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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... (Paperback)
John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall
R673 R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Save R139 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ 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 Personal Information, Volume 5; 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 Personal Information; John Lodge John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall Moore, 1789 History; Europe; Ireland; History / Europe / Ireland

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... (Paperback)
John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall
R761 R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Save R160 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ 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 Personal Information, Volume 1; 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 Personal Information; John Lodge John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall Moore, 1789

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... (Paperback)
John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall
R806 R635 Discovery Miles 6 350 Save R171 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ 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 Personal Information, Volume 3 John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall Moore, 1789 History; Europe; Ireland; History / Europe / Ireland

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... (Paperback)
John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall
R695 R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Save R145 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ 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 Personal Information, Volume 7; 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 Personal Information; John Lodge John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall Moore, 1789 History; Europe; Ireland; History / Europe / Ireland

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... (Paperback)
John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall
R763 R602 Discovery Miles 6 020 Save R161 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ 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 Personal Information, Volume 2 John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall Moore, 1789 History; Europe; Ireland; History / Europe / Ireland

Eclipse (Paperback): Nicholas Clee Eclipse (Paperback)
Nicholas Clee 1
R269 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R26 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the bestselling tradition of Seabiscuit, the extraordinary true story of the world's most famous racehorse, and the rogue who owned him.
Epsom Downs racetrack, 3rd May, 1769: a chestnut with a white blaze scorches across the turf towards the finishing post, leaving his rivals in the dust. Awestruck, his spectators know they are in the presence of greatness.
This is a vivid portrait of high society and low life, of passionate sport and ferocious gambling. It's the story of Eclipse's owner, an adventurer who made his money through roguery and gambling -- a rank outsider who went on to become a national celebrity -- and of his horse, which went on to become the undisputed champion of horse racing; founded dynasties that dominated the bloodstock market in every country where Thoroughbreds raced; and whose influence was such that ninety-five percent of horses racing today are Eclipse's male-line descendants.

A Victorian Chronicle - The Diary of Henrietta Halliwell-Phillipps (Hardcover): Henrietta Halliwell-Phillipps A Victorian Chronicle - The Diary of Henrietta Halliwell-Phillipps (Hardcover)
Henrietta Halliwell-Phillipps; Edited by Marvin Spevack
R2,196 R1,542 Discovery Miles 15 420 Save R654 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The diary of Henrietta Halliwell-Phillipps.

The Prisoner of St Kilda - The True Story of the Unfortunate Lady Grange (Paperback, 2 New Edition): Margaret Macaulay The Prisoner of St Kilda - The True Story of the Unfortunate Lady Grange (Paperback, 2 New Edition)
Margaret Macaulay
R237 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R46 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the 18th century shotgun weddings were not unusual, but in most cases it wasn't the bride that was holding the gun. So began the stormy marriage between Lord and Lady Grange, a marriage which was to end with Lady Grange's death on the Isle of Skye after 13 years in exile. The daughter of a convicted murderer, Lady Grange's behaviour, such as her fondness for drink, was so outrageous that her sudden disappearance from public life was not considered surprising. But few knew the true story of her disappearance. This book reveals, for the first time, how the unfortunate lady was violently kidnapped and transported to the remote islands off the west coast of Scotland, spending seven years on the island of St. Kilda's. Condemned to a very different lifestyle than she had enjoyed in Edinburgh, and baffled by the strange tongue of the Gaelic West, she still obstinately survived, finally dying in Skye in 1745.

The British War in Afghanistan - The Dreadful Retreat From Kabul in 1842 (Paperback, New): Tim Coates The British War in Afghanistan - The Dreadful Retreat From Kabul in 1842 (Paperback, New)
Tim Coates
R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In November 1841 Sir William Macnaghten reduced his payments of what were effectively bribes to the leaders of particular factions in Afghanistan--the precipitation of the events described in this book. The first part provides extracts of the official government account of events between October 1841 and January 1842; the second is extracted from the diaries of two of the survivors--Lieutenant Vincent Eyre and Lady Florentia Sale, both of whom were finally released in September 1842 after eight months of being moved around the region in dread fear of their lives. They provide critical and moving accounts of one of the most appalling captivities in history.

