Presented chronologically, this study focuses on the post war break-up of the British Empire which began with the abandonment of the raj in India and the eventual entry into the European Community. The author examines the significance and the reasons behind this imperial retreat.
This book examines the main phases of British foreign policy from the 1890s to the 1990s. It not only explores major events, but also looks well beyond traditional diplomacy, taking in strategic, technological, economic, and ideological factors, as well as looking at subjects of the rise of propaganda agencies and the intelligence community.
The story of the origins of the British and the Irish peoples, from the end of the last Ice Age around 10,000BC to the eve of the Norman Conquest - who they were, where they came from, and how they related to one another.
Presents genealogical details of members of the royal houses of England, Scotland and Great Britain - from 800AD to the present. This title contains the biographical information relating to various monarchs as well as to various members of their immediate family, from parents to grandchildren. It explores the royal family tree.
Aidan Dodson's British Royal Tombs covers all the burials of the kings, queens (and lords protector) of England, Scotland and the United Kingdom, from the occupant of the great Sutton Hoo ship burial, to George VI, last Emperor of India, including of course the long-lost Richard III.
Tells the remarkable stories of men and women born in China after 1979 - the recent generations raised under China's single-child policy. From the businessman's son unable to pack his own suitcase, to the PhD student who pulled herself out of extreme rural poverty, this book shows how these generations embody the hopes and fears of a great nation.
Over seven centuries London has changed dramatically - from walled medieval settlement to bustling modern metropolis. This title tells the story of crime and punishment in the city, -from the killing of infamous 'questmonger' Roger Legett during the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 through to the hanging of Styllou Christofi in 1954.