A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain

Divided Into Circuits Or Journeys
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
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A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain

Divided Into Circuits Or Journies
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
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A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain

Divided Into Circuits Or Journies
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
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A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain


Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: ePenguin
ISBN: N.A
Category: Travel
Page: 730
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Britain in the early eighteenth century: an introduction that is both informative and imaginative, reliable and entertaining. To the tradition of travel writing Daniel Defoe brings a lifetime's experience as a businessman, soldier, economic journalist and spy, and his Tour (1724-6) is an invaluable source of social and economic history. But this book is far more than a beautifully written guide to Britain just before the industrial revolution, for Defoe possessed a wild, inventive streak that endows his work with astonishing energy and tension, and the Tour is his deeply imaginative response to a brave new economic world. By employing his skills as a chronicler, a polemicist and a creative writer keenly sensitive to the depredations of time, Defoe more than achieves his aim of rendering 'the present state' of Britain.

Tour Through Eastern Counties of England


Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 142501156X
Category: Travel
Page: 212
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"Tour through Eastern Counties of England" by Daniel Dafoe is an enjoyable travel memoire. She plays with the reader's imagination and portrays scenic beauty with such delight that the reader is dragged into the eastern countries of England. Author shares experiences through the green fields, across the vast fertile lands and explains every detail intricately. Amazing!

The Text of Great Britain

Theme and Design in Defoe's Tour
Author: Pat Rogers
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874136173
Category: History
Page: 247
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A substantial introduction sets out a conceptual framework for the chapters that follow, putting the Tour into the historical context of travel writing and the development of a literature of tourism.

The Complete English Tradesman

In Familiar Letters; Directing Him in All the Several Parts and Progressions of Trade ... Calculated for the Instruction of Our Inland Tradesmen; and Especially of Young Beginners
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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The Strange Death of Tory England


Author: Geoffrey Wheatcroft
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141018674
Category: History
Page: 321
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Has the most successful species in British political history finally become extinct? The Conservative party dominated British politics for 120 years from Disraeli�s victory in 1874, culminating in an unprecedented eighteen-year spell in government after 1979. And yet at the very end of the century the Tories imploded so disastrously as to suggest the party might be doomed to follow the Liberals into oblivion. Geoffrey Wheatcroft has observed this extraordinary drama at close hand, interviewing all the key players on (and, more often, off) the record. In this provocative and often acerbically funny book he examines how the Tories came to enjoy their unlikely triumph - and their spectacular decline.

The Life of Daniel Defoe

A Critical Biography
Author: John Richetti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405150343
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 424
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The Life of Daniel Defoe examines the entire range of Defoe’s writing in the context of what is known about his life and opinions. Features extended and detailed commentaries on Defoe’s political, religious, moral, and economic journalism, as well as on all of his narrative fictions, including Robinson Crusoe Places emphasis on Defoe’s distinctive style and rhetoric Situates his work within the precise historical circumstances of the eighteenth-century in which Defoe was an important and active participant Now available in paperback

Rural England

An Illustrated History of the Landscape
Author: Joan Thirsk
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198606192
Category: History
Page: 352
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From prehistory to the present day, our landscape has been transformed by successive periods of human activity, triggered by the rise and fall of populations and their need to be fed, housed, and employed. These changes have built up layers of evidence which offer historians exciting insights into land use through the centuries and how rural communities of the past lived their lives. In this ground-breaking study - published in hardback as The English Rural Landscape and now available in paperback - Joan Thirsk and her team of distinguished contributors, many of whom live in the places they describe, invite us to explore the historical richness of the English landscape. Each chapter synthesizes the latest thinking and provides fresh perspectives on its subject. It is the first book since W. G. Hoskins' definitive study The Making of the English Landscape, published nearly 50 years ago, to do so. The first ten chapters describe the characteristic features of the main landscape types, including fenland, downland, woodland, marshland, and moorland. However geographically scattered areas of a particular landscape type are, they have often been moulded by successive generations in ways that have produced strong physical similarities. The second part of the book is made up of five cameo features, each exploring an individual place in detail: the people and the distinctive histories that shaped them. These include the Land Settlement experimental village of FenDrayton, set up during the Great Depression in the 1930s, and surveys of the very different settlements of Hook Norton in North Oxfordshire and Staintondale in North Yorkshire. Rural England: A History of the Landscape shows us how much of the rural past is still visible if we choose to dig for it. It illustrates how we might go about exploring it for ourselves. It is the definitive work on the history of the English landscape for all would-be landscape and local history detectives, professional and amateur alike.

