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Britain and its Empire  

Martin Pugh

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2012
Traditionally, fascism in Britain has been seen in fairly narrow terms as a phenomenon of the 1930s associated with Sir Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists (BUF). This approach ... More

Britain and the Cold War, 1945–1990  

Klaus Larres

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the role of Great Britain in the Cold War. It describes the condition and experiences of Britain from 1945 to 1990 and explores how Britain managed to maintain its ... More

The British Atlantic  

Joyce E. Chaplin

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
The phrase ‘British Atlantic’ brings together two terms that emerged rather belatedly (and perhaps unhelpfully) in the history of English colonisation. From the late seventeenth century ... More

The Challenge of Radicalism to 1832  

Gordon Pentland

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Jan 2012
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Nov 2012
Principally, Scottish historians have been concerned with three groups of questions. First, they have been exercised by the question of class: to what extent were popular politics, and ... More

Challenging the Union  

Iain McLean

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Jan 2012
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Nov 2012
The existential challenge to the Union began with the election of a disciplined cadre of MPs from the Irish Party in 1880, and culminated with the election of a Scottish National Party ... More

Civil War and Revolution in England, Scotland, and Ireland  

Michael J. Braddick

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Mar 2015
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Dec 2014
This chapter reviews recent work on the English civil war and English Revolution, and related topics, including the Scottish Covenanters’ revolution, the Irish rising of 1641, Confederate ... More

English Politics in the 1650s  

David L. Smith

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Mar 2015
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Nov 2014
This chapter examines politics in England from the regicide of Charles I in 1649 to the restoration of Charles II in 1660. Its central theme is the persistent tension that existed between ... More

The English Revolution in British and Irish Context  

John Morrill 

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Mar 2015
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Dec 2014
This essay discusses a central theme of this volume—that the civil wars occurred both within and between three kingdoms with a single king. The Covenanters’ protest in Scotland followed an ... More

Eugenics in Britain: The View from the Metropole  

Lucy Bland and Lesley Hall

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the impact of eugenics in Britain. It discusses eugenics as a biological way of thinking about social, economic, political, and cultural change. It gives scientific ... More

History of Sport and Religion in the United States and Britain  

Amy Koehlinger

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May 2017
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May 2017
This chapter surveys scholarly writing about the intersection of religion and sport in the United States and Britain. It reviews the dominant historiography of works on religion and ... More

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