By Michael Prestwich, Richard Britnell, Robin Frame
This assortment offers new and unique study into the lengthy 13th century, from c.1180-c.1330, with a specific concentrate on the reign of Edward II and its aftermath. different subject matters tested comprise crown funds, markets and festivals, royal stewards, the aftermath of the Barons' conflict, Wace's Roman de Brut, and authority in Yorkshire nunneries; and the amount additionally follows the culture of the sequence by way of having a look past England, with contributions at the position of Joan, spouse of Llywelyn the nice in Anglo-Welsh family members, Dublin, and English landholding in eire, whereas the continental connection is represented through a comparability of elements of English and French kingship.
By Emma Mason PhD
This is a massive new biography of England's such a lot irreligious king, famously killed unintentionally when looking within the new woodland. the longer term William II was once born within the past due 1050s the 3rd son of William the Conqueror. the more youthful William—nicknamed Rufus as a result of his ruddy cheeks—at first had no nice expectancies of succeeding to the throne. the location replaced while Robert, the Conqueror's eldest son, time and again rebelled opposed to his father, and Richard, the king's moment son, used to be killed in a searching twist of fate within the New woodland. while the Conqueror was once death in 1087, he detailed William as inheritor to the English throne. Emma Mason's biography tells the tale of William Rufus, King of britain from 1087-1100, and divulges for the 1st time the reality at the back of his demise, within the 13th yr of his stricken reign, settling one in every of medieval England's so much enduring mysteries.
By Lars Iyer
A plague of rats, the top of philosophy, the cosmic chook, and bars that don’t serve Plymouth Gin—is this the Apocalypse or is it simply the United States?
“The apocalypse is imminent,” thinks W. He has dedicated his existence to philosophy, yet he's approximately to be forged out from his cherished college. His buddy Lars is not any support at all—he’s too busy combating an infestation of rats in his flat. A drunken lecture journey during the American South proves to be one other giant mistake. In desperation, the 2 British intellectuals flip to Dogma, a semi-religious code that would but supply desiring to their lives.
half Nietzsche, half Monty Python, half Huckleberry Finn, Dogma is a singular as ridiculous and profound as faith itself. The sequel to the acclaimed novel Spurious, Dogma is the second one ebook in a single of the main unique literary trilogies on the grounds that Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable.
By Gavin McCrea
Little or no is understood approximately Lizzie Burns, the illiterate Irishwoman and longtime lover of Frederick Engels, coauthor of The Communist Manifesto. In Gavin McCrea’s first novel, the unsung Lizzie is eventually given a voice that won’t be forgotten.
Lizzie is a bad employee within the Manchester, England, mill that Frederick owns. after they circulate to London to be in the direction of Karl Marx and kin, she needs to learn how to navigate the advanced landscapes of Victorian society. we're aware of Lizzie’s intimate, wry perspectives on Marx and Engels’s venture to spur revolution one of the operating periods, and to her ambivalence towards her newly sumptuous conditions. Lizzie is haunted through her old flame (a progressive Irishman), careworn by way of a feeling of responsibility to correct prior errors, and torn among a wish for independence and the pragmatic have to be cared for.
Yet regardless of or as a result of their profound modifications, Lizzie and Frederick stay attracted to one another during this advanced, high-spirited love story.
“Richly imagined.”—starred overview, Publishers Weekly
“This is the easiest type of ancient fiction."—Lucy Scholes, The Independent
"Who knew examining approximately communists might be rather a lot fun?"—starred assessment, Kirkus Reviews
Guardian First publication Award Nominee for Longlist (2015)
By Darwin Porter
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By Elaine Freedgood
In Victorian Writing approximately threat, Elaine Freedgood explores a large spectrum of once-popular literature, together with works on political financial system, sanitary reform, balloon flight, and African exploration. The consolations provided through this geography of threat are precariously predicated at the balance of dominant Victorian definitions of individuals and locations. ladies, males, the laboring and heart periods, Africa and Africans: all have assigned identities that permit hazard to be situated and contained. whilst identities shift and limits fail, probability and protection start to look in the entire mistaken locations.
By Robert O. Bucholz, Joseph P. Ward
Among 1550 and 1750 London grew to become the best urban in Europe and probably the most brilliant fiscal and cultural facilities on this planet. This e-book is a historical past of London in this an important interval of its upward push to world-wide prominence, in which it ruled the commercial, political, social and cultural lifetime of the British Isles as by no means earlier than nor seeing that. London: A Social and Cultural historical past accommodates the easiest fresh paintings in city historical past, money owed by way of modern Londoners and travelers, and fictional works that includes the town for you to to track London's upward push and discover its function as a harbinger of modernity in addition to how its voters coped with these achievements. This publication covers the total variety of lifestyles in London, from the luxurious galleries of Whitehall to the damp and sooty alleyways of the East finish. alongside the way in which, readers will courageous the risks of plague and fireplace, witness the spectacles of the Lord Mayor's festival and the hangings at Tyburn, and take refreshment within the city's excitement gardens, coffeehouses, and taverns.
By Anne O'Brien
Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, is a made up our minds girl who plots and schemes an surprising course among both robust males in 12th century Europe, a girl who can manoeuvre and control to guard her personal lands as successfully as any power-grasping lord. Eleanor is single-minded in her fight to maintain her inheritance intact, major her to reject one husband and take one other who will fulfil her wants. Eleanor intends to reign as Queen and is ready to carry scandal down upon herself in pursuit of her final prize. Hers is a narrative of energy, political intrigue, ardour and love.