A Traveller s History of England

This compact volume . . . delivers a solid, comprehensive and entertaining overview of Englands history . . . a delightful source.

Author: Christopher Daniell

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 293

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This compact volume . . . delivers a solid, comprehensive and entertaining overview of Englands history . . . a delightful source.--Library Journal. A Travellers History of England deals with all the major periods of English history and gives a comprehensive and enjoyable survey of Englands past from prehistoric times to the present.

Gypsies

Gypsies, Egyptians, Romanies, and—more recently—Travellers.

Author: David Cressy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191080527

Category: History

Page: 352

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Gypsies, Egyptians, Romanies, and—more recently—Travellers. Who are these marginal and mysterious people who first arrived in England in early Tudor times? Are claims of their distant origins on the Indian subcontinent true, or just another of the many myths and stories that have accreted around them over time? Can they even be regarded as a single people or ethnicity at all? Gypsies have frequently been vilified, and not much less frequently romanticized, by the settled population over the centuries. Social historian David Cressy now attempts to disentangle the myth from the reality of Gypsy life over more than half a millennium of English history. In this, the first comprehensive historical study of the doings and dealings of Gypsies in England, he draws on original archival research, and a wide range of reading, to trace the many moments when Gypsy lives became entangled with those of villagers and townsfolk, religious and secular authorities, and social and moral reformers. Crucially, it is a story not just of the Gypsy community and its peculiarities, but also of England's treatment of that community, from draconian Elizabethan statutes, through various degrees of toleration and fascination, right up to the tabloid newspaper campaigns against Gypsy and Traveller encampments of more recent years.

Discovering American History in England

Surprising discoveries you will find in this book include: The governor of Massachusetts who was beheaded on Tower Hill, The American Indian who was presented to King George III and refused to bow, The showman who made and flew the first ...

Author: Catherine Leitch

Publisher: D Giles Limited

ISBN: 9781904832386

Category: History

Page: 296

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This new highly-illustrated and original travellers' guide combines a widely-researched historical biography, tour guide and reference book. Featuring both subject-specific chapters and a Gazetteer to London and England, this original travellers' guide

British Travellers and the Encounter with Britain 1450 1700

Encounters with a 'multicultural' Britain in the Tudor and Stuart periods written with an eye to debates about immigration and ethnicity in today's Britain.

Author: John Cramsie

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1783270535

Category: Great Britain

Page: 552

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Encounters with a 'multicultural' Britain in the Tudor and Stuart periods written with an eye to debates about immigration and ethnicity in today's Britain.

The Time Traveller s Guide to Medieval England

'Ian Mortimer is the most remarkable medieval historian of our time' The Times 'After The Canterbury Tales this has to be the most entertaining book ever written about the middle ages' Guardian

Author: Ian Mortimer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448103789

Category: History

Page: 368

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Discover an original, entertaining and illuminating guide to a completely different world: England in the Middle Ages. Imagine you could travel back to the fourteenth century. What would you see, and hear, and smell? Where would you stay? What are you going to eat? And how are you going to test to see if you are going down with the plague? In The Time Traveller's Guide Ian Mortimer's radical new approach turns our entire understanding of history upside down. History is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived, whether that's the life of a peasant or a lord. The result is perhaps the most astonishing history book you are ever likely to read; as revolutionary as it is informative, as entertaining as it is startling. 'Ian Mortimer is the most remarkable medieval historian of our time' The Times 'After The Canterbury Tales this has to be the most entertaining book ever written about the middle ages' Guardian

English Travellers Abroad 1604 1667

This delightful book by John Stoye allows us to accompany the seventeenth-century traveler on his journeys into France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands

Author: John Stoye

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300041804

Category: History

Page: 382

View: 425

This delightful book by John Stoye allows us to accompany the seventeenth-century traveler on his journeys into France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands

The Time Traveler s Guide to Elizabethan England

The author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England takes you through the world of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I From the author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England, this popular history explores daily life in ...

