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Naval and Military Operations of Great Britain is the single most important contemporary account of the Royal Navy in the 18th century. Its six volumes present a new approach to naval strategy. Defeat in the American Revolutionary War called into question the assumptions of superiority upon which so much earlier ...
Naval and Military Operations of Great Britain: Foundations of a New Naval Strategy
Naval and Military Operations of Great Britain is the single most important contemporary account of the Royal Navy in the 18th century. Its six volumes present a new approach to naval strategy. Defeat in the American Revolutionary War called into question the assumptions of superiority upon which so much earlier commentary on naval affairs had been based. By addressing the specific causes of the disaster, the author, Robert Beatson (1742-1818), hoped to render both the navy and the nation wiser for the future. Lauded by key figures in the development of naval strategy, including John Laughton, Alfred T. Mahan, and Julian Corbett, this work remains fundamental to modern scholarship on the nature of British naval power and is an especially rich source of information on the British army's campaign in North America. This edition contains a substantial new introduction by leading naval scholar, Andrew Lambert (King's College London).
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Naval and Military Operations of Great Britain: Foundations of a New Naval Strategy

by Robert Beatson
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Providing essential knowledge about the British capital's built environment, these two volumes cover a large portion of the parish of St. Marylebone, bounded to the south by Oxford Street and to the north by the Marylebone Road, and stretching from just west of Marylebone High Street to the parish boundary ...
Survey of London: South-East Marylebone: Volumes 51 and 52
Providing essential knowledge about the British capital's built environment, these two volumes cover a large portion of the parish of St. Marylebone, bounded to the south by Oxford Street and to the north by the Marylebone Road, and stretching from just west of Marylebone High Street to the parish boundary along Cleveland Street near Tottenham Court Road to the east. This area is rich in historic buildings and includes some of London's most celebrated addresses, including Portland Place, Cavendish Square, and Harley Street. Among the most important buildings covered in this superbly illustrated book are Robert and James Adam's development of Portland Place, where the Royal Institute of British Architects' headquarters is a notable 20th-century insertion. Other landmarks include Marylebone Parish Church, All Saints Margaret Street and All Souls Langham Place, and the vast, recently demolished Middlesex Hospital. In addition to new photography, this volume includes meticulous architectural drawings and detailed coverage of the topography.
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Survey of London: South-East Marylebone: Volumes 51 and 52

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Ramsey Abbey, Cambridgeshire, was founded in 969 and rapidly became of one the richest and most important Benedictine houses in the country. It was famous for its school and library, and a thriving market town grew up around it, despite its isolated position in the Fens. The cartulary contains a ...
Cambridge Library Collection - Rolls: Cartularium Monasterii de Rameseia 3 Volume Set
Ramsey Abbey, Cambridgeshire, was founded in 969 and rapidly became of one the richest and most important Benedictine houses in the country. It was famous for its school and library, and a thriving market town grew up around it, despite its isolated position in the Fens. The cartulary contains a range of legal, financial and ecclesiastical documents dating from 974 to 1436, although the greater part was compiled in the fourteenth century. It is particularly important for the study of manorial and economic history (and the abbey's twelfth-century chronicle is also reissued in this series). This three-volume edition was published between 1884 and 1893. Most items are in Latin, although there are some in Norman French and Anglo-Saxon. English side-notes to the text are provided throughout. A comprehensive index to all three volumes is included in Volume 3.
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156.450000 USD

Cambridge Library Collection - Rolls: Cartularium Monasterii de Rameseia 3 Volume Set

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William Wilberforce (1759-1833) was a politician, philanthropist and evangelical Christian, now best known for his work to end the slave trade. Elected to Parliament in 1780, he campaigned unsuccessfully for penal and electoral reform. In 1787, at the encouragement of his friend William Pitt, he took up the cause of ...
Cambridge Library Collection - Slavery and Abolition: The Life of William Wilberforce 5 Volume Set
William Wilberforce (1759-1833) was a politician, philanthropist and evangelical Christian, now best known for his work to end the slave trade. Elected to Parliament in 1780, he campaigned unsuccessfully for penal and electoral reform. In 1787, at the encouragement of his friend William Pitt, he took up the cause of abolition at Westminster and lobbied influential people tirelessly, but humanitarian and ethical arguments were slow to overcome the economic interests of those who had made fortunes from the slave trade or the use of slave labour. It was not until 1807 that the Abolition Bill was finally passed. Wilberforce continued his work for emancipation (not achieved until 1833, just days before his death), and also campaigned for religious liberty until ill-health led to his withdrawal from public life. This biography, based on his own writings, was published by two of his sons in 1838, but sheds more light on religious than on political aspects of his life.
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238.350000 USD

