Crown and Country

Author: David Starkey

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007307713

Category: Great Britain

Page: 524

View: 1010

From one of our finest historians comes an outstanding exploration of the British monarchy from the retreat of the Romans up until the modern day. This compendium volume of two earlier books is fully revised and updated.

The Crown and Canadian Federalism

Author: D. Michael Jackson

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 145970990X

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 2431

More than ever Canada’s constitutional monarchy should be treasured as a distinct asset for the nation. Following Queen Elizabeth II’s historic Diamond Jubilee in 2012, there is renewed interest in the institution of the Crown in Canada and the roles of the queen, governor general, and lieutenant governor. Author D. Michael Jackson traces the story of the monarchy and the Crown and shows how they are integral to Canada’s parliamentary democracy. His book underscores the Crown’s key contribution to the origins, evolution, and successful functioning of Canadian federalism, while the place of the monarchy in francophone Canada and the First Nations receives special attention. Complex issues such as the royal prerogative, constitutional conventions, the office of lieutenant governor, and Canada’s honours system are made readily accessible to the general reader. Jackson examines the option of republican governance for Canada and concludes that responsible government under a constitutional monarchy is far preferable. He further argues that the Crown should be treasured as a distinct asset for Canada.

Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #20

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle,Carla Coupe,Jack Grochot

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479422568

Category: Fiction

Page: 207

View: 4751

Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #20 features the best in contemporary and classic mystery fiction, with a great linup of crimes and columns. This is a special All Sherlock Holmes Fiction issue! Here are: Features: From Watson’s Notebook, by John H. Watson, M. D. Ask Mrs Hudson, by (Mrs) Martha Hudson Non Fiction: Screen of the Crime, by Kim Newman Sherlock Holmes for Crown and Country, by Dan Andriacco Fiction: The Case of the Burnt Song, by Martin Rosenstock Sherlock Holmes: Discovering the Border Burghs and, by Deduction, The Brig Bazaar, In the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Singular Affair at Sissinghurst Castle, by David Marcum The Case of the Swindled Candidate, by Jack Grochot The Late Constable Avery, by G C Rosenquist The Strange Case of the Wrinkled Yeti of The Club Foot and his Abominable Life, by Gary Lovisi The Wrong Doctor, by Rafe McGregor The Case of the Missing Archaeologist, by Carla Coupe CLASSIC REPRINT: The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ART & CARTOONS: Ivan Murgia (Front Cover) Cartoon by Marc Bilgrey

King and Country

Author: Ralph A. Griffiths

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826435920

Category: History

Page: 418

View: 9678

King and Countryis a selection of essays and papers from Ralph A. Griffiths, published variously in Wales, England, France and North America between 1964 and 1990. It explores themes in the history of England and Wales in the Fifteenth Centuryand the dominions of the English crown beyond.

Britannia 1066-1884

Author: Charles K. Rowley,Bin Wu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 3319046845

Category: Political Science

Page: 165

View: 7674

This book offers an analytic history of Britannia (first England and Wales and then Great Britain) over eight hundred years of political turmoil, intermingled with economic stagnation, followed by the engine of the industrial revolution. The book draws on economics, political science, public choice, philosophy and the law to probe in depth into the evolution of Britannia from an impoverished feudal and then post-feudal autocracy into a constitutional monarchy with limited suffrage that provided the fulcrum for industrial and commercial success, making Britannia, by 1884, the richest nation, per capita, on the planet. The book challenges head-on the Whiggist liberal notion of Macaulay and Trevelyan that the path from oppression to freedom was one of unimpeded progress. Among its novel features, the book draws upon the dictator’s handbook, as modeled by Bueno de Mesquita and Alistair Smith to evaluate the period of varying autocracy, 1066-1688. The book draws upon modern public choice theory and legal history to evaluate the fragile, corrupt constitutional monarchy that oversaw the initial phase of post-Glorious Revolution Britannia, 1689-1775. At each stage, the philosophical battle between those who sought order and unity and those who sought individual liberty is meticulously outlined. The book draws on the contributions of the Scottish Enlightenment (Hume, Ferguson and Smith) and of classical liberal philosophy (John Stuart Mill) to explain the final vault of Britannia from a weak and corrupt to a robust and admired constitutional monarchy grounded on the rule of law, over the period 1776-1884.

King and Country

Author: Sam Pigg

Publisher: Sam Pigg


Category: Fiction

Page: 123

View: 4216

Eighteen-year-old Voranea Dakran never cared much about her country’s wellbeing. As long as her family was safe, nothing bothered her. But when news of a kingdom-ending war reaches her village, apathy becomes a luxury she can no longer afford. Forced to abandon all she knows and loves, she is thrown into a dangerous, unforgiving world with bloodshed on and off the battlefield, a world where violence is the only means of survival. As she struggles to live through each day, voices of irreconcilable differences pull her in opposite directions, and she must decide what she believes and more importantly, what she’s willing to sacrifice.

The Survival of Empire

Author: G. B. Souza

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521531351

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 3711

In this original study of the Portuguese Empire in the East, the Estado da India, George Souza looks in detail at the activities of Macao. His aim is to enquire into the nature of Portuguese society in China and the South China Sea and explain why the political and economic activities of the Portuguese crown did not inhibit the growth of local entrepreneurial trade. He also examines the nature of Portuguese maritime trade in Asia and analyses the focal role of Macao as an adjunct to the Canton market. The operations of Portuguese private merchants, the so-called 'country traders', are described and tellingly assessed in the wider context of the economic development of China and Southeast Asia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

The Canadian Kingdom

Author: D. Michael Jackson

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459741196

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 8636

An integral part of Canada’s political culture, constitutional monarchy has evolved since Confederation to become a uniquely Canadian institution. How has it shaped twenty-first-century Canada? How have views on the monarchy changed? Eleven experts on the history of Canada’s Crown take up these questions from diverse perspectives.


Author: A Submitter

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 144763506X

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 3517

The world of 3 reflects on the concept of mind, body and soul. To answer an age old philosophical question and provide proofs of reason to believe in God.