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New Book: Early Modern Ireland: New Sources, Methods and Perspectives (Routledge, 2018)
Edited by Sarah Covington, Valerie McGowan-Doyle and Vincent Carey

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.

2018/19 London Shakespeare Seminar 
Court Room, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
21 January 2019
Adam Hansen (Northumbria), ‘Shakespeare and Extremism’; Alessandra Bassey (King’s), ‘Othello in Nazi Germany’

The Sea Beggars and their Huguenot and English allies: Transnational Calvinist maritime cooperation, 1568-1577
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
25 Jan 2019, 17:15 - 19:15
Low Countries History Series with David Trim, Andrews

Enlightenment Workshop
Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6JX
28 January, 5:00 p.m
Richard Whatmore (St Andrews), Terrorists, anarchists and republicans: The Genevans in Ireland

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

Hakluyt Society Research Funding   Deadline 31 January 2019
For the fourth year running, the Hakluyt Society in pleased to announce its annual round of Research Funding. In furtherance of the principal objects of the Hakluyt Society, to promote the study of historical exploration, travel, and worldwide cultural encounter, the Society operates two schemes of research funding. 

These are:

  • The Hakluyt Society Research Grant, up to six of which will be available per calendar year, with a maximum allocation of £1500 each.
  • The Hakluyt Society Short-Term Fellowship, two of which will be available per calendar year. The Fellowship may be held for a maximum of four months, with a maximum allowance of £1650 per month. 

These funding opportunities are open to anyone whose research interests meet with and promote the objects of the Hakluyt Society. All applicants must be members of the Hakluyt Society, and applications must be received by 31 January 2019.

Please ensure that you have read the guidelines below before completing the Application Form which you can download from this page .

2018/19 London Shakespeare Seminar 
Court Room, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
11 February 2019
Catherine Bates (Warwick) ‘Shakespeare and the female voice in soliloquy’; Iman Sheeha (Brunel) ‘Othello and the dramatic tradition of the household governed from below’

Transcultural Encounters
Council Room, Strand Campus, King’s College London
11 February 2019, 17:30
Nandini Das (University of Liverpool), ‘City of Memory: Portuguese Goa and the First English Voyage to India’; Eva Holmberg (Queen Mary University of London), ‘Beyond the Harem and the Veil: Early English Encounters with the Women of the Ottoman Empire, c. 1600’

2019 Midwest Victorian Studies Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research
The Midwest Victorian Studies once again welcomes graduate students conducting dissertation research on Victorian topics to apply for this year’s Walter L. Arnstein Prize. 

The Midwest Victorian Studies Association offers the Annual Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research in Victorian Studies, a prize of $1,500 for dissertation research in British Victorian Studies undertaken by a student currently enrolled in a doctoral program in a U.S. or Canadian university. Proposals may be submitted in literature, history, art history, or musicology but should have a significant interdisciplinary component that will render them of interest to scholars studying Victorian Britain across a range of disciplines, approaches, and subfields.  

If you are a graduate student working on a Victorian topic consider applying. If you have graduate students working on Victorian topics, please encourage them to apply. The application deadline is February 15, 2019, and the recipient will be notified by March 1, 2019. 

  • Applicants should submit the following via email.
  • A cover sheet (available here)
  •  A statement of research (maximum 3 single-spaced pages, 12-point font). The statement should provide a brief overview of your dissertation topic, and indicate clearly the present state of your work and explain how the award will aid you in completing the dissertation (example: partial travel support, etc.). Remember the proposal will be reviewed by faculty in a number of different disciplines.
  • A two-page CV 
  • Two letters of reference; these must be submitted directly by recommenders via email here.

For more information on the prize, and to view a list of past recipients, please visit the website.

Please direct any additional questions to Christopher Ferguson (History, Auburn University), Vice President, Midwest Victorian Studies Association. 

Post-medieval Latin verse in English manuscript sources, c.1550-1700: initial findings
Foster Court 307, Malet Place, LONDON, WC1E 7JE
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, 27 February 2019
This talk will present some of the first analysis of a large project surveying for the first time the tens of thousands of post-medieval (i.e. ’neo’) Latin verse preserved in early modern English manuscript sources. This extremely rich and varied material is testament to the profoundly bilingual nature of early modern English literary culture, but has been almost untouched by scholarship, and has never been surveyed before.This presentation will offer an overview of the material, discuss briefly methodology and data analysis involved in a project surveying manuscript sources on this scale, and then focus on emergent findings. Areas of particular interest to other early modernists are likely to include: newly discovered Latin verse by significant figures of the period (such as Andrew Melville); new evidence for the circulation of the Latin work of well-known poets (such as Andrew Marvell); formal and metrical innovations and the relation between formal innovations in Latin and English verse; the prevalence of Latin-English verse translation; ’translanguaging’ elements such as macaronic verse; and evidence for patterns of readership as well as composition.

