the Marquise's letters survive, providing an interesting insight into the social history of the times. Thirty-two of these letters are published for the first time in this volume. Includes preface outlining the textual apparatus, an introduction, an appendix containing twenty-five unpublished letters to Selwyn from other French correspondents, a bibliography, and an index.

George Jacob Holyoake (1817-1906) And The Development Of The British Cooperative Movement
1989 0-88946-454-5
The only biography detailing Holyoake's contributions to the Cooperative Movement and his connection to the workers' movement.

Gerard Boate's Natural History Of Ireland
2006 0-7734-5919-7
This is an original edition of Gerard Boate’s Natural History of Ireland. Dedicated to Oliver Cromwell, it was written after the 1641 uprising in Ireland in which investors were to be paid in Irish lands. Boate’s work contained detailed information about Ireland that he received from his older brother, Arnold, and English planters. It was hoped that the book would attract settlers to Ireland.

This work will appeal to scholars in Anglo-Irish Studies, Science, History, Philosophy, Geography, Natural History, and the 17th Century.

Government And Institutions In The Post-1832 United Kingdom
1995 0-7734--8980-0
This volume of twelve original essays explores the strengths of British institutions at local, national and informal levels. A particular feature of the volume is the stress upon how formal and informal agencies of governing reinforced one another and were linked to the world of popular politics through networks of communication. Four essays assess aspects of local institutions, examining their efficiency and utility over a period of more than a century. A second section pays particular attention to the British Parliament. In the final portion, significant informal institutions such as festivals, the Bank of England, and trade unions illustrate the interconnection of unofficial agencies with the formal world of government. A theme running through the essays is the central importance of government and institutions as a social cement in modern British society, though cases such as the London vestries and the Irish civil service provide a reminder that the overall success story was punctuated with setbacks, defects, and controversy.

Henry Birkhead, Founder Of The Oxford Chair Of Poetry (1617-1697) Poetry And The Redemption Of History
1999 0-7734-8212-1
The Oxford Chair of Poetry has been a unique focus for the scholarly, poetical and critical interpretation of poetry, only briefly interrupted twice by world war, since the first professor was appointed in 1708. Its donor, Henry Birkhead, was a well-known Oxford scholar and poet. The story of his life is told here for the first time, largely from original sources. His writings relate to his over-riding preoccupation with scholarship and the ways in which he reacted to the times into which he was born, seeing in poetry a living force preserving the ideals not only of his youth but of a more gracious and spiritual world.

Henry, Lord Brougham - The Later Years, 1830-1868 The "great Actor"
1993 0-88946-460-X
All previous studies of Brougham have focused primarily on his early years as a leader of the Whig Party in the House of Commons, while regarding his political efforts after 1833 to be of little consequence. After a chapter summarizing Brougham's life to 1829, this study concentrates on the years from 1830 until his death.

Herbert Butterfield – Essays On The History Of Science
2005 0-7734-8264-4
Shortly after the appearance of the first edition of this volume, I came across an expanded version, in manuscript, of the essay forming chapter seven, “Renaissance Art and Modern Science.” Compromising nearly thirteen additional pages, this newly discovered text vitally amplifies and elaborates Butterfield’s ideas on the connection between artistic creativity and science in its formative stage and as such is incorporated in the present reprint edition. The introduction has also been substantially modified and enlarged and further amplifying notes have been added throughout the text.

History Of The Present Of Child Protection And Welfare Social Work In Ireland
2004 0-7734-6405-0
This book is the first detailed history of child protection and welfare social work practice in the Republic of Ireland, providing a comprehensive and in-depth account of the development of social work within the child protection and welfare system in the Republic of Ireland. Drawing on a broad range of archival sources, the book illuminates the complex and often contradictory nature of child welfare practices over the period 1862-1991. The archival data provided in the book should provide an excellent starting point for persons interested in furthering the study of the nature of child welfare and/or social work in the Republic of Ireland.

The book applies a methodology of a history of the present in a rigorous manner, drawing from Foucault’s conceptualizations of archaeology, genealogy, and discourse. The book attempts to deconstruct and reconstruct the theorization of social work in ‘the social’ (Foucault, 1977; Donzelot, 1980, Parton, 1991) within the context of Irish social work. It is likely that both the methodological and theoretical aspects of this book, applied in such a grounded way, will be of great interest to a broad audience of social scientists and historians.

Horace Walpole (1717-1797) And France
1991 0-7734-9737-4
This work is a learned study of the famous British man of letters, an astute observer of human nature, local custom, literature and history. It sets the seal on Walpole's place in history, evaluates his contribution to 18th century society and literature, and provides a fascinating picture of two very different civilizations. An immense fund of biographical material is used to give the reader a remarkably complete portrait of an enigmatic and intriguing figure.

How Canada Is Described In The Writings Of Nineteenth-century Canadian Women: The Feminine Experience In The Margins Of The British Empire
2012 0-7734-2904-2
This book aims at introducing a new perspective on the general and popular debate on empire building and nation building in Britain in the early stage of the second British Empire. The work investigates the representations of Canada circulating at the heart of the British Empire, in the "metropole", during the three decades preceding Canadian Confederation. The author takes Canada as an epitome for the "white" Empire and focuses on the representations of the Canadian colonies which circulated in the metropole, through women’s texts. By focusing on Canada and its representations, the author also brings new perspectives on the way the Victorians imagined their colonies. The book shows that the British North American colonies took pride of place in the editorial world through the publication of women emigrants' personal narratives and women’s travel accounts on Canada. The author shows that there was clearly a female way of representing the Empire: from the margins of the colonies, but also from the margins of the publishing world where “colonial” books were assigned. The author clearly analyses the contribution of middle-class female authors to the current debates on colonial and imperial policies in Canada, thus taking part in and influencing official views on empire-building, at the heart of the metropole.

How The British National Health Service Deals With Ethnic Diversity:
2006 0-7734-5733-X
Drawing from a national mail survey of NHS trusts and a complementary case study, this book provides a valuable insight into the experiences of minority ethnic communities both as patients and staff members in the NHS. It charts the nature of the problems they face, from language barriers to cultural misunderstandings. Issues of discrimination are explored and a unique insight is provided into the perceptions of a range of NHS staff in relation to the political climate in the wake of the Macpherson Report (1999). A fresh perspective is offered from the point of view of users into the concept of institutional racism, which questions the unwitting nature of prejudice as defined in the Report.

Although the study looked at a variety of policies designed to improve the services provided to minority ethnic communities, including telephone interpreting services, link working, and cultural awareness training, the primary focus is equality of opportunity. Building on a tradition of research, the study provides substantial evidence about the introduction and implementation of equal opportunities policies, and particularly those informed by positive action.

The research seeks to bridge the gap between workforce policies and service provision as identified by authors such as Collier (1998), in doing so it manages to cover the three levels of effective equality action (Dreaschlin et al 2004). While public policy is centrally importance to the furtherance of equal opportunities, it is vital not to ignore the role of organizations and of individual action in this respect. This study demonstrates the tensions that exist between the three levels of action and the difficulties of producing workable top-down policies.

One of the ways in which greater equality of opportunity has been promoted since the mid 1990s is through the language of diversity. The Labour government came to power voicing the desire to achieve a better representation of minority ethnic groups in the upper echelons of society. Many benefits have been linked to diversity, but most importantly of all that services will improve through greater sensitivity and empathy. The principal contribution of the book is to explore these assumptions and to seek to clarify what ethnic diversity means in theory and practice.

How The Second World War Is Depicted By British Novelists Since 1990
2012 0-7734-2615-9
This volume offers a study of sixteen novels by British authors published between 1990 and the present which address the topic of the Second World War. This study analyzes how these novels employ a variety of techniques and focus on private, anonymous individuals rather than the large historical events, to deal with recurring themes such as the repetitive nature of history and the impossibility of objective historiography.

How Young People In Northern Ireland Understand European Citizenship: A Sociological Study
2009 0-7734-4768-7
This book examines the meaning of citizenship and evaluates the salience of ‘Citizenship of the Union’ amongst a sample of young university students in Northern Ireland. T.H. Marshal is the main citizenship theorist in the UK, but this work argues that an alternative theoretical approach, based on the work of Max Weber, more accurately explains the dynamic nature of citizenship Northern Ireland.

Identity And Narrative Metamorphoses In Twentieth-century British Literature
2000 0-7734-7783-7
This study critically explores both modernist and postmodernist narratives tracing themes of metamorphosis. Through an emphasis on transformation, literal metamorphoses reveal much about modern literary criticism and culture. Using specific examples from literature, it shows how these substitutions impact and generate complex meaning when married to identity.

International Register Of Research On British Politics 7th Edition L991
1991 89-640687
Directory of scholars doing research on British politics.

Ireland And The Quality Of Life, 1841-1861 The Famine Era
1997 0-7734-8677-1
This work addresses the role of stress in the lives of people and the quality of life which stress induced as people tried to cope with the Irish famine. From the 1841 census, the author has constructed a ten-variable index of the quality of life in each of Ireland's thirty-two counties and four provinces. The index is repeated for 1861. The original data are developed from census sources and so may be construed as longitudinal in nature and archival in source. In addition, commentaries of the time are drawn on, so the empirical-statistical perspective is supplemented by narrative accounts. Includes illustrations from the original pages of The Illustrated London News, the Pictorial Times, and the humor magazine Punch.

Irish Song-craft And Metrical Practice Since 1600
2003 0-7734-6782-3
This work is a systematic analysis and classification of Irish accentual verse-metres. It will interest linguists and students of metre, as well as ethnomusicologists studying the context of Irish traditional song, and musicologists studying the historical development of European song-forms. An assessment of previous contributions to the study of Irish verse-practice is followed by a general survey of metrical scholarship, which in turn lays the groundwork for a metrical theory of Irish accentual verse. Space is devoted to a phenomenologically-based discussion of the role of rhythm in spoken Irish and its implications for verse-structure. The heart of the work consists of a taxonomical survey of Irish accentual verse-types, in which the principal criterion for inclusion in a given category is the number of stressed syllables in a line. Following chapters deal with stanzaic and supra-stanzaic structure and verse-ornament, the musical context of verse, the ways in which musical metre differs from verse metre, and the implications of such differences for a system of versification primarily transmitted through a musical medium.

Jane, The Queen, Third Consort Of King Henry Viii
1999 0-7734-8204-0
This is the first single volume to concentrate solely on Jane Seymour, her family, her rise to favor against the Boleyn/Howard factions at court, the politics, religion and Queen's Household, and her ultimate triumph as queen and mother of Henry's long-sought heir. Presents a historiography of the queen from her own time to the present. Many illustrations. "With the trend of films and television to nowadays twist ‘History' to fit the drama , we now have a benchmark to judge past and future efforts. My congratulations go to the author who has persevered in finding the facts from hidden records, so many others of which have, regrettably, been lost over the intervening centuries. She has then assembled them into a very readable and lively account which I commend." – from the Foreword by His Grace, the Duke of Somerset (descendent of the Seymour family) ". . . a treatise which reflects the result of superb scholarship and difficult historical research. . . . Its subject has hitherto been almost invisible in serious literature because her life was inaccessible to straightforward historical research techniques. . . . Professor Gross has spent years slowly removing the shroud of anonymity surrounding Seymour. The result is an important scholarly work that traces the personal impact of Jane Seymour as well as the influence of the Seymour lineage exerted in the future of the monarchy. . . . the reader will be treated to solid research and delightful writing. From the hallmark quote setting the stage for each chapter to the commendable research that reveals for the first time an important, but previously obscure, historical figure, Jane the Quene is worthy of the close attention of serious scholars.." – J. Thomas Gilmore, president, Adams State College

Job Accidents And The Law In England's Early Railway Age Origins Of Employer Liability And Workmen's Compensation
1997 0-7734-8735-2
This research chronicles the actions of coroners' courts in the 1830's and 40's, in order to illustrate the competition and, quite literally, the bargaining which could occur in a legal arena when a divisive set of forces changed English workplaces. This study argues that the strictness of judge-made and legislated law toward occupational accident victims may be understood within two contexts from that time: lawmakers' anger at the actions of "medical" coroners - notably Thomas Wakley of Middlesex - and their resentment of the actions of coroners' courts. Chapters 1-3 discuss information revealed about particular workplaces, and their changing nature. When coroners' courts heard occupational accident cases, they discussed many topics which are currently of interest to social historians, such as the structure of households, the status of children and domestic servants, the allocation of power within the workplace, the degree of mechanization, the provision of medical care in local communities, availability of self-insurance, the running of workhouses, and the staffing of hospitals and teaching of doctors. Beyond providing information about legal responses to social change, this study also emphasizes that alternative visions of the law of occupational accidents did exist, in complex and contentious form, in the years prior to 1846. The study occupies new ground in discussing the mechanics of the important shift away from the principle of "letting the master answer" for accidents, to the harsher mid-century principles such as the fellow-servant rule.

John Ashton’s Case For James II As Rightful King Of England Rebellion Or Revolution
1998 0-7734-8276-8
This study presents a clarification and discussion of problematic concepts and arguments related to a pamphlet by John Ashton, who was executed for treason in 1690. The study aims at philosophical clarification of arguments about important political issues and historical events.

John Buchan (1875-1940) And The Idea Of Empire Popular Literature And Political Ideology
1989 0-88946-459-6
Examines the ideas of a well-known British Imperialist over a crucial period in the metamorphosis of the Empire into the Commonwealth.

John Meade Falkner, 1858-1932 A Paradoxical Life
1995 0-7734-9411-1
John Meade Falkner wrote short stories, three novels, poetry, and topography, yet spent his working days in one of Britain's biggest and most renowned industrial companies, with which he was connected for forty years, a period spanning the triumphs of imperialism, the Great War and the first half of the interwar years. He was secretary, director and chairman of one of the world's greatest makers of armaments. How could a man of his background (public school, Oxford), leisure interests and sensibilities be willing to earn his living in ways which were purposefully lethal? This book pursues this paradox amidst the many facets and byways of Falkner's life.

John Milton’s Incarnational Poetics: The Roles Of Mary And Christ In Paradise Regained
2010 0-7734-3656-1
This work argues that Milton’s Incarnational Poetics or Logocentrism is nowhere more evident than in Paradise Regained, a poem which serves as a meditation upon the Four Gospels, most particularly the Gospel of St. John, the fullest theological pronouncement upon the Son’s Divinity

John Reynolds Merchant Of Exeter And His Contribution To The Literary Scene 1620-1660
1991 0-7734-9782-X
Relates the major work of John Reynolds (The Triumphs of Gods Revenge Against the Crying and Execrable Sinne of Murther) to the prose fiction of his time and proves its uniqueness. Combines the biographical, chronological and thematic aspects to make this a multi-disciplinary work.

John Ruskin’s Romantic Tours, 1837-1838
2007 0-7734-5191-9
This work examines John Ruskin’s Romantic Tours to the Lake District and Scotland in the summers of 1837 and 1838. The author offers reconstructions of the itineraries, presents a sequence of fifty-two drawings made on those journeys, and provides his first sustained critique in what was to be Ruskin’s formative work of architectural criticism, the fourteen essays which make up The Poetry of Architecture. This book contains 52 black and white photographs.

John Wilkinson (1728-1808), English Ironmaster And Inventor
1998 0-7734-8268-7
John Wilkinson is considered by many to be the world’s first great ironmaster. His career includes pioneering developments in the Staffordshire iron trade and inventions of what has been the first modern tool that bored true barrels for cannon. He constructed the first iron boat and pulpit. He played an important role in the British munitions industry and construction of the Paris waterworks. Even more fascinating was the role he played in coining his own currency, and his financial assistance to Joseph Priestley, Matthew Boulton, and James Watt. This first modern biography examines his creative, business, and private lives, using previously undiscovered papers from the Boulton and Watt Collection.

