Tag: Britain

An Alternative History of Britain Normans and Early Plantagenets [Audiobook]


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English | ASIN: B0CV5Y5G12 | 2024 | MP3@64 kbps| ~11:04:00 | 314 MB
Continuing his exploration of British history, Timothy Venning examines the turning points of the period from the death of William I to the reign of Edward III and a little beyond. He discusses the crucial junctions at which history could easily have taken a different turn and analyzes the possible results. While speculative, the scenarios are highly plausible and rooted in a firm understanding of actual events and their context. Venning gives listeners a clearer understanding of the factors at play and why things happened the way they did, as well as a tantalizing view of what might so easily have been different.
Key scenarios include:

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A World on Fire Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War [Audiobook]


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English | June 28, 2011 | ASIN: B0058FJKQW | M4B@64 kbps | 32h 45m | 945 MB
Author: Amanda Foreman | Narrator: Robertson Dean
Acclaimed historian Amanda Foreman follows the phenomenal success of her New York Times bestseller Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire with her long-awaited second work of nonfiction: the fascinating story of the American Civil War and the major role played by Britain and its citizens in that epic struggle.

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52 Times Britain Was a Bellend The History You Didn’t Get Taught at School [Audiobook]


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English | October 17, 2019 | ASIN: B07W81HPCV | M4B@128 kbps | 2h 59m | 165 MB
Author: James Felton | Narrator: Mathew Baynton
Twitter hero James Felton brings you the painfully funny history of Britain you were never taught at school, chronicling 52 of the most ludicrous, weird and downright ‘baddie’ things we Brits* have done to the world since time immemorial – before conveniently forgetting all about them, of course. Including:

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Surrealism in Britain


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1999 | 404 Pages | ISBN: 0853318255 | PDF | 85 MB
A comprehensive study of the British surrealist movement and its achievements. The illustrated text provides a year-by-year narrative of the development of surrealism among artists, writers, critics and theorists in Britain. It also seeks to make a major contribution to the understanding of the individual achievements of the writers and artists involved and their allegiance to this key 20th-century art movement. Michel Remy draws on 20 years of studying British Surrealism to provide this biographically rich account. He has conducted personal interviews with many of the artists involved and the book includes an extensive examination of the careers of Paul Nash, Henry Moore, Eileen Agar, Len Lye, Humphrey Jennings, Grace Pailthorpe and Reuben Mednikoff, Roland Penrose, F.E. McWilliam, Conroy Maddox, Emmy Bridgwater, Edith Rimmington, Desmond Morris, Lee Miller, Julian Trevelyan, John Tunnard and others. Poetry, prose, painting, sculpture, photography and artists’ texts are analyzed and the book is illustrated with 170 pictures, many in colour. The book is published to coincide with a series of exhibitions staged to mark 60 years of Surrealism in Britain.

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Only Fools and Horses The Story of Britain’s Favourite Comedy


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English | 2012 | ISBN: 0857860569, 0857860542 | EPUB | pages: 368 | 1.9 mb
In the thirty years since viewers first visited Nelson Mandela House, Only Fools and Horses has won countless awards and is still Britain’s most-watched and best-loved sitcom. Del Boy’s overwhelming popularity has even inspired the Oxford English Dictionary to include a selection of his most famous words and phrases, such as ‘lovely jubbly’ and ‘twonk’.

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Britain’s Foreign Policy in Egypt and Sudan


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1997 | 232 Pages | ISBN: 0863722067 | PDF | 4 MB
A chronological account of Anglo-Egyptian political relations from 1947 to 1956 – a crucial point in more than 70 years of British involvement in Egypt for they marked a turning-point in political relations.

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Ruling Roman Britain Kings, Queens, Governors and Emperors from Julius Caesar to Agricola


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1996 | 232 Pages | ISBN: 0415008042 | PDF | 9 MB
In this book, David Braund offers a significantly different perspective upon the history of Roman Britain. He concentrates upon the literary evidence, which has been studied to a lesser extent than archaeology in recent years. Close attention to the Greek and Roman sources enables the construction of a new approach to Roman Britain, its history and its archaeology. For the first time, monarchy is identified as a key issue in the history of Roman Britain.

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The Gambling Century Commercial Gaming in Britain from Restoration to Regency [Audiobook]


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English | ASIN: B0CQ1427Y2 | 2024 | 10 hours and 45 minutes | MP3@64 kbps | 296 MB
Author: John Eglin
Narrator: Dan Calley

Gambling captures as nothing else the drama of the "long eighteenth century" between the age of religious wars and the age of revolutions. The society that was confronted with games of chance pursued as commercial ventures also came to grips with unprecedented social mobility, floated by new wealth from new sources created fortunes from trade in sugar, cotton, ivory, silk, tea, or enslaved human beings. Likewise, play for money was prominent in the public imagination as money itself, deployed through an ever expanding and ever more sophisticated range of mechanisms, increasingly invaded public awareness, as when prospective spouses in period fiction were rated in terms of annual income as if they were municipal bonds. Similarly, the archetypal figure of the gambler captured the imagination of the public in fiction, media, and politics. At the same time, new interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-encouraged and bankrolled by those in power-fostered a new and unprecedented appreciation for mathematical probability and its applications, opening the possibility that games of chance might be pursued as a profitable commercial venture. The Gambling Century focuses like no previous work on those who enabled, facilitated, and profited from gambling, as well as on efforts to regulate or outlaw it.

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