William Wordsworth's Golden Age Theories During the Industrial Revolution (Hardcover): M. Keay William Wordsworth's Golden Age Theories During the Industrial Revolution (Hardcover)
M. Keay
R2,792 Discovery Miles 27 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Wordsworth's romantic critique of industrial life and society was backwards looking. His "Golden Age Ideal" of pastoral life and rural relationships falls within the scope of the English populism found among the middle ranks of small independent producers. His rural education and upbringing in the remote North of England explain his move away from radical and whig reform, in the years 1789 to 1832 as well as his relative demise as a poet.

The Incredible War of 1812 - A Military History (Paperback, Revised edition): J. Mackay Hitsman The Incredible War of 1812 - A Military History (Paperback, Revised edition)
J. Mackay Hitsman
R541 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R186 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

J Mackay Hitsman's account is both exciting and authoritative and is regarded by many experts as the best one-volume history of the conflict. It is an engrossing story of the causes of the war and of the campaigns and battles that raged on land and water, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Hitsman describes the life of the soldiers -- both regulars and militia -- and the difficulties of waging war in largely trackless territory, where rivers and lakes were the main means of transport. His examination of the strengths and weaknesses of the political and military leaders on both sides helps us to understand the events as they unfold, and he dispels some of the myths that have pervaded earlier accounts. Finally he looks at the treaty that ended the war, and its aftermath. This new edition, edited by War of 1812 scholar Donald E Graves, contains the entire text of the original, new maps and much new material based on recent research. Features: Foreword by Sir Christopher Prevost (descendant of the wartime British commander-in-chief); Illustrations of leaders, uniforms, weapons, warships, medals and battle scenes; 20 maps of campaigns and battles; Appendices listing British and Canadian military units and their modern successors; the First Nations that fought on both sides; the naval strength of both sides; medals and awards; Comprehensive bibliography with over 1,000 entries.

Walking the Victorian Streets - Women, Representation and the City (Paperback): Deborah Epstein Nord Walking the Victorian Streets - Women, Representation and the City (Paperback)
Deborah Epstein Nord
R522 R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Save R53 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Nineteenth-Century English Religious Traditions - Retrospect and Prospect (Hardcover): D.G. Paz Nineteenth-Century English Religious Traditions - Retrospect and Prospect (Hardcover)
D.G. Paz; Introduction by D.G. Paz
R1,596 Discovery Miles 15 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Scholars from England, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States survey Victorian religious history. This collection is organized around religious traditions or denominations in the 19th century in England with more emphasis on their social, economic, and political lives than on their theological and liturgical activities. Each essay discusses the current state of research in its specific tradition, the larger questions of debate among historians, the directions that research seems to be taking, and the topics that should be studied in the future. In addition, the contributors discuss archival and printed sources.

Collections for an History of Sandwich in Kent. with Notices of the Other Cinque Ports and Members, and of Richborough. [With... Collections for an History of Sandwich in Kent. with Notices of the Other Cinque Ports and Members, and of Richborough. [With Plates.] (Paperback)
William Boys
R613 Discovery Miles 6 130 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Title: Collections for an History of Sandwich in Kent. With notices of the other Cinque Ports and members, and of Richborough. With plates.]Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial additional collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 BC.The HISTORY OF BRITAIN & IRELAND collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. As well as historical works, this collection includes geographies, travelogues, and titles covering periods of competition and cooperation among the people of Great Britain and Ireland. Works also explore the countries' relations with France, Germany, the Low Countries, Denmark, and Scandinavia. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library Boys, William; 1892, 1792]. 2 vol. viii. 877 p.; 4 . G.2878.

Dissertations on the History of Ireland. to Which Is Subjoined a Dissertation on the Irish Colonies Established in Britain.... Dissertations on the History of Ireland. to Which Is Subjoined a Dissertation on the Irish Colonies Established in Britain. with Some Remarks on MacPherson's Translation of Fingal and Temora (Paperback)
Charles O'Conor, James Macpherson
R748 Discovery Miles 7 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Title: Dissertations on the History of Ireland. To which is subjoined a Dissertation on the Irish Colonies established in Britain. With some remarks on MacPherson's translation of Fingal and Temora.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial additional collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 BC.The HISTORY OF BRITAIN & IRELAND collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. As well as historical works, this collection includes geographies, travelogues, and titles covering periods of competition and cooperation among the people of Great Britain and Ireland. Works also explore the countries' relations with France, Germany, the Low Countries, Denmark, and Scandinavia. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library O'Conor, Charles; Macpherson, James; 1812. 8 . 1325.g.1.

