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Books > History > British & Irish history > 1700 to 1900

The Irish Famine - A Documentary History (Paperback): Noel Kissane The Irish Famine - A Documentary History (Paperback)
Noel Kissane
R532 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A richly illustrated source book for the study of the Irish famine.

The Lake Erie Campaign of 1813 - I Shall Fight Them This Day (Paperback): Walter P Rybka The Lake Erie Campaign of 1813 - I Shall Fight Them This Day (Paperback)
Walter P Rybka
R398 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R77 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

On September 10, 1813, the hot, still air that hung over Lake Erie was broken by the sounds of sharp conflict. Led by Oliver Hazard Perry, the American fleet met the British, and though they sustained heavy losses, Perry and his men achieved one of the most stunning victories in the War of 1812. Author Walter Rybka traces the Lake Erie Campaign from the struggle to build the fleet in Erie, Pennsylvania, during the dead of winter and the conflict between rival egos of Perry and his second in command, Jesse Duncan Elliott, through the exceptionally bloody battle that was the first U.S. victory in a fleet action. With the singular perspective of having sailed the reconstructed U.S. brig Niagara for over twenty years, Rybka brings the knowledge of a shipmaster to the story of the Lake Erie Campaign and the culminating Battle of Lake Erie.

Delane's War (Hardcover): Tim Coates Delane's War (Hardcover)
Tim Coates; Foreword by Patrick Mercer
R519 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R97 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Delane's War" is the story of how John Delane, editor of "The Times", brought about the resignation of the entire cabinet of the British Government over its conduct of the Crimean War. In the aftermath Britain came close to revolution. The British went to war ill-prepared, poorly equipped and desperately undermanned. Within a matter of weeks their numbers had been decimated by disease and the harsh rigours of the Crimean winter through their inadequate clothing. In addition, poor intelligence had not predicted a spirited Russian defence. Using the first war reporters and 'embedded correspondents' "The Times" revealed to England the terrible drama as it unfolded, in a premonition of modern war journalism. Lack of censorship allowed "The Times"' correspondent William Howard Russell to send back reports on astonishing military incompetence. Delane printed them verbatim and ran excoriating editorials against those in command. He also ran the world's first newspaper appeals, which would inspire Florence Nightengale to visit the Crimea and open her field hospitals. "Delane's War" describes the four months between October 1854 and January 1855, during which time the Government and Army tried to silence and deride Delane and his newspaper for his coverage of the war, accusing him of treachery, deception and exaggeration. Delane was steadfast in his editorial line and would not be ignored. Eventually a dramatic debate in Parliament brought about the largest ever defeat of a British Government in office. With the resignations of ministers, the lying of politicians, the aloofness of generals and the suffering of the troops, this book paints a sadly recognisable picture. From it, however, John Delane stands out as one of the heroes of Vitorian England.

T.M. Healy - The Rise and Fall of Parnell and the Establishment of the Irish Free State (Paperback): Frank Callanan T.M. Healy - The Rise and Fall of Parnell and the Establishment of the Irish Free State (Paperback)
Frank Callanan
R731 Discovery Miles 7 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Derby Diaries, 1869-1878 - A Selection from the Diaries of Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, between September 1869... The Derby Diaries, 1869-1878 - A Selection from the Diaries of Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, between September 1869 and March 1878 (Hardcover)
Edward Henry Stanley Derby; Volume editing by John Vincent
R1,045 R878 Discovery Miles 8 780 Save R167 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book contains a selection from the diaries of Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, from the years between September 1869 and March 1878. The Diaries are a rich source for the politics of the 1870s covering much of the period of opposition to Gladstone's First Ministry and Derby's pivotal role in Disraeli's Second Ministry. This is also a central text for understanding Disraeli's personality and the Eastern Question. Professor Vincent's edition will be widely welcomed by all those interested in Victorian politics.

