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MCCLINTOCK, F.H. IN COLLABORATION WITH WALKER, M.A. AND SAVILL, N.C.
Attendance Centres: An Enquiry by The Cambridge Institute of Criminology
London, Macmillan & Co. 1961, First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Some minor marking to boards. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 007847
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Keywords: Penal Reform Prison Crime Criminology Punishment Justice Law Sociology Social English History Politics Attendance Centres Sentencing Courts Penology Youth Offenders Juvenile Delinquncy Delinquents Child Development

 
WALKLAND S.A. AND RYLE, MICHAEL (EDITORS)
The Commons in the Seventies
London, Martin Robertson. 1977, First Edition. (ISBN: 0855201894) Hardcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine/No Jacket.
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Keywords: House of Commons Public Administration Sociology Social History Politics Parliament Government Elections Select Committees Industry Trade Nationaliztation Labour Party Democracy 0855201894

 
JACKSON, DUDLEY; TURNER, H.A. AND WILKINSON, FRANK
Do Trade Unions Cause Inflation?: Two Studies: with a Theoretical Introduction and Policy Conclusion
London, Cambridge University Press. 1972, First Edition. (ISBN: 0521097886) Paperback, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Some fading to cover. Good.
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Book number: 036111
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Keywords: England Politics Sociology Trade Unions Unionism Social History Labor Labour Movement Socialism Socialist Strikes Economics Industrial Relations Trades Union Congress Tuc Work Employment Business Studies General Strike Tgwu Labour Party 0521097886

 
GOSS, B.A. AND YAMEY, B.S. (EDITORS)
The Economics of Futures Trading
London, Macmillan. 1973, Second Edition. (ISBN: 0333246217) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Thirteen papers covering: hedging, stock holding, inter-temporal price relationships; price determination in storage and futures markets; speculation and returns to speculators; price movements. The main emphasis is on the theory and its application and the main findings of empirical work. New/New.
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Book number: 029070
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Keywords: Money Business Finance Economics Investment Stocks Shares Stock Market Currency Banking John Maynard Keynes Social History Politics Commerce Capitalism Monetrism Insurance Exchange Demography Demographics Population British Economy Futures Trading 0333246

 
TREVITHICK, JAMES A. AND MULVEY, CHARLES
The Economics of Inflation
London, Martin Robertson. 1975, First Paperback Edition. (ISBN: 0855200855) Paperback, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Glasgow Social and Economic Research Studies 3. New.
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Book number: 036674
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BLAND, A.E.; BROWN, P.A. AND TAWNEY, R.H. (COMPILED & EDITED BY)
English Economic History: Select Documents
London, G. Bell and Sons. 1933, Sixth Edition. Hardcover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Ex-Library, Rebound in strong library binding. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 032266
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BANKS, J.A. AND OLIVE
Feminism and Family Planning in Victorian England
Liverpool, Liverpool University Press. 1965, Second Impression. (ISBN: 0853232814) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Question published in Britain in the period 1792 to 1880. At the rise feminism coincided with the fall of the birth-rate in England, it is often assumed that these phemomena are causally contected and that the feminist movements should be encouraged in 'over-populate' countries. This book throws much doubt on this assumption and in doing so presents a case-study of the relationship between social movements and social change. New/New.
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Book number: 036464
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Keywords: Law Sexology Erotica Birth Control Medicine Censorship Marie Stopes Women Feminism Contraception Social History Marriage Relationships Sexuality Sexual Behaviour Pregnancy Demography Demographics Population Abortion Health Care Psychology Crime Criminolog