Cambridge Library Collection - Slavery and Abolition: The Life of William Wilberforce 5 Volume Set

by William Wilberforce
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This two-volume work covers the period 1570-1870, and is one of several written on book collections by Edward Edwards (1812-1886). Volume 1 considers the gatherers of the 'foundation collections' of the British Museum. Among them were Henry, Prince of Wales, the son of James I, and Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753), ...
Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries: Lives of the Founders of the British Museum 2 Volume Paperback Set: With Notices of its Chief Augmentors and Other Benefactors, 1570-1870
This two-volume work covers the period 1570-1870, and is one of several written on book collections by Edward Edwards (1812-1886). Volume 1 considers the gatherers of the 'foundation collections' of the British Museum. Among them were Henry, Prince of Wales, the son of James I, and Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753), whose bequest of his collections to George II led directly to the foundation of the Museum. Volume 2 looks at some of the early donors of books. A chapter is devoted to the Royal Library of King George III, and Edwards then concentrates on the period 1829-1870, giving a view of the growth of the Museum under a series of chief librarians. Later chapters look at the donors of items in the collection of antiquities, and give an account of the Grenville Library of over 20,000 books, bequeathed to the Museum in 1846.
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92.400000 USD

Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries: Lives of the Founders of the British Museum 2 Volume Paperback Set: With Notices of its Chief Augmentors and Other Benefactors, 1570-1870

by Edward Edwards
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This seven-volume collection was published in nine parts between 1864 and 1890. The bulk of the work consists of translated correspondence between the Venetian ambassadors at the English court and the Signory back home, with documents from other northern Italian states also included. The work as a whole forms a ...
Cambridge Library Collection - European History: Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts, Relating to English Affairs 7 Volume Set: Existing in the Archives and Collections of Venice, and in Other Libraries of Northern Italy
This seven-volume collection was published in nine parts between 1864 and 1890. The bulk of the work consists of translated correspondence between the Venetian ambassadors at the English court and the Signory back home, with documents from other northern Italian states also included. The work as a whole forms a detailed chronicle of Italian dealings with the English crown from the year 1202 up to 1580. Volume 6, which deals with the years 1555 to the death of Queen Mary at the end of 1558, is subdivided into three parts. Translator and editor Rawdon Lubbock Brown (1806-83) lived for many years in Venice, had unrivalled access to the Venetian archives and travelled widely across Italy to search for material in libraries and other archives. He had previously published a two-volume edition of Ambassador Sebastian Giustinian's dispatches to Venice from Henry VIII's court (also reissued in this series).
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703.500000 USD

Cambridge Library Collection - European History: Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts, Relating to English Affairs 7 Volume Set: Existing in the Archives and Collections of Venice, and in Other Libraries of Northern Italy

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This three-volume study by the Scottish churchman and social reformer Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847) is a revealing work of Christian morality as applied to urban economic theory. Having moved to Glasgow in 1815, Chalmers was given a free hand in 1819 for an experiment in urban ministry at the new parish ...
Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century: The Christian and Civic Economy of Large Towns 3 Volume Set
This three-volume study by the Scottish churchman and social reformer Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847) is a revealing work of Christian morality as applied to urban economic theory. Having moved to Glasgow in 1815, Chalmers was given a free hand in 1819 for an experiment in urban ministry at the new parish of St John's in the poorest district of the city. His reforms improved education and reduced the need for institutional poor relief by dividing the area into manageable 'proportions' that were closely looked after by parish elders and deacons, reviving a traditional community spirit and promoting self-help. Although sometimes severe, Chalmers' system and this influential work, first published between 1821 and 1826, reflect Enlightenment optimism regarding human nature, suggesting the need for the Church of Scotland to respond actively to problems of urban industrialisation.
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130.200000 USD

Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century: The Christian and Civic Economy of Large Towns 3 Volume Set

by Thomas Chalmers
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A lawyer by profession, Theodore Martin (1816-1909) gained literary distinction as both a humorous essayist and versatile translator. He found his greatest success, however, in the role of biographer to Prince Albert (1819-61). Commissioned by Queen Victoria to memorialise her late husband, this five-volume work was first published between 1875 ...
Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century: The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort 5 Volume Set
A lawyer by profession, Theodore Martin (1816-1909) gained literary distinction as both a humorous essayist and versatile translator. He found his greatest success, however, in the role of biographer to Prince Albert (1819-61). Commissioned by Queen Victoria to memorialise her late husband, this five-volume work was first published between 1875 and 1880. Intended as a continuation of the biography begun by Charles Grey (also reissued in this series), it has been described as 'less adulatory in tone than might be expected'. A treasury of letters and memoranda, it presents a detailed portrait of the character, words and deeds of a man whose life was necessarily immersed in the great events of his time. The volumes cover Albert's youth, his marriage to Victoria, the births of their children, Albert's role during the Great Exhibition and the Crimean War, and his protracted illness and death at the age of forty-two.
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276.150000 USD

Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century: The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort 5 Volume Set

by Sir Theodore Martin
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This history will endure; not only because Sir Winston has written it, but also because of its own inherent virtues - its narrative power, its fine judgment of war and politics, of soldiers and statesmen, and even more because it reflects a tradition of what Englishmen in the hey-day of ...
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples: The Complete Set
This history will endure; not only because Sir Winston has written it, but also because of its own inherent virtues - its narrative power, its fine judgment of war and politics, of soldiers and statesmen, and even more because it reflects a tradition of what Englishmen in the hey-day of their empire thought and felt about their country's past. The Daily Telegraph Spanning four volumes and many centuries of history, from Caesar's invasion of Britain to the start of World War I, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples stands as one of Winston S. Churchill's most magnificent literary works. Begun during Churchill's 'wilderness years' when he was out of government, first published in 1956 after his leadership through the darkest days of World War II had cemented his place in history and completed when Churchill was in his 80s, it remains to this day a compelling and vivid history. - The first volume - The Birth of Britain - tells the story of the formation of the British state. - The second volume - The New World - explores the emergence of Britain on the world stage and a turbulent period at home. - The third volume - The Age of Revolution Churchill charts the rise of Great Britain as a world power and the long rivalry with France, the shadow of the French Revolution, the rise of Napoleon and his defeat at Waterloo. - The fourth and final volume - The Great Democracies - reaches the modern era.
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120.750000 USD

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples: The Complete Set

by Sir Winston S. Churchill
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This Collection, composed of altogether 23 reissued titles in four sub-sets from The Athlone Press, offers a distinguished selection of titles that showcase the width and breadth of historical study, as well as the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. Crossing over into politics, linguistics, economics, politics, military and maritime history, ...
History: British History - Bloomsbury Academic Collections
This Collection, composed of altogether 23 reissued titles in four sub-sets from The Athlone Press, offers a distinguished selection of titles that showcase the width and breadth of historical study, as well as the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. Crossing over into politics, linguistics, economics, politics, military and maritime history, and science, this Collection encompasses titles on British, European and global subjects from the Early Modern period to the late 20th Century. Covering a vast range of interests - from the Elizabethan Age to the American Revolutionary War to public services and 20th century education - these nine titles offer a cross section through British history and psyche. Taken on its own, each title examines a particular aspect of British history. As a set, they offer a wide-ranging understanding of how the United Kingdom changed from global empire to modern-day democracy. All titles can be bought individually or as part of a sub-set. This sub-set on British history includes: - The Elizabethan Pamphleteers: Popular Moralistic Pamphlets 1580-1640 by Sandra Clark - Professionalism, Patronage and Public Service in Victorian London by Gloria C. Clifton - Royal Mail: The History of the Post Office since 1840 by Martin J. Daunton - Housing the Workers: A Comparative History 1850-1914 by Martin J. Daunton - Papermaking in Britain 1488 - 1988: A Short History by Richard Leslie Hills - The Search for Good Sense by F.L. Lucas - The Missing Stratum by Michael Sanderson - Shipping and the American War by David Syrett - A Strong Supporting Cast by F.M.G Willson
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1209.600000 USD
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The subtitle of this eight-volume set is Consisting of Authentic Memoirs and Original Letters of Eminent Persons, and Intended as a Sequel to the 'Literary Anecdotes', which had been published in nine volumes by the author, editor and publisher John Nichols (1745-1826) between 1812 and 1815, and are also reissued ...
Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies: Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century 8 Volume Set: Consisting of Authentic Memoirs and Original Letters of Eminent Persons, and Intended as a Sequel to the Literary Anecdotes
The subtitle of this eight-volume set is Consisting of Authentic Memoirs and Original Letters of Eminent Persons, and Intended as a Sequel to the 'Literary Anecdotes', which had been published in nine volumes by the author, editor and publisher John Nichols (1745-1826) between 1812 and 1815, and are also reissued in this series. Like its predecessor set, these 'illustrations' are a useful source of biographical material on authors and publishers at a time when many of the literary genres we take for granted, such as the novel, the autobiography and the analytical history, were first being developed. The volumes were published between 1817 and 1858, the project being continued after Nichols' death by his son and grandson. Among the 'eminent persons' included in the volumes are David Garrick, Sir Hans Sloane, Sir Joseph Banks, George Hardinge, Isaac Newton, Jonathan Swift, Anna Seward, Dr Johnson and James Boswell.
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554.400000 USD

Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies: Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century 8 Volume Set: Consisting of Authentic Memoirs and Original Letters of Eminent Persons, and Intended as a Sequel to the Literary Anecdotes

by John Nichols
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Richard Jefferies (1848-87) remains one of the most thoughtful and most lyrical writers on the English countryside. He had aspirations to make a living as a novelist, but it was his short, factually based articles for The Live Stock Journal and other magazines, drawn from a wealth of knowledge of ...
Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century: Hodge and his Masters 2 Volume Set
Richard Jefferies (1848-87) remains one of the most thoughtful and most lyrical writers on the English countryside. He had aspirations to make a living as a novelist, but it was his short, factually based articles for The Live Stock Journal and other magazines, drawn from a wealth of knowledge of the rural community into which he had been born, which, when brought together in book form, brought him recognition (though not wealth), and which continued to be read and admired after his early death. This two-volume work, first published in 1880, contains a collection of essays first published in The Standard. Jefferies describes the daily life and circumstances of Victorian English farmers, labourers and their wives without sentimentality, illustrating daily hardships as well as idyllic pastimes, and providing an accurate and thus valuable description of a now vanished way of life.
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75.600000 USD

Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century: Hodge and his Masters 2 Volume Set

by Richard Jefferies
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English historian Henry Thomas Buckle (1821-62) was born into the family of a wealthy London merchant. A child of delicate health, and tutored privately at home, he never attended university. Nevertheless, it was clear that he was meant for intellectual pursuits and by the age of twenty he was a ...
Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, General: History of Civilization in England 2 Volume Set
English historian Henry Thomas Buckle (1821-62) was born into the family of a wealthy London merchant. A child of delicate health, and tutored privately at home, he never attended university. Nevertheless, it was clear that he was meant for intellectual pursuits and by the age of twenty he was a formidable chess player. With his love of books and reading, he set out on an ambitious plan to write a fourteen-volume history of civilisation, and at the same time to put historical research on a more scientific basis. The work would have included a greater number of countries, but due to his early death, only two volumes exist. Volume 1 focuses on England and France, and their intellectual, political, religious and social histories, and Volume 2 on Scotland; it also includes a chapter on Spain.
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135.450000 USD

Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, General: History of Civilization in England 2 Volume Set

by Henry Thomas Buckle
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Sebastian Giustinian (1460-1543) served as the Venetian ambassador to the court of Henry VIII between 1515 and 1519, during which time he sent back frequent and detailed dispatches to the Signory of Venice. In 1515, when Giustinian arrived at the English court, Henry was only twenty-four and described as 'expert ...
Cambridge Library Collection - European History: Four Years at the Court of Henry VIII 2 Volume Set: Selection of Despatches Written by the Venetian Ambassador, Sebastian Giustinian, and Addressed to the Signory of Venice, January 12th, 1515, to July 26th
Sebastian Giustinian (1460-1543) served as the Venetian ambassador to the court of Henry VIII between 1515 and 1519, during which time he sent back frequent and detailed dispatches to the Signory of Venice. In 1515, when Giustinian arrived at the English court, Henry was only twenty-four and described as 'expert in arms, and of great valour, and most excellent in his personal endowments'. In this two-volume collection, Guistinian's letters paint a vivid portrait of a diplomat's life at court, covering treaty negotiations, meetings with Cardinal Wolsey, an outbreak of plague, Catherine of Aragon's predicament, and many other diplomatic and social matters. Translator and editor Rawdon Lubbock Brown (1806-83) had an unrivalled knowledge of the Venetian archives: he was the first historian to appreciate the importance of the dispatches sent from London by the Venetian ambassadors. His edition of Giustinian's correspondence provided an entirely new insight into Henry's reign when it was first published in 1854.
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86.100000 USD

Cambridge Library Collection - European History: Four Years at the Court of Henry VIII 2 Volume Set: Selection of Despatches Written by the Venetian Ambassador, Sebastian Giustinian, and Addressed to the Signory of Venice, January 12th, 1515, to July 26th

by Sebastiano Giustiniani
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Published between 1909 and 1955, this ten-volume collection contains deeds relating to all of Yorkshire, from the twelfth to the seventeenth century. The deeds are of local historical interest, and provide topographical, philological and genealogical information, as well as insights into daily life. The majority of the records here are ...
Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History: Yorkshire Deeds 10 Volume Set
Published between 1909 and 1955, this ten-volume collection contains deeds relating to all of Yorkshire, from the twelfth to the seventeenth century. The deeds are of local historical interest, and provide topographical, philological and genealogical information, as well as insights into daily life. The majority of the records here are presented as abstracts, while documents in the vernacular that are of greater interest or importance are printed in full. Where possible, the documents are dated. Thorough background information and discussion of the deeds is included, as are notable physical descriptions, in particular of the seals. Each volume concludes with an index of people and places. At first edited by William Brown, (1854-1924), this well-respected series was largely edited by Charles Travis Clay (1885-1978), who was renowned for the outstanding quality of his work, particularly in dating documents.
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334.950000 USD

Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History: Yorkshire Deeds 10 Volume Set

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Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville (1794-1865) was one of the most important English political and social diarists. Clerk to the Privy Council for over forty years, he mixed with all the great political names of the day, including Wellington, Melbourne, Palmerston and Peel. Greville was fascinated by people, and a great ...
Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century: The Greville Memoirs 8 Volume Paperback Set: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV, King William IV and Queen Victoria
Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville (1794-1865) was one of the most important English political and social diarists. Clerk to the Privy Council for over forty years, he mixed with all the great political names of the day, including Wellington, Melbourne, Palmerston and Peel. Greville was fascinated by people, and a great collector of information, believing that 'there is always something to be learned from everybody if you touch them on the points they know'. He revelled in the exalted company he kept, and always intended his diaries to be published after his death. They appeared in eight volumes between 1874 and 1887, and form an important historical source for the first half of the nineteenth century. Although he is not a gossip, the diaries caused outrage in some of those who featured in it, such as Disraeli and Queen Victoria, who saw publication as a great betrayal of trust.
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367.500000 USD

Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century: The Greville Memoirs 8 Volume Paperback Set: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV, King William IV and Queen Victoria

by Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville
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In 1743, the appointment of a new archbishop of York, Thomas Herring (1693-1757), led to the creation of one of the most useful historical records of parish life in eighteenth-century England. This five-volume edition of visitation returns was first published between 1928 and 1931. It contains the responses made by ...
Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries: Archbishop Herring's Visitation Returns, 1743 5 Volume Set
In 1743, the appointment of a new archbishop of York, Thomas Herring (1693-1757), led to the creation of one of the most useful historical records of parish life in eighteenth-century England. This five-volume edition of visitation returns was first published between 1928 and 1931. It contains the responses made by hundreds of clergymen to the archbishop's enquiries as to the social and religious character of their parishes. Incorporating records detailing clerical matters and covering subjects ranging from the number of families in residence to the popularity of Methodism and the provision of schools, these volumes comprise, in the words of the editors, 'a collection of facts which are valuable for the economic and social, as well as the ecclesiastical history of England'.
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162.750000 USD

Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries: Archbishop Herring's Visitation Returns, 1743 5 Volume Set

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Published for the Yorkshire Archaeological Society between 1899 and 1903, this two-volume survey sets out to collect and put into historical context the extant documentation relating to the foundation and early history of ten Yorkshire schools in York, Beverley, Ripon, Pontefract, Howden, Northallerton, Acaster, Rotherham, Giggleswick and Sedbergh. The earliest ...
Cambridge Library Collection - Education: Early Yorkshire Schools 2 Volume Set
Published for the Yorkshire Archaeological Society between 1899 and 1903, this two-volume survey sets out to collect and put into historical context the extant documentation relating to the foundation and early history of ten Yorkshire schools in York, Beverley, Ripon, Pontefract, Howden, Northallerton, Acaster, Rotherham, Giggleswick and Sedbergh. The earliest of these is what later became York's St Peter's School, founded in 627 by St Paulinus of York and where Alcuin was an early headmaster. An extract from his Latin poem The Bishops, Kings and Saints of York relating to his time at the school is printed here, alongside a wealth of letters, charters and other documents (many in Latin) concerning the history and traditions of all the schools. Arthur Francis Leach (1851-1915), dubbed 'the father of the history of education in England', provides a narrative account to accompany the primary sources.
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Cambridge Library Collection - Education: Early Yorkshire Schools 2 Volume Set

by Arthur Francis Leach
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A child prodigy, Henry Brougham (1778-1868), later Lord Brougham and Vaux, entered in 1792 the University of Edinburgh, where he focused on mathematics and then law, while his amateur scientific studies led him to become a fellow of the Royal Society at the age of twenty-five. Called to both the ...
The Life and Times of Henry Lord Brougham 3 Volume Set: Written by Himself
A child prodigy, Henry Brougham (1778-1868), later Lord Brougham and Vaux, entered in 1792 the University of Edinburgh, where he focused on mathematics and then law, while his amateur scientific studies led him to become a fellow of the Royal Society at the age of twenty-five. Called to both the Scottish and English bars, and moving in radical political circles, he became famous as a defender of free speech, a passionate abolitionist, and co-founder of the Edinburgh Review. He also founded the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, and after many years as an MP, he was given a peerage in 1830 and became Lord Chancellor in Lord Grey's Whig government, where he was instrumental in the passing of the 1832 Reform Act. This three-volume autobiography was published posthumously in 1871, with some additional notes, but the text was untouched, as stipulated in Brougham's will.
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The Life and Times of Henry Lord Brougham 3 Volume Set: Written by Himself

