By S. Mars
By Michael S. Reidy
Analyzing the commercial, political, social, and clinical adjustments on which the British sailed to energy, Tides of History indicates how the British Admiralty collaborated heavily not just with students, resembling William Whewell, but additionally with the maritime neighborhood —sailors, neighborhood tide desk makers, dockyard officers, and harbormasters—in order to systematize wisdom of the world’s oceans, coasts, ports, and estuaries. As Michael S. Reidy issues out, Britain’s safety and prosperity as a maritime kingdom relied on its skill to move throughout the oceans and dominate coasts and channels. The perform of technological know-how and the increase of the scientist grew to become inextricably associated with the method of ecu expansion.
By Reba Soffer
Beginning with the nice conflict in Britain and the second one global warfare in the US, conservative historians participated actively and influentially in debates in regards to the center, soul, and particularly the brain of conservatism. specific emphasis is put on 4 historians in Britain-F. J. C. Hearnshaw, Keith Feiling, Arthur Bryant, and Herbert Butterfield-and 3 in America-Daniel Boorstin, Peter Viereck, and Russell Kirk-who constructed conservative responses to extraordinary and perilous events
both at domestic and out of the country. those historians shared simple assumptions approximately human nature and society, yet their matters, interpretations, conclusions, and prescriptions have been self sufficient and idiosyncratic. Uniquely with reference to robust political figures, each one historian additionally spoke on to a wide public,
which received their books, learn their contributions to newspapers and journals, listened to them at the radio, and watched them on television.
Provocative and compelling, Reba Soffer's pioneering learn presents a accomplished clarification of the content material, context, and results of conservative rules that turned dominant in Britain and remained marginal in the USA until eventually the Reagan ascendancy.
By Eric Caines
This publication lines how Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher, in the course of their respective years as Conservative competition Leaders (1965-70 and 1975-79), controlled their Party’s makes an attempt to make sure a go back to executive, every one after electoral defeats. They did so within the context of an emergent New Conservatism, championed through the likes of Enoch Powell, Keith Joseph and Nigel Lawson, which betokened a long term switch from the post-war Butskellite settlement.
Against a countrywide historical past of declining financial prestige, excessive inflation, debilitating public area moves and inner Conservative social gathering debates, relatively over commercial family members coverage and monetarism, they followed strikingly diverse techniques to policy-making in competition. The publication illustrates how, ironically, Heath’s technocratic over-prescription did not retailer his eventual premiership, whereas Thatcher’s under-committed coverage layout didn't abate her top a useful and transformative govt i
n the 1980s.
By Claire Valente
By John Miller
By Janet Horowitz Murray,Myra Stark
The Englishwoman’s overview, which released from 1866 to 1910, participated in and recorded an outstanding swap within the variety of probabilities open to ladies. the proper of the journal was once the belief of the rising emancipated middle-class girl: monetary independence from males, selection of career, participation within the male firms of trade and govt, entry to better schooling, admittance to the male professions, really drugs, and, after all, the facility of suffrage equivalent to that of guys.
First released in 1979, this 11th quantity comprises concerns from 1878. With an informative advent through Janet Horowitz Murray and Myra Stark, and an index compiled by way of Anna Clark, this set is a useful source to these learning 19th and early twentieth-century feminism and the women’s move in Britain.
By Professor Bonfield Lloyd
Seventeenth-century England was once a rustic passionate about estate rights. for under those that owned estate have been thought of to have a vested curiosity within the upkeep of legislation, order and social concord. As such, constructing the possession of 'things' was once a continuing main issue for everyone, and nowhere is that this extra glaring than within the instances of disputed wills. in accordance with a wealth of surviving proof from the Prerogative courtroom of Canterbury, the probate jurisdiction which probated wills of the extra filthy rich English homeowners in addition to a few of people with a extra modest volume of estate, this e-book investigates what litigation over the validity of wills finds concerning the interaction among society and legislation. the quantity investigates, catalogs, and systematizes the criminal concerns that have been raised in will disputes within the Canterbury court docket within the final half the 17th century. even if, this isn't only a booklet approximately legislation and criminal perform. The documents from which it attracts plunge us into deeply own and infrequently tragic occasions, revealing how the final requests of the lifeless and death have been usually neglected or misinterpreted by means of relations, pals and collectors for his or her personal benefit.
By targeting estate legislation as mirrored in instances of disputed wills, the booklet presents a glimpse at a far fuller spectrum of society than is frequently the case. Even humans of quite modest capability have been involved to cross on their possessions, and their circumstances offer a image of the kind of gadgets owned and social relationships published via styles of bequests. This too is correct for ladies, who regardless of being denied complete participation in lots of parts of civic lifestyles, are often encountered as key gamers in proceedings over disputed wills.
What emerges from this learn is an image of a society for which notions of legislations and personal estate have been more and more intertwined, but within which courts have been much less taken with formality than with making sure that the intentions of will-makers have been thoroughly carried out.
By Annabel Huth Jackson
First released in 1932. This name is a first-person account of becoming up in Victorian England. The e-book examines many facets of the British Empire, and the relatives existence and schooling of the poet, author and excessive society hostess Claire Annabel Caroline supply Duff. A Victorian adolescence will be of curiosity to scholars of background.
By C. A. Bayly