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MOORHOUSE GEOFFREY
The Pilgrimage of Grace. The Rebellion that shook Henry VIII's trone.
London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2002. Hardcover, illustrated dj, in-8, xx + 361 pp. illustrated, list of principal characters, bibliography, source notes, index. The rebellion against the Crown across the north of England in 1536-1537 rates but a few lines in most biographies of Henry VIII. The causes of this rebellion: the betrayal of the old catholic religion, the divorce from Catherine of Aragon, the dissolution of the monasteries. As new/comme neuf/wie neu/als nieuw
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Keywords: kloosters, abdijen, grondbezit, enclosure, Cromwell. Noot Lucas Tessens: analogie tussen deze periode (confiscatie gevolgd door enclosure) en de Franse Revolutie (confiscatie gevolgd door kadaster); analogie met Boerenkrijg (en Vende?).

 
MORGAN KENNETH O.
The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain
Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1989. Thick paperback 640 pp. Ill. in colour and BW, maps of 19th century canal and railway networks. Index, bibliography. Note: The Sunday Times wrote about this book: ""Without doubt, this will serve as the standard one-volume history of Britain for the rest of the century."" . and TST was right. Note LT: The chapter about the dissolution/suppression of more than 560 monasteries (1536-1540) under Henry VIII is elaborated and gives the real reasons for it: no more interference from Rome, the King's bankrupcy, appease the lay nobility. (p. 248-251). Near fine
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Book number: 19840048
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Keywords: canals, railway, kanalen, spoorwegen

 
MORGAN KENNETH O.
The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain
Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1997. Hardcover, illustrated dj, 646 pp. Ill. in colour and BW, maps of 19th century canal and railway networks. Index, bibliography. Note: The Sunday Times wrote about this book: ""Without doubt, this will serve as the standard one-volume history of Britain for the rest of the century."" . and TST was right. Note LT: The chapter about the dissolution/suppression of more than 560 monasteries (1536-1540) under Henry VIII is elaborated and gives the real reasons for it: no more interference from Rome, the King's bankrupcy, appease the lay nobility. (p. 248-251). As new/comme neuf/wie neu/als nieuw
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Book number: 19840154
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Keywords: canals, railway, kanalen, spoorwegen

 
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The Scottish Historical Review. Volume LXXXV, No. 220: October 2006.
Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press for The Scottish Historical Review Trust, 2006. Softcover, pb, 8vo, 376 pp. Fine
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Book number: 44007
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OLLEVIER IVAN
Intieme wraak. Dertig jaar burgeroorlog in Noord-Ierland [old book number 20010114A]
Antwerpen, Atlas, 2001. Pb, in-8, 222 pp. chronologie, woordenlijst, afkortingen, bibliografie, register. Bevat nogal wat informatie over de rol van Bernadette Devlin. Ivan Ollevier (Veurne, 1960) volgt de Britse politiek voor de nieuwsdienst van de VRT-televisie. Good
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Book number: 20010160
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Keywords: IRA

 
PREBBLE JOHN
The Highland Clearances
London, Book Club Associates, 1971. Fifth impression. Hardcover, in-8, linnen, illustrated dj, 352 pp. illustrations in BW, bibliography, index. The Highland Clearances (Scottish Gaelic: Fuadaich nan Gidheal, the expulsion of the Gael) were forced displacements of the population of the Scottish Highlands in the 18th century. They led to mass emigration to the coast, the Scottish Lowlands and abroad. They were part of a process of agricultural change throughout the United Kingdom, but were particularly notorious due to the late timing, the lack of legal protection for year-by-year tenants under Scots law, the abruptness of the change from the clan system and the brutality of many of the evictions. Prebble makes a strong case that there was a conscious effort to remove Highlanders and Islanders from Scotland. It remains a subject of DEBATE! P. heavily attacks Ms. Harriet Beecher-Stowe (1811-1896), being influenced during her visit to Schotland by the Duchess of Sutherland. (p. 306-315) John Edward Curtis Prebble (June 23, 1915 - January 30, 2001) was an English/Canadian journalist, novelist, documentarian and historian. Good
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Book number: 19630103
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Keywords: grondeigendom, schapenteelt, emigratie naar Canada, enclosure, clans, verdrijving, pachters, eigendom, grondbezit, armoede, Harriet Beecher-Stowe (308)

