Download E-books Kings and Castles PDF

By Marc Morris

Medieval Britain used to be ruled by means of its kings, and its kings ruled the land with their castles.

But what have been these castles? have been they fortresses? Palaces? Or symbols in their vendors strength, and in their correct to rule.

In this stimulating choice of articles and essays, the best-selling historian and broadcaster Marc Morris solutions these primary questions - and lots of extra.

He explores a few of Britain’s favorite castles, akin to Framlingham, Goodrich and chateau Acre, and the castle-building campaigns of well-known kings like William the Conqueror and Edward I. And he addresses matters comparable to the origins of the cult of St George, the altering function of the medieval English earl and the riddle of the Winchester around desk. articles – one on Edward I’s attractiveness, one other on Lanercost Priory – look right here for the 1st time.

Dr Marc Morris is a best-selling historian and broadcaster. In 2003 he offered the six-part television sequence fortress and wrote its accompanying ebook. His different books comprise a severely acclaimed biography of Edward I, a good and negative King, and an immense new heritage of The Norman Conquest

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Download E-books An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain PDF

By John O'Farrell

Following his highly renowned account of the former 2000 years, John O'Farrell now comes bang modern with a hilarious sleek historical past asking 'How the hell did we turn out here?'

An completely Exasperated historical past of contemporary Britain informs, elucidates and laughs in any respect the weird occasions, ridiculous characters and silly judgements that experience formed Britain's tale considering that 1945; leaving the Twenty-First Century reader feeling beautifully conceited for having the advantage of hindsight.

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Download E-books Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (updated) PDF

By Alison Weir

A distinct ebook on Britain’s royal households via this good validated well known historian.

Britain’s Royal households is a distinct reference ebook offering, for the 1st time in a single quantity, whole genealogical information of all individuals of the royal homes of britain, Scotland and nice Britain from 800AD to the current. Drawing on numerous experts, either historic and glossy, Alison Weir explores the royal genealogy in unparalleled intensity and gives a accomplished consultant to the historical past of today’s royal family members.

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Download E-books How to Read Prehistoric Monuments: Understanding Our Ancient Heritage PDF

By Alan Butler

This entire, illustrated advisor to Britain's earthworks, henges, and status stones explores how and why they have been outfitted and used, delivering a tantalizing glimpse into the spiritual, civic, and social practices in their creators. An A-Z part info the entire web site kinds within the British Isles, and every monument is pointed out through range and longitude, making it effortless for historical past buffs to discover them utilizing maps and geo-location devices.
 

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Download E-books Jennie Lee: A Life PDF

By Patricia Hollis

First released in 1997, Patricia Hollis's biography of the pioneering Labour MP Jennie Lee (1904-1988) received either the Wolfson background Prize and the Orwell Prize. it's the definitive examine of this impressive girl, her stormy political profession, and her marriage to Aneurin Bevan. In a brand new preface to this version Hollis provides insights into Lee's lifestyles which emerged next to first e-book, and in addition attracts on her personal event as a Labour Minister from 1997-2005.

'Lee's lives and loves, passions and drives are superbly and admittedly explored in Patricia Hollis's compelling book.' THES

'Superbly researched, engrossingly written, scrupulously honest.' Gerald Kaufman, day-by-day Telegraph

'What makes it really interesting is the author's personal first-hand wisdom of politics and of the Labour movement.' TLS

'One of the easiest political biographies of modern years' Alan Watkins, New Statesman

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Download E-books The History of Trade Unionism PDF

By Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb

The Webbs have been significant voices in British socialism, financial reports, and the scholarship of the cooperative circulate. This influential paintings, released in 1894, information how the British alternate union flow begun and built. it's a cornerstone of the British notion of the welfare society, incorporating equipped exertions into sleek fiscal proposal.

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Download E-books The End of Politics: New Labour and the folly of managerialism PDF

By Chris Dillow

New Labour's special inspiration is that equality and potency are companions, no longer enemies. This, the booklet argues, is an instance of managerialist ideology - the idea that trade-offs among conflicting values will be controlled away by way of shrewdpermanent regulations, that administration can change politics.
This isn't really real. New Labour's major financial regulations - tax credit, the minimal salary, increasing larger schooling and selling macroeconomic balance - haven't got rid of the trade-off among equality and potency. notwithstanding, the failure of managerialism isn't really purely a failure of specific
policies. There are deeper flaws in it. It fails to acknowledge the a number of and conflicting meanings of the beliefs of equality and potency. And it assumes that governments have wisdom and rationality which are actually unattainable.
The e-book is a plea to take away managerialism, and substitute it with actual politics. we must always ditch the concept a critical elite can deal with away social difficulties, and as an alternative debate approximately conflicting beliefs.

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Download E-books Tudor Rebellions (6th Edition) (Routledge Seminar Studies) PDF

By Diarmaid MacCulloch, Anthony Fletcher

Completely revised and multiplied by means of Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, this vintage textual content now takes under consideration the interesting and cutting edge paintings performed on Tudor England in recent times. Written in a transparent and available demeanour, the publication: supplies an intensive account of the successive rebellions from the reign of King Henry VII via to the dying of Queen Elizabeth in 1603, Seeks to appreciate why Tudor humans rebelled and what kind of humans have been vulnerable to take action, attracts consciousness to 'high' and 'low' politics and takes heavily the political issues of the common-or-garden and unprivileged along the the Aristocracy and gentry, offers a brand new account of the a number of disturbances of 1549: which now grow to be way more common and sundry than was once formerly apparent.

Also together with a variety of basic resource files, Chronology, Who's Who of key figures and an entire color plate part, Tudor Rebellions offers a useful chronological account and research of the rebellions that affected the dominion of britain among 1485 and 1603.

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Download E-books British Secret Projects, Volume 4: Hypersonics, Ramjets and Missiles PDF

By Tony Buttler, Chris Gibson

Whereas the post-World struggle II period has usually been characterised as a interval while the uk used to be in an inevitable decline as an international strength, Britain remained on the vanguard of technological advancements. Unwilling to be exclusively reliant upon imported know-how, fairly from the united states, British engineers sought to make sure that Britain remained an self sufficient and possible strength in aviation. besides the fact that, fiscal truth quickly set in. The 1957 protection White Paper produced through the Conservative executive has lengthy been considered because the catalyst for the most important cull of the united kingdom aviation that quickly happened. honestly, this was once yet a unmarried occasion in an ongoing strategy that observed many promising tasks foundering because of adjustments in threats, know-how, and fiscal realities.
The fourth quantity within the 'British mystery Projects' sequence exhibits how the hopes of the time didn't see achievement. Following a scene-setting advent, chapters will care for try automobiles and guided guns. This comprises these built for air protection, ballistic missile safeguard, anti-tank guns, anti-ship ordnance, and stand-off guns. The ebook additionally covers the so-called 'Super Bloodhound' surface-to-air guided weapon, a ramjet-powered improvement which was once distinctive Blue Envoy. additionally integrated are ramjet-powered initiatives just like the Hawker P.1134 high-speed study airplane, the English Electric/BAC P.42 and HSA APD.1019 proposals, and the HS.1034 swing-wing strike fighter.

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