The Queen's Knight (Paperback): Martyn Downer The Queen's Knight (Paperback)
Martyn Downer 2
R405 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R72 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sir Howard Elphinstone, dashing hero of the Crimean War, was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1858 aged just twenty-nine. Handpicked by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to be governor to their third son, Prince Arthur, Elphinstone made an uncertain start at court, uncomfortabe within its cliques and clashing frequently with the impassioned Queen. But after Albert's death in 1861, Elphinstone became not only a surrogate father to Arthur, but also Victoria's most trusted confidant.Elphinstone's diaries and his prolific correspondence with the Queen shed remarkable new light on her complex personality and life at court. His story portrays in vivid detail the bitter rivalries and tragedies which rocked the palace during the Queen's long seclusion following Albert's death. It reveals the shocking effects of Prince Leopold's bleeding attacks, the security alarm caused by Irish republicans, and the truth behind Victoria's most notorious servant, John Brown. Artist and soldier, bodyguard and diplomat, confidant and spy: Elphinstone is the forgotten hero of the Victorian court. "The Queen's Knight" restores him to his rightful place at the heart of the most remarkable royal family in British history.

Concise History of Modern Ireland (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Richard Killeen Concise History of Modern Ireland (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Richard Killeen
R948 R738 Discovery Miles 7 380 Save R210 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The main legacy of the French revolution was nationalism, the demand for separate nation states independent of multi-national and multi-lingual empires. Irish nationalism was no exception. Its first early manifestation was the 1798 Rebellion, but the actual form that nationalism took in the course of the nineteenth century relied less on abstract principle than on a demand for Catholic rights. This proved difficult in the context of the pan-Protestant United Kingdom. The Famine of the 1840s represented the great breach with old ways. The death and emigration of two million of Ireland's poorest was a human tragedy on a vast scale, but it prepared the way for a modern agricultural and trading system as well as increasing bitterness against the British government. In the meantime, Ulster was transformed by the industrial revolution, growing ever more prosperous and remote from the agrarian south. The eventual result was the separation of the mainly Catholic south from the United Kingdom and the establishment of an independent Ireland, but one partitioned from the mainly Protestant north, which remained in the United Kingdom. Richard Killeen's "Concise History of Modern Ireland" makes complicated history simple, but not dumbed down.

The Reynolds Letters - An Irish Emigrant Family in Late Victorian Britain (Paperback): Lawrence W. Mcbride The Reynolds Letters - An Irish Emigrant Family in Late Victorian Britain (Paperback)
Lawrence W. Mcbride
R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

After her husband''s death in Leitrim, Mary R eynolds settled her young family in Lancashire. They maintai ned contact with the family of a son who went on to live in Chicago. This is a selection of 49 of their letters. '

