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English history (V214): Historical studies of England.Displaying 1 - 10 of 10
|Central Government & Volunteering||
Extracts from government correspondence discussing the potential, and indeed pitfalls, of local volunteer initatives. Note the central dilemma the...
|1792, Terror, volunteers, william pitt, Georgian Britain, revolutionary war||view|
|Josephine Butler (1828 – 1906) as depicted by Alexander Munro in sculpture (1855) and obituary (1907). Philippa Toogood||
The purpose of this essay is to explore the extent to which Alexander Munro’s 1855 sculpture of Josephine Butler and her obituary, published in...
|Labour Theories and Paper Currencies: The Economic Concerns of William Cobbett’s ‘Address to the Journeymen and Labourers,’ and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘Men of England &c- A song’, Paul Stephens||
Cobbett’s reformist pamphlet ‘Address to the Journeymen and Labourers’ (1816) attempts to demystify the political and economic causes of the...
|Local Government & Volunteering||
Two documents related to Local Government and its role in Volunteer movements, both from Birmingham - something of a hot bed of local politics...
|Georgian Britain, revolutionary war, volunteers, eighteenth century history, middle classes||view|
|Loyalty & its Limits?||
Two documents relating to Local Volunteer movements during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Period. Note the highly localised nature of these...
|volunteers, English history, revolutionary war, Napoleonic Wars, Georgian Britain||view|
|Loyalty, Locality and the Nation||
In the eighteenth century, new concepts of national identity began emerging. In the process long established local identities were challenged. And...
|18th century, Georgian Britain, Nationhood||view|
|Manly men and angelic women: Gender and nostalgia in George Elgar Hicks’s watercolour The Sinews of Old England (1857) and in an advertisement for Cadbury's Cocoa (1886). Karen Walker||
The Sinews of Old England depicts an idealised labourer and his family at the door of their cottage. Cadbury's Cocoa used a similar image for an...
|Nova Albion Revealed: Drake’s claim of California celebrated by Hakluyt and Hondius, Martha Doerr Toppin||
In this essay I will examine two accounts of Sir Francis Drake’s acquisition of Nova Albion for England. I will compare and contrast a text, ‘The...
|The Bill of Rights 1689||
This is a photo and transcript of the Bill of Rights of 1689. The bill formally established the supremacy of parliament after king James II had...
|Seventeenth century, Glorious Revolution, Parliamentary history, legal history, History||view|
|The Bomb Sight||
The Bomb Sight project is mapping the London WW2 bomb census between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941. Previously available only by viewing in the Reading...
|History, Second World War||view|