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Essex in the Age of Enlightenment By Shani D'Cruze
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Essex in the Age of Enlightenment brings together eleven studies in historical biography by John Bensusan-Butt. In a direct and engaging style, they explore the lives of musicians, artists, a highly... More > original architect, a skilled doctor, a forthright lawyer who was painted by Thomas Gainsborough, a benevolent cleric, a suicidal poet and others who lived in or near Colchester in Essex. These essays examine patronage and the arts in Georgian provincial towns, public service and philanthropy as well as urban culture, polite society and its politics and personalities. John Bensusan-Butt (1911-1997) was a knowledgeable local historian whose research career spanned some forty years. Shani D'Cruze is Honorary Reader at Keele University. She is the author of A Pleasing Prospect: Social Change and Urban Culture in Eighteenth-Century Colchester (Hertford, 2008) and is also a historian of gender, crime and violence.< Less
Essex in the Age of Enlightenment By Shani D'Cruze
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Essex in the Age of Enlightenment brings together eleven studies in historical biography by John Bensusan-Butt. In a direct and engaging style, they explore the lives of musicians, artists, a highly... More > original architect, a skilled doctor, a forthright lawyer who was painted by Thomas Gainsborough, a benevolent cleric, a suicidal poet and others who lived in or near Colchester in Essex. These essays examine patronage and the arts in Georgian provincial towns, public service and philanthropy as well as urban culture, polite society and its politics and personalities. John Bensusan-Butt (1911-1997) was a knowledgeable local historian whose research career spanned some forty years. Shani D'Cruze is Honorary Reader at Keele University. She is the author of A Pleasing Prospect: Social Change and Urban Culture in Eighteenth-Century Colchester (Hertford, 2008) and is also a historian of gender, crime and violence.< Less
The Cornish Mariner Captain Joseph Banfield By Charlotte MacKenzie
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This book tells the life story for the first time of the eighteenth-century Cornish mariner Captain Joseph Banfield. It includes a transcript of Joseph Banfield’s memoir. Banfield’s... More > memoir can be compared with published writings of other transatlantic slave trade captains including abolitionists. Banfield also worked on whalers and a variety of merchant trading ships completing Atlantic and Mediterranean voyages in over forty years at sea. His experiences can be compared with those of other eighteenth-century Cornish mariners. Readers interested in the history of the transatlantic slave trade, eighteenth-century maritime history, and the history of Cornwall will all find items of interest in this book.< Less
Jolly Rogers, the True History of Pirate Flags By E.T. Fox
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The 'jolly roger' is probably the most iconic flag in the world. Nobody can see the skull and cross-bones without thinking 'pirates'. This carefully-researched book explores the history of the famous... More > pirate flag, its many variants, and includes descriptions and illustrations of every 'jolly roger' recorded during the 'golden age' of piracy in the eighteenth century.< Less
Escape from Versailles By Kate Sargent
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Exciting new historical fiction, set during the French Revolution, which follows the lives of two young people during these turbulent years. As the eighteenth century draws towards its close, Henri... More > and Juliette are being brought up as young aristocrats destined to take up positions in the upper echelons of French society. Henri loves riding and adventures and dreams of becoming a cavalry officer; Juliette longs to escape her restricted life at her family’s chateau in the countryside. They are both excited when their uncle arranges for them to move to the spectacular Palace of Versailles where they will be part of the ostentatious and extravagant court of King Louis XVI and his Queen, Marie Antoinette. National affairs however start to impact on their lives and, as they become embroiled in a series of seemingly unstoppable events, it appears that life in France will never be the same, for them or for anyone. The book is aimed particularly at readers aged 10 to 14.< Less
American Indian Stories By Gertrude Bonnin (Zitkala Sa)
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A Collection of American Indian Stories based upon the life of an American Sioux Girl in the late nineteenth Century. Written by Zitkala-sa (Gertrude Bonnin) - Lecturer and Author of Old Indian... More > Legends, Americanize The First American, and other stories Also a Member of the Woman's National Foundation and the League of American Pen-Women.< Less
Ashton Priory By Anon
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The novels published by Chawton House Library explore such broad-ranging themes as satire, slavery, marriage, witchcraft and piracy, signal the rich texture and innovative character of women's... More > writing in the period 1600 to 1830. In bringing these little-known novels to a wider audience, it is hoped to stimulate interest in these works amongst a new generation of readers.< Less
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Esays of George Elliot By Nathan Sheppard
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George Elliot was the Pen Name for the English Novelist Mary anne evans. Born in Warwickshire England in 1819, she became a leading writer, Journalist and Poet in her day, Forwarding 7 Novels,a dozen... More > Poems and a seris of Essays yhoughtfully put together in this work by Nathan Sheppard. Mary ann Evens died of Kidney desease in 1880.< Less
Esays of George Elliot By Nathan Sheppard
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George Elliot was the Pen Name for the English Novelist Mary anne evans. Born in Warwickshire England in 1819, she became a leading writer, Journalist and Poet in her day, Forwarding 7 Novels,a dozen... More > Poems and a seris of Essays yhoughtfully put together in this work by Nathan Sheppard. Mary ann Evens died of Kidney desease in 1880.< Less

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