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The Hales brothers and the Irish Revolution
Gillis, Liz, author
Cork : Mercier Press, [2016]
Baker Berry DA965.A1 G53 2016

The men will talk to me : Clare interviews
O'Malley, Ernie, 1897-1957
Cork : Mercier Press, [2016]
Baker Berry DA962 .O535 2016

Civic community in Late Medieval Lincoln : urban society and economy in the age of the Black Death, 1289-1409
Kissane, Alan, author
Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK : The Boydell Press, an imprint of Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2017
The later middle ages saw provincial towns and their civic community contending with a number of economic, social and religious problems - including famine and the plague. This book, using Lincoln - then a significant urban centre - as a case study, investigates how such a community dealt with these issues, looking in particular at the links between town and central government, and how they influenced local customs and practices. The author then argues, with an assessment of industry, trade and civic finance, that towns such as Lincoln were often well placed to react to changes in the economy, by actively forging closer links with the crown both as suppliers of goods and services and as financiers. The book goes on to explore the foundations of civic government and the emergence of local guilds and chantries, showing that each reflected broader trends in local civic culture, being influenced in only a minor way by the Black Death, an event traditionally seen as a major turning point in late medieval urban history.
Baker Berry DA690.L67 K577 2017

Alice in Westminster : the political life of Alice Bacon
Reeves, Rachel, 1979-
London : I.B. Tauris, 2017
Alice Bacon was one of the twentieth-century's most remarkable female politicians. Born and raised in the Yorkshire town of Normanton, she defied the odds to be elected Labour MP for Leeds North East in the 1945 General Election. Famed in her home town for her unlikely love of sports cars, she was a much-respected, no-nonsense, hard-working representative for her beloved Yorkshire home in Westminster. Mentored by Herbert Morrison and Hugh Gaitskell, she rose through the party becoming a Home Office minister under Roy Jenkins and latterly an Education Minister with responsibility for the introduction of comprehensive schools. In the Home Office in the 1960s she oversaw the introduction of substantial societal changes, including the abolition of the death penalty, the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the legalisation of abortion. Her political career spanned some of the most momentous decades in Britain's postwar history and she played an integral part in some of the most significant social, educational and political changes which the country has ever witnessed. Labour MP Rachel Reeves here tells Alice Bacon's story, narrating one woman's extraordinary progression from the coalfields to the Commons.
Baker Berry DA585.B23 R44 2017

Medieval Lowestoft : the origins and growth of a Suffolk coastal community
Butcher, David author
Rochester, NY : The Boydell Press, 2016
Baker Berry DA690.L845 B89 2016

Muslims in Scotland : the making of community in a post-9/11 world
Bonino, Stefano, 1986- author
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017]
Introduction -- 1. Muslims in Scotland: migration, settlement and development -- 2. Surviving the crisis and resisting the stigma: the post-9/11 emergence of a Muslim consciousness -- 3. Post-ethnic Scottish Muslim identities at the nexus of nation and religion -- 4. The new Muslim community: children of Islam and Scotland -- 5. Integrated yet discriminated against: the ghost of 9/11 in everyday Muslim life -- 6. Discriminated against yet integrated: Muslim resilience and Scottish engagement with diversity -- Epilogue: towards a Scottish communitarianism, where diversity and human universals meet.
Baker Berry DA774.4.M87 B665 2017

The cult of St Thomas Becket in the Plantagenet world, c.1170-c.1220
edited by Paul Webster and Marie-Pierre Gelin
Rochester, NY : The Boydell Press, 2016
Thomas Becket - the archbishop of Canterbury cut down in his own cathedral just after Christmas 1170 - stands amongst the most renowned royal ministers, churchmen, and saints of the Middle Ages. He inspired the work of medieval writers and artists, and remains a compelling subject for historians today. Yet many of the political, religious, and cultural repercussions of his murder and subsequent canonisation remain to be explored in detail. This book examines the development of the cult and the impact of the legacy of Saint Thomas within the Plantagenet orbit of the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries - the "Empire" assembled by King Henry II, defended by his son King Richard the Lionheart, and lost by King John. Traditional textual and archival sources, such as miracle collections, charters, and royal and papal letters, are used in conjunction with the material culture inspired by the cult, to emphasise the wide-ranging impact of the murder and of the cult's emergence in the century following the martyrdom. From the archiepiscopal church at Canterbury, to writers and religious houses across the Plantagenet lands, to the courts of Henry II, his children, and the bishops of the Angevin world, individuals and communities adapted and responded to one of the most extraordinary religious phenomena of the age.
Baker Berry DA209.T4 C85 2016

