Category: Early Modern and Modern History

The Geographies of Enlightenment Edinburgh

The Geographies of Enlightenment Edinburgh

The Geographies of Enlightenment Edinburgh explores how the making of Edinburgh as an influential Enlightenment capital depended on a series of spatial processes that extended across urban, regional, national and… READ MORE

Dr Williams’s Trust and Library

Dr Williams’s Trust and Library

Dr Williams’s Trust and Library, edited by Alan Argent, derives from the will of the nonconformist minister Daniel Williams (c.1643-1716), revealing rare examples of private philanthropy and dissenting enterprise. Early… READ MORE

Red Roads to Freedom?

Red Roads to Freedom?

With the recent publication of Red Road to Freedom, I became intrigued by secret parties, patriotic unity, and great power competition. I asked myself ‘where have other red roads led’?… READ MORE

The English and French Navies, 1500-1650

The English and French Navies, 1500-1650

Benjamin W. D. Redding’s new book is a unique comparative study of English and French naval history that examines the birth of modern state navies during a period of significant… READ MORE

Alexander Paterson

Alexander Paterson

We are delighted to publish Harry Potter’s third Boydell book and for it to be the first biography of one of the greatest penal reformers of the twentieth century is… READ MORE

James Davidson

James Davidson

New from the Devon and Cornwall Record Society, James Davidson’s East Devon Church Notes, edited by Jill Cobley, sheds light on the history of East Devon’s churches from the Middle… READ MORE

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