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Journal article: LOUISE STEWART, "Social Status and Classicism in The Visual And Material Culture Of The Sweet Banquet In Early Modern England", Published online: 18 June 2018
The Historical Journal
Around 1520, at the court of Henry VIII of England, a new meal type emerged. Called the ‘banquet’, this took place after the main meal, in a distinct space, and consisted of sweet foods, spiced wine, and sculptural sugarwork. Originally developing at court, the sweet banquet was quickly embraced by the nobility and gentry. This article investigates the adoption of this dining practice in the wealthy country houses of early modern England and the reasons for its popularity in this specific context.

British Identities since 1707
This series seeks to encourage exploration of identities of place in the British Isles since the early eighteenth century, including intersections between competing and complementary identities such as region and nation. The series also advances discussion of other identities such as class, gender, religion, politics, ethnicity and culture when these are geographically located and positioned. While the series is historical, it welcomes cross- and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of British identities. 
British Identities since 1707 examines the unity and diversity of the British Isles, developing consideration of the multiplicity of negotiations that have taken place in such a multinational and multi-ethnic group of Islands. lt will include discussions of nationalism(s), of Britishness, Englishness, Scottishness, Welshness and Irishness, as well as 'regional' identities including, for example, those associated with Cornwall, the Gäidhealtachd region in Scotland and Gaeltacht areas in Ireland. The series will encompass discussions of relations with continental Europe and the United States, with ethnic and immigrant identities and with other forms of identity associated with the British Isles as place. The editors are interested in publishing books relating to the wider British world, including current and former parts of the British Empire and the Commonwealth, and places such as Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands and the smaller islands of the British archipelago. British Identities since 1707 reinforces the consideration of history, culture and politics as richly diverse across and within the borders of the British Isles.

Unveiling Chatsworth House After a 10-Year Restoration
Chatsworth, a cherished historical & literary treasure ~ Bess of Hardwick and 16 generations of the Cavendish family."Hidden behind scaffolding for nearly 10 years, Chatsworth House of Devonshire, England, has returned to its state of splendor, having reopened this spring on March 24. The £32m project is the largest restoration to the historic building since the 1820s, replacing intricate stonework along the façade that had been worn by weather and blackened by industrial pollution throughout the 19th and 20th centuries." For more info., please click here.

South, West and Wales DTP's new postgraduate journal: Question
We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new, interdisciplinary and cross-institutional postgraduate journal called Question. If you would like a free copy, please contact Gemma for details of where to send a stamped addressed envelope.

About Question:
Question is a new, interdisciplinary, cross-institutional journal founded by the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. The aim is to encourage conversations across academic disciplines, sharing knowledge beyond traditional subject fields and, hopefully, gaining new insights as a result. The journal is fully dedicated to academic rigour, and will honour a ‘right to reply’ and double blind peer-review system. However, Question also operates on the maxim of ‘no prior knowledge’. Each piece will be presented in a format accessible to non-specialist audiences, allowing postgraduates (and hopefully lay audiences) to engage with topics outside of their fields and challenge, debate and contribute to the authors’ ideasSeeking Hosts for the Podcast New Books in British Studies

New Books in British Studies is currently seeking hosts interested in conducting interviews with authors of new books on Britain and its empire. Hosting the channel is a good way to bring the work of scholars of Britain and its empire to the attention of large audiences. Interested parties should write Marshall Poe.

Call for Articles - Antisemitism in Britain and Ireland
Antisemitism Studies welcomes the submission of manuscripts that contribute to the scholarly study of antisemitism. To see our upcoming second issue, click here.
We will consider articles on specific antisemitic episodes and their historical significance and impact on society, as well as more thematic and theoretical studies of the phenomenon. Authors may work from any disciplinary perspective, address any cultural, national, or religious context, and study any period of history, including the present. At this time, we are particularly interested in articles that address antisemitism in Britain and in Ireland.

Antisemitism Studies adheres to a double–blind peer review process in which the identities of the author and reviewers remain confidential. Please note that the formal evaluation process on all submissions takes anywhere between one and three months, and the period between acceptance of an article and its publication is between six months and one year. 
Please visit our website for further information.
Any questions about the journal or its submissions process may be directed to the editor.

On this day in history

On Google Books, there are 105,000,000 British History secondary sources and some primary ones.

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Events, prizes and fellowships

Below is a list of upcoming events, prizes, fellowships and conferences [CFPs are below] on British studies or seem particularly relevant/open tospecialists of Britain. Please note that some have deadlines coming up soon. If you have you have any suggested additions, please email them to me.

11-13 November 2018
Recent scholarship has productively situated romanticism against the background of ongoing global wars (Bainbridge, Shaw). It has also shown how the romantic experiences of total war (Mieszkowski) and of a weirdly mundane wartime (Favret) have decisively shaped modern conceptions of war. Such critical work has enriched our understanding of romanticism and our appreciation of its planetary entanglements, but it also invites us to revisit cultural production in the war-torn long twentieth century that measures its distance from, and proximity to, romantic war-work. Timed to coincide with the Centennial of the World War I Armistice, and taking place in an iconic world war heritage site, this conference is not only interested in the discrete (if protracted) events of the two World Wars. Taking seriously Paul K. Saint-Amour’s compelling thesis that the aftermath of World War I inaugurated a “perpetual interwar” lived in anticipation of an always imminent coming war, we also want to explore to what extent war is an encompassing rather than an intermittent condition in the age of the War on Terror and ubiquitous drone warfare.

