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New Book: Nadine Akkerman, Invisible Agents: Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century England (OUP) 



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.



New BookBarbara Harris, English Aristocratic Women's Religious Patronage, 1450-1550: The Fabric of Piety Gendering the Late Medieval & Early Modern World (Amsterdam University Press/ July, 2018.) Available on Amazon



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.


Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present will once again be free during March, in celebration of Women’s History Month. ​
Orlando is an online cultural history generated from the lives and works of women writers. At present, it contains: 1,325 author entries (1,025 British women writers, 175 male writers, 166 other women writers—listed twice if their nationality shifted); 13,607 free-standing chronology entries; and 26,278 bibliographical listings. More than 31,000 people and 7,500 organizations are mentioned or discussed somewhere in the textbase. For more on getting started with Orlando, 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.




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ARCHIVESthe highly regarded journal of the British Records Association is actively looking for articles and submissions are always welcome.We also appreciate being offered new books to review.

The journal is very much back in business. The delayed 2014 issue was mailed out last month and two further issues are in preparation. We are also pleased to announce the
appointment of Dr Neil Murphy, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern and European History in the Department of Humanities at Northumbria as our new Reviews Editor.

ARCHIVES is a peer refereed journal. There is no upper limit on the length of submissions but it is anticipated that very few will be longer than c.8,000 words including notes. It is published twice yearly.

Submissions must be the original work of the author(s) that have not been published previously, as a whole or in part, either in print or 
electronically, or is soon to be so published. 


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​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.





NACBS 2018 Conference in Providence, RI from Oct. 25-28
Please join us in Providence, RI for the NACBS/NECBS annual meeting, Oct 25-28. Registration, hotel bookings, and a draft program are now available here. Early-bird registration will remain open until Oct 1. All participants (presenters, panelists, commentators) on the program must register and become NACBS members by Oct 1

Highlights of this year’s extensive and lively program include:
  • Friday plenary lunch speaker Mark Ormrod (University of York), “England’s Immigrants, 1330-1550: Aliens in Later Medieval and Early Tudor England”
  • Saturday plenary lunch speaker Nadja Durbach (University of Utah), “The Science of Selection: School Meals in Interwar Britain”
  • Three workshop sessions on Emotions, Populations, and Altruism
  • Graduate student reception on Thursday evening
  • Friday evening reception and awards ceremony
  • Saturday evening reception at Sayles Hall on the College Green at Brown University
  • A dynamic array of panels and roundtables encompassing a wide range of social, geographic, chronological, disciplinary, linguistic, and methodological diversity of British Studies.

Providence is accessible by rail and by air, and within easy reach of Boston and its direct flights from the UK. Stay tuned for upcoming information about off-site field trips, transportation links, and food recommendations.






Performance and revelry in Rubens's St George and the Dragon
Foster Court, 307, UCL
17 October 2018, 5-7pm
A paper on a painting by Peter Paul Rubens, Landscape with St George and the Dragon, 1629-35, oil on canvas, 152.5 x 226.9 cm. London, Royal Collection Trust. The painting was on show at the recent Royal Academy exhibition on Charles I (27 January — 15 April 2018). With Dr Nick Grindle, Senior Teaching Fellow, UCL Arena Centre for Research-based Education



“Arguing for the Rule of Law: Using the Hebrew Bible and Caricatures of Foreigners in British and Spanish America.”
Friday, October 26, 2018, at the Newberry Library in Chicago, the Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History Conference

How did settlers, imperial officials, indigenous peoples, and Africans in the New World seek to demonstrate, or disprove, that a polity respected the rule of law? (The phrase “rule of law” is modern; but the core of the idea is not). Colonial rule invited accusations of arbitrary government and systematic lawlessness. This conference will focus on two common techniques used to assess whether a polity respected the supremacy of law. First, controversialists asked whether governance accorded with God’s expectations of justice as laid out in Scripture, particularly the Hebrew Bible. Second, caricatures of other societies could be held up to make one’s own appear lawful and just, or the reverse. British American settlers applauded the civility of their law by reference to the presumed barbarism of the Irish and Amerindians. They saw liberty in their exploitive legal order by opposing it to the supposed absolutism of the Spanish and French empires. Spanish settlers justified their rule and derecho by contrasting them to the law of indigenous polities and of their New World rivals. The conference will bring together historians, law professors, and social scientists to think about the complex debates about the rule of law in the English and Iberian Atlantic.
Attendance at the Symposium is free and open to the public. Those who wish to attend should preregister by sending an email to Richard Ross. Papers will be circulated electronically to all registrants several weeks before the conference.
For information about the conference, please consult our website or contact Richard Ross or at 217-244-7890.



The First Resort: Pamphleteering and Politics in Early Modern Britain
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London
Wed 31 October 2018, 19:00 – 20:30
In this talk, Prof Joad Raymond charts the rise of the pamphlet as a material, commercial and literary form, used to convey news and argument and to influence politics. The main focus is on the turbulent mid-seventeenth century, but the talk also looks back to the pamphleteering of the Reformation and forwards to the revolutionary (and reactionary) late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. Joad argues that the pamphlet was central to the idea of publics and publicity, and was the first resort at times of political crisis. To register,  click here.