 
ROSS DAVID
Scotland, History of a Nation (revised edition)
s.l. Lomond Books, 2005. Pb, large in-8, 384 pp. illustrations in BW, chronology (AD 79 - AD 2004), index, bibliography. Very good
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Keywords: highland clearances

 
ROWSE ALFRED LESLIE
The Tower of London in the History of the Nation
London, Cardinal, 1974. Pb, in-8 square, 280 pp. illustrations, bibliography, index. For the Gunpowder Plot (for the Catholic Cause) and Guy Fawkes or Guido Fawkes, see pp. 125-141. The name of Fawkes was forgotten in the Index. Good
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Book number: 19740180
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Keywords: Henry VIII, Boleyn, Thomas More, Gunpowder Plot, Guy Fawkes

 
SAMPSON ANTHONY
De anatomie van Brittannië. De Britse leeuw aan touwtjes.
Den Haag, Stok. 1963. uit het Engels vertaald door Hans De Vries, Oorspronkelijke titel: Anatomy of Britain. Hardcover met gell. stofwikkel, 447 pp. Noot LT: Sampson (3/8/1926 18/12/2004) was bekend journalist van 'The Observer' en 'The Economist'. In 1973 verscheen zijn ophefmakend boek 'The Sovereign State. The Secret History of ITT'; in 1975 ging hij op de ingeslagen weg door met 'The Seven Sisters', een boek over de macht van de olie-industrie. Sampson gunt ons een kijk achter de 'democratische' faades.Quote: The church is Britain's biggest landowner after the Forestry Commission and the Crown. Very good
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Book number: 19630061
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Keywords: grootgrondbezit

