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The Resource In these times : living in Britain through Napoleon's wars, 1793-1815, Jenny Uglow

In these times : living in Britain through Napoleon's wars, 1793-1815, Jenny Uglow

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In these times : living in Britain through Napoleon's wars, 1793-1815
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In these times
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living in Britain through Napoleon's wars, 1793-1815
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Jenny Uglow
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  • Living in Britain through Napoleon's Wars
  • In these times
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living in Britain through Napoleons Wars, 1793-1815
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eng
Summary
  • "A people's history of life in Britain during the Napoleonic Wars"--
  • "A beautifully observed history of the British home front during the Napoleonic Wars by a celebrated historian. We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars--but what of those left behind? The people on a Norfolk farm, in a Yorkshire mill, a Welsh iron foundry, an Irish village, a London bank, a Scottish mountain? The aristocrats and paupers, old and young, butchers and bakers and candlestick makers--how did the war touch their lives? Jenny Uglow, the prizewinning author of The Lunar Men and Nature's Engraver, follows the gripping back-and-forth of the first global war but turns the news upside down, seeing how it reached the people. Illustrated by the satires of Gillray and Rowlandson and the paintings of Turner and Constable, and combining the familiar voices of Austen, Wordsworth, Scott, and Byron with others lost in the crowd, In These Times delves into the archives to tell the moving story of how people lived and loved and sang and wrote, struggling through hard times and opening new horizons that would change their country for a century"--
Summary
We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars—but what of those left behind? The people on a Norfolk farm, in a Yorkshire mill, a Welsh iron foundry, an Irish village, a London bank, a Scottish mountain? The aristocrats and paupers, old and young, butchers and bakers and candlestick makers—how did the war touch their lives?
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10395564
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941
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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living in Britain through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815
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In these times : living in Britain through Napoleon's wars, 1793-1815, Jenny Uglow
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/901/9780374280901/image/lgcover.9780374280901.jpg
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2014 by Faber and Faber Limited, Great Britain"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 657-663) and index
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nc
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
1. Who tells the news? -- I. STIRRING, 1789-1792 -- 2. Down with Tom Paine! -- II. ARMING, 1793-1796 -- The universal pant for glory -- Flanders and Toulon -- 5. Scarlet, shoes and guns -- 6. British tars -- 7. Trials and tribulations -- 8. Warp and weft -- 9. Money, city and country -- 10. "Are we forgotten?" -- 11. High life -- 12. Four farmers -- 13. Portsmouth deliveries -- 14. Bread -- 15. East and west -- III. WATCHING, 1797-1801 -- 16. Invasions, spies and poets -- 17. Mutinies and militia -- 18. Cash in hand -- 19. At sea and on land -- 20. The powerhouse -- 21. "Check proud Invasion's boast" -- 22. Ireland -- 23. The Nile and beyond -- 24. "The distressedness of the times" -- 25. God on our side -- 26. "Good men should now close ranks" -- 27. Denmark, Egypt, Boulogne...peace -- IV. PAUSING, 1801-1803 -- 28. France -- 29. New voices -- 30. "Always capable of doing mischief" -- 31. Albion -- V. SAILING, 1803-1808 -- 32. Into war again -- 33. "Fine strapping fellows" -- 34. Press gangs and fencibles -- 35. Panic and propaganda -- 36. "Every farthing I can get" -- 37. The business of defence -- 38. Trafalgar -- 39. All the Talents -- 40. Private lives -- 41. Abolition and after -- 42. Danes and Turks -- 43. Orders in Council -- 44. Land -- VI. FIGHTING, 1809-1815 -- 45. "Caesar is everywhere" -- 46. Scandals, Flanders and fevers -- 47. Going to the show -- 48. Burdett and press freedom -- 49. "Brookes's and Buonaparte," Cintra and Troy -- 50. Storms of trade -- 51. The coming of the sheep -- 52. Sieges and prisoners -- 53. Luddites and protests -- 54. Prince, Perceval, Portland -- 55. Three fronts -- 56. Sailors -- 57. Swagger and civilisation -- 58. "We are to have our rejoicings" -- VII. ENDINGS, 1815 and beyond -- 59. To Waterloo and St. Helena -- 60. Afterwards -- Principal events of the wars
Control code
900332694
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
ix, 740 pages
Isbn
9780374280901
Lccn
2014031212
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)900332694
Label
In these times : living in Britain through Napoleon's wars, 1793-1815, Jenny Uglow
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/901/9780374280901/image/lgcover.9780374280901.jpg
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2014 by Faber and Faber Limited, Great Britain"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 657-663) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Who tells the news? -- I. STIRRING, 1789-1792 -- 2. Down with Tom Paine! -- II. ARMING, 1793-1796 -- The universal pant for glory -- Flanders and Toulon -- 5. Scarlet, shoes and guns -- 6. British tars -- 7. Trials and tribulations -- 8. Warp and weft -- 9. Money, city and country -- 10. "Are we forgotten?" -- 11. High life -- 12. Four farmers -- 13. Portsmouth deliveries -- 14. Bread -- 15. East and west -- III. WATCHING, 1797-1801 -- 16. Invasions, spies and poets -- 17. Mutinies and militia -- 18. Cash in hand -- 19. At sea and on land -- 20. The powerhouse -- 21. "Check proud Invasion's boast" -- 22. Ireland -- 23. The Nile and beyond -- 24. "The distressedness of the times" -- 25. God on our side -- 26. "Good men should now close ranks" -- 27. Denmark, Egypt, Boulogne...peace -- IV. PAUSING, 1801-1803 -- 28. France -- 29. New voices -- 30. "Always capable of doing mischief" -- 31. Albion -- V. SAILING, 1803-1808 -- 32. Into war again -- 33. "Fine strapping fellows" -- 34. Press gangs and fencibles -- 35. Panic and propaganda -- 36. "Every farthing I can get" -- 37. The business of defence -- 38. Trafalgar -- 39. All the Talents -- 40. Private lives -- 41. Abolition and after -- 42. Danes and Turks -- 43. Orders in Council -- 44. Land -- VI. FIGHTING, 1809-1815 -- 45. "Caesar is everywhere" -- 46. Scandals, Flanders and fevers -- 47. Going to the show -- 48. Burdett and press freedom -- 49. "Brookes's and Buonaparte," Cintra and Troy -- 50. Storms of trade -- 51. The coming of the sheep -- 52. Sieges and prisoners -- 53. Luddites and protests -- 54. Prince, Perceval, Portland -- 55. Three fronts -- 56. Sailors -- 57. Swagger and civilisation -- 58. "We are to have our rejoicings" -- VII. ENDINGS, 1815 and beyond -- 59. To Waterloo and St. Helena -- 60. Afterwards -- Principal events of the wars
Control code
900332694
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
ix, 740 pages
Isbn
9780374280901
Lccn
2014031212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)900332694

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