Poetry and Usury: Symbolic Economies in Shakespeare’s Sonnets
Room to be confirmed, UCL
31 October 2018, 5-7pm
The talk will give an overview of Professor Bates new project, following on from her recent publication On Not Defending Poetry: Defence and Indefensibility in Sidney's Defence of Poesy. Catherine Bates is Research Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. Along with Professor Patrick Cheney, Professor Bates is currently co-editor of Sixteenth-Century British Poetry, volume 4 of the Oxford History of Poetry in English. Her recent book, On Not Defending Poetry: Defence and Indefensibility in Sidney's Defence of Poesy is "an in-depth study of one of the key texts of the English Renaissance" (OUP, 2017)




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Twentieth Century British History’s Duncan Tanner Essay Prize 2018
Find out more here

The annual Duncan Tanner Essay Prize from Twentieth Century British History is now open to entries for its 2018 prize. The prize aims to recognise and reward high quality scholarship from postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad. Entries can cover any aspect of British history in the twentieth century and need not conform to traditional disciplinary boundaries.

The winner will receive:
  • Publication of the winning entry in Twentieth Century British History
  • £500 worth of OUP books
  • A year’s free subscription to the journal

The prize is open to anyone currently registered for a higher research degree, in Britain or abroad, or to anyone who completed such a degree no earlier than October 2017. Entries should be no longer than 10,000 words, inclusive of footnotes and references. The deadline for entries to this year’s prize is 1 November 2018.

Full entry requirements, as well as Terms & Conditions, can be found here.

If you have any questions about the prize please contact Professor Adrian Bingham 



ROMANTICISM IN THE AGE OF WORLD WARS
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 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.




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 (July 2018)

James Baker, The Business of Satirical Prints in Late-Georgian England
Sophie Mesplède
Review

Caroline Boswell, Disaffection and Everyday Life in Interregnum England 
Laurent Curelly
Review

David Forrest & Beth Johnson (eds.), Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain
Neil Archer
Review

Emily Jones, Edmund Burke and the Invention of Modern Conservatism, 1830-1914 : An Intellectual History 
Iain Hampsher-Monk
Review

Christopher Knowles, Winning the Peace : The British in Occupied Germany, 1945-1948  
Christoph Strupp
Review

Michael Korda, Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk : Defeat into Victory 
Antoine Capet
Review

Chris Moores, Civil Liberties and Human Rights in Twentieth-Century Britain 
Pat Thane
Review

Ian Whittington, Writing the Radio War : Literature, Politics and the BBC, 1939-1945 
Linsey Robb
Review










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Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture
Volume 87 / Issue 1, March 2018

Kati Ihnat, Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews: Devo-tion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England.  
Deborah L. Goodwin

Orderic Vitalis: Life, Works and Interpretations. Edited by Charles C. Rozier, Daniel Roach, Giles E. M. Gasper, and Elisabeth van Houts. 
Amy Livingstone

Henry Ansgar Kelly, The Middle English Bible: A Reassessment. The Middle Ages Series.
Sean Otto

Europe After Wyclif. Edited by J. Patrick Hornbeck II and Michael Van Dussen. 
Jeanne E. Grant

Peter Marshall, Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation. 
Donald K. McKim

Peter Lake and Isaac Stephens, Scandal and Religious Identity: A Northamptonshire Maid's Tragedy. 
Sears McGee

Hunter Powell, The Crisis of British Protestantism: Church Power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638–44. Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain. 
Gregory Dodds

Heart Religion: Evangelical Piety in England and Ireland, 1690–1850. Edited by John Coffey. 
Todd Webb

Puritans and Catholics in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1600–1800. Edited by Crawford Gribben and Scott Spurlock. Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1500–1800. 
Elizabeth Bouldin

Andrew Gant, O Sing unto the Lord: A History of English Church Music. 
Nicholas Temperley   

Matthew Lyman Rasmussen, Mormonism and the Making of a British Zion. 
Matthew Bowman

Lynne Marks, Infidels and the Damn Churches: Irreligion and Religion in Settler British Columbia. 
Sandra Beardsall  


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 
ALICE REID

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





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

Forthcoming

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 563 August 2018

George Molyneaux, The Formation of the English Kingdom in the Tenth Century
D Pratt

David Butcher, Medieval Lowestoft: The Origins and Growth of a Suffolk Coastal Community
Richard Goddard

David Bates, William the Conqueror
Mark Hagger

Susan D. Amussen and David E. Underwood,Gender, Culture, and Politics in England 1560–1640: Turning the World Upside Down
Susan Doran

Corrigendum to: Susan D. Amussen and David E. Underdown, Gender, Culture, and Politics in England 1560–1640: Turning the World Upside Down
Susan Doran

Rom 1312: Die Kaiserkrönung Heinrichs VII. und die Folgen; Die Luxemburger als Herrscherdynastie von gesamteuropäischer Bedeutung, ed. Sabine Penth and Peter Thorau 
Mark Whelan

