From the Publisher: Offers a call to arms for those who would identify themselves as "English" against the forces of globalisation. This book reminds us that the quintessentially English institutions may soon cease to exist.
This book presents the lives and accomplishments of 39 women
rulers not "in name only," but wielders of real power. Celebrated queens like England''s Elizabeth I share equal space here with lesser known monarchs like Giovanna I of Naples ...
Despite calls since the 1970s for more research into the
history of old age, there is still a relative dearth of historical studies on the elderly, especially in the pre industrial past. This volume remedies much of that deficiency ...
The people of colonial New England lived in a metaphoric
landscape, beset with superstition and fear of dangers, real and imagined, seen and unseen. According to folklorist Robert St. George, meaning was layered, often indirect, and inextricably intertwined with ...