Joseph Burgess (1853-1934) And The Founding Of The Independent Labour Party
2005 0-7734-6068-3
Joe Burgess was once described as the chief mover behind the foundation of the Independent Labour Party. While Keir Hardie and others worked behind the scenes to synchronise the efforts of aspiring Socialist organizations, Burgess placed the issue before a wider audience in the pages of his newspaper, the Workman’s Times. Burgess was a self-made man with minimal formal education. He was fortunate in that, at an early age, his mother instilled in him a love of literature which he cultivated for the rest of his life. That interest led him to gain early fame as a dialect poet and then into a career in journalism. Almost inadvertently he became involved with politics. He soon discovered politics to be his natural territory. As his party burgeoned Burgess became unhappy about the adherence of individuals whom he saw as careerists rather than genuine Socialists. He expressed his opinions frequently, publicly and, perhaps sometimes, indiscreetly. Few who attain the status reached by Joe Burgess have untroubled careers. During the First World War he disagreed vehemently with ILP policy and left the party. Eventually he was readmitted and he resumed his vigilant standpoint down to his death in 1934.

La France Face A La Mondialisation / France And The Struggle Against Globalization
2007 0-7734-5370-9
This monograph seeks to examine a specifically French (and, by extension, Irish) reaction to the phenomenon of ‘globalization’, a reaction that is tinged with resistance to both the language and conceptions inherent in the term. This book suggests an alternative project of globalization in which all differences of culture, language and ideology, instead of being subsumed into a homogenous Anglophone whole, are able to cohabit in terms of what Julia Kristeva called “hospitality.” Written in both French and English, the first part of the book deals with a specifically French response to globalization, while the second section discusses the impact of the French stance on the wider world, and particularly Ireland.

Letters To Mr. Urban Of The Gentleman's Magazine, 1751-1811
1997 0-7734-8427-2
Gentleman's Magazine, begun in 1731, soon featured a section devoted to letters from various correspondents on many subjects, from all parts of Britain and abroad. Many of the letter-writers were clergymen, many were antiquaries. Some accompanied their letters with drawings, inscriptions, and sketches. There was virtually no subject left untouched, and there is information of one kind or another, neglected by scholars in many branches of learning. Readers of this volume will find biographical information, literary criticism, Shakespeare criticism, theatrical data, and bibliographic material. Table of Contents: Richard Greene, Curator of His Own Museum; William Bickerstaffe, An Active Curate; Theophilus Lobb, Pii hominis; Samuel Watson, Another Quiet Life; Thomas Holt White, Brother of Gilbert White of Selborne; John Kynaston, A Neglected Shakespearean; Joseph Boerhadem, Old-Fashined Clergyman; The Reverend Mr. Samuel Badcock, Reviewer for the Monthly Review; H. N., Unidentified Scholar; Samuel Ayscough of the British Museum, Prince of Index-Makers; Henry Lemoine, Hack of all Trades; John Elderton, Chaplain to the Earl of Cork and Orrery

Life Of The Lord Keeper North By Roger North
1995 0-7734-8972-X
Roger North, author of Life of the Lord Keeper North, has long been familiar to readers of early 18th-century literature. The first edition was published in 1742, after North's death, by his son Montagu North and has been popular throughout the last two centuries. What was not realized, until Mary Chan's recent work on the manuscripts for the Life, is that Montagu's published version was not the work Roger North wrote, but rather a pastiche of several versions, based on the second-to-last. This edition offers the Life as Roger North conceived of it. Assessment of North's place in the history of life-writing based on the evidence of the 1742 version inevitably has misrepresented and underestimated North's achievment. This edition allows a new assessment. North worked out early in the 18th century a "new" form of biographical writing, significant despite its having been largely unknown, requiring us to readjust our "history". North's work is itself a mirror of contemporary concerns with historiography and draws attention particularly to late seventeenth-century notions of historical truth and its presentation.

Local And Parliamentary Politics In Liverpool From 1800 To 1911
1999 0-7734-7990-2
In the 19th century, Liverpool politics was dominated by one party. The Conservatives kept a tight grip on the people and used all the means at their disposal to keep the allegiance of those allowed to vote. It was a phenomenon not found in most other towns and cities of England and Wales, where Liberalism was able to win the allegiance of the new middle classes by the 1870s. This book shows clearly why Liverpool was different and outlines the factors that played an important part in the life of Liverpool and its politics.

Local Government, Law And Order In A Pre-reform English Parish, 1790-1834
1993 0-7734-9239-9
A closely-focused study examining all aspects of control in a pre-Reform English parish in Kent. Examines both civil and ecclesiastical controls; institutions outside both such as village inns, schools, friendly societies, etc.; individuals involved, from the local squire and parson to highway surveyors. Also summarises the implications of the study for the traditional view of pre-reform local government.

Lord Burlington - The Man And His Politics Questions Of Loyalty
1998 0-7734-8367-5
The political opinions of the architect and (apparently) confirmed Whig and supporter of Hanoverian Kings George I and George II, Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, have recently become a source of controversy. This well-balanced collection of essays reexamines Lord Burlington's career, and the true nature of Burlington's loyalty. The authors are all experts in their fields, and the final contribution is by Jane Clark, the historian who sparked the original controversy. Her work contains the eagerly-awaited new evidence to support the thesis that Lord Burlington, despite his Whig appearances, was in reality a secret Jacobite. If true, this would be of importance not just to political historians, but to architectural historians as well. There are political essays which explore his direct links with the exiled Jacobite King; cultural essays examining his patronage of artists, architects, writers, and the implications of his own architectural masterpiece, Chiswick House, among others.

Lord Herbert Of Chirbury (1582-1648) An Intellectual Biography
1990 0-88946-467-7
Traces the life of Chirbury from birth to death, chronicling the travels, poetry, philosophy, and theology of a now-neglected figure who was well known in his own day and whose books were read and commented on by Descartes, Hobbes, and Comenius.

Methodism Through Victorian Eyes Volume 1:
2006 0-7734-5957-X
May be purchased with Volume 2. Price is $169.95 for both books. Pricing in effect until December 31, 2006

Between 1876 and 1903, the English intellectual historian Leslie Stephen, the Irish historian William Edward Hartpole Lecky, and the American historian and educator (not yet turned politician) Thomas Woodrow Wilson, fixed their separate attentions upon John Wesley and eighteenth-century Methodism, each for a different purpose and each achieving a different conclusion. However, a number of common threads wove themselves among each writer. None embraced Methodism: Stephen confessed to no denomination; Lecky paid proper but minimal service to the established Churches of England and Ireland; Wilson wrapped himself firmly within the mantle of nineteenth-century American Calvinist Presbyterianism. Each recognized Wesley as a significant contributor to the history of his times; each viewed Wesley’s evangelical organization as one means of raising the spiritual and moral values of the British nation; each identified significant weaknesses in the man, in his organization, in his overall accomplishments.

Stephen and Lecky devoted ample space to John Wesley, his principal followers, his evangelically-minded colleagues, and his religious organization within the context and personal agenda of each historian’s larger work. In contrast, Wilson composed a relatively short essay on Wesley to be delivered as an address to mark the bicentennial of the Methodist founder’s birth. Stephen dwelled upon Wesley’s intellectual shortcomings and errors, Lecky viewed the Methodist leader and Methodism as one of the principal preventatives to keeping England from following in the steps of contemporary French revolutionaries, and Wilson imagined his subject as the ideal model for an evangelical version of an American presidency.

Essentially, although the commentaries upon Wesley’s personal and theological characteristics by Stephen, Lecky, and Wilson belong, in substance and methodology, to a past generation of historians and historical scholarship, and although the three of them labored under distinct disadvantages (e.g., religious, political, and historical biases; the unavailability of post nineteenth-century letters, tracts, diaries, and the like), the pertinent sections from each of the three scholars’ works continue to strike cords of validity for those who study the role and effect of Methodism in and upon eighteenth-century life and culture. For the sheer sake of historiographic comparison and contrast, each piece remains worthy of continued discussion. The editorial notes supply necessary expansion upon the writers’ generalizations and thus strive to sharpen, clarify, and correct the focal points of each argument.

Methodism Through Victorian Eyes Volume 2:
2006 0-7734-5959-6
May be purchased with Volume 1. Price is $169.95 for both books. Pricing in effect until December 31, 2006.

Between 1876 and 1903, the English intellectual historian Leslie Stephen, the Irish historian William Edward Hartpole Lecky, and the American historian and educator (not yet turned politician) Thomas Woodrow Wilson, fixed their separate attentions upon John Wesley and eighteenth-century Methodism, each for a different purpose and each achieving a different conclusion. However, a number of common threads wove themselves among each writer. None embraced Methodism: Stephen confessed to no denomination; Lecky paid proper but minimal service to the established Churches of England and Ireland; Wilson wrapped himself firmly within the mantle of nineteenth-century American Calvinist Presbyterianism. Each recognized Wesley as a significant contributor to the history of his times; each viewed Wesley’s evangelical organization as one means of raising the spiritual and moral values of the British nation; each identified significant weaknesses in the man, in his organization, in his overall accomplishments.

Stephen and Lecky devoted ample space to John Wesley, his principal followers, his evangelically-minded colleagues, and his religious organization within the context and personal agenda of each historian’s larger work. In contrast, Wilson composed a relatively short essay on Wesley to be delivered as an address to mark the bicentennial of the Methodist founder’s birth. Stephen dwelled upon Wesley’s intellectual shortcomings and errors, Lecky viewed the Methodist leader and Methodism as one of the principal preventatives to keeping England from following in the steps of contemporary French revolutionaries, and Wilson imagined his subject as the ideal model for an evangelical version of an American presidency.

Essentially, although the commentaries upon Wesley’s personal and theological characteristics by Stephen, Lecky, and Wilson belong, in substance and methodology, to a past generation of historians and historical scholarship, and although the three of them labored under distinct disadvantages (e.g., religious, political, and historical biases; the unavailability of post nineteenth-century letters, tracts, diaries, and the like), the pertinent sections from each of the three scholars’ works continue to strike cords of validity for those who study the role and effect of Methodism in and upon eighteenth-century life and culture. For the sheer sake of historiographic comparison and contrast, each piece remains worthy of continued discussion. The editorial notes supply necessary expansion upon the writers’ generalizations and thus strive to sharpen, clarify, and correct the focal points of each argument.

Nancy Astor's Canadian Correspondence
1997 0-7734-8452-3
Nancy Astor, as the first woman to take up a seat in the British House of Commons as a Member of Parliament, and as social reformer and social hostess, has a memorable place in social and political history. No collection of her correspondence has yet been published. Her home, Cliveden in Buckinghamshire, was used as a Canadian military hospital in the first and second World Wars. This provided a source of contact with many eminent Canadians as well as Canadian service and ex-service personnel. She corresponded with a number of Canadian Prime Ministers and politicians: Sir Robert Borden, William Lyon Mackenzie King, Richard Bedford Bennet, Louis St. Laurent, and Lester Bowles Pearson. With illustrations.

Negotiating Nationhood In A Changing Europe – Views From The Press
2002 0-7734-7129-4
This study argues that national identities in Europe go through a process of transformation. The process of European integration, on one hand, and increasing migration flows and the affirmation of cultural identities on the other, have led to a re-definition not only of the content of national identities but also of their nature. Interaction between national, sub-national and transnational forms of collective identification are governance has given way to a more flexible view of nationhood, which affirms uniqueness and difference but also accepts commonality with Others. The empirical material presented in this book provides an overview of collective identities in contemporary Europe and highlights their evolution during the past twenty years. The study concentrates on the national press, because the media are seen as an important carrier of identity discourses. The study of representations of ‘Us, the nation,’ relevant outgroups, and the interaction between them starts with the end of the Cold War era, goes through the collapse of the Communist regimes in Eastern Europe, and reaches the present and the realization of a European Union. Images of the nation in four EU member-states – Britain, Germany, Greece and Italy – are analyzed. Furthermore, their intertwining with or contrast to representations of the European Union, images of other Western and Central-Eastern European nations, as well as ethnic minorities and immigrant communities are highlighted. At the theoretical level, the book explores how transnational and sub-national challenges to the power and legitimacy of the nation are dealt with in the national press discourse. The extent to which national identity is compatible, or indeed, overlaps with notions of a European identity and culture are also discussed. In answering these questions, new conceptual tools for the study of national identity in contemporary European societies are explored.

Neville Chamberlain’s Domestic Policies: Social Reform, Tariffs And Financial Orthodoxy
2010 0-7734-3642-1
The purpose of this work is to redress the imbalance in existing scholarship on Neville Chamberlain’s domestic political career. Most work on Chamberlain focuses on the three years of his Premiership from 1937 to 1940, neglecting the remainder of his career.

O Fanc Y Spite Atgofion Am Gapel
1996 0-7734-8654-2
With 46 pages of photos. In Welsh

On The Erudition Of The Historical St. Patrick
2000 0-7734-7738-1
This monograph supports and advances the revolutionary views of Celtic scholar David R. Howlett. This work discusses points such as the compositional skill level of the historical St. Patrick and the thematic level of understanding in his use of a pentagonal structure of the Pentateuch, as well as the five collections of the sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of St. Matthew on which he likely modeled the thematic structure of his Confession according to Howlett. This monograph demonstrates that the historical St. Patrick might well be considered not only as a first-rate Biblical theologian but as a wise monastic spiritual director versed in moral and pastoral theology.

Origins And Rise Of The British Distillery
1999 0-7734-8007-2
This highly original monograph substantiates the industry's rise and contributions in an age when distilled beverages had much good to contribute to mankind and added to the power of the West to explore, to trade, and to conquer where others sickened and failed. Contains rich anecdotal material and contemporary observations that illuminate the subject from Tudor times to the mid-18th century. With illustrations.

Origins Of The British Israelites The Lost Tribes
1993 0-7734-2306-0
This exhaustive and comprehensive work uses in-depth research in the fields of philology, British history, hermeneutics, scientific principles, and geological and archeological studies to refute the claims of British Israelism that they are the Lost Tribes. The writer shows the many groups that fall into the British Israelism camp. The book also contains maps of the Holy Land and the land grants of the various tribes, as well as letters from leading institutions of higher education refuting the claims of British Israelism.

Oxford University's Old Mortality Society A Study In Victorian Romanticism
1998 0-7734-8362-4
This study examines the views and conflicts of Queen Victoria's 'Age of Empire' concerning nature and society, the arts, personal identity and vocation, from the fresh perspective of educational practice, through scrutiny of an elite, organized group of Oxford University undergraduates who later pursued diverse professions in law and government, higher education and literature. Between 1856-1866 this essay society, call the Old Mortality, gained substantial renown within Oxford circles. This is the first book-length study on this group, whose membership included A. C. Swinburne, Walter Pater, A. V. Dicey, James Bryce, T. G. Green, J. A. Symonds, Edward Caird, S. P. Ilbert, and numerous other soon-to-be-eminent Victorians.