How does the legacy of romanticism inform literary, aesthetic, and cultural responses to the age of World Wars? Do literary and artistic engagements with the World Wars fit or update romantic templates for writing war(time)? To what extent do romantic evasions and obsessions persist in global responses to war? How does the planetary scale of modern war perpetuate romanticism’s disavowals of its colonial entanglements? To what extent does the global career of romanticism animate non-Western responses to wars that, even if they are called World Wars, were unevenly distributed across the globe? And does the war-afflicted afterlife of romanticism open up new avenues for a comparative romanticism—for discovering novel differences and resonances between different national romanticisms? What is the cultural impact of the fact that Britain was not involved in European wars between 1815 and 1914 (excepting the Crimean War) while casually waging World War as a Brexit Empire avant la lettre (if never), and how does this affect cultural responses to twentieth- and indeed twenty-first-century World War across Europe and the globe? The conference wants to explore these and other questions through a sustained confrontation of the legacy of romanticism in the age of World Wars.  

Apart from a number of sessions tailored by invited conveners, the conference will consist of sessions culled from the responses to the call for papers, two keynote lectures (by Santanu Das and Paul K. Saint-Amour), and a Geoffrey Hartman Memorial Lecture delivered by Marc Redfield. The work of Hartman, who died in 2016, consisted in a sustained reflection on the interface of romanticism and the aftermath of trauma. As Hartman was born in the interwar period in Germany, spent World War II in rural England, and moved on to a brilliant postwar career in the United States, his legacy invites us to probe the geographical and historical reach of the interface of romanticism and war. His stunning claim that somehow Wordsworth saved English culture from the disastrous ideologies that ravaged continental Europe in the twentieth century still deserves testing.

To register, click here.

The idea of the Saxon Republic in seventeenth-century England
15 Nov 2018, 17:15 to 15 Nov 2018, 19:15
IHR Pollard Seminar Room, N301, Third Floor, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Ashley Walsh, Cambridge

NACBS-Huntington Library Fellowship
The NACBS, in collaboration with the Huntington Library, offers annually the NACBS-HUNTINGTON LIBRARY FELLOWSHIP to aid in dissertation research in British Studies using the collections of the library. The amount of the fellowship is $3000. A requirement for holding the fellowship is that the time of tenure be spent in residence at the Huntington Library. The time of residence varies, but may be as brief as one month. Applicants must be U. S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents and enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a U. S. or Canadian institution. Applications are due November 15, 2018. Please visit the NACBS website for details and application procedures.

The Great Map of Mankind: The Historical Geography of Early Modern Knowledge
Seminar Room of the German Historical Institute, London
20 November 2018, 5:30pm
This talk considers the history of knowledge as a geographical problem, suggesting that where knowledge was produced matters to how it was produced and to its contents and uses. Drawing on research on the English East India Company in India and on the slave societies of the British Caribbean—and focusing on modes of communication in speech, script, and print—the talk will demonstrate the different scales, and the different sorts of spaces, places, and networks that need to be taken into account to understand the history of knowledge about Europe and the world beyond it. Miles Ogborn is Professor of Geography at Queen Mary University of London.

Book Talk: Materials, Texts and the Everyday
Room 106, Birkbeck College, 43 Gordon Square, London
23 November 2018, 6-8pm
Join us to discuss Adam Smyth’s Material Texts in Early Modern England (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and A Day at Home in Early Modern England by Tara Hamling and Catherine Richardson (Yale University Press, 2018)

Attitudes to the imagination in early modern English science
29 Nov 2018, 17:15 to 29 Nov 2018, 19:15
IHR Pollard Seminar Room, N301, Third Floor, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Rob Iliffe, Oxford

Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2019: Deadline 30 November 2018
For the fifth year running, the Hakluyt Society invites submissions for its annual Hakluyt Society Essay Prize. The award (or more than one, if the judges so decide) has this year seen an increase in value to a maximum total of £1,000. The prize or prizes for 2019 will be presented, if possible, at the Hakluyt Society’s Annual General Meeting in London in June 2019. Winners will also receive a one-year membership of the Hakluyt Society. The Society hopes that the winning essay will be published, either in the Society’s online journal or in a recognised academic journal.

Eligibility criteria

The competition is open to any registered graduate student at a higher education institution (a university or equivalent) or to anyone who has been awarded a graduate degree in the past three years. Proof of student status or of the date of a degree must accompany any submission. Allowance can be made for maternity leave.

Scope and subject matter

Before considering the submission of an essay, entrants should visit the Hakluyt Society’s website to make themselves aware of the object of the Society and the scope and nature of its publications. Essays should be based on original research in any discipline in the humanities or social sciences, and on an aspect of the history of travel, exploration and cultural encounter or their effects, in the tradition of the work of the Society.

Essays should be in English (except for such citations in languages other than English as may appear in footnotes or endnotes) and between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length (including notes, excluding bibliography). Illustrations, diagrams and tables essential to the text fall outside the word count. Submissions should be unpublished, and not currently in press, in production or under review elsewhere.

Submission procedures and deadline

Essays should be submitted as email attachments in Word.doc format to The Administrator at by 30 November 2018. The entrant’s name, address (including preferred email address), institutional affiliation (if any, with date of admission), and degrees (if any, with dates of conferment) should appear within the body of the email, together with a note of the title of the submitted essay. The subject line of the email should include the words ‘HAKLUYT SOCIETY ESSAY PRIZE’ and the author’s name. By submitting an essay, an entrant certifies that it is the entrant’s own original work.