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 with any questions. For general information about SAA seminars and how to enroll, click here

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 (Jan. 2019)

Helen Litton, Irish Rebellions, 1798-1921 
Olivier Coquelin

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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

Richard Hooker and Reformed Orthodoxy. Edited by W. Bradford Littlejohn and Scott N. Kindred-Barnes. 
Gerald Bray

Darren M. Pollock, Early Stuart Polemical Hermeneutics: Andrew Willet's 1611 Hexapla on Romans. 
J. V. Fesko

Alexander D. Campbell,  The Life and Works of Robert Baillie (1602–1662) Politics, Religion and Record-Keeping in the British Civil Wars. 
Elliot Vernon

Martyn Calvin Cowan, John Owen and the Civil War Apocalypse: Preaching, Prophecy and Politics. 
Kelly M. Kapic

Kevin Killeen, The Political Bible in Early Modern England
Brent S. Sirota

Charity and Social Welfare: The Dynamics of Religious Reform in Northern Europe, 1780–1920. Edited by Leen Van Molle. 
Rebekah O. McMillan

C. Michael Shea, Newman's Early Roman Catholic Legacy 1845–1854. 
John R. Connolly

April E. Holm, A Kingdom Divided: Evangelicals, Loyalty, and Sectionalism in the Civil War Era. 
Sean A. Scott

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 3, December 2018

Martin Ingram, Carnal knowledge: regulating sex in England, 1470–1600 
Paul Griffiths

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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Diplomatic History
Volume 43, Issue 1 January 2019

no reviews relevant to British history in this issue

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

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

Fiona M. Palmer, Conductors in Britain 1870–1914: Wielding the Baton at the Height of Empire
Clive Brown

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 History of Parliament: The House of Lords, 1660–1715, ed. Ruth Paley 
Mark Knights

Fiona M. Palmer, Conductors in Britain 1870–1914: Wielding the Baton at the Height of Empire
Clive Brown

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

Temi Odumosu, Black Jokes, White Humour: Africans in English Caricature, 1769–1819
Ryan Hanley

James Kelly, Food Rioting in Ireland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: The ‘Moral Economy’ of the Irish Crowd 
S J Connolly

Early Modern English Catholicism: Identity, Memory and Counter-Reformation, ed. James E. Kelly and Susan Royal
Eilish Gregory

A Social History of England, 1500–1750, ed. Keith Wrightson 
Jonathan Healey

Eduardo de Mesa, The Irish in the Spanish Armies in the Seventeenth Century
Rory Rapple

Frances Harris, The General in Winter: The Marlborough–Godolphin Friendship and the Reign of Queen Anne
John B Hattendorf

Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Europe’s India: Words, People, Empires 1500–1800  
P J Marshall

Shannon McSheffrey, Seeking Sanctuary: Crime, Mercy, and Politics in English Courts, 1400–1555
Ian Forrest

Peter N. Miller, History and its Objects: Antiquarianism and Material Culture since 1500
R Sweet

Eve Salisbury, Chaucer and the Child
Larissa Tracy

Iain A. MacInnes, Scotland’s Second War of Independence, 1332–1357
Alice Taylor

Joanna L. Laynesmith, Cecily Duchess of York
Rachel M Delma

Hollie L.S. Morgan, Beds and Chambers in Late Medieval England: Readings, Representations and Realities
Christopher Dyer

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: 2 (November, 2018)

Making Christian Landscapes in Atlantic Europe: Conversion and Consolidation in the Early Middle Ages, ed. Tomás Ó Carragáin and Sam Turner 
Thomas Owen Clancy 

Barbara Crawford, The Northern Earldoms: Orkney and Caithness from AD 870 to 1470 
Andrew Jennings 

Barbour's Bruce and its Cultural Contexts: Politics, Chivalry and Literature in Late Medieval Scotland, ed. Steve Boardman and Susan Foran 
Kate McClune 

Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology in the Dioceses of Aberdeen and Moray, ed. Jane Geddes 
Morvern French 

Northern England and Southern Scotland in the Central Middle Ages, ed. Keith J. Stringer and Angus J. L. Winchester 
Fergus Oakes 

The Materiality of Devotion in Late Medieval Northern Europe: Images, Objects and Practices, ed. Henning Laugerud et al. 
Philippa Turner 

Premodern Scotland: Literature and Governance 1420–1587. Essays for Sally Mapstone, ed. Joanna Martin and Emily Wingfield 
Elizabeth Elliott 

Thomas Cogswell, James I: The Phoenix King 
Anna Groundwater 

Sebastiaan Verweij, The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland: Manuscript Production and Transmission, 1560–1625 
Steven J. Reid 

Scotland's Long Reformation: New Perspectives on Scottish Religion, c. 1500–c. 1660, ed. John McCallum 
Martin Ritchie

Thomas McInally, A Saltire in the German Lands: Scottish Benedictine Monasteries in Germany 1575–1862 
Abbot Geoffrey Scott

Alasdair Roberts, Chapels of the Rough Bounds: Morar, Knoydart, Arisaig, Moidart 
Jamie J. Kelly 

Alexander D. Campbell, The Life and Works of Robert Baillie (1602–1662): Politics, Religion and Record-Keeping in the British Civil Wars 
Neil McIntyre 

Mannock Strickland (1683–1744). Agent to English Convents in Flanders: Letters and Accounts from Exile, ed. Richard G. Williams 
Gillian Jack 

G. J. Hyland, The Architectural Works of A. W. N. Pugin 
Timothy Brittain-Catlin 

Craig Murray, Sikunder Burnes: Master of the Great Game 
Annie Tindley 

James J. Coleman, Remembering the Past in Nineteenth-Century Scotland: Commemoration, Nationality and Memory 
Richard J. Finlay 

Dr Lachlan Grant of Ballachulish 1871–1945. ed. Ewen A. Cameron and Annie Tindley 
Marguerite W. Dupree 

Malcolm Nicolson and Lawrence Weaver, Child Health in Scotland: A History of Glasgow's Royal Hospital for Sick Children 
Laura Kelly 

A Priest in Gallipoli: The War Diary of Fr Hugh Cameron, ed. John Watts 
Gary Sheffield 

Scotland and the Easter Rising: Fresh Perspectives on 1916, ed. Kirsty Lusk and Willy Maley 
Kieran D. Taylor 

Eamon Duffy in conversation with Raymond Friel, Witnesses to Faith Today: The Hope that is Within You 
Paul Goatman 

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 

Robert Saunders, Yes to Europe! The 1975 Referendum and Seventies Britain.
Mathias Haeussler

Paul Readman, Storied Ground: Landscape and the Shaping of English National Identity 
Angus Winchester

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

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.
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Journal of British Studies
Volume 57 / Issue 4, October 2018

Jeremy Black, Geographies of an Imperial Power: The British World, 1688–1815.
Nathan Bryant Braccio 

Caroline Boswell, Disaffection and Everyday Life in Interregnum England. Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History 29. 
Ted Vallance 

Clare Brant, Balloon Madness. Flights of Imagination in Britain, 1783–1786
Rosemary Sweet 

Clive Burgess, The Right Ordering of Souls: The Parish of All Saints’, Bristol, on the Eve of the Reformation. 
Nigel Saul

Anna Clark, Alternative Histories of the Self: A Cultural History of Sexuality and Secrets, 1762–1917
Charles Upchurch 

Ruma Chopra, Almost Home: Maroons between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone
Padraic X. Scanlan 

Gillian Cookson. The Age of Machinery: Engineering the Industrial Revolution, 1770–1850. People, Markets, Goods: Economies and Societies in History. 
William J. Ashworth 
Clare Downham, Medieval Ireland. Cambridge Medieval Textbooks
Jennifer Knight

Laurie Ellinghausen, Pirates, Traitors, and Apostates: Renegade Identities in Early Modern English Writing. 
Barbara Fuchs

John Hinks and Catherine Armstrong, eds. The English Urban Renaissance Revisited.
Anne M. Myers

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Sheila Johnson Kindred. Jane Austen's Transatlantic Sister: The Life and Letters of Fanny Palmer Austen. 
Lindsay O'Neill 

Gary Kuchar. George Herbert and the Mystery of the Word: Poetry and Scripture in Seventeenth-Century England. 
Ryan Netzley 

