Witchcraft in Early Modern England (Seminar Studies) by Jim Sharpe

By Jim Sharpe

With the renewed curiosity in the background of witches and witchcraft, this well timed e-book presents an introduction to this interesting subject, trained through the most tendencies of recent pondering at the subject. Beginning with a dialogue of witchcraft within the early smooth interval, and charting the witch panics that came about at the moment, the writer is going directly to examine the historical debate surrounding the explanations of  the criminal persecution of witches. Contemporary perspectives of witchcraft recommend by means of judges, theological writers and the scientific career are tested, as is where of witchcraft within the renowned mind's eye. Jim Sharpe additionally seems on the gender dimensions of the witch persecution, and the remedy of witchcraft in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama. Supported via various compelling files, the booklet concludes with an exploration of why witch panics declined within the overdue 17th century and early eighteenth century. 

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Life in the Georgian Court by Catherine Curzon

By Catherine Curzon

As the glittering Hanoverian court docket provides start to the English Georgian period, a golden age of royalty dawns in Europe. homes upward push and fall, births, marriages and scandals swap the process heritage and in France, Revolution stalks the land.

Peep in the back of the shutters of the opulent courtroom of the doomed Bourbons, the absolutist powerhouse of Romanov Russia and the epoch-defining kinfolk whose kings gave their identify to the period, the home of Hanover.

Behind the pomp and rite have been women and men born into worlds of substantial privilege, but underneath the powdered wigs and gowns of nation have been actual humans dwelling lives of romance, tragedy, intrigue and eccentricity.

Take a trip into the non-public lives of very public figures and examine of prepared marriages that grew to become to like or hate and scandals that rocked well mannered society. right here the previous spouse of a king spends 3 many years in lonely captivity, Prinny makes scandalous eyes on the toast of the London level and Marie Antoinette starts off her final, negative trip via Paris as her son sits by myself in a forgotten felony cell.

Life within the Georgian court docket is a privileged peek into the glamorous, tragic and iconic courts of the Georgian international, the place even a king might take not anything for granted.

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The Life and Reign of Edward the Fourth: King of England and by Cora L. Scofield,Fonthill Media,Ralph A. Griffiths

By Cora L. Scofield,Fonthill Media,Ralph A. Griffiths

Edward IV, (1442-1483) was once King of britain from four March 1461 till three October 1470, and back from eleven April 1471 till his loss of life on nine April 1483. In a turbulent international marred by means of civil battle, Edward, 4th Duke of York-with strong name to the throne-overthrew the corrupt executive of the vulnerable and feeble-minded Henry VI, environment the root stones for a powerful and wealthy England. He was once an capable and profitable king who rescued England from the distress of battle and created her with an organization, really appropriate and well known govt. Like his grandson, Henry VIII, he used to be tall and good-looking as a tender guy. additionally like his grandson he was once pleasure-loving, and in his later years he was once more and more arbitrary and avaricious. though this, he proved able to making a winning and hugely own monarchy which in lots of methods set the scene for the Tudor monarchs who governed in the course of the 16th century in the course of the bloodline of his eldest daughter, Elizabeth. Cora L. Scofield's volumes are a magisterial list of this reign. even though different biographies have seemed, none have changed this reliable paintings of scholarship. In his authoritative and best-selling biography of Edward IV in 1975, Professor Charles Ross acknowledged '...my try ...has inevitably concerned a few foreshortening, and for information one needs to nonetheless confer with omit C. L. Scofield's intricate ...account of Yorkist international policy.'

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In Bed with the Georgians: Sex, Scandal and Satire in the by Mike Rendell

By Mike Rendell

In mattress with the Georgians offers a desirable perception into existence below the bed-clothes in Georgian England, the place the Madams and pimps have been in a position to thrive within the eighteenth century like by no means ahead of. It seems at high-class seraglios in addition to the brothels, jelly-houses and bagnios which flourished overtly, specifically within the quarter round Covent backyard. It seems at courtesans from the top echelons of society, the stored ladies, the sex-workers in 'houses of pleasure', down via to the road walkers and customary whores. It indicates the best way that the intercourse scene was once portrayed in modern letters and press stories, and specializes in royal scandals, aristocratic shenanigans and immoral behaviour.  The ebook appears on the function of Grub highway, the expansion of famous person prestige, and how courtesans occupied a demi-monde of  nice reputation, with their huge, immense wealth and conspicuous spending. specifically it appears to be like on the manner that caricaturists, resembling Gillray, Rowlandson, Newton, and Cruikshank, pilloried the wealthy and recognized for his or her peccadilloes, satirizing their wild excesses, and via so doing helped tell most people of what their 'social superiors' have been getting up to.
This e-book is lavishly illustrated in color and incorporates a helpful thesaurus of many points of the realm of the intercourse exchange in London and a part centuries ago.

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Princes, Pastors and People: The Church and Religion in by Susan Doran,Christopher Durston

By Susan Doran,Christopher Durston

Princes, Pastors and People strains the various adjustments in spiritual existence that came about within the turbulent years of the 16th and 17th centuries.

It is designed to make available to readers a lot of the latest study, and to lead them throughout the significant ancient controversies of the final twenty-five years:

* the factors of the English Reformation
* the recognition of the Elizabethan Protestant Church
* the influence of the Laudian concepts of the 1630s
* the Puritan try to regulate pop culture and belief.

By adopting a thematic instead of chronological process, the publication can be in a position to chart the long term advancements around the interval in key parts akin to doctrinal and liturgical switch, the position of the clergy, and the significance of faith within the daily lives of people.

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Enquiring History: British Society since 1945 (EH) by Diana Laffin

By Diana Laffin

Think extra deeply and paintings extra independently at a degree background via a delicately thought-out enquiry strategy from SHP.

Enquiring background: It makes you think that!

The OFSTED file on tuition heritage means that the present new release of a degree scholars were poorly served via exam-based textbooks which spoon-feed scholars whereas failing to enthuse them or enhance deeper understandings of learning History

The faculties heritage undertaking has risen to this problem with a brand new sequence for the following new release. Enquiring background is SHP's clean method of complicated point historical past that goals:
- To inspire and interact readers
- to assist readers imagine and achieve independence as learners
- To motivate enquiry, and deeper realizing of sessions and the folks of the past
- to have interaction with present scholarship
- to arrange a degree scholars for university

Key positive factors of every pupil book
- transparent compelling narrative - books are designed to be learn disguise to cover
- established enquiries - that discover the middle content material and problems with each one period
- function panels among enquiries supply context, evaluate, and extension
- complete color illustrations throughout

Britain for the reason that 1945
This name examines the foremost social advancements in put up warfare Britain from 1945-1990 and locations them of their political context. It examines how adjustments within the media, and within the lives of girls, teens, and immigrants labored jointly to rework Britain. those are either interesting but alien themes for present day a degree scholars - previous yet now not really but 'history' - powerful and debatable, yet simply dimly understood. This ebook units out to polish a really old mild on every one subject utilizing the great array of strong facts. And underlying all of it to deal with the foremost query: Has Britain turn into a extra divided society than it used to be in 1945? Or is that only a fantasy fuelled via nostalgia?

Web-based help includes
- lesson making plans instruments and tips for academics on hand from the SHP site http://www.schoolshistoryproject.org.uk/Publishing/BooksSHP/BooksALvlEHS.html
- eBooks for complete classification instructing or person pupil examining to be had from book retailers

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Gentlemanly Capitalism and British Imperialism: The New by Raymond E. Dumett

By Raymond E. Dumett

The ebook by way of Longman of P J Cain and A.G. Hopkins two-volume learn of "British Imperialism" (1688-1914; 1914-1994) brought on a sensation among historians of eu imperialism and fiscal overseas heritage. the idea of `gentlemanly capitalism' - the complicated of monetary, social and political strength centring at the urban of London - which they constructed to give an explanation for Britain's imperial enlargement has seeing that been extended , either in its unique concept and its implications. the following now's a purpose-built quantity ready in collaboration with the unique authors which stories the most recent country of scholarship within the box and develops it additional.

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February 1942: Britain's Darkest Days by Adrian Stewart

By Adrian Stewart

As the announcing is going 'it is darkest prior to the sunrise' and so it was once for Churchill and the British humans throughout the moment international War.

During February 1942, undesirable information of mess ups got here in an unbroken and doubtless never-ending series from the a ways East to the house entrance. a few comparable to the autumn of Singapore and the Royal Navy's humiliation over the get away of the Scharhnhorst and Gneisenau are renowned yet constantly worthy re-telling. Others much less written approximately reminiscent of the problem to Churchill at domestic, seriously strained relatives with Commonwealth allies, the japanese raid on Darwin and Rommel's go back in North Africa have been both severe and whole of foreboding for the longer term end result of the War.

February 1942 used to be on reflection, the month within which many customary ideals have been destroyed for ever. It used to be the month that proven that Britain not governed the waves; that observed British status so broken that it may by no means be absolutely restored; that foreshadowed and ensured the tip of Britain's Empire; that tested the huge pressure which may be wear Britain's kinfolk with the Commonwealth's self-governing Dominions. briefly it was once the month that modified Britain's world.

It was once additionally the month on the finish of which Britain appeared prone to lose the battle. fortunately, this didn't end up the case – so might be February 1942 extra exhibits nation can obtain poor blows yet nonetheless live on and endure.

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