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  • 16 Aug 2019
    Arianne Chernock

    The Right to Rule and the Rights of Women: Queen Victoria and the Women’s Movement

    Why do we need another book about Queen Victoria? The last time I checked, there were over 1,500 entries for the Queen as a subject in WorldCat. Yet on this, the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, I’d like to think that my book clears up some significant misunderstandings about the Queen, particularly on matters […]

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  • 11 Jul 2019
    Guy Ortolano

    Whatever Happened to the Property-Owning Social Democracy?

    Like many other countries, Britain faces a desperate housing crisis.  The disaster at Grenfell Tower, rising rough sleeping and homelessness, a dismal private rental market, despair among millennials at the prospect of ever owning their own homes: small wonder that housing routinely figures among the public’s top concerns.  Indeed, as much as any other single […]

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  • 26 Mar 2019
    Hilary M. Carey

    Empire of Hell

    The rise and fall of convict transportation in the British Empire is often told as a Gothic melodrama. John Mitchel, the Young Ireland leader transported for treason, was typical in referring to the British transportation system as an ‘Empire of Hell’. He was even more scathing about attempts to reform the convicts in Van Diemen’s […]

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  • 11 Feb 2019
    Pat Thane

    A Divided Kingdom? A View of 20th Century Britain

    Are we really a United Kingdom? In a year that has seen the British public trying to grasp the politics at play with the dreaded B-word, we look back at some key moments in British politics and social surveys since 1900. Pat Thane’s remarkable analysis of data across the 20th Century United Kingdom outlines with clarity the […]

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  • 2 Oct 2018
    Tillman W. Nechtman

    Mutiny and the British Pacific

    I can still remember the first time I heard about Pitcairn Island. I was a young child, not even a teenager, when I found an old Book Club edition of Nordhoff and Hall’s fictional trilogy detailing the mutiny aboard the Bounty, Captain Bligh’s open-boat ordeal at sea, and the settlement and early history of Pitcairn […]

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