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A Brief Guide to Private Life in Britain's Stately Homes: Masters and Servants in the Golden Age
Michael Paterson.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762447220.  Daedalus Item Code: 51768
 
The years leading up to World War I marked the twilight of the golden age of British country houses, and the end of an era when social opulence and formality of manners attained the highest level. ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Britain, 1485–1660: The Tudor and Stuart Dynasties
Ronald Hutton.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845297046.  Daedalus Item Code: 43908
 
Between the death of Richard III on Bosworth Field in 1485 and the execution of Charles I, after the civil wars of 1642–48, England was ruled largely by two dynasties. The Tudors won the crown on the ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Cleopatra: Last Pharaoh of Egypt
M.J. Trow.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762448012.  Daedalus Item Code: 51769
 
She was variously deemed a reincarnation of the goddess Isis, a fabled beauty, the last pharaoh, a seductress, and a harlot. For two thousand years we have been telling stories about Cleopatra, yet ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Diaries: From Pepys to Blogs
Alexandra Johnson.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919704.  Daedalus Item Code: 50348
 
"Whom do I tell when I tell the blank page?" Virginia Woolf asked her own diary, while today, personal bloggers now possess the extraordinary ability to project their inmost lives to all those with ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of the English Civil Wars: Roundheads, Cavaliers and the Execution of the King
John Miller.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845296834.  Daedalus Item Code: 42348
 
When Charles I embarked on civil war in August 1642, Great Britain was plunged into one of the most devastating conflicts in the nation's history—one that would result in the execution of the king ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of the English Reformation: Religion, Politics and Fear: How England Was Transformed by the Tudors
Derek Wilson.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762446261.  Daedalus Item Code: 43865
 
When Henry VIII turned against Rome over the issue of divorce, and adopted the Protestant religion, he changed the course of British history; by 1600, England had become a different nation in which ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Venice: A New History of the City and Its People
Elizabeth Horodowich.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762436903.  Daedalus Item Code: 51771
 
In this colorful history, a leading expert on Venice tells the story of the city from its ancient origins. Elizabeth Horodowich, also the author of Language and Statecraft in Early Modern ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Andrew Piper.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919100.  Daedalus Item Code: 50358
 
In this scrupulously researched study by Goethe scholar Andrew Piper, the father of German literature emerges as a polymath whose life spanned Europe's Enlightenment, and who himself exerted an ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Stendhal
Andrew Brown.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919131.  Daedalus Item Code: 50361
 
The French author Stendhal (1783–1842)—born Marie-Henri Beyle—is remembered today as one of the originators of the modern novel, bringing both realism and intensity to such books as The Red and ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Virginia Woolf
E.H. Wright.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919094.  Daedalus Item Code: 50363
 
With experimental novels including Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and The Waves, Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) earned her position as one of the major authors of 20th-century ... (Read More)
 
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A Brilliant Darkness: The Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Disapperance of Ettore Majorana, the Troubled Genius of the Nuclear Age
João Magueijo.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465009039.  Daedalus Item Code: 32961
 
On March 26, 1938, Italian nuclear physicist Ettore Majorana boarded a ship in Palermo, cash and passport in hand, and was never seen again. Theoretical physicist João Magueijo—the author of ... (Read More)
 
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Britain and Europe, 1500–1780
Ralph Houlbrooke.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780340581193.  Daedalus Item Code: 42570
 
England's 1707 political union with Scotland effectively established Great Britain, a power whose rapid expansion would cause mutual mistrust in relation to Europe. Internal discord remained in the ... (Read More)
 
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