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  1. Henry VI

    By David Grummitt

    Series: Routledge Historical Biographies

    In this new assessment of Henry VI, David Grummitt synthesizes a wealth of detailed research into Lancastrian England that has taken place throughout the last three decades to provide a fresh appraisal of the house’s last King. The biography places Henry in the context of Lancastrian political...

    Published May 15th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Transport Revolution 1770-1985

    By Dr Philip Bagwell, Philip Bagwell

    For the new edition of this classic book Professor Bagwell has included an examination of transport developments since 1974 and particularly the radical changes in policy introduced by Thatcher governments since 1979. The inclusion of a large number of maps, tables and figures, and contemporary...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Secondary Education in England 1870-1902

    Public Activity and Private Enterprise

    By Prof John Roach, John Roach

    In this comprehensive and extensively researched history, John Roach argues for a reassessment of the relative importance of State regulation and private provision. Although the public schools enjoyed their greatest prestige during this period, in terms of educational reform and progress their...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. British Medicine in an Age of Reform

    By Roger French, Andrew Wear

    British Medicine in an Age of Reform, charts the nature and dynamics of the radical changes which occurred between 1780 and 1850 - a great turning point in British medicine. Medicine was reformed just as politics was being reformed. It became a recognizable profession, and at the same time there...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Commonwealth and International Affairs

    The Round Table Centennial Selection

    Edited by Alex May

    The Round Table journal (now subtitled The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs) first appeared in 1910. The journal carried a number of articles recognised both by contemporaries and by historians as highly influential in the making of Commonwealth policy, including constitutional reform...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Politics of State Expansion

    War, State and Society in Twentieth Century Britain

    By James Cronin

    The expansion of the British state was neither automatic nor accidental. Rather, it was the outcome of recurring battles over the proper boundaries of the state and its role in economy and society. The Politics of State Expansion focuses on the interests arrayed on either side of this struggle;...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth Century England

    By McLynn Frank

    McLynn provides the first comprehensive view of crime and its consequences in the eighteenth century: why was England notorious for violence? Why did the death penalty prove no deterrent? Was it a crude means of redistributing wealth?...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Strangers Settled Here Amongst Us

    Policies, Perceptions and the Presence of Aliens in Elizabethan England

    By Laura Hunt Yungblut

    During the reign of Elizabeth I, large numbers of aliens immigrated into England for various reasons, most notably to escape religious persecution and the wars that wrecked the Continent in the sixteenth century. Much like governments facing immigration issues today, England's governors struggled...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Women and the Victorian Occult

    Edited by Tatiana Kontou

    Increasingly, contemporary scholarship reveals the strong connection between Victorian women and the world of the nineteenth-century supernatural. Women were intrinsically bound to the occult and the esoteric from mediums who materialised spirits to the epiphanic experiences of the New Woman, from...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Irish Identities in Victorian Britain

    Edited by Roger Swift, Sheridan Gilley

    Recent studies of the experiences of Irish migrants in Victorian Britain have emphasized the significance of the themes of change, continuity, resistance and accommodation in the creation of a rich and diverse migrant culture within which a variety of Irish identities co-existed and sometimes...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge