British Trade and the Opening of China 1800-42 (Cambridge by Michael Greenberg

By Michael Greenberg

An account of the actions of British retailers in China within the the most important years ahead of the Treaty of Nanking (1842), which reworked the family members among the Celestial Empire and the Western 'barbarians' and positioned them upon a footing that was once to final for a hundred years. Mr Greenberg indicates how this variation used to be led to via the pressures of the increasing British economic system of the early 19th century. a lot of the fabric is predicated at the papers of Jardine Matheson and Co., the single company of pre-treaty days to outlive, and the most important of the British companies then proven in Canton.

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Family Secrets: Shame and Privacy in Modern Britain by Deborah Cohen

By Deborah Cohen

We are living this day in a tradition of complete disclosure, the place tell-all memoirs best the best-seller lists, transparency is lauded, and privateness turns out imperiled. yet how did we get right here?

Exploring rankings of formerly sealed files, Family secrets and techniques offers a sweeping account of the way shame--and the connection among secrecy and openness--has replaced over the past centuries in Britain. Deborah Cohen makes use of precise sketches of person households because the foundation for evaluating differing types of social stigma. She takes readers inside of an Edinburgh city condo, the place a genteel maiden frets together with her brother over their niece's downy top lip, a darkening shadow that may betray the girl's Eurasian history; to a Liverpool railway platform, the place a heartbroken mom palms over her eight-year outdated illegitimate son for adoption; to a city within the Cotswolds, the place a queer vicar brings to his financial institution vault a diary--sewed up in calico, wrapped in parchment--that chronicles his sexual longings. Cohen explores what households long ago selected to maintain mystery and why. She excavates the tangled background of privateness and secrecy to give an explanation for why privateness is now considered as a hallowed correct whereas secrets and techniques are condemned as destructive.

In delving into the dynamics of disgrace and guilt, Family Secrets explores the half that households, so usually considered as the brokers of repression, have performed within the transformation of social mores from the Victorian period to the current day. Written with compassion and willing perception, it is a daring new argument concerning the sea-changes that happened at the back of closed doors.

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The Upstart Earl: A Study of the Social and Mental World of by Nicholas Canny

By Nicholas Canny

Richard Boyle (1566-1643) is recognized extra for the achievements of his childrens than for his personal accomplishments. yet in his personal lifetime his development from an imprecise Kentish historical past to turn into the wealthiest English landowner of his new release used to be a question of the best curiosity and interest; the entire extra so simply because Boyle matched his monetary good fortune with the attainment of an Irish peerage, club of the English privy council and marriage alliances with many of the extra striking households in England and eire. This booklet explains how this exceptional social feat was once accomplished, discusses how English society replied to Boyle's development and information how Boyle rationalised his elevation to himself, to his little ones and to the realm at huge. Richard Boyle was once additionally the daddy of a very huge and intensely gifted family members, and a detailed examine of his diary and voluminous correspondence has shed substantial gentle at the rearing and schooling of his little ones.

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Bride Ales and Penny Weddings: Recreations, Reciprocity, and by R. A. Houston

By R. A. Houston

A few of the poorest areas of old Britain had a few of its so much vivid festivities. among the 16th and 19th centuries, the peoples of northern England, Lowland Scotland, and Wales used wide celebrations at occasions equivalent to marriage, in addition to reciprocal alternate of presents, to emote a feeling of belonging to their locality. Bride Ales and Penny Weddings seems to be at domestically distinct practices of giving and receiving marriage ceremony presents, to be able to comprehend social networks and group attitudes.

Examining a wide selection of resources over 4 centuries, the amount examines contributory weddings, the place visitors paid for his or her personal leisure and gave funds to the couple, to indicate a brand new view of the societies of 'middle Britain', and re-interpret social and cultural switch throughout Britain. those areas weren't quaint, as is usually assumed, yet otherwise formed, owning social priorities that set them aside either from the south of britain and from 'the Celtic fringe'. This quantity is set casual groups of individuals whose target used to be conserving and adorning social team spirit via sociability and reciprocity. groups depended on negotiation, compromise, and contract, to create and re-create consensus round more-or-less shared values, expressed in traditions of hospitality and generosity. Ranging throughout problems with belief and neighbourliness, sport and relaxation, consuming and consuming, order and authority, own lives and public attitudes, R. A. Houston explores many parts of curiosity not just to social historians, but in addition literary students of the British Isles.

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The Roman Government of Britain by Anthony R. Birley

By Anthony R. Birley

The Roman executive of england is a very rewritten model of Professor Birley's Fasti of Roman Britain (1981), with biographical entries for all greater officers from advert forty three to 409. numerous new governors, legionary legates, tribunes, procurators, and fleet prefects are incorporated, and the entries for these formerly identified revised; and during this variation translations of all resources were extra. Introductory sections take care of occupation buildings within the principate and the replaced approach of the overdue empire. proof for imperial visits is additionally quoted and mentioned. The paintings presents a whole conspectus of all of the literary, epigraphic, and numismatic resources for the heritage of Roman rule in Britain.

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The Birth of Britain (A History of the English-Speaking by Winston S. Churchill, Michael Frassetto

By Winston S. Churchill, Michael Frassetto

The start of england is the 1st quantity of A historical past of the English talking Peoples, the immensely renowned and eminently readable four-volume paintings through Winston Churchill. A rousing account of the early background of england, the paintings describes the nice women and men of the earlier and their effect at the improvement of the criminal and political associations of the English. certainly, Churchill celebrates the construction of the constitutional monarchy and parliamentary procedure and the kings, queens, and major nobles who helped create English democracy.

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Britannia: 100 Documents that Shaped a Nation by Graham Stewart

By Graham Stewart

Graham Stewart traces 2,000 years of an island's story—from Roman province to twenty first century eu nation-state—through 100 historical documents

From the eighth-century Lindisfarne Gospels to the nice testomony of Norman paperwork, the Domesday e-book, and from the designs for the Union Jack in 1606 to Neville Chamberlain's 1938 Munich contract with Hitler, the files chosen include a variety of nationwide endeavors: politics and faith, struggle and international relations, economics and the legislations, technology and invention, literature and journalism, in addition to game and renowned track. the 1st version of the Times rubs shoulders with the principles of the newly shaped Marylebone Cricket membership; the designs for Stephenson's Rocket with the Catholic Emancipation Act; Lord Kitchener's iconic international struggle I recruitment poster with Clause 4 of the hard work Party's structure; and the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album disguise with Britain's accession treaty to the eu monetary neighborhood. those are records that not just outlined their very own eras, yet which proceed to resonate today.

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Top 10 London (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides) by Roger Williams, Mary Scott

By Roger Williams, Mary Scott

DK Eyewitness most sensible 10 courses make any vacation spot available by means of supplying dozens of lists of the ten most sensible eating places, bars, neighborhoods, lodges, neighborhood points of interest, and masses extra. With insider assistance for each customer, the head 10 sequence deals within wisdom, and now includes a pull-out map and consultant that incorporates fold-out maps of urban metro structures, important telephone numbers, and 60 nice rules on how one can spend your day.

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Tommy's Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom by Kevin Cook

By Kevin Cook

See the motion picture in theaters in April 2017.

In the culture of Seabiscuit, the riveting story of 2 proud Scotsmen who beat all comers to turn into the heroesof a golden age—the sunrise golf.

Bringing to existence golf’s founding father and son, Tommy’s Honor is a stirring tribute to 2 mythical avid gamers and a bright evocation in their colourful, rip-roaring times.

The Morrises have been towering figures of their day. previous Tom, born in 1821, begun lifestyles as a nobody—he used to be the son of a weaver and a maid. yet he was once born in St. Andrews, Scotland, the cradle of golfing, and the sport was once in his blood. He turned the Champion Golfer of Scotland, a countrywide hero who received tournaments (and large bets) whereas his younger son appeared on. As "Keeper of the fairway" on the town’s old hyperlinks, Tom deployed golf’s first lawnmower and banished sheep from the fairways.

Then younger Tommy’s profession took off. good-looking Tommy Morris, the Tiger Woods of the 19th century, was once a extra bold participant than his father. quickly he handed outdated Tom and ruled the sport. yet simply as he reached his peak—with spectators flocking to determine him play—Tommy’s lifestyles took a sad flip, resulting in his demise on the age of twenty-four. That surprise is on the middle of Tommy’s Honor. It left Tom to select up the pieces—to honor his son by way of retaining Tommy’s reminiscence alive.

Like the New York Times bestseller The maximum video game Ever PlayedTommy’s Honor is either attention-grabbing background and a relocating own saga. Golfers will like it, yet this booklet isn’t just for golfers. It’s for each son who has fought to flee a father’s shadow and for each father who had guided a son towards manhood, then came upon it tough to permit him cross.

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