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Ten Nuggets of Modern British Social History

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The Animal Estate: English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age
The Animal Estate: English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age
"Illuminates the British C19 class system from a novel angle, great fun too!"
Death, Dissection and the Destitute: The Politics of the Corpse in Pre-Victorian Britain
Death, Dissection and the Destitute: The Politics of the Corpse in Pre-Victorian Britain
"A grand view of social structures in early C19 extrapolated convincingly from a single perspective"
Death's Men: Soldiers of the Great War (Penguin history)
Death's Men: Soldiers of the Great War (Penguin history)
"Fascinating detail of daily life on the western front builds into a very well structured study. A surprisingly neglected work"
Whigs and Hunters: Origin of the Black Act (Peregrine Books)
Whigs and Hunters: Origin of the Black Act (Peregrine Books)
"Fondly remembered, this was an eye-opening Marxist encounter for a young undergraduate!"
Britain Can Take It
Britain Can Take It
"An excellent compliment to many other (far more dull) works on the period"
Black Swine in the Sewers of Hampstead: Beneath the Surface of Victorian Sensationalism
Black Swine in the Sewers of Hampstead: Beneath the Surface of Victorian Sensationalism
"Ripping tales of murder and mayhem are the subject matter for what should be a rather more engaging study"
The Darkened Room: Women, Power, and Spiritualism in Late Victorian England
The Darkened Room: Women, Power, and Spiritualism in Late Victorian England
"Excellent study of an often forgotten social phenomenon of great significance (Ruth Brandon's The Spiritualists fills out the wider context too)"
Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History (Canto)
Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History (Canto)
"Outstanding cultural history with lots of interesting detail on the way communities interracted with the memorialisation process"
The Sound of History: Songs and Social Comment
The Sound of History: Songs and Social Comment
"Terrific synthesis of ballad traditions by theme. Fascinating, illuminating ... and you can sing along!"
Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England (Penguin History)
Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England (Penguin History)
"OK, strictly 'early modern', but a very good read and justly influential"