Patricio: A Construcao Da Imagem De Un Santo / How The Historical Patrick Was Transformed Into The St. Patrick Of Religious Faith
2013 0-7734-4552-8
Several books dedicated to the life and career of Saint Patrick seem not to take narrative problems into consideration or at least not to focus on them. The main subject in this particular field is the real or historical Patrick, in contrast to the fictional. The authors of these works try to overcome the gap between referent and representation, transcending then in order to find a hidden meaning in the past. Part of the so-called Patrician problem is related to this need of being forced to choose between real and representation. Patrick’s history is analyzed differently in this research; we are more interested in understanding the representations than to transcend them.

Perspective As A Problem In The Art, History And Literature Of Early Modern England
1992 0-7734-9620-3
This volume provides in clear and non-technical language a systematic framework within which to understand and assess some of the important components in the current reformations in religious thinking. Based on the work of Abraham Heschel and Martin Buber (Jewish theologians), Terence Fretheim (Hebrew Scripture scholar), Sally McFague, Wendy Farley, and other feminist theologians, Jurgen Moltmann (liberation theologian), Karl Barth, Emil Brunner, Reinhold Neibuhr (neo-orthodox theologians), and others, it also then develops a covenantal theology to reshape our thinking about the nature of sin and redemption.

Pioneers In Penology
2007 0-7734-5392-X
This two-volume work details the history of seminal penological thought and practice covering the period between 1557 and 1900. Based principally on primary source literature, the thirty-nine chapters of this anthology bring into sharp focus (1) the lives of the great European and American pioneering reformers in penology; (2) the most important pioneering experiments in prison and reformatory discipline; and (3) the histories and contributions of the major societies responsible for imparting impetus to prison reform in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The addition of endnotes and “Suggestions for Further Reading and Inquiry” sections following each chapter provides readers with a comprehensive and meticulously annotated collection of primary and secondary source materials from the rich history of penology. It is hoped that readers will be left with a just appreciation of the pioneers, institutions, and societies that constitute the knowledge base of modern penology, and that the period documents cited will inspire fresh scholarly inquiries that contribute to a more complete understanding and appreciation of the history of penological thought and practice.

Political Elites In South-west England, 1450-1500: Politics, Governance, And The Wars Of The Roses
2009 0-7734-4714-8
This study examines the crown’s approach to government in South-West England during the later fifteenth century: it investigates Edward IV’s policy towards the English regions, and explores the feasibility of a regional approach by examining the politics, government, and ruling elites of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, and Somerset from 1450 to 1500.

Politics And Tropes In Renaissance History Plays:
2006 0-7734-5687-2
Rhetoric in sixteenth century English historical drama is intertwined with character development in relation to contemporary political paradigms. Recurring major political themes are those of strong rulership, stable government, the political responsibilities of the king, the peers, and the commons. Secondary themes are the need for monarchs to please their subjects, the need for both princes and peers to confront political reality with wisdom. Through close analysis of Renaissance rhetorical strategies and Tudor political concepts in the speeches and speech acts of major historical characters in John Bale’s King Johan, Thomas Hughes’s The Misfortunes of Arthur, Thomas Lodge’s The Wounds of Civil War, Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II, the anonymous Troublesome Reign, Shakespeare’s King John, and the First Tetralogy, this study explores both human reality and political reality through the language act. This study concludes that Tudor dramatists were making the most of the politics of misunderstanding by exploiting the ambiguity inherent in rhetorical language. Tudor dramatists seriously questioned contemporary political doctrines by using oblique and “politic” rhetoric thereby shedding light upon the past in terms of the present in a fundamentally different way.

Popular Anti-catholicism In Mid-victorian Britain
1993 0-7734-9324-7
For the first time, anti-Catholic prejudice is traced along its major avenues of hostility: the obsession with "watchfulness"; the "Papal Aggression" episode; massive opposition to state funding of St. Patrick's College; the battle over the notion of a Protestant constitution; the campaign against convents; and the impact of Irish immigration. Unlike other approaches to this problem, this study recognizes the value of psychological insights on bias and stereotyping. It posits the idea that religion-based conflicts can be examined and understood like any other prejudice. Evidence is extensive: parliamentary debates, select committee reports, petitions, secular periodicals, religious journals, and the reports and tracts of ultra-Protestant organizations.

Power Politics, Diplomacy, And The Avoidance Of Hostilities Between England And The United States In Wake Of The Civil War
1998 0-7734-8398-5


Practice And Prospects Of The Ombudsmen In The United Kingdom
1995 0-7734-9081-7
In the last two decades, the Ombudsman concept has been adopted for many areas of administration in the United Kingdom. Among the distinguished contributors to this volume are Ombudsmen themselves (the Parliamentary Commissioner, William Reid; his local government equivalent, Dr. David Yardley; and the Insurance, Building Societies and Banking Ombudsmen); representatives of consumer groups (Lady Wilcox, Chairman of the National Consumer Council, and Jeremy Mitchell, Director of the International Consumer Policy Bureau); 'victims' (Sir Derek Andrews, then Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, and Roger Jefferies, Chief Executive of a London Borough); academic commentators (Professor Carol Harlow and Gavin Drewry); and Sir Anthony Durant, M.P. Together they debated how visible and accessible are the different Ombudsman systems to ordinary members of the public, whether they achieve the results which aggrieved citizens and consumers desire, and how they can be made more effective in the future.

Printing, Literacy, And Education In 18th Century Ireland: Why The Irish Speak English
2005 0-7734-6033-0
This book details the history of the spread of printing and literacy in eighteenth century Ireland. In addition to being a historical survey, it is also a study, in the “media ecological” vein, that explores what happens when a new technology is introduced to a given culture. This work answers three key questions: first, why did print technology take so long (300 years after Gutenberg) to become a cultural influence in Ireland; second, why was there an “explosion” of printing and presses in Ireland between 1750 and 1800 and finally, why, when a printing industry had been established, was almost the entire output of printed literature in English rather than the Irish language?

Propaganda In The English Reformation Heroic And Villainous Images Of King John
1988 0-88946-463-4
A study of the changing image of King John and of related propaganda concerning King John, the effect of religion on historical interpretation, and the manipulation of history for political advantage.

Pupil Teachers And Their Professional Training In Pupil-teacher Centres In England And Wales, 1870-1914
2002 0-7734-6910-9
Based on new detailed archive and documentary analysis and upon the results of an extensive national survey, this study recovers the phenomenon of the late 19th- and early 20th-century pupil-teacher centre from neglect or misrepresentation. Traditionally, the decline of pupil-teaching and the corresponding rise of an exclusively college-based system has been celebrated as a progressive move. This study contends that this straightforward dichotomous picture is misleading. A fundamental re-evaluation of the later phase of the pupil-teacher era, when preparation was largely given in specialized pupil-teacher centres, helps rectify this distortion.

Quaker Women Prophets In England And Wales 1650-1700
2000 0-7734-7518-4
This study covers the formative and troubled years of earliest Quakerism in England and Wales, with some reference to emigration to America. Women were active to a remarkable degree in the sects of this time. This study concentrates on their contribution, including chapters on women’s modes of prophecying, preaching and witnessing, and patterns of change in the religious group, especially as these impinged on the freedoms of women.

Quakers In Northeast Norfolk, England, 1690-1800
2012 0-7734-2909-3
Some of the eighteenth-century Quakers in northeast Norfolk were well-known among Quakers nationally in their time. Others were known regionally, and locally, leaving few printed records of their experiences. This book argues that it is important to restore at least some of these men and women to their places in history. In order to provide a wider base from which to make reassessments about the nature of eighteenth-century Quakerism, and its religious influences, one must learn about the lesser known members. The book uses a local study to investigate the ways in which, within their local and national circumstances, these men and women negotiated the balance between sustaining and witnessing on their beliefs. The study spans a period of English Quaker history that is still under-researched, and examines a wide range of sources, some previously unavailable.

Radical Politicians And Poets In Early Victorian Britain The Voices Of Six Chartist Leaders
1994 0-7734-9126-0
Examines the careers of six Chartist leaders: George White, George Binns, Robert Peddie, Charles Clarke, Thomas Clark and Samuel Kydd. These men came from different regions and represented contrasting approaches and strands within the Chartist movement. Both Peddie and Binns were poets and songwriters, and the work they produced and audiences they reached are important subjects investigated here. The stories of Clark and Kydd are recovered. This book says much that is new about such topics as the work of Chartist missionaries, the events of 1842 and 1848, the Chartist response to the Anti-Corn Law League, the Complete Suffrage Union and the National Parliamentary and Financial Reform Association, the Land Plan, Chartist prison experiences, and later careers of the Chartists.

Ralph, First Duke Of Montagu, 1638-1709
1986 0-88946-452-9
The first modern biography of Ralph Montagu. Particular focus is placed on his role as ambassador to the court of Louis XIV of France during the reign of Charles II, on his activities related to the Treaty of Dover (1670), on his motives in the impeachment of Danby, and on his contribution to the formation of the Whig Party. Contains several previously unpublished letters and plates.

Relations Between The Netherlands Reformed Church And The Church Of England Since 1945
1992 0-7734-9639-4
The conversations between the Netherlands Reformed Church and the Church of England in the post-War period are examined for the first time. There is a critical analysis of the sources (most of which are either translated into English or summarized) not previously published; an assessment of current progress; and suggestions for the future. This book will interest specialists in the field of Contemporary Church History, Theology, Ecumenics.

Religion, State, And Society In Modern Britain
1989 0-88946-832-X
Twenty essays comprising a unique work, the first survey of the state of religion in today's Britain which seeks to be fully comprehensive, focusing on Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland as well as on England. Takes into account not only the mainstream Christian traditions but also the dynamic black-led churches, the folk-religionists, the minor sects, and the controversial New Religious Movements. Also recognizes the multi-faith dimension of modern Britain and includes chapters on the Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Muslim and Buddhist communities. Takes an overall perspective on issues of Church and State, the "troubles" of Northern Ireland, attitudes toward women, permissive society, and secularization.

Revolution By Reason And Other Essays
1997 0-7734-8429-9
This book examines the ideas of the late Sir Oswald Mosley: British politician and philosopher who became the youngest Member of Parliament and the only Minister ever to resign from office over the question of unemployment. Mosley spent a lifetime advocating systems based on enterprise, initiative and incentive as the best way to create wealth. But he always stressed the necessity for social controls to ensure the bounds of fairness were not breached, and he opposed large-scale international trade. This latter, he believed, led always to mass unemployment in the West as financiers switched investment to cheap-labor Third World countries in order to undercut the markets of advanced nations. For six decades Mosley argued for alternative policies. British Cabinet Minister Richard Crossman wrote: 'Mosley was spurned by Whitehall, Fleet Street . . . and Westminster simply and solely because he was right.' This book of Mosley's essays contains ideas that challenge the accepted wisdom of contemporary economic thought and form the basis of new systems for the future.

Riot And Resistance In County Norfolk, 1646-1650
2012 0-7734-3915-3
This text offers new insight into the political unrest in East Britain between 1646 and 1650. New information is provided regarding the “Winter Insurrection” of 1650. New analysis connects these events to future uprisings in Britain and the United States.

Ritual Legislation In The Victorian Church Of England Antecedents And Passages Of The Public Worship Regulation Act, 1874
1993 0-7734-2216-1
This book traces the history of anti-ritualist legislation that led to the Public Worship Regulation Act and its results. Its goal is not only the better understanding of this particular Act, but appreciation for the problems encountered during the ritualistic controversy as well. It examines events and issues in Parliament, the church, the ecclesiastical court system, and the country at large. Specific bills, judgments, and reports are categorized and placed in historical context, and the story of the Public Worship Regulation Act is followed from initial draft to Royal Assent. Finally, the events that followed passage are considered to round out the work.

Robert Needham Cust, 1821-1909 A Personal Biography
1987 0-88946-456-1
Provides an in-depth characterization of one family that both benefitted and suffered from the British-Indian connection. The volume makes a salutary contribution to Victorian biography and to intellectual history. Includes photographs, illustrations, bibliography, and index.

Rural Moral Reform In Nineteenth-century England
2007 0-7734-5277-X
This book examines a campaign of moral reform conducted by Church of England clergymen against hiring fairs and farm service in the East Riding region of Yorkshire during the mid-Victorian years. In analyzing the nature and impact of the campaign, and placing it within its economic and religious context, this study makes a significant contribution to the history of nineteenth-century rural society. This book contains 3 black and white photographs.

Saxon And Medieval Antecedents Of The English Common Law
2000 0-7734-7873-6
This volume provides an interdisciplinary approach to legal history, utilizing law, linguistics, cultural anthropology, and social history to document and analyze the slow but steady growth of the English Common Law from Anglo-Saxon times to the nineteenth century.

Shelley And The Development Of English Imperialism British India And England
1999 0-7734-7932-5
This postcolonialist work locates Shelley in the context of England’s colonial venture in British India. It also ties together several major, seemingly disparate – and even competing - late-18th/early 19th-century discourses on British India, and illustrates how those discourses were later enlisted to serve the Imperialism of the English Raj. Shelley’s A Philosophical View of Reform, the guiding document of this study, demonstrates his knowledge of these debates and his own internalized contradictions concerning both English workers at home and Indian subjects abroad. Chapters include surveys of period issues of class, gender, race, and nationalism, their relationship to British India, and Shelley’s personal and literary treatment of them; English Orientalism concerning India and Indic elements in Shelley’s poetry; Utilitarian projects in India and England and Shelley’s reaction; Evangelical projects in India and England; Victorian imperialism.

Sidney Godolphin, Lord Treasurer, 1702-1710
1990 0-88946-469-3
Concentrates specifically on Godolphin's administration in the reign of Queen Anne, investigating the Lord Treasurer's problems in managing England's finances during this time and his solutions. Demonstrates that Godolphin was the first modern prime minister.

Single Motherhood In 20th Century Ireland:
2006 0-7734-5621-X
This book explores the cultural representations of unmarried motherhood in 20th-century Ireland from a variety of perspectives (literary and film studies, applied sociology and history) in order to analyze different discourses of femininity and motherhood. The book analyzes cultural artifacts in which the central theme is unmarried motherhood in an Irish context in order to outline and describe the different strategies at play in the representation, negotiation and contestation of traditional discourses of femininity which marginalize and, in some cases, erase women’s experience of lone parenthood.

This book emerges as a unique and up-to-date collaborative work of international scholars which contributes to the study of the aforementioned discourse. The collection achieves a detailed study of cultural practices from a variety of perspectives which include not only close literary analysis in the light of post-colonial and feminist theory but explorations in feminist history, sociology, film studies and cultural studies. The book examines how the discourse of deviance progressively becomes dominant in post-famine Ireland to refer to any sort of deviation from the female norm, and it explores the representation and denunciation of this discourse in a wide range of cultural artifacts in order to show their value as contributions to the re-inscription of women in social history.

Sir Arthur Sullivan’s Grand Opera Ivanhoe And Its Musical Precursors: Adaptations Of Sir Walter Scott’s Novel For The Stage, 1819-1891
2008 0-7734-5068-8
This study explores the drama behind the trajectory of the opera, Ivanhoe, and Arthur Sullivan’s venture into Grand Opera. The back story is complex and entertaining, dealing with issues of English nationalism, socialism, politics and real estate. This book contains ten black and white photographs.

Sir John Dodderidge Celebrated Barrister Of Britain, 1555-1628
1992 0-7734-9888-5
This is a study of an important legal figure during the reign of James I, who was also interested in American colonization and is well-described in the book. Dodderidge had important communications with Queen Anne, Prince Henry, James I, Sir Walter Raleigh and others. Since Dodderidge was connected all his life with legal decisions about Virginia, he represented a firm link between England and America. He served on the King's Bench until his death and was highly regarded by other judges in Sir Edward Coke's time.