Author: Ian Mortimer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101622784

Category: History

Page: 416

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The author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England takes you through the world of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I From the author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England, this popular history explores daily life in Queen Elizabeth’s England, taking us inside the homes and minds of ordinary citizens as well as luminaries of the period, including Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Sir Francis Drake. Organized as a travel guide for the time-hopping tourist, Mortimer relates in delightful (and occasionally disturbing) detail everything from the sounds and smells of sixteenth-century England to the complex and contradictory Elizabethan attitudes toward violence, class, sex, and religion. Original enough to interest those with previous knowledge of Elizabethan England and accessible enough to entertain those without, The Time Traveler’s Guide is a book for Elizabethan enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

First Impressions of the New World on Two Travellers

Review Roget's English Thesaurus Schmitz's History of Greece . Southey's
Doctor Stephen's Ecclesiastical Biography Lectures on French History Sydney
Smith's Works Lectures Memoirs Taylor's Loyola Wesley Thirlwall's History of
Greece ...

Author: Isabella Strange Trotter

Publisher: London : Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts

ISBN:

Category: Canada

Page: 308

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Images of the Educational Traveller in Early Modern England

This book provides valuable new insights into the public debate over educational travel in early modern England, and examines the seven major images of the educational traveller and the fears and insecurities within English society that ...

Author: Sara Warneke

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004101265

Category: History

Page: 327

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This book provides valuable new insights into the public debate over educational travel in early modern England, and examines the seven major images of the educational traveller and the fears and insecurities within English society that engendered them.

Practical Exercises on French Conversation for the Use of Travellers and Students

BORONG Just Published , fully Illustrated and Strongly Bound , THE
ILLUSTRATED ENGLISH READERS . ... SIXTH BOOK , for Girls , 2 0 FOURTH
BOOK , 240 pp . , 1 3 | Sixth Book , Mixed Classes , 2 6 EXTRA READING
BOOKS . History of ...

Author: C. A. Chardenal

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: French language

Page: 192

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The Bibliographer s Manual of English Literature

( Travellers ' Lib . , part edition contains several pieces which Mr . Ma - 95 ) 1s .
caulay did not think proper to republish in Essays on Dr . Samuel Johnson , and
on his own . Piozzi ' s Anecdotes of Johnson , ( TravelThe History of England from
 ...

Author: William Thomas Lowndes

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Books

Page:

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The Oxford History of English Literature English literature in the earlier seventeenth century 1600 1660

Literature of Travel : 1 , The Old World , 2 , The New World ( University of
Washington , 1935–8 ) . ... England , iv ; the Cambridge Modern History , iv ; the
CHEL iv ; Shakespeare's England ; and the Cambridge History of the British
Empire .

Author: Douglas Bush

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English literature

Page: 680

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The History of England from the Accession of James II

If this was not But in bad seasons the traveller had to encoun - sufficient , hired
labour was employed , and the ter inconveniences still more serious . Thoresby ,
expense was met by a parochial rate . That a who was in the habit of travelling ...

Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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The History of England from the Accession of James the Second

If this was not But in bad seasons the traveller had to encoun- sufficient , hired
labour was employed , and the ter inconveniences still more serious . Thoresby ,
expense was niet by a parochial rate . That a who was in the habit of travelling ...

Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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English Civil War Travellers and the Origins of the Western European Grand Tour

Apart , of course , from the centuries - old traffic to and from England and Western
Europe of merchants , clerics , pilgrims , diplomats , scholars , and the like , the
true history of English travellers as exiles in France , the Low Countries ...

Author: Michael G. Brennan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Europe

Page: 32

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A Traveller s History of Oxford

"A Traveller's History of Oxford" gives the reader a clear account of Oxford's earliest beginnings from Roman times, its Anglo-Saxon past, its importance in medieval England, the founding of the different colleges, its status as Royalist ...