Selection procedure

The Judging Panel encourages innovative submissions that make an important contribution to knowledge, or a critical or methodological contribution to scholarship. The panel and selected reviewers will pay attention to the analytical rigour, originality, wider significance, depth and scope of the work, as well as to style and presentation. The panel comprises selected academic faculty from among past and present members of the Hakluyt Society’s Council, including the editorial board of The Journal of the Hakluyt Society.

The Prize Committee reserves the right not to award a prize, if no submission is judged to be of sufficient merit. The Committee’s decision will be announced in April 2019.

NOTE: Prize winners agree to acknowledge the receipt of their award in any future publication of the prize essay. In addition, they will be expected to contribute to the Society’s public dissemination as appropriate. This may include, but is not limited to, presenting a paper at a Hakluyt Society symposium (in which case travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed) and contributing to the Hakluyt Society blog.

Palaeography Study Days
Foyer of the second floor in Senate House (South Block)
18 - 19 January 2019
The Friday courses are Digital Approaches to Palaeography (Dr Christopher Ohge), Introduction to Codicology (Dr James Freeman), Introduction to Early Modern English Palaeography (Christopher Whittick), and Introduction to Latin Palaeography (Dr Marigold Norbye). The Saturday courses are The Book of Kells and Its Contemporaries (Dr Carol Farr), Cataloguing Medieval Manuscripts (Dr James Freeman), Intermediate Early Modern English Palaeography (Christopher Whittick), and Intermediate Latin Palaeography (Dr Marigold Norbye).

Nell Gwynn, by Jessica Swale
Directed by Robert Richmond
January 29 – March 10, 2019
Folger Theatre, Washington D.C.
TICKETS: $42-$79
Folger Theatre Season 2018/19

2019 Shakespeare Association of America (SAA)
April 17-20, 2019 in Washington DC
Seminar 28: Performing Women / Performing Gender in the Age of Shakespeare and Beyond

What new questions are generated about gender in plays by Shakes- peare and his contemporaries once we take seriously the documentary evidence now available concerning early modern women’s performance history? How can knowledge of women’s performance in Italy, Spain, France, and northern Europe, and of
encounters between continental mixed-gender and all-male English companies through travel or contact at court, change how we approach these plays as students and teachers, literary critics, editors, and/or theater practitioners? 

Do not feel that you need to have ‘mastered’ our topic in order to parti-cipate; depending on participant interests, I am very open to offering this as more of a workshop than a formal session with pre circulated papers. 

Please feel free to email me directly, off list, with any questions. For general information about SAA seminars and how to enroll, click here

Many thanks,
Melinda Gough (she/her)
McMaster University

Britain and the World 
Volume: 11, Number: 2 (September, 2018) 

Benjamin Mountford, Britain, China, and Colonial Australia 
Stan Neal

Michelle Tusan, The British Empire and the Armenian Genocide: Humanitarianism and Imperial Politics from Gladstone to Churchill 
Leslie Rogne Schumacher 

Michael Belgrave, Dancing with the King: The Rise and Fall of the King Country, 1864–1885 
Lyndall Ryan

Andrekos Varnava, Serving the Empire in the Great War: The Cypriot Mule Corps, imperial loyalty and silenced memory 
Antigone Heraclidou 

David C. Atkinson, The Burden of White Supremacy: Containing Asian Migration in the British Empire and the United States 
Cornelis Heere 

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British Catholic History
Volume 32 - Issue 03 - May 2015

Review Article
Church and State: The Manning-Gladstone correspondence, 1833–1891
V. Alan McClelland

Joshua Rodda, Public Religious Disputation in England, 1558-1626
Kathryn Wolford

Silvia Mostaccio, Early Modern Jesuits between Obedience and Conscience during the Generalate of Claudio Acquaviva (1581–1615)
James E. Kelly

Arthur F. Marotti and Chanita Goodblatt, eds., Religious Diversity and Early Modern English Texts, Catholic, Judaic, Feminist and Secular Dimensions
Peter Davidson

Martyrdom and Terrorism. Pre-Modern to Contemporary Perspectives, ed. Dominic Janes and Alex Houen, 
Thomas M. McCoog

Mark Chapman, The Fantasy of Reunion. Anglicans, Catholics, and Ecumenism, 1833-1882

Jonathan Bush, ‘Papists’ and Prejudice: Popular Anti-Catholicism and Anglo-Irish Conflict in the North-East of England, 1845-70

Ciaran O’Neill, Catholics of Consequence: Transnational Education, Social Mobility and the Irish Catholic Elite 1850-1900
Moira Martin

T. A. Birrell, Aspects of Book Culture in Early Modern England, Variorum Collected Studies Series
Alison Shell

The British Journal for the History of Science
Volume 51 - Issue 3 - September 2018

James Q. Davies and Ellen Lockhart (eds.), Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789–1851. 
Marlene L. Eberhart

Annie Tindley and Andrew Wodehouse, Design, Technology and Communication in the British Empire, 1830–1914. 
Dominic J. Berry 

Michael Boulter, Bloomsbury Scientists: Science and Art in the Wake of Darwin
Emily Hayes 

CERCLES Reviews (Oct. 2018)

Diane Atkinson, Rise Up Women! The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes 
Krista Cowman

