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History Guides - Lafayette


The section is divided into eras (based on those described by Historic England within the attached PDF document).

This area includes information relating to:

  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

Selected Books - Reviews

  • The compilation of essays found in The Eighteenth Century: Short Oxford History of the British Isles (ed. Paul Langford), written by individuals who come from a variety of historical backgrounds and universities, takes a look at a century which did a great deal to create the Britian that has become so familiar. While the Victorian era of the 1800s might sit more prominently in our minds, the century which preceded it set the stage for many of the changes which would follow. Additionally, the age of the British Empire began during the mid to late 1700s, when British rule began to stretch across the globe, creating the setting that would give Queen Victoria the additional title of Empress. The essays break the century down into sections which look at such ideas as finance, societal improvement, and the relationship between the kingdoms of the British Isles (England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland). This title would prove helpful for those looking at what came before the official British Empire, the way that eighteenth century British society interacted internally, as well as those curious about how these developments played out on the world stage.

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Classics: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland

Along with the nonfiction titles and resources included above, here are classic pieces of literature relating to the nations of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, or which were written by authors from those countries:

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