Sir Thomas Urquhart Of Cromarty (1611-1669), Adventurer, Polymath, And Translator Of Rabelais
1993 0-7734-9269-0
This first full-length study of the man and his work discusses all Urquhart's writings in detail, giving numerous quotations to let him speak for himself. Along with biographical information, there is detailed examination of his epigrams, his historical material, his universal language scheme, and his translation of Rabelais. In his Foreword, Professor J. B. Trapp, Director of the Warburg Institute at London University, writes, "It is Dr. Craik's great merit to have mastered every aspect of the experience, the thought, and the writings of an extraordinary man."

Sir William Petty, 1623 - 1687
2007 0-7734-5368-7
This study portrays the life and times of Sir William Petty (1623-1687), a seventeenth-century physician who was intimately involved in the English colonial project. Born into a family of modest means in the county of Hampshire, Petty, after training in medicine on the continent, received his degree at Oxford before undertaking various business endeavors in Ireland that would raise him above his humble roots. By virtue of his education, religion, and political connections, Petty was in every sense a member of the elite, mingling with the likes of Christopher Wren, Isaac Newton, Edmund Halley, Robert Hooke, John Aubrey, two of the Stuart kings, and other luminaries of his age. In his long life Petty experienced the episodes of intellectual, social and political ferment which made the seventeenth century a fascinating era.

Six Essays On Edward Martyn (1859-1923), Irish Cultural Revivalist
2004 0-7734-6492-1
The many roles which Edward Martyn filled in order to realize his dreams of reform in the Irish Revival are comprehensively explored in this collection of essays. Martyn’s roles included host, patron, novelist, playwright, satirist, aesthete, collector of books and pictures, benefactor, journalist, and theatre director. His many activities, often forgotten or misunderstood, are documented here and set forth, for the first time, in the wider context of the multifaceted movement of Irish cultural nationalism which involved Martyn in developing relationships with fellow revivalists such as George Moore, Lady Gregory, Arthur Griffiths, D. P. Moran, Standish James O’Grady, and W. B. Yeats. This distilled analysis of the origins, development and failure of many of Martyn’s reforms extends to a probing of the roots of Ireland’s failure to achieve cultural independence during the 1920s and 30s when the very type of provincialism which Martyn so vehemently opposed became the conventional wisdom of the newly independent Irish Free State.

Social Democratic Politics In Britain 1881-1911
2002 0-7734-6947-8


Social Dimensions In The Novels Of Barbara Pym, 1949-1963
2007 0-7734-5387-3
This study considers the six novels written by English novelist, Barbara Pym (1913-1980), between 1949 and 1963, which demonstrate the response of a specific class of people, represented by her heroines, to the dramatic social, cultural and demographic changes that took place in Britain at the time. Treating Pym’s 1950s novels as social-historical sources, this work attempts to analyze the way in which her portrayals of society, like those of so many other English writers, served both as a testimonies and critiques of the times in which she lived. The focal point of Pym’s novels was the interaction between the individual and the community: the Church, the parish or the work place. Therefore, this book attempts to reconstruct the social world of the female protagonists, moving from the public to the private domain, thereby opening up Pym’s novels to a new generation of readers.

Society, Religion And Culture In Seventeenth-century Nottinghamshire
2005 0-7734-6045-4
Early Modern Nottinghamshire was a vibrant county, and within its borders men and women were at the heart of the nation’s culture, religion and politics. Nottinghamshire people created credit networks to support each other’s economic activity and protested at non-parliamentary taxation in the 1630s. While some of the county’s ministers discussed the nature of the Church of England at the beginning of the seventeenth century, a few decades later county men and women took advantage of the fall of the Church in the mid-seventeenth century, building upon the traditions of their fellow countrymen and women who had left the county for the United Provinces and America earlier in the century. Nottinghamshire’s aristocracy and gentry were at the centre of the nation’s cultural world, as authors and playwrights themselves and as spectators and consumers of the written and performed works of some of the greatest names in English literature. The county had its darker side, too, with the courts dealing with cases of theft, slander and infanticide. There were others, too, men and women who practised healing and divinations, leaving themselves open to accusations of witchcraft. The essays in this book deal with the wide range of Nottinghamshire people who contributed to the history and culture of this very central Midlands county.

Solomonic Iconography In Early Stuart England Solomon’s Wisdom, Solomon’s Folly
2001 0-7734-7467-6


Staging Yeats In The Twenty-first Century:
2006 0-7734-5570-1
An avant garde playwright whose theories of stagecraft evolved through performance experience, W.B. Yeats left a complex body of dramatic materials. This book establishes dramaturgical criteria, based on the playwright’s own words, by which all productions of his plays might be judged. Then, through an analysis of Yeats’s plays in performance, it suggests how new stage productions might best engage audiences without violating either texts or theories. Based on fifty years of study and publication about Yeats’s stagecraft and on direct experience with the plays in production both in America and in Ireland, this study develops dramaturgical plans for new productions and shares with readers behind-the-scenes notes from the author’s American Yeats production and from the first three years of James W. Flannery’s International W.B. Yeats Theatre Festival at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre. Its basic premise turns on the belief that with new technology and with directors who accept the text as living theatre worthy of imaginative stage productions for a more general audience, rather than period pieces intended for an elite few, Yeats could finally emerge as a dramatist on a scale with Beckett, Strindberg, O’Neill and other major innovators of the modern stage.

Statesmen, Diplomats And The Press – Essays On 18th Century Britain
2002 0-7734-7323-8
The eleven essays in this volume examine three broad themes: the dynamics of national policy-making during the Hanoverian period; the role of diplomats in the formulation as well as execution of foreign policy; and the political impact of the press.

Studies In The Quality Of Life And Human Development In Ireland And Britain Since The Sixteenth Century
2010 0-7734-1371-5


Textual Construction Of Space In The Writing Of Renaissance Women:
2006 0-7734-5789-5
This book examines complex constructions of social space in the texts of four Renaissance women. In the rapidly transforming social space of 16th and early 17th century England, Isabella Whitney, Aemilia Lanyer, Elizabeth Hoby Russell and Margaret Hoby created alternative spatial narratives that participated in, as well as challenged, the influential forces of their changing environment. These forces included the elevation of linear perspective, mathematical advances, and developing concepts of private ownership of property. Amidst these developments the women discussed offered alternative constructions of social spaces through their texts that directly confronted the many social restrictions women faced in contemporary life. This work places the texts examined within a theoretically informed discussion of the social spaces of Renaissance England, both physical and imagined. It challenges many ideas concerning a “woman’s place” offering instead a more complete and complex account of the spaces and places lived and imagined by Renaissance women.

The Secret Of Secrets (secreta Secretorum): A Modern Translation, With Introduction, Of The Governance Of Princes
2008 0-7734-5118-8
This work is a modern translation of James Yonge’s manuscript, The Gouernaunce of Prynces, which was originally completed by a Dominican scholar in 1422. Yonge’s text has been noted as one of the primary documents written during the English occupation of Ireland, but until now, his work was only available to scholars literate in Middle English. This book facilitates additional information and a better understanding of the work.

The Account Book For The Borough Of Swansea, Wales, 1640-1660 A Study In Local Administration During The Civil War And Interregnum
1990 0-88946-480-4


The Activities Of Popular Dramatists And Drama Groups In Scotland, 1900-1952
2000 0-7734-7905-8
Provides valuable primary research on the activities of popular dramatists and drama groups in Scotland who played an important role in the late blossoming of a Scottish National Drama. Includes Joe Corrie’s Fife Miner Players, Glasgow Unity Theatre, and Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop. These companies produced a wide range of original works on contemporary issues (the General Strike of 1926, unemployment in the Hungry 30s, Glasgow’s post-war housing shortage) as well as religious, racial, and gender issues. They adopted a variety of styles, from agit-prop to social realism., and made creative use of popular forms of entertainment, from the Burns Supper to the village concert. It provides an interesting comparison with the work of other international popular drama movements.

The African Institution (1807-1827) And The Antislavery Movement In Great Britain
2005 0-7734-6129-9
The African Institution was a pivotal abolitionist and antislavery group in Britain during the early nineteenth century, and its members included royalty, prominent lawyers, Members of Parliament, and noted reformers such as William Wilberforce, Thomas Clarkson, and Zachary Macaulay. Focusing on the spread of Western civilization to Africa, the abolition of the foreign slave trade, and improving the lives of slaves in British colonies, the group's influence extended far into Britain's diplomatic relations in addition to the government's domestic affairs. The African Institution carried the torch for antislavery reform for twenty years and paved the way for later humanitarian efforts in Great Britain. This book is the only monograph on the African Institution, and thus the only specific book length analysis of its successes and failures. The 20-year period of its existence was a crucial transitional period for the antislavery movement, and the book adds to a relatively sparse body of research on that particular time period.

The Alliterative Tradition In Early Middle English Poetry: Political Complaint And Social Analysis In The Song Of The Husbandman And Beyond
2011 0-7734-1503-3
An appraisal of some of the most socially informed poems of the early fourteenth century.

The Anonymous Life Of William Cecil, Lord Burghley
1990 0-88946-481-2
Published from the manuscript written within five years of the death of this eminent Elizabethan statesman (1520-1598). Has not been reprinted since the 18th century. Constitutes one of the principal literary sources for the career and personality of the man who was Queen Elizabeth's chief minister for forty years. With an assessment of this work in the light of modern scholarship.

The Atlantic Archipelago A Political History Of The British Isles
1996 0-88946-455-3
Presents a comprehensive political history of what are usually known as the British Isles without taking an Anglocentric point of view.

The Basis And Making Of British Grand Strategy 1940-1943 Was There A Plan? Vol. 1
1988 0-7734-8357-8
This massive, two-volume study treats the central direction of global war as a problem in its own right, posing these questions: why did the British fight the war as they did from spring 1940? What impact did their direction have both on the war and the British global position? This study differs from the Official History series Grand Strategy by arguing that from summer 1940 British grand strategy was significantly revised, and conducted from that point along broad but distinct outlines laid down by consensus in a guiding concept. It makes new points regarding the relationship between Churchill and his Chiefs of Staff, the nature of the 'integrated' British-American war effort and economic mobilization, the role of Bomber Command in grand strategy, and British perceptions of a 'Second Front' in Europe.

The Basis And Making Of British Grand Strategy 1940-1943 Was There A Plan? Vol. 2
1988 0-7734-8359-4
This massive, two-volume study treats the central direction of global war as a problem in its own right, posing these questions: why did the British fight the war as they did from spring 1940? What impact did their direction have both on the war and the British global position? This study differs from the Official History series Grand Strategy by arguing that from summer 1940 British grand strategy was significantly revised, and conducted from that point along broad but distinct outlines laid down by consensus in a guiding concept. It makes new points regarding the relationship between Churchill and his Chiefs of Staff, the nature of the 'integrated' British-American war effort and economic mobilization, the role of Bomber Command in grand strategy, and British perceptions of a 'Second Front' in Europe.

The Beacon Controversy And Challenges To British Quaker Tradition In The Early Nineteenth Century: Some Responses To The Evangelical Revival By Friends In Manchester And Kendal
2004 0-7734-6383-6
This work poses the question: why did evangelism become so important to certain leading Quakers in the early nineteenth century? The work is set against the background of fear of revolution spreading to Britain, the industrial boom and population explosion in manufacturing towns, and religious revival among a cross-section of society. The problem of an extreme form of evangelism overturning the embedded traditions of Quakerism came to a head with the unfolding of the Beacon controversy. This book represents the first comprehensive study of the Beacon controversy, which may be seen as a milestone in nineteenth-century Quaker history. This book is not only a historical and sociological study of Quakers in two locations at a critical time for Society of Friends, but it also reflects on and dissects the ongoing theological questions for Quakers and other Christian believers.

The Best Of Gentleman's Magazine, 1731-1754
1987 0-88946-457-X
An anthology of articles on politics, religion, science, exploration, marriage and family life, theater and the arts, medicine, and popular culture from the most influential periodical of the eighteenth century.

The Bickersteth Family World War II Diary Dear Grandmother (volume 2) 1942- 1945
2000 0-7734-7633-4
This family account of life in Britain in wartime is as varied and richly textured as any that exists. The thoughts of old and young, the centrally involved and the isolated, jostle continuously. This volume contains insights into the ways of government and workings of Whitehall, the position of the Church of England, and the problems of education among a vast conscript army. It is also a unique social document of the manner in which the disruptions and danger of life were coped with during wartime. Beautiful descriptions of the Kentish landscape the home guard was defending combine with harrowingly poignant accounts of air-raid shelters in the slums of London.

The Bristol Riots Of 1831 And Social Reform In Britain
1991 0-88946-224-0
Examines the riots in England of 1831, with special focus on the workers attempting to arrest the decline in wages and jobs through strikes and riotous behaviour. Clarifies specific social, economic, and political structures which created the possibility of such events.

The British Royal Messengers Service 1568-1750 – An Institutional Study
1999 0-7734-7977-5
This monograph on the Royal Messengers of the Great Chamber in early modern Britain explores the rules and regulations, privileges and duties and, ultimately, the enduring structure of the Messengers' establishment.

The Building Industry In The Upper Swansea Valley And Its Economic And Social Ramifications, C. 1750-1975
2000 0-7734-7788-8
This study starts with the economic history of the Upper Swansea Valley, including an account of the provision of the canal, tramroads and railways which made possible the extensive exploitation of the mineral resources of the district by firms large and small. It then gives an account of the building industry whose story was linked in many ways to all other aspects of the economic and social life of the district. The reports of the Medical Officers of Health were valuable source of information for the study. A final chapter traces the hundred-year history of a distinguished building firm, Davies and Son, Allt-wen. With illustrations.

The Cartographer And The Literati - Herman Moll And His Intellectual Circle
1997 0-7734-8604-6
Winner of The Adele Mellen Prize for Excellence in Scholarship This is the first book-length study of one of Great Britain's most important and prolific engravers, cartographers and geographers, Herman Moll (1654?-1732), and his work. It puts his life and singular geographies and maps into the historical context of late-17th/early 18th century London at the dawn of the British Empire. It also examines the often-symbiotic interaction of Moll with an exceptional circle of contemporaries: Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Robert Hooke, John Locke, William Dampier, Woodes Rogers, and William Stukeley. Methodologically and somewhat uniquely for an historical study, this book makes major use of maps and other graphics as sources to reconstruct the history of Moll, his life and times, and friends.

The Catholic Gentry Of Yorkshire, 1536-1642
2007 0-7734-5325-3
This book is a revisionist study of English Catholicism among the Yorkshire gentry in the century following the English Reformation. Previous works on the topic have tended to overemphasize the heroic sacrifice of prominent males and priests, while downgrading the role of others in the maintenance of Catholicism in the county. This study challenges this view by asserting the importance of other members of society in maintaining a Catholic community, looking at the activities of Catholic women, the younger sons of gentry families and some of the less well-known individuals of the Yorkshire communities.

