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Henry the Young King, 1155-1183
Strickland, Matthew, 1962- author
New Haven : Yale University Press, 
A forgotten king? -- Born in the purple: early childhood and infant marriage, 1155-1160 -- Rex puer: coronation plans and associative kingship, 1161-1163 -- Training for kingship, 1163-1169 -- Novus rex: the coronation, 1170 -- The regent and the martyr, 1170-1172 -- "A king without a kingdom": the seeds of war, 1172-1173 -- "The cubs of the roaring lion shall awaken": the outbreak of war, 1173 -- Invasion: the onslaught renewed, 1174 -- A fragile peace, 1175-1177 -- Apogee: king of the tournament, 1177-1182 -- Keeping the balance of power: France, 1178-1182 -- The brothers' war, 1183 -- Vir sanctus: death, commemoration and legacy.
Baker Berry DA206 .S77 2016
Red Ellen : the life of Ellen Wilkinson socialist, feminist, internationalist
Beers, Laura, 1978- author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016
The only girl who talks in school debates -- Ellen's Great War -- On the road to radicalization -- From Ireland to Russia -- A woman candidate with communistic views -- The mighty atom bursts into Parliament -- Nine days that (almost) shook the world -- No longer upsetting the apple cart -- Out of parliament -- On the international stage -- A fight for humanity itself -- Pursuing social justice in Britain and beyond -- The anti-fascist tribune -- Ellen is now a minister -- Reforming education -- Death of a good comrade.
In 1908 Ellen Wilkinson, a fiery adolescent from a working-class family in Manchester, was "the only girl who talks in school debates." By midcentury, Wilkinson had helped found Britain's Communist Party, earned a seat in Parliament, and become a renowned advocate for the poor and dispossessed at home and abroad. She was one of the first female delegates to the United Nations, and she played a central role in Britain's postwar Labour government. In Laura Beers's account of Wilkinson's remarkable life, we have a richly detailed portrait of a time when Left-leaning British men and women from a range of backgrounds sought to reshape domestic, imperial, and international affairs. Wilkinson is best remembered as the leader of the Jarrow Crusade, the 300-mile march of two hundred unemployed shipwrights and steel workers to petition the British government for assistance. But this was just one small part of Red Ellen's larger transnational fight for social justice. She was involved in a range of campaigns, from the quest for official recognition of the Spanish Republican government, to the fight for Indian independence, to the effort to smuggle Jewish refugees out of Germany. During Wilkinson's lifetime, many British radicals viewed themselves as members of an international socialist community, and some, like her, became involved in socialist, feminist, and pacifist movements that spanned the globe. By focusing on the extent to which Wilkinson's activism transcended Britain's borders, Red Ellen adjusts our perception of the British Left in the early twentieth century.--
Baker Berry DA566.9.W459 B44 2016
Figures in a famine landscape
Ó Murchadha, Ciarán, author
London ; Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016
Hurricane from the south-west : John Busteed Knox -- Intrepid fire-eater : Captain Edmond Wynne -- The poor man's magistrate : John Singleton of Quinville -- The medical gentleman : Dr. Patrick Maxwell Cullinan -- The reverend sinecurist : Henry Murphy -- The exterminator general : Marcus Keane of Beech Park -- Father Michael Meehan and the Little Ark -- The cabin-tumbling warrior : Crofton Moore Vandeleur -- The most charitable officer : Captain A.E. Kennedy -- The famine landscape.
"An examination of the Great Irish Famine of 1845-1852 through the experiences of a selection of significant figures from a region that was badly afflicted"--
Baker Berry DA950.7 .O534 2016
Stalin's Englishman : Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge spy ring
Lownie, Andrew, author
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
Prologue: Full Circle : Saturday, 5 October 1963 -- Beginnings -- Schooldays -- Eton Again -- Cambridge Undergraduate -- Cambridge Postgraduate -- The Third Man -- London -- The BBC -- Russian Recruiter -- Jack and Peter -- British Agent -- Meeting Churchill -- Section D -- "Rather Confidential Work" -- Bentinck Street -- Back at the BBC -- MI5 Agent Handler -- Propagandist -- The News Department -- Relationships -- Back at the Centre of Power -- Russian Controls -- Settling Down -- The Information Research Department -- The Far East Department -- Disciplinary Action -- Washington -- Disgrace -- Sent Home -- Back in Britain -- The Final Week -- The Bird Has Flown -- The Story Breaks -- Repercussions -- Petrov -- The Missing Diplomats Reappear -- First Steps -- "I'm Very Glad I Came" -- An Englishman Abroad -- Visitors -- "I'm a communist, of course, but I'm a British communist, and I hate Russia!" -- Summing Up -- Appendix.
"Guy Burgess was the most important, complex, and fascinating of The Cambridge Spies--Maclean, Philby, Blunt--brilliant young men recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union. An engaging and charming companion to many, an unappealing, utterly ruthless manipulator to others, Burgess rose through academia, the BBC, the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6, gaining access to thousands of highly sensitive secret documents which he passed to his Russian handlers. In this first full biography, Andrew Lownie shows us how even Burgess's chaotic personal life of drunken philandering did nothing to stop his penetration and betrayal of the British Intelligence Service. Even when he was under suspicion, the fabled charm which had enabled many close personal relationships with influential establishment figures (including Winston Churchill) prevented his exposure as a spy for many years. Through interviews with more than a hundred people who knew Burgess personally, many of whom have never spoken about him before, and the discovery of hitherto secret files, Stalin's Englishman brilliantly unravels the many lives of Guy Burgess in all their intriguing, chilling, colorful, tragi-comic wonder"--
Baker Berry DA585.B78 L69 2016
The Oxford handbook of Roman Britain
edited by Martin Millett, Louise Revell and Alison Moore
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016
Baker Berry DA145 .O94 2016
The new cries of London : with illustrations
New Haven : Published by S. Babcock, 1850
Primroses! -- Door mats! -- Cats' meat! -- Sweep! --Geese! Live Geese! -- Hair brooms! -- Fine walnuts! -- Mackerel, o! -- All hot! -- Rabbits! -- Flags, o! -- Sweet lavender! -- Old clothes! -- Dust, o! -- Bedsteads!
Rauner 1926 Coll N49 1850
1666 : plague, war, and hellfire
Rideal, Rebecca, author
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 
Cast of Characters -- Author's Note -- Prologue -- Part I. 1665 -- The London Burns -- Outbreak -- The Turning Tide -- Part II. 1666 -- The Fateful Year -- The Red Sea -- Fantastic Fortune -- Fire! Fire! Fire! -- A Phoenix in Her Ashes -- Epilogue.
"1666 was a watershed year for England. An outbreak of the Great Plague, the eruption of the second Dutch War, and the devastating Great Fire of London all struck the country in rapid succession and with devastating repercussions. Shedding light on these dramatic events and their context, historian Rebecca Rideal reveals an unprecedented period of terror and triumph. Based in original archival research drawing on little-known sources, 1666 opens with the fiery destruction of London before taking readers on a thrilling journey through a crucial turning point in English history as seen through the eyes of an extraordinary cast of historical characters. While the central events of this significant year were ones of devastation and defeat, 1666 also offers a glimpse of the incredible scientific and artistic progress being made at that time, from Isaac Newton's discovery of gravity to the establishment of The London Gazette. It was in this year that John Milton completed Paradise Lost, Frances Stewart posed for the iconic image of Britannia, and a young architect named Christopher Wren proposed a plan for a new London--a stone phoenix to rise from the charred ashes of the old city. With flare and style, 1666 exposes readers to a city and a country on the cusp of modernity and a series of events that altered the course of history"--
Baker Berry DA445 .R54 2016
Indigenous London : native travelers at the heart of empire
Thrush, Coll-Peter, 1970- author
New Haven ; Yale University Press, 
Baker Berry DA676.9.I53 T47 2016
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