by Henry Brougham
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Sir Nathanial William Wraxall (1751-1831), traveller and writer, served as an MP from 1780 to 1794 and was made a baronet in 1813. Upon publication in 1815, his memoirs were an immediate, though controversial, success: 1,000 copies sold out within five weeks. Accused of libelling a Russian diplomat, and found ...
Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries: Historical Memoirs of my Own Time 2 Volume Set
Sir Nathanial William Wraxall (1751-1831), traveller and writer, served as an MP from 1780 to 1794 and was made a baronet in 1813. Upon publication in 1815, his memoirs were an immediate, though controversial, success: 1,000 copies sold out within five weeks. Accused of libelling a Russian diplomat, and found guilty, Wraxall brought out this second edition later that same year, with the offending passages removed. Volume 1 covers 1772-81, a period of extensive travel, which took him across several European countries, including Portugal, France, Germany and Italy, returning to London in 1780. Volume 2 comprises the majority of the second, and more controversial, part of the work, which covers 1781-4 and Wraxall's early parliamentary years under Lord North's administration. The memoirs make for an entertaining read, and few from the distinguished circles in which the author moved are spared from his merciless facility for description.
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Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries: Historical Memoirs of my Own Time 2 Volume Set

by Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall
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This series, initiated under the general editorship of the late H. P. R. Finberg, comprises eight volumes covering the agrarian history of England and Wales from the Neolithic period to the time of publication. The volumes were published between 1967 and 2000. It was not just a synthesis of existing ...
Agrarian History of England and Wales: The Agrarian History of England and Wales 8 Volume Set in 12 Paperback Parts
This series, initiated under the general editorship of the late H. P. R. Finberg, comprises eight volumes covering the agrarian history of England and Wales from the Neolithic period to the time of publication. The volumes were published between 1967 and 2000. It was not just a synthesis of existing knowledge, although full account has been taken of earlier work. The national archives have been extensively researched, while the manuscript deposits in various offices - a vast source - have been freely tapped.
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973.350000 USD

Agrarian History of England and Wales: The Agrarian History of England and Wales 8 Volume Set in 12 Paperback Parts

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The Stuart writer and gardener John Evelyn (1620-1706), whose two-volume Sylva is also reissued in this series, kept a diary from the age of eleven, and in the 1680s began to compile this memoir from his records. It was first published in 1818 in an edition by the antiquarian William ...
Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries: The Diary of John Evelyn 3 Volume Set: With an Introduction and Notes
The Stuart writer and gardener John Evelyn (1620-1706), whose two-volume Sylva is also reissued in this series, kept a diary from the age of eleven, and in the 1680s began to compile this memoir from his records. It was first published in 1818 in an edition by the antiquarian William Bray; this three-volume version of 1906 was edited by Austin Dobson (1840-1921), the author and poet who also wrote the volume on Henry Fielding in the 'English Men of Letters' series, among many other literary biographies. In an extensive preface, Dobson explains his reasons for revisiting a work which had already received much editorial attention, and his introduction gives a short biography of its author. The work begins with Evelyn's own memoir of his early life: regular entries commence in 1637, when he was a student at Oxford, and conclude a few weeks before his death in 1706.
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Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries: The Diary of John Evelyn 3 Volume Set: With an Introduction and Notes

by John Evelyn
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A Franciscan scholar and theologian, John Peckham (c.1230-92) was appointed archbishop of Canterbury by the pope in 1279. His register survives at Lambeth Palace and is the chief source for his archiepiscopacy. This three-volume edition, prepared by Charles Trice Martin (1842-1914) between 1882 and 1885, rearranges the documents from their ...
Cambridge Library Collection - Rolls: Registrum epistolarum fratris Johannis Peckham, Archiepiscopi Cantuariensis 3 Volume Set
A Franciscan scholar and theologian, John Peckham (c.1230-92) was appointed archbishop of Canterbury by the pope in 1279. His register survives at Lambeth Palace and is the chief source for his archiepiscopacy. This three-volume edition, prepared by Charles Trice Martin (1842-1914) between 1882 and 1885, rearranges the documents from their original thematic order to a chronological one, and omits the purely formal items, published elsewhere. The text is mostly in Latin, with some Anglo-Norman documents, for which a translation is provided in the appendices. Volume 1 contains letters 1-305, up to July 1282. Volume 2 contains letters 306-561, from August 1282 to June 1284. Volume 3 contains letters 562-720, from July 1284 to July 1292. The tables of contents in each volume provide useful summaries of each letter. Topics range from purely ecclesiastical matters, such as excommunications and indulgences, to relations between England and Wales.
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Cambridge Library Collection - Rolls: Registrum epistolarum fratris Johannis Peckham, Archiepiscopi Cantuariensis 3 Volume Set

by John Peckham
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W. E. H. Lecky (1838-1903) was one of the most distinguished Victorian historians, although he never held any academic post. He was unusual in the extent to which he made use of archival sources, and noted for his ability of do justice to both sides of an argument. His History ...
Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries: A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century 5 Volume Paperback Set
W. E. H. Lecky (1838-1903) was one of the most distinguished Victorian historians, although he never held any academic post. He was unusual in the extent to which he made use of archival sources, and noted for his ability of do justice to both sides of an argument. His History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century was first published as part of A History of England in the Eighteenth Century, but reissued in 1892 as a five volume work. He has been described as the first revisionist Irish historian, as the the aim of the book was partly to respond to Froude's The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century, which is markedly anti-Irish in its sentiments. Lecky was no nationalist, and opposed Home Rule, but wanted to provide a more truthful and balanced account, and his account of the United Irishmen and the events of 1798 was highly regarded.
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Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries: A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century 5 Volume Paperback Set

by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
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Alexander William Kinglake (1809-1891) was a travel writer and historian. He witnessed the battle of the Alma and the Charge of the Light Brigade, and became well acquainted with the British commander, Lord Raglan. This work was commissioned by Lady Raglan to repair her husband's reputation, and Kinglake was given ...
Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History: The Invasion of the Crimea 8 Volume Paperback Set: Its Origin and an Account of its Progress Down to the Death of Lord Raglan
Alexander William Kinglake (1809-1891) was a travel writer and historian. He witnessed the battle of the Alma and the Charge of the Light Brigade, and became well acquainted with the British commander, Lord Raglan. This work was commissioned by Lady Raglan to repair her husband's reputation, and Kinglake was given access to Raglan's papers, and to private and confidential state records. The eight volumes were published between 1863 and 1887. They were extremely successful commercially, but received mixed critical reviews, owing to the bias and prejudice shown by the author, and serious questions were raised about his use of the sources to which he was given exclusive access. However, the breadth of his research, corresponding with or interviewing participants in the war, and use of French, Turkish and Russian sources as well as British, gives lasting value to the work.
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Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History: The Invasion of the Crimea 8 Volume Paperback Set: Its Origin and an Account of its Progress Down to the Death of Lord Raglan

by Alexander William Kinglake
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This monumental 1849 publication was the first detailed analysis to compare Anglo-Saxon institutions with those of other Germanic peoples. The philologist and historian Kemble (1807-57) was born into a renowned family of actors, trained at Cambridge for both the bar and the church, but devoted his career to Germanic philology ...
Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History: The Saxons in England 2 Volume Set: A History of the English Commonwealth till the Period of the Norman Conquest
This monumental 1849 publication was the first detailed analysis to compare Anglo-Saxon institutions with those of other Germanic peoples. The philologist and historian Kemble (1807-57) was born into a renowned family of actors, trained at Cambridge for both the bar and the church, but devoted his career to Germanic philology and Old English. His studies resulted in several books including a Beowulf edition (1833), a pioneering six-volume edition of Anglo-Saxon charters (Codex Diplomaticus Aevi Saxonici, 1839-48), and the posthumous Horae Ferales (1863), together with articles and translations in periodicals. He also corresponded for many years with Jacob Grimm. The Saxons drew heavily on Kemble's work on the charters. Volume 1 argues for the early presence of the Saxons in Britain and investigates their laws and institutions. Volume 2 addresses their impact on social institutions and power structures in post-Roman Britain.
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Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History: The Saxons in England 2 Volume Set: A History of the English Commonwealth till the Period of the Norman Conquest

