This book will be set within the heart of eighth century England, focusing on the reign of King Offa of Mercia who reigned from 757-796 AD. It will assess the position of religion in the Mercian court and for Offa himself personally; the setting of many church synods of England within the borders of Mercia during his reign, alongside the elevation of Lichfield to become an archbishopric.
On the evening of 3rd August 1914, Sir Edward Grey, the British Foreign Secretary looked out of the Foreign Office window and famously declared that “The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime”. This study examines the key choices Grey and others made in the weeks leading up to the beginning of war and the impact these choices had on his life.
This is a discussion of 3 essays or speeches that were written around the time of the American Revolution.These articles show the opinions on both sides of the war. They were written by reverend Samuel Seabury, Patrick Henry, and John Adams.
This book is a collection of more than fifty blogs posted by the author over a two year period. Cultural events, national treasures, famous and ordinary people who made the news illustrate what it means to live in Great Britain and to call oneself British. Most articles are quite short with more than a touch of irreverent humour and read together explain what being British really means.
In 1723, James Bell stole a book from a London bookstall. As punishment, he was loaded on a ship and sent to colonial America, where he was sold as an indentured servant. In telling the epic story of how thousands of British convicts like Bell were separated from families and transported to America in the 18th century, Anthony Vaver challenges the way we think about immigration to early America.