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In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England / Keith Thomas

Thursday, 29 November, 2018

Joan Redmond praises a work of impressive scope and ambition, that makes a powerful claim for the twin ideas of civility and barbarism as driving forces of change in the early modern world.

Prisoners of War Review Article / Alan Malpass

Thursday, 29 November, 2018

Alan Malpass tackles two books which show how examinations of the POW experience can make important contributions to our understanding of 20th century society and culture more broadly.

Blanche of Castile, Queen of France / Lindy Grant

Thursday, 29 November, 2018

Kathleen Nolan believes this book conveys, to an impressive extent, a sense of the lived experience of being Blanche of Castile.

Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed-Race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733-1833 / Daniel Livesay

Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Kimberly Sherman enjoys a fascinating read which rests on a foundation of extensive primary source research, both in Jamaican and British archives.