by John Mitchell Kemble
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Between 1863 and 1876, the Rolls Series published several works from or about the abbey of St Albans, edited by Henry Thomas Riley (1816-78) under the rubric 'Chronica Monasterii S. Albani'. This two-volume edition of the 'History of England' by Thomas Walsingham (c.1340-c.1422), who supervised the scriptorium at St Albans ...
Cambridge Library Collection - Rolls: Thomae Walsingham, quondam monachi S. Albani, Historia Anglicana 2 Volume Set
Between 1863 and 1876, the Rolls Series published several works from or about the abbey of St Albans, edited by Henry Thomas Riley (1816-78) under the rubric 'Chronica Monasterii S. Albani'. This two-volume edition of the 'History of England' by Thomas Walsingham (c.1340-c.1422), who supervised the scriptorium at St Albans until 1394, appeared in 1863-4. Riley followed a fifteenth-century manuscript, Arundel M.S. VII, but the appendix to Volume 2 supplies additional material from an earlier manuscript, Brit. Mus. Reg. 13. E. IX. Modern scholars argue that this work, with several others previously published separately, belongs to a larger Chronica majora overseen by Walsingham, and that its complicated manuscript tradition reveals Thomas' changing opinions of Richard II and John of Gaunt. For over a century Riley's edition was acknowledged as authoritative for the central period 1377-92. The text appears in Latin, with English side-notes.
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Cambridge Library Collection - Rolls: Thomae Walsingham, quondam monachi S. Albani, Historia Anglicana 2 Volume Set

by Thomas Walsingham
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John Martin Frederick Wright offers a lively account of Cambridge University in Alma Mater; Or, Seven Years at the University of Cambridge. Published anonymously in 1827, Wright's two-volume work captures the triumphs and tribulations of undergraduate life at Cambridge, based upon his own years as an aspiring mathematician at Trinity ...
Cambridge Library Collection - Cambridge: Alma Mater 2 Volume Paperback Set: Or, Seven Years at the University of Cambridge
John Martin Frederick Wright offers a lively account of Cambridge University in Alma Mater; Or, Seven Years at the University of Cambridge. Published anonymously in 1827, Wright's two-volume work captures the triumphs and tribulations of undergraduate life at Cambridge, based upon his own years as an aspiring mathematician at Trinity College. The two volumes cover Wright's undergraduate years and his later experiences as a private tutor, together with copies of examinations and lists of scholarships available at all the colleges. Wright dedicated his career as a writer and private tutor to helping students succeed at university, and Alma Mater is designed to offer parents and aspiring students insight into the preparations, intellectual as well as financial, necessary for achievement. A spirited defence of Cambridge traditions in the face of broader educational reforms, Alma Mater also brings to life a period of intense intellectual activity in British mathematics.
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75.600000 USD

Cambridge Library Collection - Cambridge: Alma Mater 2 Volume Paperback Set: Or, Seven Years at the University of Cambridge

by John Martin Frederick Wright
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This thirteen-volume series, which first appeared between 1914 and 1965, is an extensive collection of the pre-thirteenth-century charters and related records of Yorkshire, which had previously remained largely unpublished. The first three volumes were edited by William Farrer (1861-1924), after whose death Charles Travis Clay (1885-1978) took up the task. ...
Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History: Early Yorkshire Charters 12 Volume Set in 13 Pieces
This thirteen-volume series, which first appeared between 1914 and 1965, is an extensive collection of the pre-thirteenth-century charters and related records of Yorkshire, which had previously remained largely unpublished. The first three volumes were edited by William Farrer (1861-1924), after whose death Charles Travis Clay (1885-1978) took up the task. The series was well respected for the quality of Farrer's editing, which was surpassed only by that of Clay in the later volumes. The Latin documents are amply annotated and accompanied by discussion in English of their content and points of interest. The volumes also contain facsimile plates of select documents as well as detailed indexes. An entire volume is devoted to indexing the first three volumes. Overall, the series stands as an important resource for the study of medieval British history.
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573.300000 USD

Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History: Early Yorkshire Charters 12 Volume Set in 13 Pieces

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Born in Philadelphia, James Peller Malcolm (1767-1815) travelled to London in 1787, remaining there until his death. Initially hoping for a career as a landscape painter, he became well known for his engravings, which appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine from 1792, and for his books on history that made extensive ...
Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, General: Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London from the Roman Invasion to the Year 1700 3 Volume Set
Born in Philadelphia, James Peller Malcolm (1767-1815) travelled to London in 1787, remaining there until his death. Initially hoping for a career as a landscape painter, he became well known for his engravings, which appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine from 1792, and for his books on history that made extensive use of original local records. First published in 1808, Anecdotes gives a typically personal and often light-hearted account of the history and customs of Malcolm's adopted city. Illustrated with his engravings, the work ranges from considering the diet and dress of the ancient Britons to suggesting that the Great Fire of London was state-sanctioned to rid the city of plague. This is the 1811 second edition of a valuable and often entertaining insight into English social history. The volumes cover such topics as the origin of English character, religion and superstition, and amusements and popular pastimes.
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Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, General: Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London from the Roman Invasion to the Year 1700 3 Volume Set

by James Peller Malcolm
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