 
SCOTT, ROBERT HANEY; WONG, K.A. AND HO, YAN KI (EDITORS)
Hong Kong's Financial Institutions and Markets
Hong Kong, Oxford University Press. 1986, First Edition. (ISBN: 0195839587) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The unique history and development of Hong Kong have created an efficient open economy in which a plethora of financial institutions and markets flourish, making Hong Kong one of the world's leading financial centres. This book provides the first comprehensive study of all of these institutions. It also examines monetary policy, international financial relations, and the control and regulation of the financial sector - issues which will become of even greater significance in the years leading up to 1997 and beyond. The editors and contributors are all economists from the United States, Hong Kong or Singapore, and possess a detailed knowledge of Hong Kong's financial institutions and markets. Good/Good.
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Book number: 036753
GBP 190.00 [Appr.: EURO 214.75 US$ 237.1 | JP¥ 25588]
Keywords: Banks Money Business Studies Finance Economics Investment Stocks Currency Banking John Maynard Keynes Social History Politics Commerce Capitalism Monetrism City of London Insurance Stock Exchange Topography Demography Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japa

 
TAIT, A.A. AND BRISTOW, J.A. (EDITOR)
Ireland: Some Problems of a Developing Economy
Dublin, Gill and Macmillan. 1985, First Edition. (ISBN: 0717105008) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Collection of papers reporting empirical research into the Irish economy carried out by members of the Economics Department at Trinity College, Dublin. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 014759
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Keywords: Sociology Ireland Irish Politics Rebellion Ira Social History Terrorism Republicanism Economics Business Studies Farming Agriculture 0717105008

 
TRINDADE, F.A. AND CANE, PETER
The Law of Torts in Australia
Melbourne, Oxford University Press. 1985, First Edition. (ISBN: 0195544641) Hardcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The third edition of The Law of Torts in Australia provides an account of the Australian law of torts. This edition takes account of the developments in the law that have occurred in the six years since the last edition, and the whole book has been revised, with many sections being rewritten. Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 042158
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Keywords: Rome Prison Crime Criminology Punishment Justice Law Sociology British Social History Criminal Social Policy Penology Feudalism Common Roman Anthropology Ethnology the of Obiligations Tort Australia 0195544641

 
JONES, LAWRENCE A. AND DURAND, DAVID
Mortgage Lending Experience in Agriculture
Princeton, Princeton University Press. 1954, First Edition. Hardcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. National Bureau of Economic Research. Financial Research Program. Studies in Agriculture Financing Series; 1. Boards faded. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 017565
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Keywords: Climate Weather Sociology Anthropology Ethnology Folklore Asia Politics Conservation Farming Agriculture Ecology Geography Geology Hydrology Erosion Soil Botany Biology Environment Topography Agronomy Economics Mortgage Lending Loans Banking

 
RATCLIFFE, T.A. AND REED, ANGELA
Parents Under Stress: Help for Parents Worried About Stepchildren, Adopted Children and Handicapped Children
London, National Marriage Guidance Council. 1968, First Edition. Paperback, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Ex-Library, Staples rusted. Good.
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Book number: 019160
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Keywords: Medicine Psychology Psychoanalysis Psychiatry Sigmund Freud Health Care Mental Illness Sociology Mentally Retarded Hospitals Subnormal Education Handicapped Mongoloid Retardation Blackbrick Cloverfield Lunatic Asylums Disability Family Housing Education C

 
MACKAY, G.A. AND MACKAY, D.I.
The Political Economy of North Sea Oil
London, Martin Robertson. 1975, First Edition. (ISBN: 0855200901) Hardcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 018864
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Keywords: Scotland Social History Scottish Politics Celtic Economics North Sea Oil Gas Geography Economy Oceanography Energy Petrol Sociology Norway Devolution Snp Alex Salmond Scottish National Party 0855200901

 
MACKAY, G.A. AND MACKAY, D.I.
The Political Economy of North Sea Oil
London, Martin Robertson. 1975, First Paperback Edition. (ISBN: 0855200898) Paperback, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine.
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Book number: 018995
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Keywords: Scotland Social History Scottish Politics Celtic Economics North Sea Oil Gas Geography Economy Oceanography Energy Petrol Sociology Norway Devolution Snp Alex Salmond Scottish National Party 0855200898

 
ROTH, JULIUS A. AND EDDY, ELIZABETH M.
Rehabilitation for the Unwanted
New York, Atherton Press. 1967, First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Medical care for geriatrics examined. Some fading to cloth. Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 022601
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Keywords: Sociology Psychology Rehabilitation Hospitals Medicine Geriatrics Health Care Old Age

