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When the Waves Ruled Britannia

Author: Jonathan Scott
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2011-02-24
Genre: History
ISBN: 1139499939
Rating: 4.9/5 (39 downloads)

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How did a rural and agrarian English society transform itself into a mercantile and maritime state? What role was played by war and the need for military security? How did geographical ideas inform the construction of English – and then British – political identities? Focusing upon the deployment of geographical imagery and arguments for political purposes, Jonathan Scott's ambitious and interdisciplinary study traces the development of the idea of Britain as an island nation, state and then empire from 1500 to 1800, through literature, philosophy, history, geography and travel writing. One argument advanced in the process concerns the maritime origins, nature and consequences of the English revolution. This is the first general study to examine changing geographical languages in early modern British politics, in an imperial, European and global context. Offering a new perspective on the nature of early modern Britain, it will be essential reading for students and scholars of the period.

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Ruled Britannia

Author: Harry Turtledove
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-10-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0575121521
Rating: 4.1/5 (21 downloads)

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The year is 1597. For nearly a decade, the island of Britain has been under the rule of King Philip in the name of Spain. The citizenry live under an enforced curfew - and in fear of the Inquisition's agents, who put heretics to the torch in public displays. And with Queen Elizabeth imprisoned in the Tower of London, the British have no one to unite them against the enemy who occupies their land. William Shakespeare has no interest in politics. His passion is the theatre, where his words bring laughter and tears to a populace afraid to speak out against the tyranny of the Spanish crown. But now Shakespeare is given an opportunity to pen his greatest work - a drama that will incite the people of Britain to rise against their persecutors - and change the course of history...

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World of Britannia: Historical Companion to the Britannia Series

Author: M. J. Trow
Publsiher: BLKDOG Publishing
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2020-08-30
Genre: History
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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World of Britannia forms the historical background to the Britannia trilogy. The arrival of Rome’s legions, first under Julius Caesar, then Aulius Plautius in the first century is well documented, but the end of Roman rule in Britain remains forever in shadow, ‘illuminated’ only by contradiction and legend. The action of the Britannia series spans the period 367-415AD, the beginning of what historians, with some justification, used to call the Dark Ages. It was the twilight of a civilisation that had lasted for nearly five hundred years and Britain would never be the same again. This book documents the little we know, from written records and from archaeology and gives a snapshot of a world that was on the brink of vanishing. World of Britannia is an invaluable accompaniment to the series, providing insights that are not possible in historical fiction. As a standalone history book, it provides a fast-paced, easily-understood account of one of the least known eras in British history. ‘But we mustn’t forget. And we mustn’t let our children forget, or our children’s children.’ ‘Forget what?’ she frowned. ‘That there was a Wall and there were heroes of the Wall. And there was once a Britannia …’

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Britannia's Auxiliaries

Author: Stephen Conway
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-10-20
Genre: History
ISBN: 0192536141
Rating: 4.6/5 (41 downloads)

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Britannia's Auxiliaries provides the first wide-ranging attempt to consider the continental European contribution to the eighteenth-century British Empire. The British benefited from many European inputs - financial, material, and, perhaps most importantly, human. Continental Europeans appeared in different British imperial sites as soldiers, settlers, scientists, sailors, clergymen, merchants, and technical experts. They also sustained the empire from outside - through their financial investments, their consumption of British imperial goods, their supply of European products, and by aiding British imperial communication. Continental Europeans even provided Britons with social support from their own imperial bases. The book explores the means by which continental Europeans came to play a part in British imperial activity at a time when, at least in theory, overseas empires were meant to be exclusionary structures, intended to serve national purposes. It looks at the ambitions of the continental Europeans themselves, and at the encouragement given to their participation by both private interests in the British Empire and by the British state. Despite the extensive involvement of continental Europeans, the empire remained essentially British. Indeed, the empire seems to have changed the Europeans who entered it more than they changed the empire. Many of them became at least partly Anglicized by the experience, and even those who retained their national character usually came under British direction and control. This study, then, qualifies recent scholarly emphasis on the transnational forces that undermined the efforts of imperial authorities to maintain exclusionary empires. In the British case, at least, the state seems, for the most part, to have managed the process of continental involvement in ways that furthered British interests. In this sense, those foreign Europeans who involved themselves in or with the British Empire, whatever their own perspective, acted as Britannia's auxiliaries.

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In Our Own Image: Fictional Representations of William Shakespeare

Author: David Livingstone
Publsiher: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
Total Pages: 344
Genre: Art
ISBN: 8024456834
Rating: 4.6/5 (34 downloads)

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This publication looks at fictional portrayals of William Shakespeare with a focus on novels, short stories, plays, occasional poems, films, television series and even comics. In terms of time span, the analysis covers the entire twentieth century and ends in the present-day. The authors included range from well-known figures (G.B. Shaw, Kipling, Joyce) to more obscure writers. The depictions of Shakespeare are varied to say the least, with even interpretations giving credence to the Oxfordian theory and feminist readings involving a Shakespearian sister of sorts. The main argument is that readings of Shakespeare almost always inform us more about the particular author writing the specific work than about the historical personage.

