The Making of a Ruling Class

The Glamorgan Gentry 1640-1790
Author: Philip Jenkins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521521949
Category: History
Page: 380
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A study of the formation of a new ruling class in the years prior to British industrialisation.

The Making of the British Landscape

How We Have Transformed the Land, from Prehistory to Today
Author: Francis Pryor
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014194336X
Category: History
Page: 832
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This is the changing story of Britain as it has been preserved in our fields, roads, buildings, towns and villages, mountains, forests and islands. From our suburban streets that still trace out the boundaries of long vanished farms to the Norfolk Broads, formed when medieval peat pits flooded, from the ceremonial landscapes of Stonehenge to the spread of the railways - evidence of how man's effect on Britain is everywhere. In The Making of the British Landscape, eminent historian, archaeologist and farmer, Francis Pryor explains how to read these clues to understand the fascinating history of our land and of how people have lived on it throughout time. Covering both the urban and rural and packed with pictures, maps and drawings showing everything from how we can still pick out Bronze Age fields on Bodmin Moor to how the Industrial Revolution really changed our landscape, this book makes us look afresh at our surroundings and really see them for the first time.

British Sources of Information

A Subject Guide and Bibliography
Author: P. Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135794936
Category: History
Page: 548
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This comprehensive and versatile reference source will be a most important tool for anyone wishing to seek out information on virtually any aspect of British affairs, life and culture. The resources of a detailed bibliography, directory and journals listing are combined in this single volume, forming a unique guide to a multitude of diverse topics - British politics, government, society, literature, thought, arts, economics, history and geography. Academic subjects as taught in British colleges and universities are covered, with extensive reading lists of books and journals and sources of information for each discipline, making this an invaluable manual.

British Book News

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Best books
Page: N.A
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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.

The United Kingdom: Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher: Britanncia Educational Publishing
ISBN: 162275056X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 208
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Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales—storied lands that have sparked the global imagination through their legends and centuries-old traditions—often seem to be eclipsed by the neighboring England. While there are many similarities between them, each is culturally distinct, with languages, traditions, and identities not shared by the others. But even as Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales each work to safeguard their unique heritages, they have also worked together and with England, despite the often tense relationships between them that have at times made coexistence difficult and independence movements frequent. The histories, peoples, and traditions of these remarkable lands are the subjects of this comprehensive volume.

The Welsh Hills

Author: Janet Philipps Procida
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439639582
Category: Photography
Page: 128
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In 1796, several Welsh families fled their homeland to start new lives in America. Theophilus Rees and Thomas Philipps are considered the founding fathers of the Welsh Hills. In 1801, after residing for a few years in Pennsylvania, Rees and Philipps purchased about 2,000 acres of land in Licking County, Ohio. This area is known as the Welsh Hills. Soon they were joined by other families with the last names Thomas, Lewis, James, Johnson, Griffiths, Evans, Jones, Davis, Williams, Owens, Price, King, Cramer, Shadwick, Pugh, White, and Hankinson. Their descendants still reside in and around the Welsh Hills. The Welsh Hills is predominately located in Granville and Newark townships, but a small portion is also located in McKean and Newton townships. This fertile land with hills and valleys and an abundance of timber and natural springs enticed these families to make their permanent home the Welsh Hills.

The Archaeology of the Welsh Uplands

Author: David M. Browne,Stephen Hughes
Publisher: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
ISBN: 1871184266
Category: Social Science
Page: 148
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Cyfrol llawn lluniau yn archwilio i ardaloedd ucheldirol Cymru, gyda sylw arbennig i hanes a gorffennol diwydiannol yr ardaloedd hyn a'u pwysigrwydd i ddatblygiad cymdeithasol ac economaidd y wlad. Cyhoeddwyd yn wreiddiol yn Mawrth 2004. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru

The Welsh The Biography

Author: Terry Breverton
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 144561572X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 379
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A uniquely accessible history of the Welsh people.

The Archaeology of an Early Railway System

The Brecon Forest Tramroads
Author: Stephen Hughes
Publisher: Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales
ISBN: 1871184053
Category: Transportation
Page: 367
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The structures discovered on the Brecon Forest Tramroads illustrate the beginnings of modern railway practice. This first detailed archaeological study of a railway illuminates parallels located elsewhere in Britain. Developments that were to be of world importance. Did iron railway bridges exist before George Stephenson? This book shows that such bridges were built in south Wales thirty years before the construction of Stephenson's Gaunless Viaduct on the Stockton and Darlington Railway and explains where to see these bridges today. Numerous stone viaducts, bridges and causeways were built over gorges. Monumental building detail existed years before the Euston Arch. Even the foundations of American Industrial might were laid here. Preface Introduction The Planning and Construction of the Railways The Use and Local Impact of the Railways The Engineering of the Lines Rolling Stock, Buildings and Equipment The Railway Route Bibliography and Abbreviations Appendices Early Railway Sites in Wales Index

Carboniferous Collision

Josef Herman's Epiphany in Ystradgynlais
Author: Osi Rhys Osmond
Publisher: Institute of Welsh Affairs
ISBN: 9781904773078
Category: Artists
Page: 42
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Golwg ar fywyd yr arluniwr mynegiadol Josef Herman o amser ei eni yng ngwlad Pwyl hyd ei flynyddoedd yn Ystradgynlais yn ystod y 1940-50au. Yno y cafodd ei 'ddatguddiad' personol wrth weld mwynwyr yn gadael eu gwaith. Creodd arddull gelfyddydol unigryw, ac yn y broses o wneud hyn, cyfrannodd yn helaeth at gelf Cymreig yr 20fed ganrif. Cynhwysir 12 o ffotograffau du-a-gwyn o'i waith. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru

Minority Languages in the Linguistic Landscape

Author: D. Gorter,H. F. Marten,L. Van Mensel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230360238
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 347
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Providing an innovative approach to the written displays of minority languages in public space this volume explores minority language situations through the lens of linguistic landscape research. Based on very tangible data it explores the 'same old issues' of language contact and language conflict in new ways.