The Census Of Ireland 1821-1911 General Reports And Extracts Volume 1
1998 0-7734-8453-1
Volume 1: Introduction. A Great Statistical Operation: The Census in Victorian Ireland 1821-1911 Census of Ireland: 1821 (1823) Census of Ireland: 1831 (1833) Census of Ireland: 1841 (1843) Wilde, W. R. Report Upon the Tables of Death (1843) Census of Ireland: 1851 (1853) Volume 2: Introduction. A Great Statistical Operation: The Census in Victorian Ireland 1821-1911 Census of Ireland: 1861 (1864) Census of Ireland: 1871 (1876) Census of Ireland: 1881 (1882) Volume 3: Census of Ireland: 1891 (1892) Census of Ireland: 1901 (1901) Census of Ireland: 1911 (1913)

The Census Of Ireland 1821-1911 General Reports And Extracts Volume 2
1998 0-7734-8455-8


The Census Of Ireland 1821-1911 General Reports And Extracts Volume 3
1998 0-7734-8300-4
Volume 1: Introduction. A Great Statistical Operation: The Census in Victorian Ireland 1821-1911 Census of Ireland: 1821 (1823) Census of Ireland: 1831 (1833) Census of Ireland: 1841 (1843) Wilde, W. R. Report Upon the Tables of Death (1843) Census of Ireland: 1851 (1853) Volume 2: Introduction. A Great Statistical Operation: The Census in Victorian Ireland 1821-1911 Census of Ireland: 1861 (1864) Census of Ireland: 1871 (1876) Census of Ireland: 1881 (1882) Volume 3: Census of Ireland: 1891 (1892) Census of Ireland: 1901 (1901) Census of Ireland: 1911 (1913)

The Child As Emblem Of The Nation In Twentieth-century Irish Literature
2006 0-7734-5614-7
The Irish literary child has its nascence in earliest Celtic mythology and flourishes as an emblem of the Irish nation throughout Irish literature to the present day. This book concentrates on the development of this symbolic figure in twentieth century Irish poetry and prose and juxtaposes the figure of the literary child at any given point in the century with political and social conditions of Ireland at the time. The result of this pairing over the course of the century is the revelation of the paradigmatic nature of the child in Irish literature. As the nature of and challenges before this child evolve in literature, so does the nation of Ireland.

The Clarissa Von Ranke Letters And The Ranke-graves Correspondence 1843-1886
2012 0-7734-2617-5
The edition of the letters will fit into the growing interest in the Irish in Europe and it will provide new information on the role and influence of educated Irish women; it will also fill an important gap in the area of women’s history by presenting one of the most amazing women in international relationships and an extraordinary ambassador for Anglo-Irish culture in Germany: Clarissa von Ranke (1808-1871). Scholars will have access to eyewitness reports through Clarissa’s critical lens of events as diverse as the European Revolution of 1848/49, the wars of German Unification in 1864 and 1866 and the Franco-Prussian war of 1870/71. In her letters Clarissa discussed family matters, Ranke’s historical writing, and European affairs. She built up a social circle, known as the ‘Salon Ranke’ where Enlightenment thought met Romanticism. Although the salon was dominated by conservative thought, several ‘revolutionary’ opinions of that time were discussed: the position of women, the role of religion in a changing society, international cultural exchange and nation-building of different states. This salon was well-known for its musical parties, poetry classes, and discussions on literature (especially Shakespeare), politics and history. Clarissa also gave classes in various languages including French, Italian and English.

The Coalition Diaries And Letters Of H.a.l. Fisher, 1916-1922:
2006 0-7734-5946-4
Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

H.A.L. Fisher was the only professional historian to sit in the British Cabinet and was a member of the first genuine coalition in modern British history. He was an academic who recorded the great events in history, and his diaries and letters attest to his remarkable career as an educator, public servant, and scholar.

The Coalition Diaries And Letters Of H.a.l. Fisher, 1916-1922:
2006 0-7734-5947-2
Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

H.A.L. Fisher was the only professional historian to sit in the British Cabinet and was a member of the first genuine coalition in modern British history. He was an academic who recorded the great events in history, and his diaries and letters attest to his remarkable career as an educator, public servant, and scholar.

The Coalition Diaries And Letters Of H.a.l. Fisher, 1916-1922:
2006 0-7734-5948-0
Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

H.A.L. Fisher was the only professional historian to sit in the British Cabinet and was a member of the first genuine coalition in modern British history. He was an academic who recorded the great events in history, and his diaries and letters attest to his remarkable career as an educator, public servant, and scholar.

The Coalition Of Diaries And Letters Of H.a.l. Fisher, 1916-1922:
2006 0-7734-5949-9
Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

H.A.L. Fisher was the only professional historian to sit in the British Cabinet and was a member of the first genuine coalition in modern British history. He was an academic who recorded the great events in history, and his diaries and letters attest to his remarkable career as an educator, public servant, and scholar.

The Current Debate About The Irish Literary Canon:
2006 0-7734-5971-5
This collection of essays examines Ireland’s literary canon in light of The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing and Irish identity at the turn of the century, contextualizing its readings within the understanding that The Field Day Anthology has crystallized discussions of literary value, canonicity, political agency and Irish identity because of its agenda and the ensuing controversy surrounding its publication. Yet, while The Field Day Anthology constitutes the occasion for writing, the collection also moves beyond it to suggest new models for reading and evaluating Irish literature and identity in the new century. The essays in the collection examine the canonical status of writers such as Joyce, Yeats and Beckett; how postcolonial theory and criticism have reshaped the boundaries of Irish studies; and how women’s writing has challenged canonicity as a concept.

The Days Of Visitation A Practical And Statistical Study Of The Parishes Of The Dioceses Of Swansea And Brecon Based On The Returns To The Visitation Questionnaires Of Bishop Vaughan
1990 0-88946-065-5
A vast amount of valuable information concerning life of the Church in Wales, as represented by the dioceses of Swansea and Brecon. The work relates to sixty of the almost one hundred parishes of the diocese.

The Development Of Modern Police History In The United Kingdom And The United States
2004 0-7734-6402-6
This work covers the development of modern police and their history in the United Kingdom and the United States; the nationalization or centralization of the police function in the UK, the localization of police in the US and the police strikes in both countries in 1918-19 and their effects on the developing institutions. This work examines and explains the effects of the police strikes of 1918-1919 on the development and emergence of policing in both of these countries.

The Development Of Primary, Secondary, And Teacher Education In England: A History Of The College Of Teachers
2012 0-7734-2659-0
This book outlines the emergence of teacher standards in England which were enacted to raise the quality of primary and secondary education. The College of Teachers in London is a prestigious institution known for pedagogy and training teachers. Willis shows how the college developed into a leading force in the field by giving out diplomas in the mid-19th century. This was something no other teachers colleges were doing at that time. It ushered in a new era in education of raised standards. The quality of schooling throughout the country was elevated by this policy, which other colleges eventually adopted, but only after a long fight with the state to make certifications mandatory throughout the country.

The Development Of The Irish Labour Party's European Policy:
2006 0-7734-5729-1
The story of the Irish Labour Party’s transition from opposition to support for European integration is a fascinating one. Labour has gone from leading the campaign against membership in 1972 to leading the campaign to rescue the Treaty of Nice in 2002, a thirty-year political odyssey which sheds light on a number of important political questions. This book explores the key role played by political parties in connecting citizens to the European Union (EU), and as the EU tries to strengthen its democratic credentials, that role is going to become even more important.

It explores the complex relationship between Ireland and the EU, as the country moves from being outside the EU to one of its strongest supporters to surprisingly rejecting the Treaty of Nice. It examines the links between social democracy and European integration, as the Labour Party’s transition mirrors the path taken by many other European social democratic parties.

Above all, the book provides a comprehensive analysis of the Labour Party, examining its role in government and in opposition, assessing it at national and European levels, and evaluating its principles and policies. The result is an engaging and insightful treatment of an important and thought-provoking topic.



The Development Of The Phd Degree In Britain, 1917-1959 And Since: An Evolutionary And Statistical History In Higher Education
2009 0-7734-4827-6
This book examines the first half-century of the British PhD. The work begins with a study of the development of the new degree from the point of view of the decision-making bodies of the Universities - Senates, Faculty Boards, the teaching staff and the administrators. The second part provides detailed statistics and analysis on Faculties, Departments, overseas students, year of admission, gender, age, completion rates and duration of studies, part-time study and staff candidates, with more than 200 Tables and Figures.

The Diaries And Letters Of Robert Bernays, 1932-1939 An Insider's Account Of The House Of Commons
1996 0-7734-8864-2
Bernays was elected to the House of Commons in 1931, at the age of 29. This archive material consists of weekly letters and diary entries. These provide unvarnished portraits of the 'big guns' of the government and social milieu: Ramsey MacDonald (whom he called a 'nincompoop'), Baldwin, Anthony Eden, Hoare, Churchill, Chamberlain. He covers the Abdication crisis in full, and strain of the coming war and Chamberlain's policy of appeasing Hitler. Just about every leading personality and issue of the day is discussed. The personal side is also included. His social life included frequent visits at Lady Astor's Cliveden, and he knew Bernard Shaw, Sidney and Beatrice Webb, Noel Coward, Diana Cooper, Lord Halifax, etc. He was a frequent guest of the society hostesses Sybil Colefax, Lady Londonderry, and Lady Cunard. There is an 'I am a camera' feel to the material. His abilities as witness and observer give the material its edge and make it an invaluable source of information for scholars and political historians.

The Diaries And Letters Of Robert Bernays, 1932-1939 An Insider's Account Of The House Of Commons
1996 0-7734-8864-2
Bernays was elected to the House of Commons in 1931, at the age of 29. This archive material consists of weekly letters and diary entries. These provide unvarnished portraits of the 'big guns' of the government and social milieu: Ramsey MacDonald (whom he called a 'nincompoop'), Baldwin, Anthony Eden, Hoare, Churchill, Chamberlain. He covers the Abdication crisis in full, and strain of the coming war and Chamberlain's policy of appeasing Hitler. Just about every leading personality and issue of the day is discussed. The personal side is also included. His social life included frequent visits at Lady Astor's Cliveden, and he knew Bernard Shaw, Sidney and Beatrice Webb, Noel Coward, Diana Cooper, Lord Halifax, etc. He was a frequent guest of the society hostesses Sybil Colefax, Lady Londonderry, and Lady Cunard. There is an 'I am a camera' feel to the material. His abilities as witness and observer give the material its edge and make it an invaluable source of information for scholars and political historians.

The Diaries And Letters Of Sir Ernest Mason Satow (1843-1929), A Scholar-diplomat In East Asia Selected, Edited, And Annotated By Ian C. Ruxton
1998 0-7734-8248-2
Sir Ernest Satow was the doyen of the British scholar-diplomats of the Meiji era in Japan. Satow’s genius made him a colossal figure of his time, deeply respected by the Japanese who knew of his profound scholarship and knowledge of their country, and the desired representative of Britain in Tokyo where he was appointed Minister in 1895-1900. His presence in Tokyo assisted the process of coming to an agreement in the negotiations of Anglo-Japan Alliance of 1902.

The Earl Of Wharton And Whig Party Politics, 1679-1715
1992 0-7734-9462-6
A complete biography of Thomas Wharton, this work goes to considerable lengths examining his unique character, which has invited reams of critical comment. His vices -- drinking, womanizing, cursing, duelling, and political corruption, all fully documented -- were all, by the sheer force of his personality, somehow turned to virtues, and even to political advantage. He was certainly the most controversial, but also the most effective, politician of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Two full chapters and parts of others are dedicated to his preeminent position among England's electioneers. Much of this information is new, gathered with the help of the History of Parliament Trust in London. These chapters represent an important addition to electoral historiography. Finally, Wharton is viewed at close range with other members of England's political great, including William III, Queen Anne, Godolphin, Marlborough, Harley, and the members of the Whig Junto.

The Early Education Of The Blind In Britain C. 1790 - 1900
2007 0-7734-5247-8
This study illustrates the educational experience of the blind in Victorian Britain, and examines critically the origins, nature, achievements and shortcomings of the voluntary institutions responsible in the State’s absence. The work discusses early unheeded criticisms of utilitarian education in confinement, the influential reports of the Charity Organisation Society (1876) and the Royal Commission (1899) on the condition of the disabled, and compares the role of the British state with more active governments elsewhere. Overall, Britain’s institutions offered inferior industrial training and less cultural stimulation than their counterparts in Saxony, France or the United States.

The Early History Of The London Library
1992 0-7734-9473-1
An analysis of the London Library during its first few years: examination of the early buildings and expenditures, stock and acquisitions policy, sources and development of the book collection, the 1842 Catalogue and shelf markings, the laws, regulations, and staffing of the Library. With illustrations.

The East India Company And The Provinces In The Eighteenth Century
1999 0-7734-8201-6
The volumes draw on exhaustive study of the Company’s voluminous archive and upon the holdings of two dozen other repositories. Archives throughout England, the Orkney Islands, the Channel Islands, the Netherlands, the Isle of Man, Denmark, Sweden and the USA were consulted. For the first time, the provincial impact of England’s largest, most powerful, caring and successful of commercial undertakings will be assessed in full context. This volume, the first in a trilogy, fills a gap of information by examining the East India Company’s relationship with, and impact upon the mighty military and naval town of Portsmouth, considering local, regional, national and international developments during the crucial period 1700-1815.

The East India Company And The Provinces In The Eighteenth Century
2007 0-7734-5270-1
This volume is the first attempt to examine the East India Company’s activities and importance at a provincial level in the eighteenth century through the lives and experiences of those who were employed by this powerful and multi-faceted business concern. Drawing on manuscript from 27 different archive repositories and an array of printed primary and secondary sources, it sets out to fill a major gap in the knowledge of the East India Company and its multifarious activities. This book contains 3 color photographs.

The Education Of The British Literati A Guide To Their Schools, Colleges, And Universities
1993 0-7734-9232-1
This will serve as a useful and convenient catalogue of major and minor prose writers, poets, and dramatists of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, arranged (with the dates of their births and deaths) under the schools that they attended -- public grammar school, village school, national school, college, and/or university. In addition, the volume includes a category for those writers who never attended educational institutions, but received their learning at home, by private tutors, parents, or through their own devices. The work presents brief notes on the historical backgrounds of those educational institutions with which readers may not be readily familiar. A prefatory essay provides a concise introduction to the educational system in the United Kingdom, as well as a list of terms necessary to understanding that system. Finally, the reader will find indices to the writers and to the schools.

The Education Work Of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Irish Educator And Inventor, 1744-1817
2003 0-7734-6841-2


The Egyptian Album Of John Elliot Woolford: Original Watercolors By John Elliot Woolford And With Maps By The 9th Earl Of Dalhousie
2010 0-7734-3880-7
This is the first publication of the only pictorial record of the British Expedition to Egypt in 1800, in which Napoleon was defeated by Nelson and the British Army. The aim of this expedition was to remove the French Army which had gone to Egypt in 1798 under Napoleon as Commander in Chief of the Army of the Orient.

The Experience Of Irish Migrants To Glasgow, Scotland, 1863-1891
2007 0-7734-5515-9
This book analyses how the Irish-born, and their offspring, in one nineteenth century British city came to define and understand their Irishness through political action. It proposes that the organisation and representation of Irishness in Glasgow (and, by extension, Scotland) eventually led to a secular, even radical, ‘fusion’ of loyalties, from the time of Daniel O’Connell onwards which allowed Protestants such as John Ferguson an entry into nationalist debate. Ferguson, despite the competing claims of the Catholic Church and the drink trade, not only successfully created a Home Rule movement in the 1870s but also, in the long term, crucially fused loyalty to organised labour with his representation of Irish political identity. Based on extensive research, this work aims to give the non-Scottish reader a fuller idea of the origins of the Glasgow Irish, emphasising the great importance of Ulster connections, and to contribute to the ongoing debate on the nature of Irish political identity in urban Britain and USA.