David Cannadine, The Victorious Century : The United Kingdom, 1800-1906
Charles Giovanni Vanzan Coutinho

Jonathan Davis & Rohan McWilliam (eds.), Labour and the Left in the 1980s 
Trevor Harris

Ian A.C. Dejardin & Sarah Milroy (eds.), Vanessa Bell Muriel Adrien

Douglas E. Delaney, The Imperial Army Project: Britain and the Land Forces of the Dominions and India, 1902-1945 
Timothy Nicholson

Katie Garner, Romantic Women Writers and Arthurian Legend: The Quest for Knowledge 
Laurent Bury

William Anthony Hay, Lord Liverpool: A Political Life
Emily Jones

Colin Kirsch, Bad Teeth No Bar: A History of Military Bicycles in the Great War 
Antoine Capet

John Newsinger, Hope Lies in the Proles: George Orwell and the Left  
Peter Stansky

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Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture
Volume 87 / Issue 3, September 2018

Juliana Dresvina, A Maid with a Dragon: The Cult of St. Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England. 
Cynthia Turner Camp

Ruth Nisse, Jacob's Shipwreck: Diaspora, Translation, and Jewish-Christian Relations in Medieval England.  
Christina Welch

Alexander Russell, Conciliarism and Heresy in Fifteenth-Century England: Collective Authority in the Age of General Councils. 
Karen A. Winstead

Nick Holder with Ian Betts, Jens Röhrkasten, Mark Samuel, and Christian Steer, The Friaries of Medieval London: From Foundation to Dissolution. 
F. Donald Logan ​

Diarmaid MacCulloch, All Things Made New: The Reformation and its Legacy. 
Esther Chung-Kim

Stella Fletcher, The Popes and Britain: A History of Rule, Rupture and Reconciliation. 
Jonathan Reimer

Comparative Studies in Society and History
Volume: 15, Number: 1 (February, 2018)

no reviews relevant to British history in this issue

Continuity and Change
Volume 33 / Issue 1, May 2018

Peter Kirby, Child workers and industrial health in Britain, 1780–1850 

Richard Jones and Christopher Dyer (editors), Farmers, consumers, innovators: the world of Joan Thirsk 

Cultural History 
Vol. 7, No. 1, April, 2018

James G. Mansell, The Age of Noise in Britain: Hearing Modernity 
Maximilian Long

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Early Music
Volume 46 Issue 1 February 2018

The heart of the Christmas Oratorio 
Ellen Exner


The Anne Boleyn Music Book, intro. by Thomas Schmidt, David Skinner and Katja Airaksinen-Monier. DIAMM Facsimiles 6
Katherine Butler

English Historical Review
Volume 133, Issue 564 October 2018

Virtuoso by Nature: The Scientific Worlds of Francis Willughby FRS (1635–1672), ed. Tim Birkhead  
Michael Hunter

Alan Kissane, Civic Community in Late Medieval Lincoln: Urban Society and Economy in the Age of the Black Death, 1289–1409
L Crombie

Christopher M. Bell, Churchill and the Dardanelles
David G Morgan-Owen

Steven Gunn, Henry VII’s New Men and the Making of Tudor England
J P D Cooper

Anglo-Gascon Aquitaine: Problems and Perspectives, ed. Guilhem Pépin 
Michael Jones

Johanna Luthman, Love, Madness, and Scandal: The Life of Frances Coke Villiers, Viscountess Purbeck
Leonie James

Remembering the Troubles: Contesting the Recent Past in Northern Ireland, ed. Jim Smyth 
Oliver Rafferty S.J.

Piers Ludlow, Roy Jenkins and the European Commission Presidency, 1976–1980: At the Heart of Europe
Denise Dunne

Randy M. Browne, Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean
Henrice Altink

Jon Wilson, India Conquered: Britain’s Raj and the Chaos of Empire
J Lally

Anna Gannon, Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, British Museum Anglo-Saxon Coins. Part I: Early Anglo-Saxon Gold and Anglo-Saxon and Continental Silver Coinage of the North Sea Area, c.600–760 (Vol. 63); and Rory Naismith, Part II: Southern English Coinage from Offa to Alfred, c.760–880 (Vol. 67).
N Myrberg Burström

The History of Oxford University Press, Vol. IV: (1970–2004), ed. Keith Robbins 
Elisabeth Leedham-Green

Durba Ghosh, Gentlemanly Terrorists: Political Violence and the Colonial State in India, 1919–1947
David Arnold

Marc-William Palen, The ‘Conspiracy’ of Free Trade: The Anglo-American Struggle over Empire and Economic Globalization, 1846–1896
Andrew Priest

Paul Jennings, A History of Drink and the English, 1500–2000
Mark Hailwood

Kelsey Jackson Williams, The Antiquary: John Aubrey’s Historical Scholarship
Jan Broadway

Emily Jones, Edmund Burke and the Invention of Modern Conservatism, 1830–1914: An Intellectual History
James J Sack

N.J. Higham, Ecgfrith: King of the Northumbrians, High King of Britain
Ben Snook

The Cult of St Thomas Becket in the Plantagenet World, c.1170–c.1220, ed. Paul Webster and Marie-Pierre Gelin
Nicholas Karn

H.G. Cocks, Visions of Sodom: Religion, Homoerotic Desire, and the End of the World in England, c.1550–1850
Randolph Trumbach