Shakespeare's English Kings

History, Chronicle, and Drama
Author: Peter Saccio
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019988076X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 304
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Far more than any professional historian, Shakespeare is responsible for whatever notions most of us possess about English medieval history. Anyone who appreciates the dramatic action of Shakespeare's history plays but is confused by much of the historical detail will welcome this guide to the Richards, Edwards, Henrys, Warwicks and Norfolks who ruled and fought across Shakespeare's page and stage. Not only theater-goers and students, but today's film-goers who want to enrich their understanding of film adaptations of plays such as Richard III and Henry V will find this revised edition of Shakespeare's English Kings to be an essential companion. Saccio's engaging narrative weaves together three threads: medieval English history according to the Tudor chroniclers who provided Shakespeare with his material, that history as understood by modern scholars, and the action of the plays themselves. Including a new preface, a revised further reading list, genealogical charts, an appendix of names and titles, and an index, the second edition of Shakespeare's English Kings offers excellent background reading for all of the ten history plays.

Women’s Writing, Englishness and National and Cultural Identity

The Mobile Woman and the Migrant Voice, 1938-62
Author: M. Joannou
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137265299
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 228
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An original mapping of women's writing in the 1940s and 1950s, this book looks at Englishness and national identity in women's writing and includes writing from Scotland, Wales, Ireland the Indian subcontinent and Africa. The authors discussed include Virginia Woolf, Daphne Du Maurier, Doris Lessing and Muriel Spark.

People, Places and Policy

Knowing Contemporary Wales Through New Localities
Author: Martin Jones,Professor of Human Geography and Director Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences Martin Jones,Scott Orford,Victoria Macfarlane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317407571
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 174
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This book is situated within the context of devolution and constitutional change. The territories of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England - armed with a Parliament (Scotland) and Elected Assemblies (Wales, Northern Ireland, and London) - provide the basis for doing things differently, and better. In Wales in particular, Devolution has certainly been the biggest shake-up to the British and UK state apparatus in recent times. This consolidation of Wales as a regional/national space of social and economic governance, with increasingly sharp territorial definition has refocused attention on the dynamics of spatial difference within the country. The authors of the book analyse the impact of the changes and the way the Welsh localities stack up against one another, with important conclusions for the economy, policy and governance.

Liverpool in the 1980s

Author: Dave Sinclair
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445638320
Category: History
Page: 160
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The 1980s were a time of turmoil and upheaval for Liverpool. Unemployment and economic instability led to widespread disquiet, culminating in public shows of resistance such as the 1981 Toxteth Riots. Liverpool also elected its first Labour council in 1983, who promised to stand up for what they saw as unjust cuts under the Thatcher government. However, the people of Liverpool were strong in the face of this upheaval, and glimpses of light can be found in dark times. As official photographer for the Militant, Dave Sinclair's stunning images show a city that refused to lie down in the face of adversity. Featuring over 150 contemporary photographs, Liverpool in the 1980s pays tribute to the constancy of the Liverpudlian spirit. From citywide protests to intimate portraits, this volume is a unique insight into the recent history of one of Britain's most inspirational cities.

Collected Poems

Author: Lynette Roberts
Publisher: Carcanet
ISBN: 1847775640
Category: Poetry
Page: 192
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The work of an original haunting poet comes to life again, after fifty years. Lynette Roberts was born in Buenos Aires, a Welsh writer whose best work stands alongisde that of her near-contemporaries: David Jones, R. S. Thomas and Dylan Thomas, and yet an outsider in Wales. She is a war poet: her two published collections are about a woman's life in wartime. But she is also a love poet and a poet of the hearth. A late-modernist, she moves between the mythic and the domestic voices. Her work was praised by, among others, T. S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis and Robert Graves. Experimental and challenging, Roberts opens out the language of poetry, exploring extremes of subject, scale and conception. Now this extraordinary poet is restored to her place in the development of twentieth-century British poetry.

Europe, Empire, and Spectacle in Nineteenth-century British Music

Author: Rachel Cowgill,Julian Rushton
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754652083
Category: Music
Page: 299
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This volume illuminates musical connections between Britain and the continent of Europe, and Britain and its Empire. The seldom-recognized vitality of musical theatre and other kinds of spectacle in Britain itself, and also the flourishing concert life of the period, indicates a means of defining tradition and identity within nineteenth-century British musical culture. The volume benefits not only from new archival research, but also from fresh musicological approaches and interdisciplinary methods that recognize the integral role of music within a wider culture.

Under The Parish Lantern

Author: Fred Archer
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445626063
Category: History
Page: 176
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A heart warming collection of tales from a bygone age; Under the Parish Lantern vividly re-creates the characters from Fred Archer’s youth.