The False Formosan - George Psalmanazar And The Eighteenth-century Experiment Of Identity
1991 0-7734-9858-3
A major reconsideration of the Assyrian Christian scholar and confidence man George Psalmanazar who dazzled eighteenth-century London in the disguise of a Chinese savant. Swiderski explores the fabulism and credulity of the time as well as analyzing the scientific curiosity aroused by Psalmanazar's writings.

The Fast Day Sermons Before The Long Parliament (1640-1660): Their Role In Shaping Intellectual And Political Life In 17th-century England
2015 0-7734-4249-9
This is a remarkable study of rather ordinary people whose religious convictions led them to preach and to do extraordinary things. This work examines the relationships between religion, particularly constructed as the function of leadership framed by religious identities or motivations, and transformations, attempted or effected, of the political order.

The Form And Function Of Ritual Dialogue In The Marriage Traditions Of Celtic-language Cultures
2007 0-7734-5328-8
The study examines the form and function of ritual dialogue in marriage traditions, paying particular attention to the betrothal ceremony or rèiteach in Gaelic Scotland, along with analogues in Brittany and Wales, while also exploring the relationship between the ritual dialogues and traditions such as flyting and bardic contest. What emerges is a picture of the multi-referential potential of this form of ritual speech and the symbolic significance which lies behind the surface meaning. The human drama of marriage is seen to be submerged within an all-encompassing symbolic event which adopts as its structure the spirit of conflict, dramatising the give and take of the relationship the community both desires and fears.

The Free Trade Area And The Construction Of Great Britain’s European Policy, 1952-1958
2003 0-7734-6875-7
Great Britain’s European policy during the 1950s was not the abject failure as other scholars have portrayed it. Britain needed to re-evaluate its relationship with the Commonwealth, Europe, and Atlantic circles in the 1950s to reach the point where it could apply for EEC membership in the following decade. The 1950s were important in providing the impetus to revise Britain’s external priorities. In sum, beginning with the WEU plan and concluding with the FTA proposal, this period signaled a ‘historical departure’ for Britain and for Europe and was not a reaffirmation of the status quo.

The French Correspondence Of James, 1st Earl Waldegrave (1684-1741)
1996 0-7734-9073-6
This edition contains over 100 mostly unpublished letters written in French to or by James, 1st Earl Waldegrave, who held the post of British Ambassador to France from 1730 to 1740. It provides insight into a transition period in France, a time of intellectual, social and political ferment marked by unstable relations between the major powers. The book will form the basis for a full study of Waldegrave's significant contribution to Anglo-French relations in the first half of the eighteenth century. Letters in French, notes and annotations in English.

The Giants Of Wales/cewri Cymru
1993 0-7734-9368-9
A collection and discussion of the literary, place-name and archaeological materials concerning giants in Wales and the Marches, the text includes three basic registers: 1) tales and materials about place-names containing Welsh cawr or cewri, or English giant; 2) tales and materials for place-names with associated giant traditions; 3) tales and material associated with personal names of giants. The preface includes a discussion of the linguistic, inscriptional and literary materials of Gaulish cavar and a description of the Welsh materials. There is also a new text and translation of Sion Dafydd Rhys's 34 folio chapter on giants from his 16th-century prose defence of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia. National Grid and Cantref/Shire cross-indexes to all primary and secondary place-names in the study have been provided, and a Stith Thompson motif-index for Welsh giants. There is also an additional appendix to the Gaulish materials, and a full list of abbreviations, bibliography, and index.

The Growth Of "new London" In Suburban Middlesex (1918-1945) And The Response Of The Church Of England
2007 0-7734-5352-0
This groundbreaking book sheds much-needed light on the neglected ecclesiastical history of urban England in the twentieth century. Working from detailed field evidence Rex Walford has investigated the fate of the Church of England in suburban Middlesex (“New London” north of the Thames) between the two World Wars. Quite contrary to a widely-held view, the Anglican Church flourished and expanded in this area during this time. More Anglican Churches than cinemas were built in the Diocese of London between 1918 and 1945 and many of them were significant in architecture, liturgy and new strategies of mission. The story of the genesis of The Forty-Five Churches Fund, of T.S. Eliot’s involvement with the Fund and the spread of new churches is accompanied by five detailed case-studies as well as a wealth of evidence from parishes which were created in these new suburban areas in the 1920s and 1930s. The book is copiously illustrated with maps and photographs and provides a highly readable narrative of an exciting period of church development, as well as a penetrating analysis of the myth of “secularization”. There are 24 black and white photos in this book.

The Guild Of Help And The Changing Face Of Edwardian Philanthropy The Guild Of Help, Voluntary Work And The State, 1904-1919
1994 0-7734-9144-9
The Guild of Help was formed in Bradford in 1904 and quickly spread to oust the Charity Organisation Society as the major component of British charity in the early 20th century. It arose at a time of concern about 'National Efficiency' and the condition of the poor. Its main aims were to organise community help for the poor, through the organisation of voluntary helpers, to act as clearing house for charity provision, and to improve the working relationship between charity and the state. The Guild was, therefore, central to the treatment of poverty, and closely involved in the issues of social control, New Liberalism, community consciousness, the new Liberal state welfare measures and the activities of public bodies..

The Historical And Cultural Connections And Parallels Between Wales And Australia
1991 0-7734-9716-1
At the same time that international political, economic and power shifts have forced Australia to look inward to itself rather than outward to others for solutions and decisions, the Australian people themselves have begun to re-write their history in their own terms and to ponder seriously their future role in the world. "Wales and Australia: A Symposium" is the first symposium organized by the Centre for Australian Studies in Wales at St David's University College. Four of the papers included in this book were presented by people based in Wales, two by Australians. All papers, ranging through migration, historiography, broadcasting and mining, sought to establish historical and cultural connections between Wales and Australia. The papers presented have been enlarged and edited for publication in this form.

The Idler And The Dandy In Stage Comedy, 500 B.c. - 1830
2007 0-7734-5439-X
This book follows the progress of the Greek parasite figure through his various interpretations by different poets as seen in the remaining fragments. On the Roman stage of Plautus, the parasite became a key comic figure in proceedings, later replaced by the wily slave. In medieval comedy he can be seen as the vice of morality plays, in mummers plays and he emerges as a type in early Tudor theatre. On the Elizabethan and Jacobean stage the chancing rascal was a frequent feature, most notably Falstaff. Throughout the Restoration dissipated gallants and workshy fops became well established and their behaviour reached the outer limits of the bawdy. In 18th century sentimental comedy the fascination with such roguery, ageing dandyism and peripheral scavengers remained, but modified. Rogues, idlers, skivers, flatterers and the work-shy: all chisellers.

The Impact Of The English Colonization Of Ireland In The Sixteenth Century: A "very Troublesome People"
2012 0-7734-2658-2
No scholarship exists on the English colonization of Ireland in the sixteenth centuries from a post-colonial perspective, and this book seeks to fill in that gap in the literature. While aimed at academic generalists, and described as an introduction to the topic, the book expands ongoing discussions about the nature of imperialism, and whether or not there is a paradigmatic way in which it occurs that transcends its particular time and place. Ireland is a microcosm that when studied reveals how the contemporary world still shows lingering traces of colonialism. Hendrix convincingly shows how English involvement in the region forever changed the cultural landscape of Ireland.

The Jesuits And The Joint Mission To England During 15801581
1999 0-7734-7973-2
This book is an historical study of the Catholic mission to England, a joint mission that included three English Jesuits ( the first Jesuits to be sent to their native land) and twelve other English Catholics. It focuses on these men and other people who became involved with them. To a large degree, the work is an account of a manhunt – the pursuit of the missioners by Government informers and spies and their efforts to evade capture. In addition, the book sheds light on the life of Elizabethan Catholics, describes the underground that assisted priests, and points out connections between the English Catholic community and the Continent. It examines the religious struggle in England to that time and argues that the mission intensified the conflict between Protestants and Catholics in significant ways. Also, the decision of the Jesuits to serve in England changed the nature of the missionary effort because for the first time an entire religious order was committed to the English mission and the Jesuits had the training, organization and skills that made them especially effective.

The Journal Of Mary Freman Caesar 1724-1741
2002 0-7734-7233-9
Mary Freman Caesar was part of the literary and political worlds of early Georgian England. She was married in 1702 to Tory politician (and future Jacobite) Charles Caesar. Though primarily concerned with contemporary matters and her correspondence with authors such as Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift, she also wrote about events as far distant as the reign of Elizabeth I. Scholars, particularly in Jacobite studies and 18th century literature continue to cite portions of the journal, but it has never published in its entirety. This volume contains a biographical introduction and is carefully annotated.

The Later Life Of Lord Curzon Of Kedleston – Aristocrat, Writer, Politician, Statesman An Experiment In Political Biography
2000 0-7734-7790-X
Lord Curzon was one of the most significant figures in British politics in the early 20th century. This book critically examines a comparatively neglected period of his life: the period 1906 to 1925. During this last phase of his life he struggled to rebuild his career and life after suffering the humiliation of resigning as Viceroy of India in 1905, and the death of his wife in 1906. So successful was this rehabilitation that by May 1923 he stood on the threshold of becoming Prime Minister. This study analyzes that rehabilitation, and examines various facets of his life in detail, including his roles as husband, father, aristocrat, member of the Conservative party, leader of the Government in the House of Lords, statesman and politician. It casts new light on his career as a writer. It offers a substantial revision of one of the most complex and intriguing figures in 20 th-century British politics. In addition, in trying to come to a new understanding about Curzon, it also seeks to make a contribution to the growing debate about how biography is written. The book engages with that debate, and by its innovative structure and approach offers a way forward for the development of political biography.

The Life And Times Of Edward Mchugh (1853 - 1915):
2004 0-7734-6291-0
Edward McHugh (1853-1915) spent a great deal of his lifetime engaged in the struggle for social reform not only in Great Britain and Ireland, but also further afield, including spells in America and the Antipodes. Born in rural County Tyrone to a smallholding family, before emigrating through economic necessity to the overcrowded industrial landscape of Greenock, and then Glasgow, McHugh shared with his friend, Michael Davitt, experience of both sides of the land question. It is not surprising that, having witnessed rural and urban poverty at an early age, McHugh would become firmly committed to the ideals of Henry George, and convinced that land, and its inequitable distribution, should lie at the root of all social ills.

After moving to Glasgow as a teenager to find work as a compositor, McHugh found himself in a city with various possibilities for developing his education as a social reformer. The Irish who had fled to the city in such numbers after the Great Famine were finally starting to organise themselves politically. Native Scots of all classes, especially those Gaels who had come from the Highlands as a result either of the Clearances or the region’s own famine in the 1840s, were contemplating the conditions in which the working classes of Glasgow, and other towns in Scotland, were forced to live. As a member of the Glasgow Home Rule Association, and then the secretary of the Glasgow branch of the Irish Land League, McHugh was singled out as a speaker and organiser of ability, and was chosen to lead a Land League mission to the Scottish Highlands in order to direct the nascent crofters’ agitation along radical lines. After the death of the Land League, McHugh toured Scotland with Henry George himself, and helped to found the Scottish Land Restoration League, a body dedicated to taxing land values to their full extent, thereby abolishing landlordism.

The ability shown by McHugh was then harnessed by the Trades Union movement, as he and his old friend Richard McGhee formed and ran the National Union of Dock Labourers, sustaining them through bitter strikes in Glasgow (1889), and Liverpool (1890). This latter strike was a turning point in McHugh’s domestic life, as he settled then in Birkenhead. Internal intrigue forced him to quit as General Secretary of the NUDL, but McHugh remained active in the Trade Unionism, spending the years 1896-1899 in New York, organising the American Longshoremen’s Union, and preaching the ‘Single Tax Gospel.’ The fact that McHugh was with Henry George at the time of the latter’s untimely death in 1897 gave the Ulsterman a great caché in Single Tax circles for the rest of his life, and on returning to Birkenhead he settled down and spent the rest of his life striving for social reform through the propagation of the George’s theories.

The Life And Times Of John Hooper (c. 1500-1555) Bishop Of Gloucester
1992 0-7734-9156-2
This is the first full-scale examination of the words and works of the sixteenth-century bishop and martyr known as `the father of Puritanism'. After a comparatively detailed account of Hooper's life, the study examines his theology at length and concludes with a chapter on his legacy, emphasizing at the end the relevance of his beliefs to the problems facing the Church in our own day and age.

The Life And Times Of Thomas Day, 1748-1789, English Philanthropist And Author Virtue Almost Personified
1996 0-7734-8844-8
Day is chiefly remembered as the author of a famous children's book, Sandford and Merton, which was a fantastic best-seller for almost a century, and of which Dickens said, "that story had great influence on many boys' (and subsequently men's) minds". But Day was active in many other fields as well. A disciple of Rousseau, involved in a variety of political agitations, virtually responsible for creating a miniature welfare state in the wilds of Surrey, he was also a well-known poet, philosopher and environmentalist, ahead of his time in an astonishing number of ways, and frequently at the center (sometimes hilariously so) of some rather extraordinary events. (Not the least among them was his eccentric education of Sabrina, a foundling girl whom he tried to mold into the ideal woman.) He campaigned vigorously against slavery, attacked George III, and became enmeshed in the American Revolution. He shared a platform with Wilkes and a pamphlet with Fox. This volume re-establishes this remarkable man as a prominent figure in the late eighteenth century and as a moralist significantly responsible for determining the ethos of the Victorian age.

The Life And Work Of Owen Thomas 1812 - 1891 A Welsh Preacher In Liverpool
1991 0-7734-9710-2
This biography gives an interesting account of not only the Calvinistic Methodist minister and biographer but a detailed account of the religious life of Victorian Wales, the emphasis on preaching and the enthusiasm that surrounded the temperance, missionary, and allied movements. Dr. Rees has used the letters which Thomas' grandson Saunders Lewis had preserved to give a profound and interesting account of one of the most outstanding authorities on the history and development of Welsh preaching. This biography will introduce Dr. Owen Thomas to a wider circle of scholars who have not been able to appreciate his contribution as all his published works were in the Welsh language.

The Life Of Edward Stanley, Third Earl Of Derby (1521-1572): Noble Power And The Tudor Monarchy
2010 0-7734-3618-9
The study examines the relationship between the sixteenth-century English nobility and the Tudor monarchy, as reflected by the career of Edward Stanley, third earl of Derby (1521-1572). The work demonstrates that the earl’s relations with his tenants and local landowners could be just as important as his relations with the Crown.

The Life Of John Alexander Symington, Bibliographer And Librarian, 1887-1961 A Bookman's Rise And Fall
1995 0-7734-9021-3
This is the first biography of Alex Symington, bibliographer, curator, librarian and bookseller. It draws heavily on unpublished archival sources to create a lively picture of the backstage workings of the British Establishment between the wars.Originally a civil servant, Symington created the magnificent Brotherton Collection of rare books and manuscripts in his spare time, as librarian to the industrialist Lord Brotherton. After an acrimonious five-year dispute between Brotherton's heirs and Leeds University, he was appointed Keeper of the Collection at the University, only to be dismissed after a corruption scandal in 1938. He was similarly forced to resign his curatorship of the Brontë Parsonage Museum at Haworth, but went on to edit with T.J. Wise the Shakespeare Head Brontë. In addition, Symington was chairman of a bookselling company. Symington's life is part of the larger story of the decline of the Bookmen. The essential amateur in an increasingly professionalized and academic-dominated world, his tragedy lay in his failure to grasp that the day of the self-taught Bookman was past. Includes 8 photographs.

