Download E-books The English Civil War: A People's History (Text Only) PDF

By Diane Purkiss

This renowned historical past of the English Civil battle tells the tale of the bloody clash among Oliver Cromwell and Charles I from the views of these concerned. The compelling narrative attracts on new assets corresponding to letters, memoirs, ballads and performs to deliver to existence the Roundheads and Cavaliers, the foot infantrymen, warfare widows and witchfinders of 1 of the main major turning issues in British historical past, culminating in Oliver Cromwell's triumph and the execution of Charles I. through mixing the political and the non-public, Diane Purkiss illuminates either the ideologies at the back of the English Civil warfare and the fears of these who fought in it; the lads who have been destroyed by means of the clash and people, akin to Oliver Cromwell, who have been outlined by way of it.

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Download E-books Social Identity in Early Medieval Britain (Studies in the Early History of Britain) PDF

By Andrew Tyrrell, William O. Frazer

Social id is an idea od expanding value within the social sciences. the following, the concept that is utilized to the customarily atheoretical realm of medieval stories. each one contributor specializes in a specific subject of early medieval identification - ethnicity, nationwide id, social situation, subjectivity/personhood, political association, kiship, the physique, gender, age, proximity/regionality, reminiscence and ideological platforms. the result's a pioneering imaginative and prescient of medieval social identification and a problem to a couple of the obtained normal wisdoms approximately this era.

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Download E-books Rare Birds Day by Day (T & AD Poyser) PDF

By Steve Dudley

Rare Birds Day through Day creates a desirable examine the realm of scarce and infrequent birds present in Britain and eire. Written by means of renowned and skilled British birders and infrequent poultry finders, this version is especially worthy to an individual with an curiosity to find and looking at infrequent migrant and vagrant species. The ebook proves a useful and enjoyable software for the keenest rarity hunters, whereas remodeling them into infrequent poultry predictors. it is a designated approach of directory British infrequent chicken files, because it files by way of date of prevalence instead of through form of species. Spanning 35 years of knowledge assortment, Rare Birds Day through Day is additional enlivened with illustrations by way of Dave Nurney.

Key Features
* Covers 282 infrequent species and sub-species present in Britain and Ireland
* Lists a few 20,000 person infrequent chicken documents in diary style
* records chicken findings among 1958 and 1994

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Download E-books The Spade as Mighty as the Sword: The Story of the Dig for Victory Campaign PDF

By Daniel Smith

After nutrition rationing was once brought in 1940, and German U-boats begun threatening service provider delivery bringing in crucial foodstuffs, the Ministry of Agriculture made up our minds anything needed to be performed to make the kitchens of england extra self-sufficient.

The consequence was once one among Britain's such a lot winning propaganda campaigns – Dig for Victory – encouraging each guy and girl to show their backyard, or perhaps the grass verge of their highway, over to cultivating greens. by way of 1942 part the inhabitants have been participating, or even the Royal kinfolk had sacrificed their rose beds for growing to be onions.

Now, Daniel Smith tells the total tale of this extraordinary wartime episode while spades, forks and bean canes grew to become guns the normal citizen may well take in opposed to the enemy. It had tangible advantages for the struggle attempt in that delivery might be reallocated for munitions rather than foodstuff imports, in addition to for the wellbeing and fitness of the kingdom in encouraging a vitamin of unpolluted fruit and veg. The crusade threw up unforeseen celebrities like C.H. Middleton, whose wartime BBC radio talks on gardening reached an unlimited viewers, and it even sowed the seeds for the fashionable allotment movement.

Ultimately it's a struggle tale with no scuffling with or killing, person who exhibits how even The Little guy with the Spade, within the phrases of the Minister for Agriculture on the time, did his bit for Victory.

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Download E-books The Black Death PDF

By Philip Ziegler

A sequence of common mess ups within the Orient in the course of the fourteenth century led to the main devastating interval of dying and destruction in eu heritage. The epidemic killed one-third of Europe's humans over a interval of 3 years, and the ensuing social and financial upheaval was once on a scale extraordinary in all of recorded background. Synthesizing the files of latest chroniclers and the paintings of later historians, Philip Ziegler deals a seriously acclaimed evaluate of this important epoch in one masterly quantity. The Black Death vividly and comprehensively brings to mild the complete horror of this uniquely catastrophic occasion that hastened the disintegration of an age.

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Download E-books The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910–2010 PDF

By Selina Todd


'There was once not anything impressive approximately my youth or heritage. And but I appeared in useless for any point of my family's tale while I went to college to learn background, and persevered to go looking fruitlessly for it during the subsequent decade. finally I realised i'd need to write this background myself.'

What was once it fairly wish to pass though the 20 th century? In 1910 three-quarters of the inhabitants have been operating type, yet their tale has been overlooked till now.

Based at the first-person bills of servants, manufacturing facility employees, miners and housewives, award-winning historian Selina Todd unearths an unforeseen Britain the place cinema audiences shook their fists at photos of Winston Churchill, groups supported strikers, and the place swimming pools winners (like Viv Nicholson) refused to develop into decent. Charting the increase of the operating classification, via international wars to their fall in Thatcher's Britain and at the present time, Todd tells their tale for the 1st time, of their personal words.

Uncovering a massive hidden swathe of Britain's prior, the folk is the bright background of a innovative century and the folk who fairly made Britain nice.

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Download E-books Speak the Culture: Britain PDF

By Andrew Whittaker

* Navigate Britain like a native
* totally illustrated; wealthy in information

Britain is culturally blessed. Few countries rival the wealthy background, inventive success or modern verve of this, the unique island state. Even the nutrition is sweet nowadays, its kind indicative of an eclectic, multicultural society. Speak the tradition: Britain peels again the layers of this wealthy background, exploring the standards that make Britain tick.

British tradition is strewn with names that contact a chord across the world: William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, Charles Dickens, Conan Doyle, Vivienne Westward, Lennon and McCartney to call a truly few. They rank excessive one of the icons of Western civilization. What have been their major achievements? How did they form and mirror British tradition? Speak the tradition: Britain examines the paintings and the personalities in the back of the names, pulling out the most important info in simply digested, pleasing chunks.

The tradition of lifestyle is usually published, exploring the difference among the English, Scots and Welsh, and dissecting how they method existence; how they devour, socialize, vote, costume and snigger.

Travel books on Britain are in the market by means of the dozen, so are language publications. Speak the tradition: Britain sits along such books in a distinct segment of its personal, providing viewers, enterprise visitors, new citizens, scholars and anglophiles in every single place a superbly designed and illustrated advisor to the soul of england.

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Download E-books A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain PDF

By Owen Hatherley

Again in 1997, New Labour got here to strength amid a lot speak of regenerating the interior towns left to rot below successive Conservative governments. Over the following decade, British towns grew to become the laboratories of the hot company financial system: sparkling monuments to finance, estate hypothesis, and the provider industry—until the crash.

In A advisor to the hot Ruins of serious Britain, Owen Hatherley units out to discover the wreckage—the structures that epitomized an age of greed and aspiration. From Greenwich to Glasgow, Milton Keynes to Manchester, Hatherley maps the derelict Britain of the 2010s: from riverside condominium complexes, artwork galleries and amorphous interactive “centers,” to purchasing shops, name facilities and factories became pricey lofts. In doing so, he presents a mordant remark at the city atmosphere during which we are living, paintings and eat. Scathing, forensic, bleakly funny, A consultant to the recent Ruins of significant Britain is a coruscating post-mortem of a get-rich-quick, aspirational politics, a super, architectural “state we’re in.”

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