 
CARAVALE, GIOVANNI A. AND TOSATO, DOMENICO A.
Ricardo and the Theory of Value, Distribution and Growth
London, Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1980, First Edition. (ISBN: 0710005083) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. David Ricardo (18 April 1772 - 11 September 1823) was a political economist, often credited with systematizing economics, and was one of the most influential of the classical economists, along with Thomas Malthus and Adam Smith. He was also a member of Parliament, businessman, financier and speculator, who amassed a considerable personal fortune. Perhaps the most important of his contributions was the theory of comparative advantage, a fundamental argument in favor of free trade among countries and of specialization among individuals. Ricardo argued that there is mutual benefit from trade (or exchange) even if one party (e.g. resource-rich country, highly-skilled artisan) is more productive in every possible area than its trading counterpart (e.g. resource-poor country, unskilled laborer), as long as each concentrates on the activities where it has relative productivity advantage. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 033009
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Keywords: Money Business Finance Economics Investment Stocks Currency Banking John Maynard Keynes Social History Politics Commerce Capitalism Monetrism City of London Insurance Stock Exchange Trade Unemployment Competition Monopoly Distribution Production Marketing

 
QUEEN, STUART A AND MANN, DELBERT M.
Social Pathology
New York, Thomas Y. Crowell. 1925, Sixth Printing. Hardcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. d/j worn and chipped. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 017752
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Keywords: Crime Criminology Punishment Justice Law Sociology Social History Criminal Policy Society Marriage Politics Economics Demography Demograph Ics Population Health Care Work Housing Child Probation Education Environment Planning Public Administration

 
KOCHAN, THOMAS A. AND USEEM, MICHAEL (EDITORS)
Transforming Organizations
New York, Oxford University Press. 1992, First Edition. (ISBN: 0195065042) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library, How organizations can and should adapt to global markets in a world economy. Its central argument is that merely changing parts of an organization will not be successful and that systemic changes across whole organizations will be required. Good/Good.
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Book number: 029509
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Keywords: Money Business Studies Finance Economics Investment Stocks Currency Banking John Maynard Keynes Social History Politics Commerce Capitalism Monetrism City of London Insurance Stock Exchange Trade Science and Technology Industry Physics 0195065042

 
WARD, DAVID A. AND KASSEBAUM
Women's Prison: Sex and Social Structure
London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1966, First U.K. Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This study of prison homosexuality among women was conducted primarily at California's Frontera facility. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 023972
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Keywords: Crime Criminology Gay Prison Women Punishment New York Sociology Erotica Sexology Lesbian Homosexual Slang Philology Dictionary Language Sexuality Sexual Behaviour California Frontera Penology Etymology Jail Gaol

 
OGOT, B.A. AND KIRAN, J.A. (EDITORS)
Zamani: A Survey of East African History
Nairobi, Longmans. 1969, First Edition. (ISBN: 0582602734) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library, Good/Good.
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Book number: 036770
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Keywords: Masai Sociology Anthropology Ethnology Folklore East Africa Politics Religion Kenya Colonialism Imperialism Travel Mau Mau Rebellion Terrorism Army Military Militaria Gikuyu Kinship Jomo Kenyatta Social History British Empire Guerrillas War Government Civ

 
ABARBANEL, JAY S.
The Co-Operative Farmer and the Welfare State: Economic Change in an Israeli Moshav
Manchester, Manchester University Press. 1974, First Edition. (ISBN: 0719005736) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Comprehensive study in English of one of the most revolutionary and significant experiments in the world's history, the kibbutzim of Israel. New/Fine.
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Book number: 016695
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Keywords: Folklore Anthropology Ethnology Arabs Bedouins Middle East Palestine Israel Military Muslim Islam Jews Jewish Judaica Kibbutzim Communes Farming Economics Agriculture Demography Demographics Population Zionism Moshav 0719005736

