British Battle Planning in 1916 and the Battle of Fromelles
A Case Study of an Evolving Skill
With its high casualty count, Fromelles (19–20 July 1916) is generally considered a failure resulting from incompetent British generalship. By analysing the process of planning the battle, Lee gives a more nuanced picture of the command structure’s strengths and weaknesses.
Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West
Essays in Honor of John M Riddle
This volume from the Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean series comprises eleven essays ranging across time from pharmacology and toxicology at the court of Cleopatra VII to the possible use of ancient therapeutic information as a source for new pharmacological studies.
The Wilson–Johnson Correspondence
Presenting in full the correspondence between President Lyndon B Johnson and Harold Wilson over the four years between Wilson becoming Prime Minister in 1964 and LBJ leaving the White House in 1969, this volume illuminates the two leaders’ stated hopes of Anglo-American ‘close and friendly cooperation’ and how they were challenged by issues including the Vietnam War, Rhodesia, the Middle East, relations with the USSR and the Monetary crisis.
Police Courts in Nineteenth-Century Scotland
Volume 1: Magistrates, Media and the Masses
Sometimes referred to as magistrates’ courts, police courts in 19th-century Scotland dealt with around 85 percent of all civic and criminal offences and they were where urban dwellers were most likely to experience and interact with the law. This volume provides an institutional, social and cultural history of the courts’ establishment, development and functioning. .
On Land and by Sea, Vol 4
With topics ranging across art, architecture and military and naval matters, including the Portuguese Orders’ involvement in oceanic navigation, these 27 papers reflect the wealth, power and breadth of influence of the military orders throughout medieval Europe. Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on the history of the Military Orders, 2005.
William III, the Stadholder-King
A Political Biography
In Britain William III is mostly remembered in relation to the overthrow of James II. This book considers his career holistically, explaining that his acceptance of the English throne arose from a need to strengthen Holland against the might of France.
Heaven and Earth in Anglo-Saxon England
Theology and Society in an Age of Faith
As she examines interactions between theology and its social context in early medieval England, Foxhall Forbes uses a diverse range of evidence to demonstrate how theological debate affected the lives, values and personal perspectives of religious and lay people.
The Hanoverian Succession
Dynastic Politics and Monarchical Culture
During the 123-year rule of the four Georges and William IV, Britain acquired an empire and began to forge its parliamentary democracy. These essays examine their self-presentation as a stable Protestant dynasty, and their relation to the aristocracy, the military and the Church.
Dickens and Victorian Print Cultures
Robert L Patten introduces a collection of 28 essays, written between the 1960s and 2010, on 19th-century print culture and on Dickens’s place within it. The essays are in eight sections: on Victorian book culture; serialization; illustration; circulation; readers; Dickens as editor; contemporaneity; and social, cultural and political impact. Part of Ashgate’s Library of Essays on Dickens series. No jacket
British Hymn Books for Children, 1800–1900
Re-tuning the History of Childhood
In the first work to tackle this facet of children’s history, Clapp-Itnyre examines how hymn singing and the reading of hymns were an integral part of Victorian childhood experience, and she describes how hymn-book production for the young intersected with the major aesthetic movements of the 19th century. The unique qualities of children’s hymnody, she argues, were the context for empowerment of the child over the course of the century. Ashgate Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present.
Archbishops Ralph d'Escures, William of Corbeil and Theobald of Bec
Heirs of Anselm and Ancestors of Becket
Between the ‘English Church as Anselm left it’ and the ‘world as Becket found it’, Truax examines the lives and work of three lesser archbishops, and highlights crucial developments in the English church during their pontificates.
Messiaen Perspectives 2
Techniques, Influence and Reception
The second of a two-volume work that examines Olivier Messiaen’s interconnections with his cultural milieux, this collection of 14 essays analyses his compositional approach and the repercussions of his music and includes Robert Fallon’s Catalogue of Messiaen’s Birds.
The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works
Series I: Printed Writings, 1550-1640: Part 2, Volume Three
This volume (3rd) presents three works by Lady Eleanor Davies (1590-1652), whose prophetic treatises frequently landed her in jail and finally in Bedlam. The works are: Warning to the Dragon, All the kings of the earth shall prayse thee and Woe to the House. No jacket.