By Eric J. Evans
Sir Robert Peel provides an obtainable and concise creation to the lifestyles and occupation of 1 of the main political leaders of the 19th century. possibly top identified for seeing during the Repeal of the Corn legislation, Peel had a massive effect on political lifetime of his age and past. Eric J. Evans reassesses Peel's occupation, arguing that even though Peel's government and administrative strengths have been nice, his conceitedness, loss of empathy with the improvement of political events and his rigid dedication to monetary liberalism offered political difficulties which he used to be incapable of solving.
This accelerated and completely revised moment edition:
- fully engages with the large new historic paintings on Sir Robert Peel released because the first variation seemed fifteen years ago
- includes a thesaurus of keyword phrases plus an up to date and extended bibliography, together with directory worthwhile web pages.
Sir Robert Peel is definitely the right advent for all scholars of nineteenth-century history.
By Edward Bujak
By Ian Proctor
By Daniel Marston
By J. C. Holt,George Garnett,John Hudson
By Janet Horowitz Murray,Anna K. Clark
The Englishwoman’s overview, which released from 1866 to 1910, participated in and recorded an outstanding switch within the variety of probabilities open to ladies. definitely the right of the journal was once the assumption of the rising emancipated middle-class girl: fiscal independence from males, selection of profession, participation within the male organizations of trade and executive, entry to raised schooling, admittance to the male professions, fairly medication, and, after all, the facility of suffrage equivalent to that of guys.
First released in 1985, this ultimate quantity comprises the index, which used to be compiled from the desk of Contents which seemed on the entrance of the annual volumes. in addition to the informative creation, the index is a worthwhile software for these learning the gigantic volume of unique fabric accrued within the set, making it a useful source to these learning 19th and early twentieth-century feminism and the women’s move in Britain.
By John Guy
An ageing queen, an heirless kingdom, conspiracy all around: this is the court docket of Elizabeth I as by no means identified before
History has pictured Elizabeth I as Gloriana, an icon of power and tool. however the fact, particularly in the course of her later years, was once no longer so simple.
In 1583 Elizabeth is fifty years previous, previous childbearing, yet her maximum demanding situations are nonetheless to return: the Spanish Armada; the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots; relentless plotting between her courtiers. This gripping and bright portrait of her lifestyles and instances - frequently instructed in her personal phrases ('You recognize i'm no morning woman') - unearths a lady who's fallible, more and more insecure, and suffering to guide Britain. this can be the genuine Elizabeth, for the 1st time.
By Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth
With large research of lesser recognized figures akin to Anthony Collins, Matthew Tindal, Thomas Chub, and Thomas Morgan, as well as certain insights into Toland, Deism in Enlightenment England bargains a wider evaluation of what deism entailed within the eighteenth century. Readers will see how earlier interpretations of English deists, which position those figures on an irreligious trajectory best in the direction of modernity, must be revised.
By John, Professor Spurr
Anthony Ashley Cooper, First Earl of Shaftesbury, was once a massive at the English political scene of the later 17th century. regardless of taking over hands opposed to the king within the Civil conflict, and his lively participation within the republican governments of the 1650s, Shaftesbury controlled to maintain a number one function in public affairs following the recovery of Charles II, being raised to the peerage and preserving a number of significant workplaces. Following his dismissal from executive in 1673 he then turned de facto chief of the competition faction and champion of the Protestant reason, prior to ultimately fleeing the rustic in 1681 following fees of excessive treason.
In order to appreciate totally the sort of advanced and debatable determine, this quantity attracts upon the specialized wisdom of 9 prime students to enquire Shaftesbury's lifestyles and attractiveness. in addition to re-evaluating the well known episodes during which he used to be concerned - his early republican sympathies, the Cabal, the Popish Plot and the politics of occasion faction - different much less regular issues also are explored. those comprise his involvement with the growth of England's in a foreign country colonies, his courting with John Locke, his connections with Scotland and eire and his excessive profile public acceptance. every one bankruptcy has been particularly commissioned to offer an perception right into a diversified aspect of his occupation, when at the same time including to an total assessment of the guy, his activities and ideology. As such, this publication offers a different and coherent photo of Shaftesbury that pulls upon the very newest interdisciplinary study, and should doubtless stimulate additional paintings at the so much interesting baby-kisser of his generation.
By John Simons
Looking at zoological gardens, deepest menageries, circuses, and typical heritage museums, this attention-grabbing account explores the marvelous volume of the exotic-animal exchange in 19th-century England and its colonies. full of exciting anecdotes—from the tiger that prowled down St. George’s highway in London with a boy in its mouth and the polar undergo that killed a puppy in Liverpool to the kangaroos hopping round the lawns of stately houses and the boa constrictor who acquired unfastened in Tunbridge Wells—this publication additionally stocks how the animals performed a key position within the venture to make sure that relaxation was once academic. because it demonstrates how the alternate was once in detail hooked up with the tides of Empire, will probably be of curiosity to teachers and basic readers alike.