The History of the Parliament of England, Which Began Nov. the Third, 1640. with a Short View of Some Precedent Years.... The History of the Parliament of England, Which Began Nov. the Third, 1640. with a Short View of Some Precedent Years. (Paperback)
Thomas May
R613 Discovery Miles 6 130 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Title: The History of the Parliament of England, which began Nov. the third, 1640. With a short ... view of some precedent years.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial additional collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 BC.The HISTORY OF BRITAIN & IRELAND collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. As well as historical works, this collection includes geographies, travelogues, and titles covering periods of competition and cooperation among the people of Great Britain and Ireland. Works also explore the countries' relations with France, Germany, the Low Countries, Denmark, and Scandinavia. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library May, Thomas; 1854. 8 . 808.i.24.

A Challenge for Beautie. as It Hath Beene Sundry Times Acted by the King's Majesties Servants - At the Blackefriers, and... A Challenge for Beautie. as It Hath Beene Sundry Times Acted by the King's Majesties Servants - At the Blackefriers, and at the Globe on the Banke-Side. (Paperback)
Thomas Heywood
R370 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R73 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Title: A Challenge for Beautie. As it hath beene sundry times acted by the King's Majesties Servants: at the Blackefriers, and at the Globe on the Banke-side.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial additional collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 BC.The HISTORY OF BRITAIN & IRELAND collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. As well as historical works, this collection includes geographies, travelogues, and titles covering periods of competition and cooperation among the people of Great Britain and Ireland. Works also explore the countries' relations with France, Germany, the Low Countries, Denmark, and Scandinavia. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library Heywood, Thomas; 1636. 4 . 644.e.38.

The History of the Parliament of England, Which Began Nov. the Third, 1640. with a Short ... View of Some Precedent Years.... The History of the Parliament of England, Which Began Nov. the Third, 1640. with a Short ... View of Some Precedent Years. (Paperback)
Thomas May, Francis Maseres
R696 R552 Discovery Miles 5 520 Save R144 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Title: The History of the Parliament of England, which began Nov. the third, 1640. With a short ... view of some precedent years.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial additional collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 BC.The HISTORY OF BRITAIN & IRELAND collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. As well as historical works, this collection includes geographies, travelogues, and titles covering periods of competition and cooperation among the people of Great Britain and Ireland. Works also explore the countries' relations with France, Germany, the Low Countries, Denmark, and Scandinavia. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library May, Thomas; Maseres, Francis; 1812. 4 . 9525.g.5.

A Detail of Some Particular Services Performed in America, During the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, and 17 (Hardcover): Ithiel Town A Detail of Some Particular Services Performed in America, During the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, and 17 (Hardcover)
Ithiel Town
R665 Discovery Miles 6 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

A Detail of Some Particular Services Performed in America, During the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, and 17 (Paperback): Ithiel Town A Detail of Some Particular Services Performed in America, During the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, and 17 (Paperback)
Ithiel Town
R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Secrets of the Modern World - F. W. Maitland (Paperback, New): Alan Professor MacFarlane Secrets of the Modern World - F. W. Maitland (Paperback, New)
Alan Professor MacFarlane
R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Alan Macfarlane writes of F. W. Maitland:

When we consider that some five thousand pages of detailed findings, written about a hundred years ago, have been modified in only a few minor emphases and one or two facts, and that the bulk of Maitland's edifice still stands, we can begin to understand why he has an almost god-like status among historians who know the problems he faced and the elegance of his solutions.

The great legal historian Vinogradoff disagreed with Maitland on some specific points, but shortly after Maitland's death wrote of him as 'the greatest legal historian of the law of England' and as a man to whom lawyers, historians and sociologists were equally indebted: 'lawyers because of his subject, historians because of his methods, sociologists because of his results.'

J.H.Hexter referred to Maitland as 'the greatest of English historians' in his book on modern historians. R.G.Collingwood referred to the 'best historians, like Mommsen and Maitland'. Denys Hay in his overview of western historiography describes him as a 'giant' who, with Marc Bloch, is one of the 'two greatest historians of recent times'. Bloch himself referred to 'the great English jurist Maitland.' The medievalist Helen Cam ends her preface to his Selected Essays by concluding fifty years after his death. 'Let us say with Powicke, "Maitland is one of the immortals" and leave it at that.' G.O.Sayles wrote that 'In the range of his interests, the fineness of his intellect, and the considerable bulk of what he wrote in barely twenty-five years, Maitland has no match among English historians.'