The Whole Duty of Man According to the Law of Nature


Author: Samuel Pufendorf
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230334738
Category:
Page: 84
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1735 edition. Excerpt: ... The whole duty of man according to the law of nature Samuel Pufendorf (Freiherr von) I.POUR Dissertations: I. Of Gods permitting the Fall of J/ Adam; and creating Man capable of Sin. II. O fchc Extraordinary Assistances vouchsafed to the first Publishers of the Gospel, and the Primitive Church, III. Of Prophetical Revelation. IV. Of the Resurretlion of the same Body. The Second Edition, with Additions, and a Preface enlarged, relating to the present Attempts against the Christian Religion- By Robert D'Oyly, M. A. Rector of Girge-Hospital in Essex, and late Fellow ot WadhamCollege in Oxford. 2- Practical Christianity: Or, an Account of the Holiness which the Gospel enjoins, with the Motives to it, and the Remedies it proposes against Temptations: With a Prayer concluding each distinct Head. To which are added, Christian Thoughts for every Day of the Month; Wherein is represented the Nature of unfeigned Repentance, and of perfect Love towards God. By R, Lucas? D. D. The 6th Edition. Price 4. s., Lately printed for J. Pemberton. Beautifully printed in Two Volumes-, 2vo. The Fifth Edition, with large Additions, written by John Macky, Esq; late Masler of the Packet Boat.' A Journey through England, in familiar Letters, from a Gentleman here to his Friend abroad: Containing what is curious in the Counties of Norfolk, . Suffolk, Essex, Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Middlesex, London, Buckinghamlhire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Hamplhire, Wiltshire, Dorsetshire, Devonshire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Somersetshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Darbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, and Huntington, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Yorkshire, Durham, Northumbe

Notes from a Small Island


Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062417436
Category: Travel
Page: 368
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Before New York Times bestselling author Bill Bryson wrote The Road to Little Dribbling, he took this delightfully irreverent jaunt around the unparalleled floating nation of Great Britain, which has produced zebra crossings, Shakespeare, Twiggie Winkie’s Farm, and places with names like Farleigh Wallop and Titsey.

Through England on a Side Saddle


Author: Celia Fiennes
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326546074
Category: Gardening
Page: 294
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Celia Fiennes is remarkable for the journeys she made, in an effort regain her health, riding through the English countryside. As well as more local journeys she made two epic tours in 1697 and 1698 travelling as far as northern England and Scotland. Travelling for it's own sake was unusual in her day, there being few roads, even more unusual for a woman to travel (only accompanied by two servants). Her accounts of her travels seem to have been written around 1702, after she had retired from travelling, and were never published within her lifetime.

Daniel Defoe's Incredible Train Journeys

A Surreal Odyssey Through Modern Britain
Author: Stuart Campbell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910985700
Category:
Page: 320
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A memoir of the odyssey undertaken by two eccentric retirees as they travel on every mile of railway track in the UK. Surreal and poignant by turns, Stuart Campbell describes the people they meet and the unwanted adventures that befall them. Campbell is aided and abetted by the ghost of Daniel Defoe, writer, soldier, businessman, and spy who completed his own journey around Great Britain in the 1720s

Britain in the First Age of Party, 1687-1750

Essays Presented to Geoffrey Holmes
Author: Clyve Jones
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780907628897
Category: History
Page: 292
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The seventy years of late Stuart and early Hanoverian Britain following 1680 were a crucial period in British politics and society, seeing the growth both of political parties and of stability. This collection of original essays provides a coherent account of Britain in the 'First Age of Party'.

The Baltic and the North Seas


Author: Merja-Liisa Hinkkanen,David Kirby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136169547
Category: History
Page: 368
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Exploring the themes of the human relationship with the marine environment and the ways in which the peoples of Northern Europe have experienced and exploited their seas, this book reveals how human perception of the northern seas has changed over time. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, from Denmark and Britain to Norway, Finland and Germany, The Baltic and the North Seas is an insightful and colourful history of the politics, economy and culture of this intriguing region.

The Making of the British Landscape


Author: Nicholas Crane
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780753826676
Category:
Page: 384
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Nicholas Crane's new book brilliantly describes the evolution of Britain's countryside and cities. It is part journey, part history, and it concludes with awkward questions about the future of Britain's landscapes. Nick Crane's story begins with the melting tongues of glaciers and the emergence of a gigantic game-park tentatively being explored by a vanguard of Mesolithic adventurers who have taken the long, northward hike across the land bridge from the continent. The Iron Age develops into a pre-Roman 'Golden Era' and Crane looks at what the Romans did (and didn't) contribute to the British landscape. Major landscape 'events' (Black Death, enclosures, urbanisation, recreation, etc.) are fully described and explored, and he weaves in the role played by geology in shaping our cities, industry and recreation, the effect of climate (and the Gulf Stream), and of global economics (the Lancashire valleys were formed by overseas markets). The co-presenter of BBC's COAST also covers the extraordinary benefits bestowed by a 6,000-mile coastline. The 12,000-year story of the British landscape culminates in the twenty-first century, which is set to be one of the most extreme centuries of change since the Ice Age.

The History of British India

From 1805-1835
Author: Horace Hayman Wilson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: India
Page: N.A
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A continuation of Mill's "History of British India."