 
ABBOTT, WILBUR CORTEZ
Colonel Thomas Blood, Crown-Stealer, 1618-1680
Bath, Cedric Chivers. 1970, First Thus. (ISBN: 0855944013) Hardcover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Thomas Blood was an Irishman, born in County Meath in 1618, the son of a prosperous blacksmith. He came from a good family, his grandfather who lived in Kilnaboy Castle was a Member of Parliament. The English Civil War broke out in 1642 and Blood came to England to fight for Charles I, but when it became apparent that Cromwell was going to win, he promptly changed sides and joined the Roundheads. When Charles I was defeated in 1653 Blood was made a Justice of the Peace and was granted a large estate, but when Charles II returned to the throne in 1660 Blood fled to Ireland with his wife and son. In Ireland he joined a plot with the disgruntled Cromwellians and attempted to seize Dublin Castle and take the Governor, Lord Ormonde prisoner. This plot failed and he had to flee to Holland, now with a price on his head. in spite of being one of the most wanted men in England, Blood returned in 1670 taking the name Ayloffe and practised as a doctor in Romford! After another botched attempt to kidnap Lord Ormonde in 1670, where Blood narrowly escaped capture, Blood decided on a bold scheme to steal the Crown Jewels. The Crown Jewels were kept at the Tower of London in a basement protected by a large metal grille. The Keeper of the Jewels was Talbot Edwards who lived with his family on the floor above the basement. One day in 1671 Blood, disguised as a 'parson' went to see the Crown Jewels and became friendly with Edwards, returning at a later date with his wife. As the visitors were leaving, Mrs. Blood had a violent stomach-ache and was taken to Edward's apartment to rest. The grateful 'Parson Blood' returned a few days later with 4 pairs of white gloves for Mrs. Edwards in appreciation of her kindness to his wife. The Edwards family and 'Parson Blood' became close friends and met frequently. Edwards had a pretty daughter and was delighted when 'Parson Blood' proposed a meeting between his wealthy nephew and Edward's daughter.On 9th May 1671, 'Parson Blood' arrived at 7am. with his 'nephew' and two other men. While the 'nephew' was getting to know Edward's daughter the others in the party expressed a desire to see the Crown Jewels. Edwards led the way downstairs and unlocked the door to the room where they were kept. At that moment Blood knocked him unconscious with a mallet and stabbed him with a sword. The grille was removed from in front of the jewels and the crown, orb and sceptre were taken out. The crown was flattened with the mallet and stuffed into a bag, and the orb stuffed down Blood's breeches. The sceptre was too long to go into the bag so Blood's brother-in-law Hunt tried to saw it in half! At that point Edwards regained consciousness and began to shout "Murder, treason!". Blood and his accomplices dropped the sceptre and attempted to get away but Blood was arrested as he tried to leave the Tower by the Iron-Gate, after unsuccessfully trying to shoot one of the guards. In custody Blood refused to answer questions, instead repeating stubbornly, "I'll answer to none but the King himself". Blood knew that the King had a reputation for liking bold scoundrels and reckoned that his considerable Irish charm would save his neck as it had done several times before in his life. Blood was taken to the Palace where he was questioned by King Charles, Prince Rupert, The Duke of York and other members of the royal family. King Charles was amused at Blood's audacity when Blood told him that the Crown Jewels were not worth the £100,000 they were valued at, but only £6,000! The King asked Blood "What if I should give you your life?" and Blood replied humbly, "I would endeavour to deserve it, Sire!" Blood was not only pardoned, to the disgust of Lord Ormonde, but was given Irish lands worth £500 a year! Blood became a familiar figure around London and made frequent appearances at Court. Edwards who recovered from his wounds, was rewarded by the King and lived to a ripe old age. New/New.
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Keywords: Restoration Charles Ii Sociology English Social History Pagentry Royal Family Monarchy Politics Government Republicanism Parliament Crown Jewels Oliver Cromwell Tower of London Colonel Thomas Blood Ireland Irish County Meath Royalty Civil War Roundheads C