John M. Collins, Martial Law and English Laws, c.1500–c.1700 
Andrew Hopper

Noah Millstone, Manuscript Circulation and the Invention of Politics in Early Modern England
David L Smith

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

Martin Ingram, Carnal Knowledge: Regulating Sex in England, 1470–1600  
Faramerz Dabhoiwala

Adrian Green,  Building for England: John Cosin’s Architecture in Renaissance Durham and Cambridge
Scott Mandelbrote

Anne Stobart, Household Medicine in Seventeenth-Century England 
Sophie Mann

Baronial Reform and Revolution in England 1258–1267, ed. Adrian Jobson 
Paul Webster

C.M. Woolgar, The Culture of Food in England, 1200–1500
Phillipp R Schofield

Robert S. DuPlessis, The Material Atlantic: Clothing, Commerce, and Colonization in the Atlantic World, 1650–1800
Catherine Armstrong

Farmers, Consumers, Innovators: The World of Joan Thirsk, ed. Richard Jones and Christopher Dyer 
Angus J L Winchester

Zara Anishanslin, Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World
Elizabeth M Schmidt

Paul Jackson, Colin Jordan and Britain’s Neo-Nazi Movement: Hitler’s Echo
Paul Stocker

Emily C. Nicol, An Age of Risk: Politics and Economy in Early Modern Britain
Tom Leng

Brian Hughes, Defying the IRA? Intimidation, Coercion and Communities during the Irish Revolution
Alvin Jackson

Róisín Healy, Poland in the Irish Nationalist Imagination, 1772–1922: Anti-Colonialism within Europe
Thomas Mclean

Christopher Ferguson, An Artisan Intellectual: James Carter and the Rise of Modern Britain, 1792–1853
Malcolm Chase

Benjamin Mountford, Britain, China and Colonial Australia
Richard Rigby

Kimberley Reynolds, Left Out: The Forgotten Tradition of Radical Publishing for Children in Britain, 1910–1949
Lawrence Black

Ian Burney and Neil Pemberton, Murder and the Making of English CSI
Katherine D Watson

James Heartfield, The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1838–1956: A History
Alex Middleton

Joseph Chamberlain: International Statesman, National Leader, Local Icon, ed. Ian Cawood and Chris Upton
Emily Jones

Ambrose Macaulay, The Catholic Church and the Campaign for Emancipation in Ireland and England
Peter Nockles

Matthew Ward, The Livery Collar in Late Medieval England and Wales: Politics, Identity and Affinity
David Grummitt

Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon, Continental Drift: Britain and Europe from the End of Empire to the Rise of Euroscepticism
Helen Parr

Ambrose Macaulay, ​The Catholic Church and the Campaign for Emancipation in Ireland and England
Peter Nockles

Matthew Ward, The Livery Collar in Late Medieval England and Wales: Politics, Identity and Affinity  
David Grummitt

​Forthcoming

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













The Historical Journal
Volume 61 / Issue 2, June 2018

A LONG WAY TO TIPPERARY: THE IRISH IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR
EUGENIO F. BIAGINI 



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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 

Ceri Law, Contested Reformations in the University of Cambridge, 1535-1584.
Francis Young
Review

Military Communities in Late Medieval England. Essays in Honour of Andrew Ayton, edited by Gary P. Baker, Craig Lambert and David Simpkin.
Christopher Allmand
Review

Special issue - Anglo-Saxon England: A Decade of Research
Review








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 



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The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
​Volume 69 - Issue 3 - July 2018

John Munns, Cross and culture in Anglo-Norman England. 
Rachel Fulton Brown

Sari Katajala-Peltomaa and Raisa Maria Toivo, Lived religion and the long Reformation in northern Europe, c.1300–1700
Henning Laugerud

Martin Ingram, Carnal knowledge. Regulating sex in England, 1470–1600. 
Sara Read  
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Andrea Russell, Richard Hooker, beyond certainty.  
Nigel Voak

Albion M Urdank, Birth, death and religious faith in an English dissenting community. A microhistory of Nailsworth and hinterland, 1695–1837.
Françoise Deconinck-Brossard

Alexander Lock, Catholicism, identity and politics in the age of Enlightenment. The life and career of Sir Thomas Gascoigne, 1745–1810.  (Studies in Modern British Religious History, 34.)
Cormac Begadon

Trevor Park, The reform bishops, 1828–1840. A biographical study. 
Andrew Atherstone 

Making and remaking saints in nineteenth-century Britain. Edited by Gareth Atkins. 
Dominic Janes

Giles Udy, Labour and the Gulag. Russia and the seduction of the British Left. 
Roland Smith








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







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

Forthcoming

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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K - Z
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: 1 (April, 2018) 

Hudson, The Picts 
Guto Rhys 

Higham, Ecgfrith, King of the Northumbrians, High-king of Britain 
Daniel Cutts

Crooks and Duffy (eds), The Geraldines and Medieval Ireland: The Making of a Myth
Michael H. Brown

MacInnes, Scotland's Second War of Independence, 1332–1357 
Katy Jack

Riley (ed.), Icon Animorum or The Mirror of Minds 
Steven J. Reid 





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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