Kelsey Jackson Williams, The Antiquary: John Aubrey’s Historical Scholarship
Jan Broadway

Hugh Trevor-Roper: The Historian, ed. Blair Worden Colin Haydon

English Episcopal Acta, 45: Bath and Wells, 1206–1247, ed. B.R. Kemp 
Julia Barrow

Matthew Doyle, Peter Lombard and His Students
P Byrne

Timothy Bolton, Cnut the Great
Barbara Yorke

​Daniel Brown, Hugh de Lacy, First Earl of Ulster: Rising and Falling in Angevin Ireland
Robin Frame

Bannockburn 1314–2014: Battle and Legacy, ed. Michael Penman 
Bob Harris

Philip Connell, Secular Chains: Poetry and the Politics of Religion from Milton to Pope
Andrew Hadfield

Catriona Murray, Imaging Stuart Family Politics: Dynastic Crisis and Continuity
Anna Groundwater

Custom and Commercialisation in English Rural Society: Revisiting Tawney and Postan, ed. J.P. Bowen and A.T. Brown 
Jonathan Healey

Jonathan Willis, The Reformation of the Decalogue: Religious Identity and the Ten Commandments in England, c.1485–1625
Ian Green


The Oxford History Of Anglicanism, Vol. IV: Global Western Anglicanism, c.1910–present, ed. Jeremy Morris 
W M Jacob

James O’Neill, The Nine Years War, 1593–1603: O’Neill, Mountjoy and the Military Revolution
John Childs

Christopher Hilliard, The Littlehampton Libels: A Miscarriage of Justice and a Mystery about Words in 1920s England
David Vincent

Buchanan Sharp, Famine and Scarcity in Late Medieval and Early Modern England: The Regulation of Grain Marketing 1256–1631, 
Heather Falvey

Gerard Keown, First of The Small Nations: The Beginnings of Irish Foreign Policy in The Interwar Years, 1919–1932
William Mulligan

The Geraldines and Medieval Ireland: The Making of a Myth, ed. Peter Crooks and Seán Duffy 
Henry A Jefferies

The Historical Journal
Volume 61 / Issue 2, June 2018


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History Workshop Journal
Vol. 81, No. 1, Spring 2016

Allison P. Hobgood, Passionate Playgoing in Early Modern England
Will Tosh

Carolyn Steedman, An Everyday Life of the English Working Class: Work, Self and Sociability in the early Nineteenth Century
Selina Todd

Alban Webb, London Calling: Britain, the BBC World Service and the Cold WarDiasporas and Diplomacy: Cosmopolitan Contact Zones at the BBC World Service (1932–2012), ed. Marie Gillespie and Alban Webb, Simon J. Potter, Broadcasting Empire: the BBC and the British World, 1922–1970
Andrew Whitehead

Advance Access Alert

Philip Howell, At Home and Astray: The Domestic Dog in Victorian Britain
John Beusterien

Rachel Weil, A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III’s England
Mark Knights

Vivienne Richmond, Clothing the Poor in Nineteenth-Century England
Sean Brady

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Innes Review 
Volume: 69, Number: 1 (May, 2018)

Julianna Grigg, The Philosopher King and the Pictish Nation 
Nicholas Evans

Scottish Episcopal Acta. Volume I: The Twelfth Century, ed. Norman Shead 
Philippa Hoskin

The Plantagenet Empire, 1259–1453: Proceedings of the 2014 Harlaxton Symposium, ed. Peter Crooks and others 
Michael Prestwich

Jenny Wormald, Mary Queen of Scots: A Study in Failure, with fore and after words by Anna Groundwater 
Miles Kerr-Peterson

The Maitland Quarto: A New Edition of Cambridge, Magdalene College, Pepys Library MS 1408, ed. Joanna M. Martin 
David Moses

Hunter Powell, The Crisis of British Protestantism: Church Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638–44 
Neil McIntyre

Margaret Stewart, The Architectural, Landscape and Constitutional Plans of the Earl of Mar, 1700–32 
Tristram Clarke

Atle L. Wold, Scotland and the French Revolutionary War, 1792–1802 
Mike Rapport   

International Review of Social History
Volume 61 - Issue 01 - April 2016

Simon P Newman. A New World of Labor. The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic.
Richard Drayton

Heather Shore. London’s Criminal Underworlds, c.1720–c.1930. A Social and Cultural History
John Welshman

Institute of Historical Research (Reviews in History site) updated weekly 

British Library, Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War
Sara Charles

Irish Studies

Unwilling to make any kind of implied political claim of English hegemony over Ireland (Northern or otherwise), I have elected only to provide links to the major journals rather than TOCs. 