 
ABBOTT, WILBUR CORTEZ
Colonel Thomas Blood, Crown-Stealer, 1618-1680
Bath, Cedric Chivers. 1970, First Thus. (ISBN: 0855944013) Hardcover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Thomas Blood was an Irishman, born in County Meath in 1618, the son of a prosperous blacksmith. He came from a good family, his grandfather who lived in Kilnaboy Castle was a Member of Parliament. The English Civil War broke out in 1642 and Blood came to England to fight for Charles I, but when it became apparent that Cromwell was going to win, he promptly changed sides and joined the Roundheads. When Charles I was defeated in 1653 Blood was made a Justice of the Peace and was granted a large estate, but when Charles II returned to the throne in 1660 Blood fled to Ireland with his wife and son. In Ireland he joined a plot with the disgruntled Cromwellians and attempted to seize Dublin Castle and take the Governor, Lord Ormonde prisoner. This plot failed and he had to flee to Holland, now with a price on his head. in spite of being one of the most wanted men in England, Blood returned in 1670 taking the name Ayloffe and practised as a doctor in Romford! After another botched attempt to kidnap Lord Ormonde in 1670, where Blood narrowly escaped capture, Blood decided on a bold scheme to steal the Crown Jewels. The Crown Jewels were kept at the Tower of London in a basement protected by a large metal grille. The Keeper of the Jewels was Talbot Edwards who lived with his family on the floor above the basement. One day in 1671 Blood, disguised as a 'parson' went to see the Crown Jewels and became friendly with Edwards, returning at a later date with his wife. As the visitors were leaving, Mrs. Blood had a violent stomach-ache and was taken to Edward's apartment to rest. The grateful 'Parson Blood' returned a few days later with 4 pairs of white gloves for Mrs. Edwards in appreciation of her kindness to his wife. The Edwards family and 'Parson Blood' became close friends and met frequently. Edwards had a pretty daughter and was delighted when 'Parson Blood' proposed a meeting between his wealthy nephew and Edward's daughter.On 9th May 1671, 'Parson Blood' arrived at 7am. with his 'nephew' and two other men. While the 'nephew' was getting to know Edward's daughter the others in the party expressed a desire to see the Crown Jewels. Edwards led the way downstairs and unlocked the door to the room where they were kept. At that moment Blood knocked him unconscious with a mallet and stabbed him with a sword. The grille was removed from in front of the jewels and the crown, orb and sceptre were taken out. The crown was flattened with the mallet and stuffed into a bag, and the orb stuffed down Blood's breeches. The sceptre was too long to go into the bag so Blood's brother-in-law Hunt tried to saw it in half! At that point Edwards regained consciousness and began to shout "Murder, treason!". Blood and his accomplices dropped the sceptre and attempted to get away but Blood was arrested as he tried to leave the Tower by the Iron-Gate, after unsuccessfully trying to shoot one of the guards. In custody Blood refused to answer questions, instead repeating stubbornly, "I'll answer to none but the King himself". Blood knew that the King had a reputation for liking bold scoundrels and reckoned that his considerable Irish charm would save his neck as it had done several times before in his life. Blood was taken to the Palace where he was questioned by King Charles, Prince Rupert, The Duke of York and other members of the royal family. King Charles was amused at Blood's audacity when Blood told him that the Crown Jewels were not worth the £100,000 they were valued at, but only £6,000! The King asked Blood "What if I should give you your life?" and Blood replied humbly, "I would endeavour to deserve it, Sire!" Blood was not only pardoned, to the disgust of Lord Ormonde, but was given Irish lands worth £500 a year! Blood became a familiar figure around London and made frequent appearances at Court. Edwards who recovered from his wounds, was rewarded by the King and lived to a ripe old age. New/New.
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Keywords: Restoration Charles Ii Sociology English Social History Pagentry Royal Family Monarchy Politics Government Republicanism Parliament Crown Jewels Oliver Cromwell Tower of London Colonel Thomas Blood Ireland Irish County Meath Royalty Civil War Roundheads C

