By Francis W. Halsey
I met close to the bottom a tender gentleman from Edinburgh who had left Rowardennan ahead of us, and we started out ascending together... We quickly attained the summit, and, mountain climbing up a bit mound of earth and stones, I observed the 1/2 Scotland at a look. The clouds hung simply above the mountain-tops, , which rose throughout just like the waves of a potent sea. On each aspect, close to and much, stood their misty summits, yet Ben Lomand used to be the monarch of all of them. -from "Ben Lomand and the Highland Lakes," by way of Bayard Taylor From the period from a visit to the Continent used to be rarer yet extra deeply favored comes a fascinating literary travelogue assembled from the hearts and minds of a few of the best wordsmiths within the English language. A Grand travel in 10 volumes, those pleasant volumes, first released in 1914, assemble little-seen essays from recognized erudite explorers in compact collections that might encourage these who have by no means been overseas to make the adventure, and circulate those that need to pack their luggage back. quantity II keeps the sequence' exploration of significant Britain and eire in the course of the eyes and prose of a panoply of impressive writers: Ralph Waldo Emerson discovers Stonehenge, Robert Louis Stevenson extols the virtues of Edinburgh, William Makepeace Thackeray visits Dublin on a summer season, and lots more and plenty extra by means of such outstanding voices as Sir Walter Scott, James Boswell, William Cullen Bryant, and others. fantastically illustrated with fascinating images, it's a paintings to treasure... and to take alongside in your subsequent journey. OF curiosity TO: armchair tourists, readers of vintage literature American journalist and historian FRANCIS WHITING HALSEY (1851-1919) was once literary editor of the hot York occasions from 1892 via 1896. He wrote and lectured largely on heritage, and likewise edited the two-volume nice Epochs in American historical past defined by way of recognized Writers, From Columbus to Roosevelt (1912).
By Richard Unger, Jakub Basista
In twenty-four papers students from Europe and North the United States study a number of facets of the economies, politics and tradition of england and Poland-Lithuania from the center a long time all the way down to the 3rd Partition. The similarities among the 2 likely varied areas are as wonderful because the long-standing connections among the British Isles and East imperative Europe. advertisement ties have been complemented by way of migration and by means of cultural alternate with writers, philosophers and artists in either areas taking an curiosity within the different. In sections dedicated to faith and toleration, exchange, diasporas, political idea, and stereotypes between others the authors current a brand new and unforeseen historical past of the connection among states which politically as much as 1795 went in contrary instructions. members are: Richard Butterwick, Nils Hybel, Wendy Childs, Maryanne Kowaleski, Stanka Kuzmova, Sarah Layfield, Richard D Oram, Emilia Jamroziak, Piotr Guzowski, Derek Keene, Tomasz Gromelski, Pawel Rutkowski, Benedict Wagner-Rundell, John Fudge, Brian Levack, Beata Cieszynska, Waldemar Kowalski, Arthur H. Williamson, M.St. Almut Hillebrand, Peter Paul Bajer, Roisin Healy, Dariusz Rolnik, Jan Wolenski, Aleksandra Koutny-Jones.
By The Editors of New Word City
It's no exaggeration to claim that Margaret Thatcher remade Britain in her personal photo. She deregulated undefined, introduced the unions to their knees, privatized state-owned organisations, and teamed up with Ronald Reagan to struggle worldwide communism and win the chilly conflict. Her braveness used to be extraordinary and her personality better than lifestyles. She used to be a girl who brooked no fools, and her tongue may be rapier sharp. the following, during this short-form publication, is the inspiring tale of the Iron girl, Britain's first and in simple terms girl major minister.
By Graham A. Thomas
The Pirate King is the compelling actual tale of a Welshman who grew to become essentially the most ruthless and brutal buccaneers of the golden age of piracy. the foundation for dozens of fictionalized pirates in movie, tv, and literatureas good the namesake of 1 of the world’s preferred rum brandsCaptain Sir Henry Morgan was once matchless between pirates and privateers. not like such a lot of his contemporaries, he used to be now not hunted down and killed or captured through the specialists. as a substitute he used to be thought of a hero in England and given a knighthood and finally used to be made governor of Jamaica. As Graham Thomas finds during this clean biography of this advanced and interesting personality, Morgan was once an outstanding army chief whose leading motivation used to be to acquire as a lot wealth as he may well by means of sacking and plundering settlements, cities, and towns up and down the Spanish Main.
Featuring photo bills of Morgan’s exploits, finally resulting in an unprecedented upward thrust to strength and legitimacy, The Pirate King is a riveting learn certain to develop into a key textual content in pirate literature. Thomas dispels myths and separates truth from fiction as he offers an fascinating new portrait of 1 of history’s so much compelling figures.
By Robin May, Gerry Embleton
For sheer guts, the Redcoats' behaviour at Bunker Hill, Saratoga and different bloody encounters has hardly been handed. The american citizens received, yet in simple terms simply, after which because of overseas intervention and a small variety of committed and valiant patriots who have been consistently enable down by way of their very own humans. Robin May's ideal paintings seems on the British military that fought within the American Revolution from 1775 to1783. It info the warriors who confronted the problems of campaigning in the US besides the gross inefficiency and corruption at domestic which, besides their generals' usually blundering behavior, have been as lethal enemies because the american citizens.
By J. Gwynfor Jones
This paintings is meant to check the most traits in Wales in the course of the century following the Tudor cost of Wales. Emphasis is put on the social constitution, the framework of presidency and management, and the Reformation cost. The Stuart accession and its repercussions also are thought of relating to political, monetary and cultural affairs, in addition to the attitudes of the Welsh gentry to a brand new atmosphere at the eve of the Civil warfare. The paintings makes abundant use of up to date assets to check every one point of the political, governmental and non secular lifetime of Wales.
By Stuart Reid
This e-book not just bargains a tribute to the proud Highlander regiments who've served with contrast for over centuries, but in addition deals an in-depth research of the interval within which they made their identify. because the British Empire ruled each nook of the globe, Queen Victoria's Highlanders served in quite a few campaigns from the Indian subcontinent to Africa. This identify will examine their association, histories, and the evolution in their uniforms. all the well-known regiments - together with the Black Watch, the Gordons, the Argylls, and the Camerons - may be lined and the entire glory in their romantic, tartan uniforms published.