 
SHANNON RICHARD
The Crisis of Imperialism 1865-1915
London, Granada Publishing, 1979. Pb, 512 pp. With a chronology, biographical notes, index. In the series The Paladin History of England. Good
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Book number: 19760086
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SPEARS EDWARD SIR
Fulfilment of a mission. Syria and Lebanon 1941-1944
Hamden, Archon Books, 1977. Hardcover, dj, in-8, 311 pp. photos, index.Serious differences between Britain and de Gaulle soon emerged over Syria and the Lebanon. De Gaulle and Spears held that it was essential to deny the Germans access to Vichy air bases in Syria from where they would threaten the Suez Canal. However, Wavell was reluctant to stretch his limited forces and did not want to risk a clash with the French in Syria.The French in Syria had initially been in favour of continuing the struggle against Germany but had been snubbed by Wavell, who declined the offer of cooperation from three French divisions. By the time de Gaulle reached the Levant, Vichy had replaced any Frenchmen who were sympathetic towards Britain.Having left the Middle East with de Gaulle on a visit to French Equatorial Africa, Spears had his first major row with the general who, in a fit of pique caused by 'some quite minor action by the British government', suddenly declared that the landing ground at Fort Lamy would no longer be available to British aircraft transiting Africa. Spears countered furiously by threatening to summon up British troops to take over the aerodrome and the matter blew over.De Gaulle told Spears that the Vichy authorities in the Middle East were acting against the Free French and the British. French ships blockaded by the British at Alexandria were permitted to transmit coded messages which were anything but helpful to the British cause. Their crews were allowed to take leave in the Levant States where they stoked up anti-British feeling. They also brought back information about British naval and troop movements which would find its way back to Vichy. In Fulfilment of a Mission Spears writes bitterly about how Britain was providing pay for Vichy sailors who were allowed to remit money back to France. Their pay would, of course, be forfeited if they joined de Gaulle. However, his biggest bone of contention one over which he frequently clashed with the Foreign Office and the Admiralty was that a French ship, SS Providence, was allowed to sail unchallenged between Beirut and Marseille. It carried contraband 'and a living cargo of French soldiers and officials [prisoners] who were well disposed to us or who wished to continue the fight at our side'.Presidential standard of the collaborationist Vichy RegimeDe Gaulle and Spears held the view that the British at GHQ in Cairo were unwilling to accept that they had been duped over the level of collaboration between Germany and the Vichy-controlled states in the Levant. The British military authorities feared that a blockade of the Levant would cause hardship and thus antagonise the civilian population. However, Spears pointed out that the Vichy French were already unpopular with the local population ordinary people resented being lorded over by defeated foreigners. He urged aggressive propaganda aimed at the Vichy French in support of the Free French and British policy. He felt that the Free French would be considered as something different as they were allies of Britain and enjoyed the dignity of fighting their enemy instead of submitting to him.On 13 May 1941, the fears of de Gaulle and Spears were realised when German aircraft landed in Syria in support of the Iraqi rebel Rashid Ali, who was opposed to the pro-British government. On 8 June, 30,000 troops (Indian Army, British, Australian, Free French and the Trans-Jordanian Frontier Force) invaded Lebanon and Syria in what was known as Operation Exporter. There was stiff resistance from the Vichy French and Spears commented bitterly on 'that strange class of Frenchmen who had developed a vigour in defeat which had not been apparent when they were defending their country'.Spears soon became aware of the poor liaison which existed between the British Embassy in Cairo, the armed forces, Palestine and the Sudan. The arrival in Cairo in July 1941 of Oliver Lyttelton, who was a Minister of State and a member of the War Cabinet, improved matters considerably. The Middle East Defence Council was also formed a body that Spears would later join. (src: wiki, 20180718). Very good/Trs bel tat/Sehr gut/Zeer goed
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Keywords: De Gaulle, Vichy, Ptain, Free French

 
STARKEY DAVID
Six Wives. The Queens of Henry VIII.
London, Vintage, 2004. Thick pb, in-8, 852 pp. illustrated, bibliographical notes, index. David Robert Starkey, CBE, FSA (born 3 January 1945) is an English constitutional historian, a radio and television presenter, and a specialist in the Tudor dynasty and Tudor period. (source: Wiki). Very good
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Book number: 20030130
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STARKEY DAVID
Six Wives. The Queens of Henry VIII.
London, HarperCollins, 2003. Hardcover, dj, in-8, 852 pp. illustrated, bibliographical notes, index. David Robert Starkey, CBE, FSA (born 3 January 1945) is an English constitutional historian, a radio and television presenter, and a specialist in the Tudor dynasty and Tudor period. (source: Wiki). Very good
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Book number: 20030138
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THOMAS N.W.
The native races of the British Empire. Australia.
London, Archibald Constable, 1906. Hardcover, gilt engraving on back and cover, bound, 8vo, 256 pp. index, illustrations. Good, underlinings, map Australia missing
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Book number: 35713
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THOMPSON PAUL, [HOBSBAWM E.J., EDIT.]
The Edwardians, The Remaking of British Society
London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1975. History of British Society (edited by E.J. Hobsbawm). Hardcover, dj, in-8, xi-382 pp. illustrations, tables, bibliography, index. Important book for methodology of counting inequalities.The following diagram is taken from Chiozza Money's book Riches and Poverty (1905): Thompson: "". we know more about the distribution of wealth in the Edwardian population than in contemporary (1975) Britain."" (11)""Nine-tenths of the LAND was landlord-owned before 1914, rather than owner-occupied, (.)"" (13). dj damaged, good copy
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Book number: 201804161237
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Keywords: vermogen, ongelijkheid, inequality, land ownership

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