 
W C ABBOTT
Colonel Thomas Blood (Portway Reprints)
Bath, Cedric Chivers. 1970, First Thus. (ISBN: 0855944013) Hardcover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Thomas Blood was an Irishman, born in County Meath in 1618, the son of a prosperous blacksmith. He came from a good family, his grandfather who lived in Kilnaboy Castle was a Member of Parliament. The English Civil War broke out in 1642 and Blood came to England to fight for Charles I, but when it became apparent that Cromwell was going to win, he promptly changed sides and joined the Roundheads. When Charles I was defeated in 1653 Blood was made a Justice of the Peace and was granted a large estate, but when Charles II returned to the throne in 1660 Blood fled to Ireland with his wife and son. In Ireland he joined a plot with the disgruntled Cromwellians and attempted to seize Dublin Castle and take the Governor, Lord Ormonde prisoner. This plot failed and he had to flee to Holland, now with a price on his head. in spite of being one of the most wanted men in England, Blood returned in 1670 taking the name Ayloffe and practised as a doctor in Romford! After another botched attempt to kidnap Lord Ormonde in 1670, where Blood narrowly escaped capture, Blood decided on a bold scheme to steal the Crown Jewels. The Crown Jewels were kept at the Tower of London in a basement protected by a large metal grille. The Keeper of the Jewels was Talbot Edwards who lived with his family on the floor above the basement. One day in 1671 Blood, disguised as a 'parson' went to see the Crown Jewels and became friendly with Edwards, returning at a later date with his wife. As the visitors were leaving, Mrs. Blood had a violent stomach-ache and was taken to Edward's apartment to rest. The grateful 'Parson Blood' returned a few days later with 4 pairs of white gloves for Mrs. Edwards in appreciation of her kindness to his wife. The Edwards family and 'Parson Blood' became close friends and met frequently. Edwards had a pretty daughter and was delighted when 'Parson Blood' proposed a meeting between his wealthy nephew and Edward's daughter.On 9th May 1671, 'Parson Blood' arrived at 7am. with his 'nephew' and two other men. While the 'nephew' was getting to know Edward's daughter the others in the party expressed a desire to see the Crown Jewels. Edwards led the way downstairs and unlocked the door to the room where they were kept. At that moment Blood knocked him unconscious with a mallet and stabbed him with a sword. The grille was removed from in front of the jewels and the crown, orb and sceptre were taken out. The crown was flattened with the mallet and stuffed into a bag, and the orb stuffed down Blood's breeches. The sceptre was too long to go into the bag so Blood's brother-in-law Hunt tried to saw it in half! At that point Edwards regained consciousness and began to shout "Murder, treason!". Blood and his accomplices dropped the sceptre and attempted to get away but Blood was arrested as he tried to leave the Tower by the Iron-Gate, after unsuccessfully trying to shoot one of the guards. In custody Blood refused to answer questions, instead repeating stubbornly, "I'll answer to none but the King himself". Blood knew that the King had a reputation for liking bold scoundrels and reckoned that his considerable Irish charm would save his neck as it had done several times before in his life. Blood was taken to the Palace where he was questioned by King Charles, Prince Rupert, The Duke of York and other members of the royal family. King Charles was amused at Blood's audacity when Blood told him that the Crown Jewels were not worth the £100,000 they were valued at, but only £6,000! The King asked Blood "What if I should give you your life?" and Blood replied humbly, "I would endeavour to deserve it, Sire!" Blood was not only pardoned, to the disgust of Lord Ormonde, but was given Irish lands worth £500 a year! Blood became a familiar figure around London and made frequent appearances at Court. Edwards who recovered from his wounds, was rewarded by the King and lived to a ripe old age, recounting his part in the story of the theft of the Jewels to a. New/New.
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Keywords: Restoration Charles Ii Sociology English Social History Pagentry Royal Family Monarchy Politics Government Republicanism Parliament Crown Jewels Oliver Cromwell Tower of London Colonel Thomas Blood Ireland Irish County Meath Royalty Civil War Roundheads C

 
ABBOTT, JOHN PATRICK
Family Patterns: A Personal Experience of Genealogy
London, Kaye & Ward. 1971, First Edition. (ISBN: 0718208803) Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library, Good/Good.
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Book number: 018263
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Keywords: Genealogy Records Marriages England Parish Register Family English Social History Sociology Demography Demographics Population Surnames 0718208803

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