The Peerage of Ireland - Or, a Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of That Kingdom, Volume 3 (Hardcover): John Lodge The Peerage of Ireland - Or, a Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of That Kingdom, Volume 3 (Hardcover)
John Lodge
R788 Discovery Miles 7 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Critical Essay on the Ancient Inhabitants of the Northern Parts of Britain, or Scotland - Containing an Account of the... A Critical Essay on the Ancient Inhabitants of the Northern Parts of Britain, or Scotland - Containing an Account of the Romans, of the Britains Betwixt the Walls, of the Caledonians or Picts, and Particularly of the Scots. with an Appendix of Ancient MS (Hardcover)
Thomas Innes
R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The History and Antiqutities of the County of Somerset (Hardcover): John Collinson, Edmund Rack The History and Antiqutities of the County of Somerset (Hardcover)
John Collinson, Edmund Rack
R784 Discovery Miles 7 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The History and Antiqutities of the County of Somerset (Hardcover): John Collinson, Edmund Rack The History and Antiqutities of the County of Somerset (Hardcover)
John Collinson, Edmund Rack
R789 Discovery Miles 7 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African - To Which Are Prefixed, Memoirs of His Life, (Hardcover): Ignatius Sancho,... Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African - To Which Are Prefixed, Memoirs of His Life, (Hardcover)
Ignatius Sancho, Joseph Jekyll
R702 Discovery Miles 7 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The History of England, from the Accession of James I. to That of the Brunswick Line, Volume 8 (Hardcover): Catharine Macaulay The History of England, from the Accession of James I. to That of the Brunswick Line, Volume 8 (Hardcover)
Catharine Macaulay
R702 Discovery Miles 7 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Regal and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of England - Containing the Representations of All the English Monarchs, from Edward... The Regal and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of England - Containing the Representations of All the English Monarchs, from Edward the Confessor to Henry the Eighth, Together with Many of the Great Persons That Were Eminent Under Their Several Reigns (Hardcover)
Joseph Strutt
R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Peerage of Ireland - Or, a Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of That Kingdom: With Engravings of Their Paternal... The Peerage of Ireland - Or, a Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of That Kingdom: With Engravings of Their Paternal Coats of Arms: Collected from Public Records, Authentic Manuscripts, Approved Historians, Well-Attested Pedigrees and (Hardcover)
John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall
R786 Discovery Miles 7 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Peerage of Ireland - Or, a Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of That Kingdom: With Engravings of Their Paternal... The Peerage of Ireland - Or, a Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of That Kingdom: With Engravings of Their Paternal Coats of Arms: Collected from Public Records, Authentic Manuscripts, Approved Historians, Well-Attested Pedigrees and (Hardcover)
John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall
R728 Discovery Miles 7 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Peerage of Ireland - Or, a Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of That Kingdom: With Engravings of Their Paternal... The Peerage of Ireland - Or, a Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of That Kingdom: With Engravings of Their Paternal Coats of Arms: Collected from Public Records, Authentic Manuscripts, Approved Historians, Well-Attested Pedigrees and (Hardcover)
John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall
R782 Discovery Miles 7 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The History of England, from the Accession of James I. to That of the Brunswick Line, Volume 6 (Hardcover): Catharine Macaulay The History of England, from the Accession of James I. to That of the Brunswick Line, Volume 6 (Hardcover)
Catharine Macaulay
R758 Discovery Miles 7 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African ... - To Which Are Prefixed, Memoirs of His Life (Hardcover): Ignatius Sancho,... Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African ... - To Which Are Prefixed, Memoirs of His Life (Hardcover)
Ignatius Sancho, Joseph Jekyll
R671 Discovery Miles 6 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Journal and Letters of the Late Samuel Curwen - An American Refugee in England, from 1775 to 1784, Comprising Remarks on the... Journal and Letters of the Late Samuel Curwen - An American Refugee in England, from 1775 to 1784, Comprising Remarks on the Prominent Men and Measures of That Period. to Which Are Added, Biographical Notices of Many American Loyalists, and Other (Hardcover)
Samuel Curwen
R880 Discovery Miles 8 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Peerage of Ireland - Or, a Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of That Kingdom (Hardcover): John Lodge, Mervyn... The Peerage of Ireland - Or, a Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of That Kingdom (Hardcover)
John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall
R728 Discovery Miles 7 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Peerage of Ireland - Or, a Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of That Kingdom (Hardcover): John Lodge, Mervyn... The Peerage of Ireland - Or, a Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of That Kingdom (Hardcover)
John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall
R782 Discovery Miles 7 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Journal and Letters of the Late Samuel Curwen - Judge of Admiralty, Etc., a Loyalist-Refugee in England, During the American... Journal and Letters of the Late Samuel Curwen - Judge of Admiralty, Etc., a Loyalist-Refugee in England, During the American Revolution. to Which Are Added, Illustrative Documents and Other Eminent Men (Hardcover)
Samuel Curwen; Created by George Atkinson Ward
R879 Discovery Miles 8 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Letters of the Late Ignatious Sancho - An African, to Which Is Prefixed, Memoirs of His Life (Hardcover): Ignatius Sancho Letters of the Late Ignatious Sancho - An African, to Which Is Prefixed, Memoirs of His Life (Hardcover)
Ignatius Sancho
R701 Discovery Miles 7 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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