The Life Of The Fourth Earl Of Rochford (1717-1781): Eighteenth-century Anglo-dutch Courtier, Diplomat And Statesman
2010 0-7734-1300-6
This study presents Rochford’s important and substantial contribution to Britain’s eighteenth century foreign policy in the context of his times while unfolding the interaction between his career and personal life. The study also offers the first detailed account of the domestic work of a British secretary of state before the 1782 division into Foreign and Home offices. This book contains twenty-seven black and white photographs.

The Milemete Treatise And Companion Secretum Secretorum: Iconography, Audience, And Patronage In Fourteenth-century England
2011 0-7734-1477-0
Unlike other books on the topic, this study argues that Walter de Milemete devised the manuscript project himself to further his academic and ecclesiastical career. In addition, this work demonstrates that de Milemete originally intended the manuscripts for Edward II, not Edward III. This book contains eight color photographs.

The Mind Of The Anglican Clergy: Assessing Attitudes And Beliefs In The Church Of England
2009 0-7734-4803-9
The study illustrates the broad diversity of opinion held by Anglican clergy on key issues dividing or uniting the Church of England today, including attitudes toward homosexuality, divorce and foundational beliefs of Christianity. The authors examine the major factors underpinning the diversity of opinion and does so by drawing on three distinctive empirical traditions shaped by the sociology of religion, by the psychology of religion, and by empirical theology.

The Mine Management Professions In The Twentieth-century Scottish Coal Mining Industry
2007 0-7734-5454-3
This book seeks to redress the exclusion of colliery managers and other mining professionals from the history of British, and particularly Scottish, coal industries. This is accomplished by examining these groups within the most crucial period of their ascendancy in the Scottish coal mining industry, 1930-1966. This work seeks to place such persons within their context and to examine their roles, statuses and behaviours through their relationships with employees and the execution of their functions, also examining their terms and conditions of employment, the outlook of their professional associations, and that of their union. Through all this, Dr. Perchard illustrates how this growing consciousness amongst managerial employees in the industry was accompanied by an intense public discussion, within the mining professions, over their future shape, principles and occupational standards.

The Myth Of Gentlemen Heroes In The Nineteenth Century: The Duke Of Wellington And General Robert E. Lee
2011 0-7734-1475-4
This work is an examination of two Victorian cultures (American and English) It uses Wellington and Lee as a dual foil to gain a perspective on how and why Anglo-American Victorians viewed their world as they did, and why these two men became Victorian heroes.

The Nature Of Social Work In Ireland A Historical Perspective
1999 0-7734-8177-X
This volume provides the first comprehensive account of professional social work in Ireland, to contribute to a better understanding of its present form and nature. It considers the development of social work from the late 19th century to the present. In addition to analyzing the main shifts and continuities over this period, it also considers its surrounding conditions: the relationship between social work and philanthropy in its earlier phases, the impact of the Catholic Church on the development of Irish social work and the influence of the State over the shape and form of social work. In addition, it contributes to a debate about its present form and nature at a time when many uncertainties surround its future direction. For a reader outside of Ireland, in particular, the book provides insight into the cultural, political and social context within which Irish social work emerged over the past century. “. . . this book is a must for all social workers and students of social work in Ireland. As the first of its kind it will also be of importance to those researching the origins of social work in Europe and throughout the English-speaking world. . . . there are many gems throughout the text. . . .” – British Journal of Social Work “. . . as a groundbreaking survey, this book will in the meantime remain the authoritative source for students of Irish social work and for researchers who take up Skehill’s challenges to dig further into the puzzles of informing the present b reference to the past.” – International Social Work “This book provides a detailed, well-documented account of ‘social work’ from the nineteenth century until the present day and is therefore an invaluable source for students, lecturers, researcher and professionals who are trying to understand social work practices and the profession within Ireland. . . . Skehill skillfully draws on available source material to document how the State, Catholic Church and civic institutions have influenced the development of social work in Ireland.” – European Journal of Social Work

The New Shape Of University Education In England
2007 0-7734-5268-8
This edited volume analyzes the new scheme of university funding in England and its implications for marketing, accountability, quality assurance and its concomitant objectives of access, widening participation, public service and social inclusion. While there is general agreement among the contributors that globalization, coupled with knowledge-based economies and rapid technological changes are driving university education in England to the center stage of policy making, the government’s policies of variable fees and social inclusion are unlikely to succeed.

The Order Of Woodcraft Chivalry 1916-1949 As A New Age Alternative To The Boy Scouts -two Volume Set
1992 0-7734-9197-X
This book looks at the Quaker-inspired movement of the OWC and its founders, the Westlakes, who were uneasy about the military overtones of the Boy Scouts and who favoured an alternative form of training, one that borrowed from Ernest Thompson Seton and his Woodcraft Indians. The study examines the Westlakes; the concept of "recapitulation" in education; woodcraft chivalry in practice; internal conflicts; adult sections; the various schools; the war years and beyond. In two volumes.

The Order Of Woodcraft Chivalry 1916-1949 As A New Age Alternative To The Boy Scouts Two Volume Set
1993 0-7734-9197-X
This book looks at the Quaker-inspired movement of the OWC and its founders, the Westlakes, who were uneasy about the military overtones of the Boy Scouts and who favoured an alternative form of training, one that borrowed from Ernest Thompson Seton and his Woodcraft Indians. The study examines the Westlakes; the concept of "recapitulation" in education; woodcraft chivalry in practice; internal conflicts; adult sections; the various schools; the war years and beyond. In two volumes.

The Origins Of The Modern Study Of Gothic Drama,
2006 0-7734-5619-8
Originally published in 1947, Bertrand Evans’ landmark study of the Gothic drama during its most definitive and dominant period (1760s to 1820s) was a first scholarly attempt to formulate a discrete canon of Gothic plays, to trace the literary history of Gothic drama as an influential form of theatre, and to explain the relationship between the Gothic spirit on stage and the Gothic spirit in the novel. Working with the scripts and the licenser’s copies of the plays in the Larpent Collection in the Huntington Library, Evans identified and classified more than one hundred specimens of Gothic theatre written between Horace Walpole’s first Gothic drama, The Mysterious Mother, in 1768, and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s The Cenci in 1817. Evans was also the first investigator to offer a working definition of Gothic drama, viewing it as a theatre of extremes whose primary goal was to stun and shock the audience with spectacular supernatural audiovisual paraphernalia and effects. In compiling a literary history of Gothic theatre, Evans not only re-examined the dramatic experiments of major Gothic writers such as Matthew Gregory “Monk” Lewis and Charles Robert Maturin, but also reinstated such ignored Gothic playwrights as Joanna Baillie, devoting a separate chapter to her work. In the closing chapter of his study, Evans opened up new areas of inquiry by evaluating the Gothic dramas of the Romantic poets Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron and Shelley, and posed provocative questions about the connections between Gothicism and Romanticism, the answers to which are still being sought today. This re-edition assesses the importance of Evans’ monograph as an imperative critical starting point for students of the Gothic by providing an introduction, updated and expanded endnotes that reflect the growing interest in Gothic theatre, an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary materials that is current to 2005, and an index of names, titles and subjects, such as motifs of the Gothic stage.

The Parliamentary Career Of Charles De Laet Waldo Sibthorp, 1826-1855: Ultra-tory Opposition To Reform In Nineteenth Century Britain
2010 0-7734-1359-6
This book adds to our knowledge of British politics in the period from Catholic Emancipation (1829) to the Great Exhibition (1851). It includes a biographical introduction on Sibthorp, an analytical essay on his ultra-Tory political opinions and extracts with annotations from his very readable and lively speeches in the House of Commons on such issues as Catholic Emancipation, the Maynooth Grant, parliamentary reform, retrenchment, government secrecy, military matters, railways, agricultural protection and the Great Exhibition. This book contains five color photographs.

The Place-names Of St. Kilda Nomina Hirtensia
1990 0-88946-077-9
A treatment of the islands of St. Kilda and the linguistic history of their place-names. Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Political Career Of Thomas Wriothesley, First Earl Of Southampton 1505-1550, Henry Viii’s Last Chancellor
2001 0-7734-7415-3
Thomas Wriothesley was a pivotal figure in the political and religious upheavals of the 1530s and 1540s, yet to date his role has not been considered in any depth. This work rectifies that deficiency, and in the process illuminates further the workings of mid-Tudor government and politics. Wriothesley worked with both Cardinal Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell, carried out Cromwell’s plans for the re-organisation of the privy council and other administrative offices, had a hand in the monastic dissolution and in the suppression of the Pilgrimage of Grace. For the rest of Henry’s reign, Wriothesley was the conduit through which the king’s wishes were made known. He held the office of lord chancellor into the reign of Edward

The Politics Of Economic Reconstruction In London, 1981-1986
2001 0-7734-7360-2
This study examines the extent to which local state institutions can exercise political autonomy in an increasingly global capitalism. This book is critical of the argument that politics have become secondary to market forces, and instead suggests that the organization of the local state can provide important opportunities and resources for progressive social movements to define economic restructuring in more democratic ways. This argument is made through an examination of the radical local economic strategy developed by the Labour party-controlled metropolitan government of London, the Greater London Council, during the 1980s. With its emphasis on participatory planning and production for social need, the Labour GLC was an important experiment in economic democracy. In contrast to recent theories that see civil society as the major force for democratization, the case of the Labour GLC suggest that forces in civil society need the resources and coordination of state institutions if they are to construct a viable alternative to neoliberalism.

The Politics Of Irish Social Policy 1600-1990
1992 0-7734-9463-4
This study challenges traditional notions of the formation of Irish social policy which cast the process in terms of a progression from barbarism to enlightenment. Identifies and uses working-class sources where they are available, as well as the views of the ruling elite. The first three chapters deal with the colonial period from 1600-1922. The last four chapters address social policy in post-Independence Ireland, including the welfare system as experienced by the poor, right up to 1990.

The Politics Of Television Policy
2009 0-7734-5223-0
This book, drawing on primary sources, provides an in-depth analysis of the politics of the introduction of digital television in the United Kingdom. The author highlights the emergence of a more complex system of United Kingdom television policy-making, encompassing an ever increasing range of policy actors and political institutions.

The Quality Of Life In Seventeenth-century Ireland
2008 0-7734-4744-X
This book examines both qualitatively and quantitatively social conditions mortality in Dublin in the middle and later decades of the seventeenth century.

The Reception Of Christine De Pizan’s "fais D’armes" In Fifteenth Century England
2008 0-7734-5158-7
This study explores the response to Christine de Pizan’s (1364-1430) works in late medieval England. The author focuses on Le Livre des Fais d’Armes et de Chevalerie, examining the historical and literary circumstances behind the translation and dissemination of the work and its English readership and reception.

The Rev. David Jones Llan-gan, 1736-1810, And His Contribution To Welsh Calvinistic Methodism
2009 0-7734-4716-4
This work evaluates the contribution made by the Rev. David Jones of Llangan in the development of Welsh Calvinistic Methodism towards the end of the eighteenth century. This book contains nine color photographs and six black and white photographs.

The Rise Of Autobiography In The Eighteenth Century:
2012 0-7734-2640-X
Bell utilizes an inter-disciplinary approach to studying autobiography in the 18th Century. Making use of religion and philosophy, history and literature, contemporary theory and humanism, his original analysis offers a unique array of disciplinary interpretations of the genre. This book not only deals with autobiography in a thorough manner, it also incorporates historical and philosophical interpretations to the presentation of self in this type of literature. He also demonstrates some of the problems with first person singular writing, which distinguishes this style from other forms of non-fiction, and shows how the philosophical question of ‘what can we know and how can we know it?’ is intimately related to the problem of the ‘self’ and narrative persona.

The Role Of Ireland In The Life Of Leopold Von Ranke (1795-1886)
2007 0-7734-5326-1
This book investigates Leopold von Ranke’s concept of objectivity by looking at his private life and how it influenced his historical writing, primarily in regards to his marriage, examining his treatment of Irish history as contrasted with his account of English history. His wedding to Clarissa Graves, an Irish woman, in 1843 not only changed his whole life, it also influenced the writing of his books. Hundreds of spontaneous letters of Clarissa to her relatives in England and Ireland contain details of contacts, meetings, information on documents that were copied in archives, descriptions of research trips, and meetings with statesmen which reveal how Ranke worked, collected his material, and eventually composed his books.

The Role Of Medieval Scottish Poetry In Creating Scottish Identity:
2006 0-7734-5650-3
This book examines medieval Scottish literature in light of theories on national identity, exploring how notions of ethnicity, language, class, kinship, history, folklore, and writing influence the ways Scots identify themselves. With chapters devoted to John Barbour’s Bruce, Sir Richard Holland’s Buke of the Howlat, and Blind Hary’s Wallace, Scottish identity is seen as a textual construction, the product of medieval writers’ tales of Scottish heroes such as Bruce, Douglas and Wallace. Barbour’s historical romance portrays the struggle to establish Bruce as king of Scotland as a popular national struggle, while Holland’s allegorical beast fable suggests that there were competing identities (familial, baronial, royal) in Scotland. Blind Hary’s Wallace, an anti-feudal outlaw tale which has become a national epic, redefines Scottishness in light of heroism and ethnicity. These three poems illustrate three different stages of the medieval development of Scottish national consciousness, a consciousness that broke away from the limited confines of feudal ideology and began to embrace a diversity of identities which existed in Scotland during the later Middle Ages.

The Role Of Ruling Class Adaptability In The British Transition From Ancien Regime To Modern State: The Open Elite Of Britain And Ireland From The Middle Ages To The Second World War
2010 0-7734-1464-9
This work examines how the landed elite openly absorbed a regular flow of new members to the ruling class. It examines the transition of Britain from aristocratic rule to democracy through a study of the Whig Party.

The Ruling Elite Of Cambridgeshire, England, C. 1520-1603
2003 0-7734-6655-X
This study suggests that geography, kinship and other communal connections were important factors for the formation of an active local political elite, often superseding religion and external or central intervention in significance. Core groups of resident gentry within the broader elite dominated local office holding and more importantly, active participation in shire government throughout the period examined. The dual focus on the myriad connections that impacted the formation of the Cambridgeshire ruling elite together with the detailed analysis of local governmental activity represent two themes that are not widely published for Tudor counties. The Cambridgeshire experience and developments in other counties are compared extensively, while considering the wider national context that includes changes in central government, the progress of the religious reformation, efforts at governmental centralization, and responses to foreign threats.

The Scottish Regency Of The Earl Of Arran A Study In The Failure Of Anglo-scottish Relations
1995 0-7734-8971-1
Based on manuscripts in the British Library and published documentary collections, this book examines the role played by the Earl of Arran in the collapse of Anglo-Scottish diplomacy during the last years of Henry VIII's reign and the rule of Protector Somerset. In late 1542, Henry pursued a scheme to stop the war and subvert Scottish independence based upon the marriage of his son Edward and the infant Mary Queen of Scots. Despite initially appearing pro-English, Arran frustrated Henry's scheme until the Scots could resist more successfully, through a renewal of the old alliance with France.

The Secularization Of Death In Scotland, 1815-1900: How The Funeral Industry Displaced The Church As Custodian Of The Dead (a Study Of Private Cemeteries, Public Crematoria, And Bereavement Practices In Edinburgh)
2015 0-7734-3521-2
Death is one of the few constants of human experience. It is a fact of life that binds humanity. Despite its familiarity, the rituals, customs, and attitudes relating to it are ever-changing, always reflecting the hopes, fears, and ambitions of living society. This book considers how death practices were transformed during the nineteenth century. Using Edinburgh as a backdrop, it covers a range of issues relating to death, from changing expectations at the graveside to changing attitudes toward the afterlife. The nineteenth century was a formative period. Here, we witness the foundations being laid for many of the features that we take for granted in the early twenty-first century.

