Black London: Life Before Emancipation
by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 1995
Number of pages: 270
Gerzina has written a fascinating account of London blacks, focusing on the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Because of a paucity of sources from blacks themselves, Gerzina had to rely primarily on glimpses through white eyes, especially those of antislavery advocate Granville Sharp. Gerzina is quite adept at culling evidence of a rich, complex black life, with significant interaction with the white community.
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The Wars of the Roses were dynastic wars for the throne of England. They were fought between two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet, the houses of Lancaster and York. They were fought in several sporadic episodes between 1455 and 1487.
by A.F. Pollard - ManyBooks
A.F. Pollard was a major force in establishing history as an academic subject in Britain. This book traces the evolution of a great empire, which has often conquered others, out of a little island which was often conquered itself.
by Owen Edwards - T. Fisher Unwin Ltd.
Sir Owen M. Edwards was a historian, who wrote a number of books on Welsh history. An educationalist and a prolific writer, in this book he intended to arouse interest among the people of Wales in their own language and history.
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