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A History of the Four Georges, and of William IV, Volume 4

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Justin Mccarthy

In Volume IV of this series on the Hanoverian kings, Justin McCarthy and his son, Justin Huntly McCarthy, both Liberal Irish MPs., bring on …

The Beginning of the Middle Ages

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Richard William Church

In 395 A.D. Theodosius, the last ruler of the undivided Roman Empire died. To his young and incompetent son, Honorius, he left the governmen…

Maria Theresa

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James Franck Bright

By the time of his death in 1740, the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles VI, had done everything possible to secure the succession to the throne of…

The Making of the British Empire (A.D. 1714-1832)

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Arthur Hassall

At its height, the British Empire was the largest in history. This short volume traces its development through the long 18th century, from 1…

The English Restoration and Louis XIV: From the Peace of Westphalia to the Peac…

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Osmund Airy

In this trim volume the British historian, Osmund Airy writes of the period between 1648 and 1679 when Cardinal Mazarin, having concluded th…

Guelphs and Ghibellines: A Short History of Mediaeval Italy from 1250-1409

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Oscar Browning

The High Middle Ages in Italy, 1250-1409, were a time of incessant strife between rival city-states, some the Ghibelline allies of the Holy …


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John Morley

Robert Walpole, 1st Duke of Orford (1676-1745), is generally regarded as the first prime minister of Great Britain. This is a short biograph…

The Story of Gladstone's Life

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Justin Mccarthy

William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), four times Prime Minister of Great Britain, dominated the Liberal Party for thirty years, but ultimatel…

Bismarck and the Origin of the German Empire

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Sir Frederick Maurice Powicke

Despite its brevity, this Little Blue Book #142 by the Oxford historian, Sir F.M. Powicke, provides a valuable overview of the political his…

The Age of Elizabeth

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Mandell Creighton

This short history by the eminent British historian, Mandell Creighton, places Elizabeth and her reign within the context of 16th century Eu…

Life of Prince Metternich

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George Bruce Malleson

Klemens von Metternich (1773-1859) first foreign minister, and then chancellor of the Austrian Empire was a great diplomat: crafty, manipula…

Social Life in England 1750-1850

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F. J. Foakes-Jackson

In 1916, the Cambridge historian, F.J. Foakes-Jackson braved the wartime Atlantic to deliver the Lowell Lectures in Boston. In these wide-ra…

Madame de Staël

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Bella Duffy

Madame Germaine de Staël (1766-1817) was the daughter of the Swiss banker and statesman, Jacques Necker. Her mother hosted a popular Pa…

Six Radical Thinkers: Bentham, J.S. Mill, Cobden, Carlyle, Mazzini, T.H. Green

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John Maccunn

A radical is a person who holds extreme or unconventional convictions and who advocates fundamental political, economic, or social reforms. …

Philip Augustus

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William Holden Hutton

Philip Augustus (Philip II of France 1165-1223), grandfather of Saint Louis, was one of France's greatest kings. While England's Henry II wa…

King and Parliament (A.D. 1603-1714)

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George Henry Wakeling

This slim volume by the Oxford University lecturer, George Henry Wakeling, deals with the period in British history from the reign of King J…


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Archibald Primrose

Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, liberal prime minister (1894-1895), wrote this short biography of William Pitt, the Younger (1759-…

Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin

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Elizabeth Robins Pennell

"Few women have worked so faithfully for the cause of humanity as Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin [1759-1797], and few have been the objects…

The Age of the Condottieri: A Short History of Mediaeval Italy from 1409-1530

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Oscar Browning

Italy from 1409 to 1530 is synonymous with the Renaissance, but this was also the age of the condottieri, Italian captains of mercenary comp…

On the Nature of Things (Munro translation)

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Titus Lucretius Carus

Titus Lucretius Carus (c. 99-55 BC), the author of "De Rerum Natura" or "On the Nature of Things," was a Roman poet and …

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