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United Kingdom Genealogy Books


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Chronicle of the Russian Tsars: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Russia

By David Warnes

Thames & Hudson
Hardcover (224 pages)

Chronicle of the Russian Tsars: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Russia
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This new Chronicle documents the lives of tsars famous and infamous in a lively series of biographical portraits stretching from the late fifteenth to the early twentieth centuries.

Discover the facts behind the reputations of rulers such as Ivan the Terrible, whose reign of terror was unparalleled in Russian history until Stalin; Peter the Great, dynamic reformer and dedicated Westernizer; Catherine the Great, the determined young German princess who usurped power and is remembered for her interest in the Enlightenment and for her colorful private life; and the last tsar, Nicholas II, vainly endeavoring to cope in a period of devastating change. Here too are the less familiar but equally intriguing personalities who occupied Russia's imperial throne: the pious but feeble Feodor I, the warm-hearted and irascible Alexei Mikhailovich, and the Empress Anna, with her taste for cruel practical jokes. Chronicle of the Russian Tsars also introduces the key debates of Russian history. How did a small principality centered on Moscow develop into a vast empire stretching from the Baltic to the Pacific? What part did the Orthodox Church play in the rise of tsarism? Why did Russia develop political and social institutions so different from those of the West? With its comprehensive timelines, data files, quotations, and stunning illustrations, Chronicle of the Russian Tsars is at once an absorbing narrative history and an essential work of reference that brings to life a powerful empire and distinctive civilization whose impact on the history of Europe and the world is immeasurable.

Harold the Last Anglo Saxon King

By Ian W Walker

Wrens Park
Hardcover (288 pages)

Harold the Last Anglo Saxon King
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Harold Godwinsson, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, rose from relative obscurity to ascend the throne, and his death ushered in the Norman Conquest. This full length biography is a valuable resource for those interested in the Saxons or Normans.

Whitby Jet (Shire Library)

By Helen Muller

Shire Publications
Released: 2009-09-22
Paperback (56 pages)

Whitby Jet (Shire Library)
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Jet, a hard, black, shiny gem closely related to coal, has been fashioned into jewelry and trinkets for generations. During the Victorian period, when the ritual surrounding death and the long mourning of Queen Victoria made black fashionable, jet became hugely popular. Although jet is found elsewhere in the world, it is the jet from Whitby that excites collectors to such an extent that even jet jewelry manufactured elsewhere is often called Whitby Jet. This book traces the history of jet and the Whitby jet industry, examining different types and styles of jet jewelry, and pictures the work of some of the best-known Whitby craftsmen.

The Black Douglases: War and Lordship in Late Medieval Scotland, 1300-1455

By Michael Brown

Brand: Tuckwell Press Ltd
Paperback (256 pages)

The Black Douglases: War and Lordship in Late Medieval Scotland, 1300-1455
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This volume charts the rise and fall of the Black Douglas dynasty and the impact of great magnates on the late-medieval Scottish kingdom's survival and development. It demonstrates the link between the semi-permanent state of war with England and the exercise of authority inside the kingdom.

Genealogical research in England and Wales: Volume 2

By David E.: SMITH, Frank GARDNER

Bookcraft
Hardcover (425 pages)

Genealogical research in England and Wales: Volume 2
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VOLUME TWO: dealing with a number of the record sources of genealogical value

Photographs of the Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow, 1868-1877 (Eighteen Sixty-Eight to Eighteen Seventy)

By Thomas Annan

Dover Pubns
Paperback (72 pages)

Photographs of the Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow, 1868-1877 (Eighteen Sixty-Eight to Eighteen Seventy)
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  • large book of photographs of the Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow 1868-1877
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First Edition, 1977, first printing, a like-new, unread,, unworn, unopened, unmarked, oversized trade softcover, from Dover. By Thomas Anan. 55 plates in black and white. 9" X 12" X 1/8" ISBN 0-486-23442-8.

The Dukes of Durham, 1865-1929

By Robert F. Durden

Duke University Press Books
Released: 1987-01-06
Paperback (295 pages)

The Dukes of Durham, 1865-1929
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This is the history of Washington Duke and two of his sons, Benjamin Newton Duke and James Buchanan Duke. Although numerous other members of the family play their parts in the story it focuses primarily on the three men who were at the center of the economic and philanthropic activities which made the Dukes of Durham one of America's famous families. The Dukes operated closely and constantly as a family, and only in that context is their full story told.

In the years after the Civil War, Washington Duke proved to be an unusually able industrialist and a conscientious, Methodist philanthropist. He was, in fact, a major Southern pioneer in both industry and philanthropy. His two sons by a second marriage were remarkably devoted to each other as well as to their father. Both sons also reflected traits of thier father. While Benjamin N. Duke and James B. Duke had life-long involvement with the business world—first in tobacco, then textiles, and finally electric power—as well as with philanthropy, they actually developed complementary specializations. Benjamin N. Duke, the older of the two, served as the family's primary agent for philanthropy from his early manhood in the late 1800's until he gradually became semi-invalid after 1915. James B. Duke, on the other hand, early displayed a marked talent, even a genius, for business. Toward the end of his life, with the establishment of The Duke Endowment late in 1924, he emerged as one of the nation's major philanthropists, ranking alongside Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. A central theme of this book is, however, that the Endowment, despite its magnitude and far-reaching scope, was essentially the institutionalization and culmination of a pattern of family philanthropy that emerged in the 1890's and for which the older brother, Benjamin N. Duke, had always been the primary agent. Thus, the story of James B. Duke, who was and has remained much the more well-known of the two brothers, cannot properly be told out of the family context from which he emerged and in which occurred most of the important phases of his life.

Washington Duke, as a small, land-owning yeoman farmer, was typical of the great majority class not only in antebellum North Carolina but in the South as a whole. Only after the war, when he and his sons emerged as large-scale industrialists and philanthropists, did the Dukes become atypical. Their story is, then, both agricultural and industrial, both Southern and national. Born North Carolinians, they moved onto a national, even global, stage. Yet all the while they kept deep roots, as well as vast investments of capital, in the Old North State, and they poured many millions into philanthropy, largely in the two Carolinas. Based largely on manuscript sources, many of them hitherto unused, this is the first study of the Duke family. The "New South," as recent historians have told us, may not have been so new—but it was certainly different in important ways, and the Dukes loomed large among those who helped to make it so.

Highlanders: A History of the Gaels

By John MacLeod

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Hardcover (382 pages)

Highlanders: A History of the Gaels
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The history of the land and people of the isles and glens of the Highlands of Scotland. Written by an award-winning journalist, the book covers the subject from the turbulent past to the realities of the present.

A city of palaces: Bath through the eyes of Fanny Burney

By Maggie Lane

Millstream Books
Paperback (96 pages)

A city of palaces: Bath through the eyes of Fanny Burney
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Musselburgh (Britain in Old Photographs)

By Old Musselburgh Club

Sutton Publishing Ltd
Paperback (128 pages)

Musselburgh (Britain in Old Photographs)
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Musselburgh is situated six miles east of Edinburgh on the south shore of the Forth estuary. With a population of 18,000, it is the largest town in East Lothian. In the 19th century the town expanded greatly to serve the paper, wire and cotten mills that flourished along the banks of the river Esk. This expansion served to link a number of the surrounding villages to Musselburgh. The loss of the local industries, changing work patterns and leisure pursuits have had a significant effect on the community, and the Old Musselburgh Club feel it is important that the recent history of the town is recorded.


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