Category: Britain

Enemy on the Euphrates: The British Occupation of Iraq and the Great Arab Revolt, 1914-1921

By Ian Rutledge

Among July 1920 and February 1921, within the territory often called Mesopotamia - now the trendy nation of Iraq - an Arab rebellion got here perilously as regards to causing a shattering defeat upon the British Empire. a major peasant military led via Shi'i clerics, Baghdad notables, disaffected sheikhs and previous Ottoman military officials surrounded and besieged British garrisons with sand-bagged entrenchments; British columns and armoured trains have been ambushed and destroyed; and well-armed British gunboats have been sunk or captured. the hunt for oil used to be critical to Britain's heart East coverage throughout the First international struggle and used to be one of many significant purposes for its carrying on with profession of Iraq. besides the fact that, with round 131,000 Arabs in hands at one level of the clash, the British have been almost pushed out. just a tremendous infusion of Indian troops and the common use of airplane avoided a complete rout. Enemy at the Euphrates is the definitive background of the 1st British profession of Iraq and the riot opposed to it in 1920 - the main severe armed rebellion opposed to British rule within the 20th century. utilizing a wealth of basic resources, Ian Rutledge brings critical gamers similar to Winston Churchill, Arnold Wilson, T.E. Lawrence, Gertrude Bell and Sir Mark Sykes vividly to lifestyles during this gripping account.

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Frommer's England and the Best of Wales 2012 (Frommer's Complete Guides)

By Donald Strachan, Stephen Keeling, Louise McGrath

Frommer′s England  promises the insider wisdom on the place and what to go to in England

Packed with certain and sincere studies, this advisor delivers the low-down on what’s worthy it slow and what’s no longer, offering huge listings of lodging, sights and eating places no matter what your budget. 

The locations are damaged down into effortless to navigate sections with itineraries and accompanying maps that will help you to devise definitely the right journey, in response to your timeframe.

Discover the easiest of the britain and Wales from nation-state idylls to standard beach cities, or the easiest tradition and leisure in towns together with London, Cardiff, Manchester and Liverpool.

Importantly, this consultant presents the most recent trip-planning recommendation and money-saving guidance, in addition to an entire shopper’s consultant and listing of precious contacts to make sure you utilize your remain during this awesome country.

About Frommer's entire Guides:

Frommer’s entire publications provide guests the great assessment of locations, detailing the immense number of offerings and need-to-know neighborhood info in towns and international locations, with out glossing over any of the details.  whole areas, neighbourhoods and extra are damaged down by means of considerate itineraries to offer designated publications to every, with complete accompanying reports and costs indexed throughout.  those publications are packed jam-packed with up to date suggestion and tips about what’s new within the position and the way to devise your journey in accordance in each element of some time there; vocabulary lists additionally exist the place it's possible you'll want a few key terms and menu terms.

Complete publications provide the respective A to Z, aiding you in finding the locations to stick, devour, store and discover which are most suitable for you at any place you're or are making plans to go.

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The Reluctant Mullah

By Sagheer Afzal

By myself in his room in a London madrasah, Musah attempts on an abaya, a hijab and a scarf: he has crossed over - to outsiders he has turn into a Muslim lady. In a Pakistani haveli, his cousin, the nubile Iram, waits to fulfil the need of Dadaji, their grandfather. She and Musa needs to marry. whilst Musa's siblings and acquaintances step in to aid him struggle culture and attain what he desires - a love fit - their efforts bring about outrage, hilarity and, finally, tragedy.

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Counting Sheep: A Celebration of the Pastoral Heritage of Britain

By Philip Walling

Sheep are the thread that runs throughout the historical past of the English nation-state. Our fortunes have been as soon as based on sheep, and this publication tells a narrative of wool and cash and heritage, of retailers and farmers and shepherds, of English yeomen and the way they obtained their freedom, and certainly, of the soil. Sheep have helped outline our tradition and topography, impacting on every thing from accessory and idiom, structure, roads and waterways, to social development and wealth. along with his eye for the idiosyncratic, Philip meets the local breeds that thrive during this nation; he tells tales approximately each one breed, meets their shepherds and vendors, learns approximately their previous - and confronts the current realities of sheep farming. alongside the best way, Philip meets the folk of the geographical region and their many professions: the mole-catchers, the stick-makers, the tobacco-twisters and clog-wrights. He explores this artisan background as he re-discovers the geographical region, and reveals a life-style parallel to fashionable lifestyles, suffering to stay unchanged - and at its middle, continuously sheep.

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The Victorians and Edwardians at War (Shire Library)

By John Hannavy

By the point the 1st pictures have been taken at warfare within the past due 1840s, the concept that 'the digicam can't lie' was once already firmly embedded within the Victorian psyche. 'Truthful' in a manner the paintings of the battle artist may well by no means be, regardless of the at first lengthy exposures and bulky gear, cameras were used to record conflict ever because the celebrated photos of Roger Fenton within the Crimea. via a wealthy number of photos – a lot of them by no means prior to released – this publication tells the tale of the photographers who chronicled Britain's Victorian and Edwardian wars and people who fought in them.

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Unlawful Killing

Was once Princess Diana, arguably the main well-known girl of the trendy age, fairly murdered or was once her loss of life a sad coincidence? "I discovered it tough just to settle for that what occurred in Paris was once 'just a kind of tragic issues' and has it occurred, the jury on the inquest agreed." - Michael Mansfield quality control

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Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (updated)

By Alison Weir

A special ebook on Britain’s royal households via this good confirmed renowned historian.

Britain’s Royal households is a different reference booklet delivering, for the 1st time in a single quantity, entire genealogical info of all contributors of the royal homes of britain, Scotland and nice Britain from 800AD to the current. Drawing on numerous experts, either historic and smooth, Alison Weir explores the royal genealogy in extraordinary intensity and gives a complete advisor to the historical past of today’s royal kinfolk.

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