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  1. Britain and the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic

    A Dark Epilogue

    By Niall Johnson

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    Between August 1918 and March 1919 a flu pandemic spread across the globe and in just under a year 40 million people had died from the virus worldwide. This is the first book to provide a total history and seriously analyze the British experiences during that time.The book provides the most...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Companion to British History

    By Charles Arnold-Baker

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1996, this comprehensive guide to the history of Britain and its peoples will be indispensable reading for the general enthusiast, as well as students. It is packed full of fascinating detail on everything from Hadrian’s Wall to the Black Death to Tony Blair. The book was...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Public Indecency in England 1857-1960

    'A Serious and Growing Evil’

    By David J. Cox, Kim Stevenson, Candida Harris, Judith Rowbotham

    Series: Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

    Throughout the nineteenth century and twentieth century, various attempts were made to define and control problematic behaviour in public by legal and legislative means through the use of a somewhat nebulous concept of ‘indecency’. Remarkably however, public indecency remains a much...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Tudor Rebellions

    6th Edition

    By Anthony Fletcher, Diarmaid MacCulloch

    Series: Seminar Studies

    Tudor Rebellions, now in its sixth edition, gives a chronological account of the major rebellions against the Tudor monarchy from the reign of King Henry VII until the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603. It also throws light on some of the main themes of Tudor history, including the dynasty’s...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. British Spy Fiction and the End of Empire

    By Sam Goodman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    The position of spy fiction is largely synonymous in popular culture with ideas of patriotism and national security, with the spy himself indicative of the defence of British interests and the preservation of British power around the globe. This book reveals a more complicated side to these...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Greening the City

    Urban Parks and Public Leisure, 1840-1940

    By Carole O'Reilly

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    Urban parks are one of the most enduring and valued features of the British city. This book traces the social and cultural history of such parks from the Victorian period and beyond, placing the urban park in the context of the evolving city and examining the importance of green space to the urban...

    Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Two Centuries of Irish History (Routledge Revivals)

    1691-1870

    Edited by R. Barry O'Brien

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This collection of papers, first published in 1888, presents the history of Ireland as it unfolded from the Treaty of Limerick in 1691 until the Land Act of 1870 and the Home Rule Movement. Written at a time of great national interest in the ‘Irish Problem’, Two Centuries of Irish History tells the...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Mediterranean Heritage (Routledge Revivals)

    By David Scott Fox

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Mediterranean Heritage, first published in 1978, offers a wide-ranging and perceptive discussion of the often concealed links between English culture and the common heritage of Western Europe: the Graeco-Roman legacy of the Mediterranean. There seems to have been no time when England has not been...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Witchcraft Sourcebook

    Second Edition

    Edited by Brian P. Levack

    The Witchcraft Sourcebook, now in its second edition, is a fascinating collection of documents that illustrates the development of ideas about witchcraft from ancient times to the eighteenth century. Many of the sources come from the period between 1400 and 1750, when more than 100,000 people -...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Crime in England 1688-1815

    By David J Cox

    Series: History of Crime in the UK and Ireland

    Crime in England 1688-1815 covers the ‘long’ eighteenth century, a period which saw huge and far-reaching changes in criminal justice history. These changes included the introduction of transportation overseas as an alternative to the death penalty, the growth of the magistracy, the birth of...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge