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Little book of Welsh culture
Rees, Mark
Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2016
Introduction -- The culture of Wales -- Welsh literature -- The land of song -- Cool Cymru -- The visual art of a nation -- Wales on stage -- Film, TV and radio.

Take a journey through the cultural heritage of Wales! Rees explore the myths, traditions, birthplaces and personalities. You'll experience the country's artistic legacy, from the medieval legends of King Arthur to the country's transformation as a location for modern-day film blockbusters and the regeneration of the Doctor Who franchise.
Baker Berry DA711.5 .R44 2016

Building better Britains? : settler societies within the British empire, 1783-1920
Morgan, Cecilia Louise, 1958- author
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
Colonial frontiers and contact zones : indigenous peoples and settler encounters -- "Peopling," settling, and governing -- Creating civil society -- Creating settler identities -- Conclusion: better Britains?

"The effects of empires, as well as their lingering presence in today's world, have become a major preoccupation for scholars in the early twentieth-first century academy. The British Empire is of particular focus because of the rapidity and range of British imperial expansion over this period. This short book looks at the spread of settler colonies within the British Empire over the course of the 19th century, specifically those in New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, and Australia."--
Baker Berry DA16 .M593 2017

The poets' daughters : Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge
Waldegrave, Katie, author
London : Windmill Books, 2014
Baker Berry DA536.A1 W358 2014

The political diaries of the fourth Earl of Carnarvon, 1857-1890, Colonial Secretary and Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland
Carnarvon, Henry Howard Molyneux, Earl of, 1831-1890
London : Cambridge University Press for the Royal Historical Society, 2009
"It is generally recognized by historians that Henry Herbert Molyneux, fourth Earl of Carnarvon (1831-1890), figured prominently in Conservative high politics during the second half of the nineteenth century, serving under three Prime Ministers in all the Conservative governments between 1858 and 1886. He was also a member of the Cabinet in three of them, appointed as Colonial Secretary twice, and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland during the Home Rule crisis of 1885-1886. This book is based on the comparatively neglected diaries that he meticulously kept throughout his life. They show him to be a shrewd observer of events, and the records of his conversations with the leaders of the Conservative Party, as well as with political opponents, are of the greatest interest. Few such political diaries of Cabinet ministers on this scale and significance have survived. This study has also drawn on many archive collections containing Carnarvon's correspondence and memoranda. As a reformer, he took an interest in such causes as women's franchise, religious toleration, educational reform, and the movement for promoting anti-vivisection. As a man of letters, he was well acquainted with many of the celebrated literary figures of his time, including Browning and Tennyson. His passion for archaeology was transmitted to his son, who was closely involved in the discovery of the Tutankhamun treasures. This book will be of value to political, colonial, and social historians, as well as of great interest to those concerned with all aspects of nineteenth-century Britain."--Jacket.
Baker Berry DA565.C32 A3 2009

John Aubrey : my own life
Scurr, Ruth, author
New York : New York Review Books, [2015]
England's collector -- Wiltshire -- Oxford -- War -- Learning -- Restoration -- Stone, water, fire -- Work -- Surrey -- Penury -- The popish plot -- Brief lives -- More lives and deaths -- Manuscripts -- Transcriptions -- Crepusculum -- Aubrey's afterlife.

"Born on the brink of the modern world, John Aubrey was witness to the great intellectual and political upheavals of the seventeenth century. He knew everyone of note in Englandwriters, philosophers, mathematicians, doctors, astrologers, lawyers, statesmen--and wrote about them all, leaving behind a great gift to posterity: a compilation of biographical information titled Brief Lives, which in a strikingly modest and radical way invented the art of biography. John Aubrey, My Own Life is an extraordinary book about the first modern biographer, which reimagines what biography can be. This intimate diary of Aubrey's days is composed of his own words, collected, collated, and enlarged upon by Ruth Scurr in an act of meticulous scholarship and daring imagination. Scurr's biography honors and echoes Aubrey's own innovations in the art of biography. Rather than subject his life to a conventional narrative, Scurr has collected the evidence--the remnants of a life from manuscripts, letters, and books--and arranged it chronologically, modernizing words and spellings, and adding explanations when necessary, with sources provided in the extensive endnotes." -- Publisher's description
Baker Berry DA93.A8 S38 2015

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