Sven Meeder, The Irish Scholarly Presence at St. Gall: Networks of Knowledge in the Early Middle Ages
Dáibhí Ó Cróinín 

Patricia Parker, Shakespearean Intersections: Language, Contexts, Critical Keywords. Haney Foundation Series. 
Kimberly Huth

W. B. Patterson. Thomas Fuller: Discovering England's Religious Past
Brooke Conti 

Matthias Range, British Royal and State Funerals: Music and Ceremonial since Elizabeth I. 
John Wolffe 

Jacqueline Rose, ed., The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286–1707.
Anna Groundwater 

Edmund Russell, Greyhound Nation: A Coevolutionary History of England, 1200–1900. Studies in Environmental History. 
Mike Kugler

Keith J. Stringer and Angus J. L Winchester, eds. Northern England and Southern Scotland in the Central Middle Ages
Cynthia J. Neville 

Padraic X. Scanlan, Freedom's Debtors: British Antislavery in Sierra Leone in the Age of Revolution. Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History. 
Matthew S. Hopper

Timothy J. Shannon. Indian Captive, Indian King: Peter Williamson in America and Britain. 
Jenny Hale Pulsipher 

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


Peter Adey, D. J. Cox, and Barry Godfrey, Crime, Regulation and Control during the Blitz: Protecting the Population of Bombed Cities. History of Crime, Deviance and Punishment Series. 
Mark Clapson 

Robert D. Aguirre, Mobility and Modernity: Panama in the Nineteenth Century Anglo-American Imagination. 
Blake C. Scott 

Aidan Beatty, Masculinity and Power in Irish Nationalism, 1884–1938. Gender and Sexualities in History Series. 
Patrick F. McDevitt 

Andrea Bosco, June 1940, Great Britain and the First Attempt to Build a European Union.
Michael Burgess 

Tanja Bueltmann and Donald M. MacRaild, The English Diaspora in North America: Migration, Ethnicity and Association, 1730s–1950s.
Eric Richards 

Ian Burney and Neil Pemberton, Murder and the Making of English CSI. 
Heather Wolffram

Bruce Cherry, They Didn't Want to Die Virgins: Sex and Morale in the British Army on the Western Front, 1914–1918
Richard S. Fogarty

Mark Connelly, Celluloid War Memorials: British Instructional Films Company and the Memory of the Great War
Michael Paris 

Catherine Gallagher, Telling It Like It Wasn't: The Counterfactual Imagination in History and Fiction. 
David Simpson 

Durba Ghosh, Gentlemanly Terrorists: Political Violence and the Colonial State in India, 1919–1947. Critical Perspectives on Empire.
Michael Silvestri 

Ian Hesketh, Victorian Jesus: J. R. Seeley, Religion, and the Cultural Significance of Anonymity. Studies in Book and Print Culture. 
Sebastian Lecourt 

James Hinton, Seven Lives from Mass Observation: Britain in the Late Twentieth Century.
Richard Vinen 

Neville Kirk, Transnational Radicalism and the Connected Lives of Tom Mann and Robert Samuel Ross. Studies in Labour History 8. 
Mark Hearn 

Christopher Knowles, Winning the Peace: The British in Occupied Germany, 1945–1948.
Peter Stirk 

Renata Eley Long, In the Shadow of the Alabama: The British Foreign Office and the American Civil War
Michael J. Turner 

Angus McLaren, Playboys and Mayfair Men: Crime, Class, Masculinity, and Fascism in 1930s London. 
Eloise Moss

John McAleer and John M. MacKenzie, eds. Exhibiting the Empire: Cultures of Display and the British Empire. Studies in Imperialism. 
Thomas Prasch 

Lizzie Oliver, Prisoners of the Sumatra Railway: Narratives of History and Memory. War, Culture, and Society Series
Grace Huxford 

Rachel Pistol, Internment during the Second World War: A Comparative Study of Great Britain and the USA.
Aidan Forth 

John Rankin, Healing the African Body: British Medicine in West Africa, 1800–1860. 
Leslie Anne Hadfield 

David Stevenson, 1917: War, Peace, and Revolution
Elizabeth Greenhalgh 

Julie-Marie Strange, Fatherhood and the British Working Class, 1865–1914. 
Stephanie Olsen 

Paul Taylor, Heroes or Traitors? Experiences of Southern Soldiers Returning from the Great War, 1919–1939. Reappraisals in Irish History 5. 
Lar Joye