Author: Richard Tames

Publisher: Interlink Books

ISBN: 9781566564670

Category: Travel

Page: 374

View: 847

"A Traveller's History of Oxford" gives the reader a clear account of Oxford's earliest beginnings from Roman times, its Anglo-Saxon past, its importance in medieval England, the founding of the different colleges, its status as Royalist capital during the Civil War and its recovery and continuing growth right up to the 21st century.

Vignettes of Travel

To HISTORIC-ENGLAND—A TRAVELLER's PLIGHT-THE ENGLISH
CATHEDRALs —STORY OF THEIR BUILDING AND ... In the streets and
buildings and remains you see the record successively of the Roman period of
English history, the ...

Author: William Wilberforce Nevin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: England

Page: 443

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Charles Knight s Popular History of England

TRAVELLING FOR PLEASURE , 9 and fed good beef and mutton , ejaculates , “
They had need of all those commodities to make amends for the ill landscape . " *
To the eyes of Defoe , Westmorland was a country eminent only for being the ...

Author: Charles Knight

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Great Britain

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A Brief History of the Mediterranean

Throughout the book the emphasis is on the sea, on coastal regions and on port cities visited by cruise liners - Athens, Barcelona, Naples, Palermo.

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472144392

Category: History

Page: 320

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A wonderfully concise and readable, yet comprehensive, history of the Mediterranean Sea, the perfect companion for any visitor -- or indeed, anyone compelled to stay at home. 'The grand object of travelling is to see the shores of the Mediterranean.' Samuel Johnson, 1776 The Mediterranean has always been a leading stage for world history; it is also visited each year by tens of millions of tourists, both local and international. Jeremy Black provides an account in which the experience of travel is foremost: travel for tourism, for trade, for war, for migration, for culture, or, as so often, for a variety of reasons. Travellers have always had a variety of goals and situations, from rulers to slaves, merchants to pirates, and Black covers them all, from Phoenicians travelling for trade to the modern tourist sailing for pleasure and cruising in great comfort. Throughout the book the emphasis is on the sea, on coastal regions and on port cities visited by cruise liners - Athens, Barcelona, Naples, Palermo. But it also looks beyond, notably to the other waters that flow into the Mediterranean - the Black Sea, the Atlantic, the Red Sea and rivers, from the Ebro and Rhone to the Nile. Much of western Eurasia and northern Africa played, and continues to play, a role, directly or indirectly, in the fate of the Mediterranean. At times, that can make the history of the sea an account of conflict after conflict, but it is necessary to understand these wars in order to grasp the changing boundaries of the Mediterranean states, societies and religions, the buildings that have been left, and the peoples' cultures, senses of identity and histories. Black explores the centrality of the Mediterranean to the Western experience of travel, beginning in antiquity with the Phoenicians, Minoans and Greeks. He shows how the Roman Empire united the sea, and how it was later divided by Christianity and Islam. He tells the story of the rise and fall of the maritime empires of Pisa, Genoa and Venice, describes how galley warfare evolved and how the Mediterranean fired the imagination of Shakespeare, among many artists. From the Renaissance and Baroque to the seventeenth-century beginnings of English tourism - to the Aegean, Sicily and other destinations - Black examines the culture of the Mediterraean. He shows how English naval power grew, culminating in Nelson's famous victory over the French in the Battle of the Nile and the establishment of Gibraltar, Minorca and Malta as naval bases. Black explains the retreat of Islam in north Africa, describes the age of steam navigation and looks at how and why the British occupied Cyprus, Egypt and the Ionian Islands. He looks at the impact of the Suez Canal as a new sea route to India and how the Riviera became Europe's playground. He shows how the Mediterranean has been central to two World Wars, the Cold War and ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. With its focus always on the Sea, the book looks at the fate of port cities particularly - Alexandria, Salonika and Naples.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Works on people who take trips or journeys to or from England are entered under
Travelers — England . ... BT West Indies — History English West Indian
Expedition , 1795-1796 ( F1621 ) BT Guyana — History — To 1803 English
wheat USE ...

Author: Library of Congress

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