Economic and Social History Society of Ireland 

Irish Studies Review 

The Irish Review

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Please note that reviews, CFPs, news,etc. include only those that explicitly concern historical scholarship on Britain.  So, there are no reviews here of books on Spanish history. Also there are no notices of conferences on the Holocaust [even those being held in the U.K.]  Obviously, non-British history topics will be relevant and of interest to historians of Britain but it falls outside the purview of this website.
Journal titles A - I
Journal of British Cinema and Television 
Vol. 15, No. 3 

Richard Farmer, Cinemas and Cinema-going in Wartime Britain, 1939–1945: The Utility Dream Palace 
Charles Drazin

Wheeler Winston Dixon, The Films of Terence Fisher: Hammer Horror and Beyond 
John A. Riley

David Forrest and Sue Vice, Barry Hines: Kes, Threads and Beyond 
James Fenwick 

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Journal of British Studies
Volume 57 / Issue 3, July 2018

Susan D. Amussen and David E. Underdown, Gender, Culture and Politics in England, 1560–1640: Turning the World Upside Down. Cultures of Early Modern Europe. 
Linda Pollock 

Eric H. Ash, The Draining of the Fens: Projectors, Popular Politics and State Building in Early Modern England. 
Paul Warde

H. G. Cocks, Visions of Sodom: Religion, Homoerotic Desire, and the End of the World in England, c. 1550–1850. 
Michelle M. Sauer

Lizzie Collingham, The Taste of Empire: How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World
Rachel B. Herrmann

Patricia Croot, The World of the Small Farmer: Tenure, Profit and Politics in the Early Modern Somerset Levels. 
R. W. Hoyle

James Delbourgo, Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum.
Cristina Malcolmson

Daniel DeWispelare, Multilingual Subjects: On Standard English, Its Speakers, and Others in the Long Eighteenth Century.
Philip Seargeant

S. Max Edelson,The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence. 
Frank Cogliano

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Susanna Fein, ed. The Auchinleck Manuscript: New Perspectives. Manuscript Culture in the British Isles
Raluca Radulescu

Tara Hamling and Catherine Richardson, A Day at Home in Early Modern England: Material Culture and Domestic Life, 1500–1700. 
Donald Spaeth

Frances Harris, The General in Winter: The Marlborough-Godolphin Friendship and the Reign of Queen Anne.
Stephen Saunders Webb

Leonie James, “This Great Firebrand”: William Laud and Scotland, 1617–1645. Studies in Modern British Religious History
Arthur Williamson

J. L. Laynesmith. Cecily, Duchess of York
Kim M. Phillips 

Rhodri Lewis, Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness
Joe Jarrett

Paula McDowell, The Invention of the Oral: Print Commerce and Fugitive Voices in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Sabrina Baron

Angela Nicholls, Almshouses in Early Modern England: Charitable Housing in the Mixed Economy of Welfare, 1550–1725. People, Markets, Goods: Economies and Societies in History, 8. 
Lynn A. Botelho

Lynette Olson, ed. St. Samson of Dol and the Earliest History of Brittany, Cornwall and Wales. Studies in Celtic History.
Ali Bonner

David Parrish, Jacobitism and Anti-Jacobitism in the British Atlantic World, 1688–1727. Royal Historical Society Studies in History, New Series. 
Paul Monod

Joshua Byron Smith, Walter Map and the Matter of Britain. Middle Ages Series. 
Victoria Flood 

Michael Talbot, British-Ottoman Relations, 1661–1807: Commerce and Diplomatic Practice in Eighteenth-Century Istanbul.
Palmira Brummett

Christopher Thornton, Jennifer Ward, and Neil Wiffen, eds. The Fighting Essex Soldier: Recruitment, War and Society in the Fourteenth Century.
Andy King

Rachel Ablow, Victorian Pain
Kiera Allison

Allison Abra, Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation and National Identity in Britain, 1918–50. Studies in Popular Culture. 
Barry J. Faulk

Rehana Ahmed, Writing British Muslims: Religion, Class and Multiculturalism.
Hannah Kershaw 

Amanda Anderson, Bleak Liberalism.
Stefan Waldschmidt

Ian Beckett, Timothy Bowman, and Mark Connelly. The British Army and the First World War. Armies of the Great War.
Stuart Mitchell 

Eugenio F. Biagini and Mary E. Daly, eds. The Cambridge Social History of Modern Ireland. 
Caleb Richardson

John Bull, British Theatre Companies: 1965–1979. British Theatre Companies: From the Fringe to the Mainstream. 
Steve Nicholson

Benjamin Dabby, Women as Public Moralists: From the Bluestockings to Virginia Woolf. Royal Historical Society Studies in History, New Series. 
Gail Turley Houston

Clive Emsley, Exporting British Policing during the Second World War: Policing Soldiers and Civilians
Gerry R. Rubin

Aidan Forth, Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876–1903. Berkeley Series in British Studies 12. 
Jordanna Bailkin

Helen Fry, The London Cage: The Secret History of Britain's World War II Interrogation Centre
Bob Moore 

David Hansen, Dempsey's People: A Folio of British Street Portraits 1824–1844.
Michael John Goodman

Martin Johnes, Christmas and the British: A Modern History
Ian Bradley 

Andrew Kellett, The British Blues Network: Adoption, Emulation, and Creativity
Carey Fleiner

Alan MacLeod, International Politics and the Northern Ireland Conflict: The USA, Diplomacy and the Troubles. 
Timothy J. White 

Jane McCabe, RaceTea and Colonial Resettlement: Imperial Families, Interrupted. 
Laura King 

David G. Morgan-Owen, The Fear of Invasion: Strategy, Politics, and British War Planning, 1880–1914. 
Steven Gray 

Lynda Nead, The Tiger in the Smoke: Art and Culture in Post-War Britain
Ben Highmore 

Mark Purcell, The Country House Library.
Nicole Reynolds 

Andreas Rose, Between Empire and Continent: British Foreign Policy before the First World War. Translated by Rona Johnston. Studies in British and Imperial History 5. 
David G. Morgan-Owen

Robert K. Sutcliffe, British Expeditionary Warfare and the Defeat of Napoleon, 1793–1815. 
Roger Morriss 

