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A Cultural History of School Uniform

What’s a djibbah, how long has the old school tie been around and do yellow petticoats really repel vermin? This book will provide answers to these questions and more, in an engaging foray into 500 years of British school uniform history from the charity schools of the sixteenth century through the Victorian public schools to the present day.




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9781905816538 | Published: 2021
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Dartmoor's Alluring Uplands


A striking and famous feature of the English landscape, Dartmoor is a beautiful place, with a sense of wildness and mystery. This book provides a new perspective on an important aspect of Dartmoor’s past. Its focus is transhumance: the seasonal transfer of grazing animals to different pastures.





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9780859898652 | Published: 2012
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9780859898645 | Published: 2012
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9780859899109 | Published: 2015
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Early British Swimming 55BC-AD1719


In 1857 Everard Digby published the first scientific treatise on swimming – and one of the first on any modern sport. Nicholas Orme rehabilitates Digby as a pioneer of the history of sport. The book opens with a history of swimming in Britain from the Romans to the sixteenth century, which is followed by an account of Digby’s life and work.





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9780859891349 | Published: 1983
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English Church Dedications


Forgotten after the Reformation, churches were revived on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with many guesses and mistakes, resulting in numerous alterations. Part One surveys their history in England from Roman ties to the present day. Part Two is a list of all 800 ancient parish churches and religious houses in Cornwall and Devon.





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9780859895163 | Published: 1996
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Ethics and Politics in Seventeenth-Century France


This collection of twenty essays, of which five are in French, written by leading English and French literary and historical scholars, deconstructs the ethical and political framework supporting and circumscribing the actions of a powerful elite in France between the early 1600s and the final years of Louis XIV's reign.





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9780859894661 | Published: 1996
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9780859899123 | Published: 2015
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Exeter's University

Tracing the development of the University of Exeter over the six decades
since it was granted its royal charter in 1955, this book tells the history
of the institution and its community. Includes interviews with leading university figures, contributions from former students, and a postscript looking to the future.




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9780859894432 | Published: 2018
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9781905816064 | Published: 2018
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9781905816071 | Published: 2019
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Faction And Faith


In this book, Anne Duffin draws upon new source material, combining national documents and local family collections with an analysis of churchwardens' accounts, borough records and over 350 wills. She challenges the view that Cornwall was naturally royalist and presents a picture of a politically-aware and religiously-splintered society.





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9780859894357 | Published: 1996
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The Folklore of Cornwall

Piskies, mermaids, giants, and a revenant bridegroom: the stuff of legend. In the hands of skilled storytellers – the famed droll tellers of Cornwall – the result was magical. Considered in the context of narratives throughout Northern Europe, enchantment can be understood as well as enjoyed in this new way to look at Cornwall. 10b&w illus.




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9780859894708 | Published: 2019
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9780859894999 | Published: 2019
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From Deliverance To Destruction


This is a study of the city of Exeter during the Great Civil War of 1642-46; it offers a lively, immediate account of how one English city slid, inexorably, into the chaos of civil war. The main text is accompanied by a generous collection of transcripts from original seventeenth-century documents.





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9780859894784 | Published: 1996
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From Ta'izz To Tyneside


This book is the first in-depth study of early Arab immigrants to Britain, and provides a unique insight into their everyday lives.





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9780859894609 | Published: 1995
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