Driven on by the sense of an impending early death Maitland tried to solve within a period of some twenty years the same riddle as earlier thinkers. How had the strange modern world, with its glimpses of liberty, equality and wealth, been made? Why had it found its expression in a certain part of the world and in its earliest and definitive form in England? What precisely were the constituents of this peculiar civilization? His solutions, much more deeply based on documents, were in substance the same as those put forward by Montesquieu, Adam Smith and Tocqueville. The essence of modernity lay in the separation of spheres, the tensions between religion, politics, kinship and economy. Out of these contradictions emerged certain liberties and a dynamic energy.

A whole set of factors, from the general (the nature of islandhood, the accident of the Norman Conquest, the absence of Cathar heresies and the inquisition), to the individual (the personality of Henry II or Edward I) played their part. What happened on one small island both reflected what happened on its neighbouring continent, but also transformed it. Like some new species of finch on the Galapagos, there developed a new kind of civilization. This would then be magnified and taken to its extreme through other accidents, the development of America, the expansion of the British Empire and the first industrial revolution and so to the modern world. With Maitland we have a developed theory which puts forward a believable answer to one part of the question of how the modern world has been made.

Petticoat Rebellion - The Anna Parnell Story (Paperback): Patricia Groves Petticoat Rebellion - The Anna Parnell Story (Paperback)
Patricia Groves
R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is the captivating story of Charles Stewart Parnell's sister. In the late nineteenth century, before women had the vote, a group of respectable ladies operated outside the law to fight for the rights of the landless poor in Ireland. These women were feared by both the British government and Irish Republicans. They were considered too militant, even by the militants, and because they were women, even the law couldn't stop them. They were the Ladies' Land League, founded in January 1881 by Miss Anna Stewart Parnell. When the male leaders of the original Land League were imprisoned by the British, the Ladies League took over their work. Exploiting loopholes in the law, they soon became more successful than the men, establishing over 400 branches in Ireland. But when Anna started questioning the men's political strategies instead of merely distributing alms, she became a threat to more than the British - she became a threat to the Republican movement itself. There was only one man who could silence her: Her brother, Charles Stewart Parnell. And he did.

Naked Beneath the Ermine (Paperback): Angus Thomson Naked Beneath the Ermine (Paperback)
Angus Thomson
R465 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Brunel's Britain (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Derrick Beckett Brunel's Britain (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Derrick Beckett
R476 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A comprehensive look at Brunel's most famous and lesser known achievements. This remarkable book takes each of his triumphs and explores them in historical context, as well as from an engineering and architectural point of view. An excellent 'gazetteer' gives the reader a chance to go out and follow Brunel's engineering trail. Over 80 diagrams and 60 photographs bring the subject to life.

Sodom on the Thames - Sex, Love, and Scandal in Wilde Times (Hardcover): Morris Kaplan Sodom on the Thames - Sex, Love, and Scandal in Wilde Times (Hardcover)
Morris Kaplan
R1,170 Discovery Miles 11 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Sodom on the Thames looks closely at three episodes involving sex between men in late-nineteenth-century England. Morris Kaplan draws on extensive research into court records, contemporary newspaper accounts, personal correspondence and diaries, even a pornographic novel. He focuses on two notorious scandals and one quieter incident.

In 1871, transvestites "Stella" (Ernest Boulton) and "Fanny" (Frederick Park), who had paraded around London's West End followed by enthusiastic admirers, were tried for conspiracy to commit sodomy. In 1889 1890, the "Cleveland Street affair" revealed that telegraph delivery boys had been moonlighting as prostitutes for prominent gentlemen, one of whom fled abroad. In 1871, Eton schoolmaster William Johnson resigned in disgrace, generating shockwaves among the young men in his circle whose romantic attachments lasted throughout their lives. Kaplan shows how profoundly these scandals influenced the trials of Oscar Wilde in 1895 and contributed to growing anxiety about male friendships.

Sodom on the Thames reconstructs these incidents in rich detail and gives a voice to the diverse people involved. It deepens our understanding of late Victorian attitudes toward urban culture, masculinity, and male homoeroticism. Kaplan also explores the implications of such historical narratives for the contemporary politics of sexuality."

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