Martin Thomas and Richard Toye, Arguing about Empire: Imperial Rhetoric in Britain and France, 1882–1956.
Alice L. Conklin

Brian Ward, Martin Luther King in Newcastle upon Tyne: The African American Freedom Struggle and Race Relations in the North East of England
E. James West 

Niall Whelehan, ed., Transnational Perspectives on Modern Irish History. Routledge Studies in Modern History 15. 
Shahmima Akhtar 


The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
​Volume 69 / Issue 4, October 2018

Noel Kissing, Saint Brigid of Kildare. Life, legend and cult.  
Ali Bonner

The Psalms and medieval English literature. From the conversion to the Reformation. Edited by Tamara Atkin and Francis Leneghan
Richard Marsden

Kati Ihnat, Mother of mercy, bane of the Jews. Devotion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England. 
John Munns

Donnchadh Ó Corrine, The Irish Church, its reform and the English invasion.
K. S. Parker

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Nick Holder (with Ian Betts, Jens Röhrkasten, Mark Samuel and Christian Steer), The friaries of medieval London. From foundation to Dissolution. (Studies in the History of Medieval Religion.)
Nigel Saul

Richard Hooker and reformed orthodoxy. Edited by W. Bradford Littlejohn and Scott N. Kindred-Barnes. (Reformed Historical Society, 40.) 
Nigel Voak

W. Bradford Littlejohn, The peril and promise of Christian liberty. Richard Hooker, the Puritans and Protestant political theology. (Emory University Studies in Law and Religion.) 
Daniel Eppley

Peter Lake and Isaac Stephens, Scandal and religious identity in early Stuart England. A Northamptonshire maid's tragedy. (Studies in Modern British Religious History, 32.) 
Bill Sheils 

Paula McQuade, Catechisms and women's writing in seventeenth-century England. 
Alec Ryrie

Jonathan Harlow (with Jonathan Barry), Religious ministry in Bristol, 1603–1689. Uniformity to dissent
Rebecca Warren

Ofir Haivry,  John Selden and the western political tradition.
Diego Lucci

The Cambridgeshire Committee for Scandalous Ministers, 1644–45. Edited by Graham Hart. (Cambridgeshire Records Society, 24.) 
Rebecca Warren 

John Walter, Covenanting citizens. The Protestation oath and popular political culture in the English Revolution. 
Ted Vallance 

Avner Shamir, English Bibles on trial. Bible burning and the desecration of Bibles, 1640–1800. 
Alec Ryrie 

Sara Slinn, The education of the Anglican clergy, 1780–1839. (Studies in Modern British Religious History.)
Dave Dowland

The Oxford history of Protestant dissenting traditions, III: The nineteenth century. Edited by Timothy Larsen and Michael Ledger-Lomas. (Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions.) 
John Briggs

The Angel's Voice. A magazine for young men in Brixton, London, 1910–1913. Edited by Alan Argent. (London Record Society Publications, LI.) Mark G. McGowan, The imperial Irish. Canada's Irish Catholics fight the Great War, 1914–1918
John Broom 

The Journal of Economic History
Volume 78 / Issue 1, March 2018

Anthony C. Hotson, Respectable Banking: The Search for Stability in London's Money and Credit Markets since 1695
Forrest Capie


John Wareing, Indentured Migration and the Servant Trade from London to America, 1618–1718: ‘There is Great Want of Servants.’ 
Farley Grubb 

Journal of Scottish Historical Studies
Volume 37, Issue 2, November, 2017

Johnny Rodger, The Hero Building: An Architecture of Scottish National Identity
Kevin Guyan

Louise Settle, Sex For Sale in Scotland: Prostitution in Edinburgh and Glasgow, 1900–1939
Nina Attwood

A.D. Morrison-Low, Photography: A Victorian Sensation
Sara Stevenson and A.D. Morrison-Low, Scottish Photography: The First Thirty Years
Norman H. Reid

David Taylor, The Wild Black Region: Badenoch 1750–1800
Micky Gibbard

Janay Nugent and Elizabeth Ewan (eds), Children and Youth in Premodern Scotland
Steven J. Taylor

Jeffrey Meek, Queer Voices in Post-War Scotland: Male Homosexuality, Religion and Society

Alison Chand, Masculinities on Clydeside: Men in Reserved Occupations during the Second World War
Helen Smith

John R. Barrett, The Making of a Scottish Landscape: Moray's regular revolution, 1760–1840
Annie Tindley

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Journal of Social History
Volume 52 Issue 1, Fall 2018

no reviews specifically on British history in this issue


Martin Ingram, Carnal Knowledge: Regulating Sex in England, 1470-1600
Shannon McSheffrey

Matt Houlbrook, Prince of Tricksters: The Incredible True Story of Netley Lucas, Gentleman Crook. 
Heidi Egginton

Sasha Handley, Sleep in Early Modern England. 
Tessa Storey

Christine Grandy, Heroes and Happy Endings: Class, Gender, and Nation in Popular Film and Fiction in Interwar Britain. 
Robert James

Brian Hughes, Defying the IRA? Intimidation, Coercion, and Communities during the Irish Revolution. 
Marie Coleman

Randy M. Browne, Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean.  
Nicholas Crawford

Cary Carson, Face Value: The Consumer Revolution and the Colonizing of America. 
Wendy A Woloson

Mark Hampton, Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-1997. 
Chi-kwan Mark