A rapidly changing society saw death become a statistical issue, a public health issue, an event where professional practitioners become increasingly important in terms of how the vent was handled. Yet institutional change would be only one of a number of dynamic forces that were shaping the manner in which people met their end. An increasingly capitalist economy meant that death would become big business. This in turn would transform how the funeral and the expression of grief, would be performed. But it is never a one-way process, and change does not always filter down from an institutional level. Any change in death culture reflects a number of processes, some of which are obvious, and some given the private nature of loss, which are ultimately inscrutable.



The Standing Of The German Cinema In Great Britain After 1945
2003 0-7734-6786-6
This is the first study available of the standing in Great Britain of the post-war German cinema, seen here as part of the wider issue of foreign-language film distribution and exhibition in the UK. An analysis of the relevant structural conditions of the industry as well as public attitudes toward non-English-language cinema is followed by a detailed reconstruction of the way films from both West and East Germany have been made available to British audiences, including an assessment of how they have been promoted both commercially and culturally. The final chapter aims at ascertaining to what extent the critical response to contemporary German features is a reflection of the general British perception of the films’ country of origin. An extensive appendix presents a list of some 800 feature films, with details of their screening on British television and in the cinema over five decades, as well a bibliography that includes the details of hundreds of film reviews, mainly from newspapers and specialist publications.

The Successes And Sacrifices Of The British Army In 1914: Soldiers Marching, All To Die
2009 0-7734-4741-5
This book is unique among the vast literature on World War I in that it is a work of descriptive history that is integrated into an analysis of military strategy. This book contains fourteen black and white photographs.

The Temperance Movement In Aberdeen, Scotland 1838-1845
2012 0-7734-2582-9
A first time historical analysis and case study of the Temperance Movement in the mid-19th century Scotland, focusing on Aberdeen. The main focus of the book is to examine who the temperance reformers were but also what motivated them. By drawing from local newspapers, writings, and speeches and studying the rhetoric that the temperance movement used, the book also shows that the movement was not one uniform movement and that it was shaped by religious, political, industrial, and urban influences.

The Theomagical Reformation Of Thomas Vaughan: Magic And The Occult In Early Modern British Theology
2015 0-7734-4253-7
The first critical examination of Thomas Vaughan as a theologian and or magician in his own right. Through close readings of Vaughan’s published writings, analyses of their public reception, the case is made for Vaughan as a “theomagus”, or Christian magician. A reformist thinker, noting parallels between creation and alchemy, his role in developing this theological framework was significant in seventeenth-century British theology.
Thomas has never been considered as a theologian or magician in his own right.
Through close readings of Vaughan’s published writings, analyses of their public reception, and explorations of the writers who influenced Vaughan, I make a case for Vaughan as a “theomagus,” or Christian magician. Vaughan was involved in the universal reform movement of Samuel Hartlib and allied himself with a magical branch of reform associated with the late fifteenth-century humanist Marsilio Ficino and sixteenth-century magician Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa. Vaughan sought to restore peace and religious unity through the prisca theologia (or “original theology”), a primordial wisdom believed to be inherent in Creation, but lost to humanity through the Fall of Adam and subsequent ages of sin.
Vaughan was not the first early modern thinker to note parallels between creation and alchemy, but he stands out in his emphasis on the role humans could play in this ongoing transmutation. As exceptional as his thought may appear today, it occupies a significant place on the spectrum of mid-seventeenth-century British theology.


The Theory Of The King's Two Bodies In The Age Of Shakespeare:
2006 0-7734-5719-4
This work makes available for the first time the texts from which scholars have drawn to discuss the theory of the king’s two bodies. This study shows that the present-day discussions of monarchal power in the Renaissance have constructed a simplistic opposition between metaphysical, or so-called absolutist theories of kingship, and more materialistic theories of power.

The Thorney Annals 963-1412 A. D. An Edition And Translation
1997 0-7734-8535-X
Thorney Abbey lies in the Cambridgeshire Fenlands. It was founded in 971 and survived until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1540, and ranked as one of the most important religious houses in the Eastern fenlands. The early annals are all in a hand datable to 1110, and were therefore entered retrospectively, but for the next three centuries the annals appear to have been added contemporaneously year by year. In this first complete edition, Latin text and English translation on opposing pages, and a full introduction, critical notes and indexes are provided. Individual annals recorded events of both local and national importance. Besides the succession of abbots and bishops, they covered such topics as the price of wheat, floods, fires, epidemics, and royal successions. Occasional entries cover a range of unexpected subjects sch as the sinking of the White Ship, the beheading of Piers Gaveston, the suppression of the Templars, the writings and trial of John Wycliffe, and the Black Death.

The Unpublished Letters Of W.h. Hudson (1841-1922), The First Literary Environmentalist:
2006 0-7734-5456-X
William Henry Hudson (1841-1922) was a significant literary figure during late nineteenth and early twentieth-century England, where his writings were much admired by fellow authors including such popular writers as John Galsworthy, Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford. Hudson was an unusual combination: an arcane, enigmatic figure to whom the poet laureate, John Masefield, attributed four of the most romantic books of their time, and a distinguished naturalist, the author of outstanding books of travel in Latin America and rural England, definitive texts on the ornithology of Argentina and popular books about British birds. His standing as a British writer derives support from the fact that, without seeking it, he was elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and appointed to its academic committee. His place in Hispanic Letters is signified by his inclusion in The Oxford Companion to Hispanic Literature.

Most of the letters in this collection were written by Hudson to carefully chosen friends and confidants, among whom were well-known authors, poets, artists, naturalists, conservationists and the indomitable Ranee Margaret of Sarawak, consort of the second white Rajah, Sir Charles Brooke. They are personal, uninhibited communications never intended for publication, in which he poured his thoughts onto paper as fast as his pen could cope. From these letters, we gain an understanding of the real Hudson. They give insight into his days as a collector of bird skins in South America and his lifelong dedication to, and work for, wild bird conservation in Britain. There are accounts of his English rural rambles: of landscapes, flora, wildlife behavior, lodging places, people he met, their modes of life and the stories they told, some of which he included in his books. Hudson criticizes books, poetry and their authors; remarks on the progress and publication of his own books; and comments on journal contributions, journals and their editors.

The Use Of Classical Art And Literature By Victorian Painters, 1860-1912
2007 0-7734-5443-8
This book explores the reception of the classical world in painting from the mid-Victorian period to the second decade of the twentieth century, by seeking: to identify and interpret the artists’ choices of ancient textual and archaeological source material; to investigate significant relationships between particular works and contemporary literature and society; and to situate Victorian classicism in the visual arts within the practices of Victorian painting and the classical tradition. The nineteenth century witnessed important developments and discoveries in classical scholarship and archaeology which, along with major shifts in general sensibility, inevitably affected both academic and popular perceptions of antiquity. Drawing on such perceptions, painters in Victorian Britain brought new approaches to the visualization of the ancient past. Today, popular notions of classical-subject painting envision escapist images of a dreamy and idyllic ancient world. The stereotype is not wholly without foundation, but it drastically misrepresents the sophistication of Victorian constructions of antiquity which, among much else, make clear distinctions between representations of Rome and Greece and are capable of a strikingly original, and often deeply ironic, use of themes, motifs and allusions. This reality illustrates that, although classicism impinged on Victorian culture in a way that is almost unimaginable today, many artists acquired an unexpectedly precise and sophisticated knowledge of ancient history, literature and archaeology.

The Wesleyan Connection In Shelburne And Birchtown, Nova Scotia:saving Souls Or Catching Whales
2001 0-7734-7679-2
This book traces the history of the development of Methodism in Nova Scotia, with its focus upon Shelburne and Birchtown. It carries with it the issue over control of a religious organization. Although Wesley lost the figurative battle for that control, one cannot view it as a personal failure. He continued to lend a sympathetic heart and ear to the Anglo-American refugees in Nova Scotia; he embraced the efforts at Birchtown because he supported the idea of freedom for black people and opposed slavery. Historians of American Methodism maintain that, in ordaining Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury for North America, as well as in his ordination of lay elders to cross the Atlantic, John Wesley did indeed establish the means by which the Methodist Episcopal Church, both in the United States and what would eventually become the confederation of Canada, could and would organize itself into a significant religious body. With illustrations.

The Westward Movement Of Northern Insular Culture And Christianity In The Middle Ages: A Critical Review Of Archaeological And Literary Sources On The Faroes, Iceland And Norse Greenland In Relation To Churches And Christianity In Norse Greenland
2016 1-4955-0428-X
This important study will help shed light on the relatively obscure developments of the spread of Christianity into the edges of the Northern world during the early Middle Ages. The author uses a wide variety of original sources including historical records, recent archaeological finds, his keen understanding of the languages and religion of the people of that time which adds to the significance of the research in this remarkable book.

The Wit's Magazine, Or Library Of Momus (london: Harrison & Co., 1784-85):
2006 0-7734-5599-X
This catalogue embraces the poetry, stories, anecdotes, and essays of this “Library of Momus” published in seventeen monthly numbers (January 1784 through May 1785). The copious minor verses pieces (rebuses, paradoxes, epitaphs, epigrams, distiches, etc.) in “The Sphinx” have not been indexed by first line or title, but such entries are given short notice, with authors’ names and signatures recorded, in the Register of each monthly part. There are no reviews, political sections or news departments in the magazine. Materials for the magazine were to be selected from the best authors to supplement original contributions in prose and verse, and that articles would not be confined to the humorous or witty.

The Writings Of The Radical Welsh Baptist Minister William Richards (1749-1818)
2008 0-7734-5037-8
The editor of this volume has collected and organized the vast literary corpus of the Radical Baptist William Richards (1749-1818). The work is introduced with the editor’s own essay recounting Richards’ life and reputation.

Theological Controversies In The Presbyterian Church Of New South Wales, 1865-1915: The Rise Of Liberal Evangelicalism
2008 0-7734-4902-7
This work examines the rise of Liberal Evangelicalism in the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales in Australia from 1865 to 1915. It proved to be the prelude to the acceptance of extreme liberalism in the person of Rev. Professor Samuel Angus who avoided heresy charges in the 1930s. This book contains eleven black and white photographs.

Thomas Twining's Letters The Record Of A Tranquil Life Vol. 2
1991 0-7734-9789-7
Twining belonged to a prominent family of London tea-merchants, but after a short period in the family business decided he was more suited to the life of a scholar and clergyman. He kept in touch with the musical and intellectual life of the capital. The letters published here convey a vivid picture of life in late 18th century England seen through the eyes of a kindly, scholarly, and broad-minded man.

Thomas Twining's Letters The Record Of A Tranquil Life Vol. 2
1991 0-7734-9789-7
Twining belonged to a prominent family of London tea-merchants, but after a short period in the family business decided he was more suited to the life of a scholar and clergyman. He kept in touch with the musical and intellectual life of the capital. The letters published here convey a vivid picture of life in late 18th century England seen through the eyes of a kindly, scholarly, and broad-minded man.

Towards A Spirituality For Lay-active Life In Middle English Religious Literature From The Thirteenth Century To The Fifteenth
1996 0-7734-4212-X
Based on extensive manuscript research in British Libraries, a close reading of the relevant primary sources, and a wide survey of the secondary literature, presents much new evidence for the engagement of the laity in the Christian life. It reveals that in the 13th - 15th centuries the development of a lay spirituality emerged that has been largely ignored to date.

Understanding The Fabian Essays In Socialism (1889)
1995 0-7734-8880-4
This book combines a critical synopsis of established views of the political and intellectual history of Victorian Britain with a detailed study of the original 1889 text of the Fabian Essays in Socialism. It will be of interest to both research scholars and higher education students working in the areas of political theory, history of political ideas and nineteenth-century British history.

Victorian Ambivalence About Queen Elizabeth I: The Political History Of A Royal Reputation
2010 0-7734-3722-3
This work examines the gender politics of Victorian Britain through an analysis of nineteenth-century representations of Queen Elizabeth I. The book includes a study of how women regarded powerful females.

Victorian Child Savers And Their Culture A Thematic Evaluation
1998 0-7734-8289-X
Analyzes the themes of Victorian society and then scrutinizes the lives of nine reformers in the United States, England, and Ireland.

Victorian Controversy Surrounding The Wellington War Memorial The Archduke Of Hyde Park Corner
1991 0-7734-9735-8


Welsh Noblewomen In The Thirteenth Century: An Historical Study Of Medieval Welsh Law And Gender Roles
2009 0-7734-4672-9
This book analyzes the role of Welsh noblewomen thirteenth-century Welsh history. It discusses their absence from this history until recently and examines several outstanding Welsh noblewomen. The women studied include the mothers, wives and daughters of the native Welsh rulers of Gwynedd as well as noblewomen from northern Powys, Cydewain, and Ceredigion. This book contains twelve color photographs.

William Lord Herbert Of Pembroke (c. 1507-1570)
1988 0-88946-458-8
Political biography of Tudor courtier-councilor William Herbert which reveals a different portrait of the man than earlier antiquarian accounts. The author posits that Sir William was a successful politician and politique who was as mindful of his personal interests as of those of his country.

William Maitland Of Lethington, 1528-1573 A Study Of The Policy Of Moderation In The Sixteenth-century Scottish Reformation
1990 0-88946-468-5
Has dual usefulness as an analysis of the role of moderation during a revolutionary upheaval and as a comprehensive portrait of the quintessential moderate of the Scottish Reformation, a man who trod the difficult middle ground between the forces of Knox and those of Regent Marie Guise and her daughter, Mary, Queen of Scots. Examines the sources and character of Secretary Maitland's moderation; traces his goals and motivations; delineates his political philosophy and practice; and shows the sort of religious establishment Maitland sought, as contrasted with Knox's vision of the Church.

Women's Participation In The British Antislavery Movement, 1824-1865
1993 0-7734-9294-1
As was true of many 19th-century reforms, the anti-slavery movement drew upon women's perceived special attributes: her moral superiority, her role as guardian of the purity of family and society, her spiritual standing in the religious community. Drawn together by their moral conviction of the evil of slavery, middle-class women from around Great Britain forged an active role for themselves in combatting chattel slavery. Their involvement was of great significance, allowing middle-class woman to work outside her home in a sphere of activity that encouraged her to exercise her initiative and translate moral principle into effective action. The crusade also established the mechanisms of organization and the rhetoric of emancipation which later female reformers would draw upon in the movement for their own rights.

Working-class Gambling In Britain C. 1906-1960s
2007 0-7734-5374-1
This book examines the class nature of gambling in Britain which made the off-course ready-money gambling of the working-class illegal while permitting the middle-class off-course credit gambling. It rejects the views of the National Anti-Gambling League that working-class gambling was an excessive waste of money and suggests that it was, by and large, ‘a bit of a flutter’ by the working classes. Using rarely used Home Office and police evidence, it suggests that both the police and the Home Office would have liked the Street Betting Act of 1906, and other restrictive legislation, removed since it was an impediment to good relations with the working classes upon which the police relied for evidence of serious crimes.

Writing And Reform In Sixteenth-century England: Interdisciplinary Essays
2008 0-7734-4834-9
This volume brings together nine essays developed from papers given at the Tudor Symposium Conference of 2002, held at the University of Newcastle. In broad terms all are concerned with the relationship between literature and the religious upheavals of the Tudor period. The collection includes an exploration of the iconographic representation of suffering in Foxe’s Acts and Monuments. This book contains three black and white photographs.