Timothy J. White, ed. Theories of International Relations and Northern Ireland
Henry Jarrett 

Charlotte Wildman. Urban Redevelopment and Modernity in Liverpool and Manchester, 1918–1939. 
Alan Kidd 



The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
Volume 70 / Issue 1, January 2019

Betsy Chunko-Dominguez, English Gothic misericord carvings. History from the bottom up. 
Gabriel Byng

Susan Powell, Saints and cults in medieval England. Proceedings of the 2015 Harlaxton symposium
Marie Lovatt 

Nigel Saul, Lordship and faith. The English gentry and the parish church in the Middle Ages. 
Julian Luxford
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​Susan PowellThe Birgittines of Syon Abbey. Preaching and print (Texts and Transitions, 11.) 
Virginia Blanton

Susan Wabuda, Thomas Cranmer
Jonathan Reimer 

Jack P. Lewis, The day after Domesday. The making of the Bishops’ Bible. 
Celyn D. Richards 

Kevin Killeen, The political Bible in early modern England. 
Feisal Mohamed 

David G. Selwyn, Edmund Geste and his books. Reconstructing the library of a Cambridge don and Elizabethan bishop. 
Celyn D. Richards

Early modern English Catholicism. Identity, memory and Counter-Reformation. Edited by James E. Kelly and Susan Royal. (Catholic Christendom, 1300–1700.) 
Peter Marshall

Forthcoming Catholic communities. Irish, Scots and English college networks in Europe, 1568–1918. Edited by Lian Chambers and Thomas O'Connor. (Catholic Christendom, 1300–1700.)
Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin

Henk van den Belt (translated by Reimer A. Faber), English translation, II: Disputations 24–42. 
Phillip Hussey

National prayers. Special worship since the Reformation, II: General fasts, thanksgiving and special prayers in the British Isles, 1689–1870. Edited by Philip Williamson, Alasdair Raffe, Stephen Taylor and Natalie Mears. (Church of England Record Society, 22.) 
Françoise Deconinck-Brossard 

Flame in the mountains. Williams Pantycelyn, Ann Griffiths and the Welsh hymn. Translated by H. A. Hodges. Edited by E. Wyn James. 
Tom Schwanda

Dennis C. Rasmussen, The infidel and the professor. David Hume, Adam Smith, and the friendship that shaped modern thought. 
Diego Lucci

James L. Gorman, Among the early Evangelicals. The transatlantic origins of the Stone-Campbell movement. 
Frank Bellizzi

Secularization and religious innovation in the North Atlantic world. Edited by David Hempton and Hugh McLeod. 
Sam Brewitt-Taylor

Henry Chadwick. Selected writings. Edited and introduced by William G. Rusch (foreword Rowan Williams). 
Andrew Louth  

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: 38, Number: 2 (November, 2018)

Lizanne Henderson, Witchcraft and Folk Belief in the Age of  Enlightenment: Scotland, 1670–1740 
Julian Goodare 

Iain A. MacInnes, Scotland's Second War of Independence, 1332–1357 
Shayna Devlin

David Swinfen, Moncreiff: The Life and Career of James Wellwood Moncrieff, 1811–1895, 1st Baron Moncreiff of Tullibole 
Gary D. Hutchison 

Thomas Riis, Crail and its Fisheries 1550–1600 
Jamie Reid-Baxter 

Iain Hutchison, Malcom Nicolson, and Lawrence Weaver, Child Health in Scotland: A History of Glasgow's Royal Hospital for Sick Children 
Steven J. Taylor 

Alice Taylor, The Shape of the State in Medieval Scotland, 1124–1290: Oxford Studies in Medieval European History 
Marian Toledo Candelaria 

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Journal of Social History
Volume 52 Issue 2 Winter 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

Jonathan Derrick, Africa, Empire and Fleet Street: Albert Cartwright and “West Africa” Magazine. 
Karin Barber

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

Lauren Working

Journal of the History of Economic Thought
Volume 40 / Issue 4, December 2018

Tyler Beck Goodspeed, Legislating Instability: Adam Smith, Free Banking, and the Financial Crisis of 1772 
Maria Pia Paganelli 

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Law and History Review
Volume 36 / Issue 4, Nov. 2018

Matthew Lockwood, The Conquest of Death: Violence and the Birth of the Modern English State
Sara M. Butler 

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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