A survey of the cities of London and Westminster : containing the original, antiquity, increase, modern estate and government of those cities
Stow, John, 1525?-1605
London : Printed for A. Churchill ..., 1720
Rauner Rare Book DA680 .S87 1720

"He was Galway" : Máirtín Mór McDonogh, 1860-1934
Uí Chionna, Jackie, author
Dublin : Open Air, 2016
Baker Berry DA965.M393 U33 2016

Stonehenge : the story of a scared landscape
Pryor, Francis, author
London : Head of Zeus, 2016
Baker Berry DA142 .P79 2016

Churchill's legacy : two speeches to save the world
Watson, Alan, 1941- author
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016
Foreword / Randolph Churchill -- List of abbreviations. Introduction. Part 1 Russian menace, Western weakness : The warnings -- Churchill and Roosevelt -- Berlin 1945. Part 2 Churchill's chance : Genesis of the journey -- "I am deserted" -- Outward bound -- Have a holiday, get a loan -- A synthesis of agendas. Part 3 Churchill's crusade : Lord Halifax and the White House -- The train to Missouri -- "The most important speech of my life". Par 4 "It hasn't half kicked-up a shindig" : Reactions I -- With Ike to Richmond -- Leaving the Big Apple -- Homecoming. Part 5 Europe restored : Zurich -- Reactions II -- The USA: from irritation to determination. Part 6 Winners and losers : How and why the impact? -- Perspective. Afterword -- Letting Churchill speak: a note from Allen -- Packwood, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, University of Cambridge -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

Churchill's Legacy describes how Churchill wielded his influence in post-war politics to enable the restoration of Europe through two key speeches in 1946. Having first helped bring victory to the Allies in 1945, Churchill went on to preserve the freedom of the world by gaining the support of the United States in the restoration of Europe. In Fulton Missouri, Churchill alerted America to the reality of 'Uncle Joe' - a tyrant determined to dominate Europe at any cost. Churchill called for an Anglo-American alliance based on their shared values and the deterrent of America's possession of the atomic bomb. Churchill also urged the Americans to recognize the debt they owed Britain for opposing Hitler in 1940. In doing so, he contributed to the US thinking behind the need for the Marshall Plan. In Zurich, Churchill boldly proposed a partnership between France and Germany: a United States of Europe. The hatred stirred up by the war had to be replaced by partnership for Europe to recover its economic vitality and regain its moral stature. Together, the Anglo-American Alliance and a United States of Europe led by France and Germany would have the power to 'smite the crocodile' of Soviet ambition. To understand what Churchill intended with these two speeches requires perspective. The daring of his imagination and the scale of his architecture for a new Western Alliance was extraordinary. At the time, not many recognized the symmetry of what was proposed. At Churchill's funeral in 1965, commentators bemoaned the end of an era. In truth, Churchill was the catalyst of a new era-one built upon effective defense, economic revival, and European unity. His speeches have been added to UNESCO'S International Memory of the World Register.
Baker Berry DA566.9.C5 W38 2016

A state in denial : British collaboration with loyalist paramilitaries
Urwin, Margaret, author
Cork : Mercier Press, [2016]
Baker Berry DA990.U46 U77 2016

Jenseit des Tweed : Bilder und Briefe aus Schottland
Fontane, Theodor, 1819-1898, author
Berlin : Aufbau Verlag, 2016
Baker Berry DA865 .F6 2016

William Marshal and Ireland
John Bradley, Cóilín Ó Drisceoil and Michael Potterton, editors
Dublin : Four Courts Press, [2017]
Baker Berry DA209.P4 W55 2017

Winston Churchill : politics, strategy and statecraft
edited by Richard Toye
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
"A collection of short, accessible chapters on the key aspects of Winston Churchill's military and political career and his impact on 20th-century history"--
Baker Berry DA566.9.C5 W515 2017

The transatlantic marriage bureau : husband hunting in the Gilded Age : how American heiresses conquered the aristocracy
Ferry, Julie, author
London : Aurum Press Limited, 2017
In 1895, nine American heiresses travelled across the Atlantic and bagged themselves husbands and titles. Though this phenomena had been happening for many years, 1895 was undoubtedly the most successful one for the unofficial marriage brokers Lady Minnie Paget and Consuelo Yzanga, Duchess of Windsor. For the English gentlemen the girls married it was a way to sustain their land, houses and all of the trappings of aristocracy. For the girls, who came from new money and were therefore not part of the American social elite, marriage was a means to obtaining the social prestige they craved. This book tells the story of these 9 women - the seasons, the parties, the money and the titles - always with one eye on the remarkable women who made it happen behind the scenes.
Baker Berry DA560 .F477 2017

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