James Delbourgo, Collecting the World: The Life and Curiosity of Hans Sloane. 
Alice Marples

Susan D. Amussen and David E. Underdown, Gender, Culture, and Politics in England, 1560-1640: Turning the World Upside Down
Isaac Stephens

Jane McCabe, Race, Tea and Colonial Resettlement: Imperial Families, Interrupted
Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson

Victorian Muslim: Abdullah Quilliam and Islam in the West. Edited by Jamie Gilham and Ron Geaves 
Michael de Nie

Pietro Di Paola, The Knights Errant of Anarchy: London and the Italian Anarchist Diaspora (1880-1917). 
David M Struthers

Jerry Brotton,  The Sultan and the Queen: The Untold Story of Elizabeth and Islam.
Nabil Matar

William M. Cavert, The Smoke of London: Energy and Environment in the Early Modern City. 
Paul Griffiths

Tara Hamling and Catherine Richardson, A Day at Home in Early Modern England: Material Culture and Domestic Life, 1500-1700. 
Victoria Yeoman

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

Journal of the History of Economic Thought
Volume 40 - Issue 3 - September 2018

David F. Hardwick and Leslie Marsh, eds., Propriety and Prosperity: New Studies on the Philosophy of Adam Smith 
Laurie Bréban 

Joseph Persky, The Political Economy of Progress: John Stuart Mill and Modern Radicalism
Laura Valladão de Mattos 

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Law and History Review
Volume 36 / Issue 3, August 2018

Jonathan Rose, Maintenance in Medieval England
James Masschaele

Wendie Ellen Schneider, Engines of Truth: Producing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom. 
Allyson N. May  

Northern Scotland 
Volume: 9, Number: 1 (May, 2018)

Jón Viðar Sigurðsson and Timothy Bolton (eds), Celtic-Norse 
Relationships in the Irish Sea in the Middle Ages 800–1200 
Alison Leonard

Amy Blakeway, Regency in Sixteenth-Century Scotland 
Maureen M. Meikle

Roger A. Mason and Steven J. Reid (eds), Andrew Melville (1545–1622). Writings, Reception, and Reputation 
Fionnuala O'Neill Tonning

Sharon Adams and Julian Goodare (eds), Scotland in the Age of Two Revolutions. 
Leonie James   

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Andrew Mansfield, Ideas of Monarchical Reform: Fénelon, Jacobitism and the Political Works of the Chevalier Ramsay 
Doohwan Ahn

Daniel Szechi, Britain's Lost Revolution: Jacobite Scotland and the French Grand Strategy, 1701–8
Kirsteen M. MacKenzie

Victoria Henshaw, Scotland and the British Army, 1700–1750: Defending the Union 
Stephen Conway

Neil Guthrie, The Material Culture of the Jacobites 
Jennifer Novotny

Rosalind Carr, Gender and Enlightenment Culture in Eighteenth-Century Scotland
Catherine Packham

Brian Bonnyman, The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith: Estate Management and Improvement in Enlightenment Scotland 
Daniel Bochman

Bob Harris, A Tale of Three Cities: The Life and Times of Lord Daer, 1763–1794 
David Craig

Murray Stewart Keith and Duncan Sim (eds), The Modern Scottish Diaspora: Contemporary Debates and Perspectives 
Barbara C. Murison

Robert G. W. Anderson (ed.), Cradle of Chemistry: The Early Years of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh 
Roger L. Emerson

Rebecca Lenihan, From Alba to Aotearoa. Profiling New Zealand's Scots Migrants 1840–1920 
Marjory Harper

Sarah Browne, The Women's Liberation Movement in Scotland 
Caitríona Beaumont

James Mitchell, Lynn Bennie and Robert Johns, The Scottish National Party: Transition to Power 
Nick Taylor

Christopher Meir, Scottish Cinema: Texts and Contexts 
Sarah Neely 

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Past & Present
Volume 238, Issue 1, February 2018

no relevant reviews in this issue 

Rural History
Volume 29 / Issue 1, April 2018

Samantha A. Shave, Pauper Policies: Poor Law Practice in England, 1780–1850
Alannah Tomkins 

​Scottish Historical Review
Volume: 97, Number: 2 (October, 2018)

Scotland,  John Scot of Scotstarvet (1585–1670) and John Ray (1567–1630) 
Jamie Reid-Baxter

Crooks, Green and Ormrod (eds), The Plantagenet Empire, 1259–1453:
Morvern French

Penman, Robert the Bruce: King of the Scots 
Iain MacInnes

Brown and Stevenson (eds), Medieval St Andrews: Church, Cult, City 
Amy Blakeway

Wingfield, The Trojan Legend in Medieval Scottish Literature 
Caitlin Flynn

MacKenzie, The Solemn League and Covenant of the Three Kingdoms and 
Chris R. Langley

Furniss, Discovering the Footsteps of Time: Geological Travel Writing 
Sophie Drescher 

Susato, Hume's Sceptical Enlightenment 
Pedro Faria 

Hughes, The Scots in Victorian and Edwardian Belfast: A Study in Elite Migration 
Andrew R. Holmes

Social History of Medicine
Volume 31 Issue 2 May 2018

Rob Boddice, The Science of Sympathy. Morality, Evolution, and Victorian Civilization 
Stephanie Eichberg

Anne R. Hanley, Medicine, Knowledge and Venereal Diseases in England, 1886–1916 
Victoria Bates

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