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British History For Dummies

Author: Seán Lang
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2011-02-08
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781119997900
Rating: 4.9/5 (979 downloads)

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History is always a popular subject and British history has created some of the most lively and fascinating stories there are! Britain as we know it today has been shaped by centuries of political turmoil between state and church, as well as international conflicts, making its history a fascinating insight into how modern Britain has emerged. For this special, hardback edition of British History For Dummies, we’ve added over 100 black and white and colour photos for an even more explosive experience of British history. British History For Dummies Illustrated Edition: British history is still a major topic of interest, emphasised by the continual TV coverage and documentaries Inside you’ll find rip-roaring stories of power-mad kings, executions, invasions, high treason, global empire-building and forbidden love- not bad for a nation of stiff upper lips! Includes fascinating information in the fun For Dummies style- from the Stone Age right through to modern day Britain and everything in between! Provides the ultimate British history experience and the hardback format with over 100 illustrations make it the perfect gift for amateur historians

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Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580-1680

Author: Christopher Norton Warren
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2015
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0198719345
Rating: 4.9/5 (45 downloads)

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This is a literary history of international law in the age of Shakespeare, Milton, Grotius, and Hobbes. It tells the previously untold story of major English Renaissance writers who used literary genres like epic, tragedy, comedy, tragicomedy, and history to help create modern international law. Whereas international law's standard histories regularly omit literary figures and debates, Warren instead delights in the early modern contests over literary form that animated a range of major seventeenth century texts.

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In the Presence of Mine Enemies

Author: Harry Turtledove
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2004-11-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1101212578
Rating: 4.2/5 (78 downloads)

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In the twenty-first century, Germany's Third Reich continues to thrive after its victory in World War II-keeping most of Europe and North America under its heel. But within the heart of the Nazi regime, a secret lives. Under a perfect Aryan facade, Jews survive-living their lives, raising their families, and fearing discovery...

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The Literary Underground in the 1660s

Author: Stephen Bardle
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2012-10-04
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0191636584
Rating: 4.6/5 (84 downloads)

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The restoration of the monarchy in 1660 has commonly been thought to represent a return to political stability and religious consensus following the tumultuous civil wars and the Commonwealth period. However, by analysing underground texts from 1660 to 1670, Stephen Bardle provides a new literary historical narrative of what was in fact one of the most tumultuous periods in English history. This new study contributes to an on-going historical re-evaluation of the Restoration period, a time when terrible plague, the Great Fire of London, and a brutal war against the Dutch quickly undermined the popularity of the new government. The Literary Underground in the 1660s tells the story of three writers who fuelled the flames of opposition by contributing illicit texts to a small yet intense public sphere via the literary underground. Key texts by Andrew Marvell, including The Garden, are set in the context of under-explored works by the poet and pamphleteer George Wither, and the indomitable satirist Ralph Wallis. This book draws upon extensive archival research and features neglected manuscript and print sources. As an original study of the literary underground, which sheds light on the vibrancy of political opposition in the 1660s, this book should be of interest to students of radicalism as well as seventeenth-century historians and literary scholars.

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Alternate History

Author: Kathleen Singles
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2013-10-14
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 3110272474
Rating: 4.2/5 (74 downloads)

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While, strictly speaking, Alternate Histories are not Future Narratives, their analysis can shed a clear light on why Future Narratives are so different from past narratives. Trying to have it both ways, most Alternate Histories subscribe to a conflicting set of beliefs concerning determinism and freedom of choice, contingency and necessity. For the very first time, Alternate Histories are here discussed against the backdrop of their Other, Future Narratives. The volume contains in-depth analyses of the classics of the genre,such as Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle and Philip Roth's The Plot against America, as well as less widely-discussed manifestations of the genre, such as Dieter Kühn's N,ChristianKracht'sIch werde hier sein im Sonnenschein und im Schatten,and Quentin Tarantino's film Inglourious Basterds.

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Total Pages: 342
Release: 1877
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Author: Mark Lemon
Total Pages: 656
Release: 1877
Genre: Caricatures and cartoons
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Punch/The London Charivari; Vol LXXII

Total Pages: 344
Release: 1877
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Punch, Or, The London Charivari

Total Pages: 352
Release: 1877
Genre: English wit and humor
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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United Kingdom in Pictures

Author: Kumari Campbell
Publsiher: Twenty-First Century Books
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2004-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9780822519959
Rating: 4.2/5 (199 downloads)

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Discusses the geography, history and government, people, cultural life, and economy of the United Kingdom.

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One Drop

Author: Peter Kalu
Publsiher: Andersen Press Limited
Total Pages:
Release: 2022-08-04
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 1787612422
Rating: 4.2/5 (22 downloads)

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In war-torn Britain, inseparable Black Radicals Axel and Dune are arrested. With SIMs implanted in their heads, they are placed in a prison camp for those who defy the Bloods’ white supremacist government. The SIMs brainwash them with the Bloods’ evil philosophy, and drones constantly monitor their movements and thoughts. In this living nightmare, the couple battle to keep their love alive and to break free. The odds on survival are long. Dune and Axel have very different takes on how to escape. But when things come to a head, will their love hold them together and set them free, or will it tear them apart?

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Sherlock Holmes For Dummies

Author: Steven Doyle
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-03-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0470484446
Rating: 4.4/5 (46 downloads)

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Get a comprehensive guide to this important literary figure and his author. A classic literary character, Sherlock Holmes has fascinated readers for decades -- from his repartee with Dr. Watson and his unparalleled powers of deduction to the settings, themes, and villains of the stories. Now, this friendly guide offers a clear introduction to this beloved figure and his author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, presenting new insight into the detective stories and crime scene analysis that have has made Sherlock Holmes famous. Inside you'll find easy-to-understand yet thorough information on the characters, recurring themes, and locations, and social context of the Sherlock Holmes stories, the relationship of these stories to literature, and the forensics and detective work they feature. You'll also learn about the life of the author. Better understand and enjoy this influential literary character with this plain-English guide. Gain insight on these classic Doyle tales -- from the classic Hound of the Baskervilles to the lesser-known short stories to Holmes stories written by other mystery writers. Explore the appearance of Sherlock Holmes on film, TV, and stage. Examine Holmes today -- from the ever-expanding network of fans worldwide to story locations that fans can visit. It's elementary! Sherlock Holmes For Dummies is an indispensable guide for students and fans alike!