Rule Britannia

Author by : Daphne Du Maurier
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA In this prescient novel, Daphne du Maurier explores the implications of leaving Europe for a political, economic and military alliance with the United States. 'It is rather awful, Emma thought as she walked across the fields down to the farm, how this business is leading us all into subterfuge and deception, and we can't really tell who is friend and who is enemy . . . ' Emma wakes up one morning to an apocalyptic world. The cosy existence she shares with her grandmother, a famous retired actress, has been shattered: there's no telephone, no radio - and an American warship sits in the harbour. England has withdrawn from the European Common Market and, on the brink of bankruptcy, has decided that salvation lies in a union - political, military and economic - with the United States. Theoretically it is to be an equal partnership, but it soon begins to look like a takeover bid. As the two women piece together clues about the 'friendly' military occupation on their doorstep, family, friends and neighbours come together to resist the interlopers. The spirit of Britannia embodied - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH


Rule Britannia

Author by : Deirdre David
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Description : Deirdre David here explores women's role in the literature of the colonial and imperial British nation, both as writers and as subjects of representation. David's inquiry juxtaposes the parliamentary speeches of Thomas Macaulay and the private letters of Emily Eden, a trial in Calcutta and the missionary literature of Victorian women, writing about thuggee and emigration to Australia. David shows how, in these texts and in novels such as Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Charles Dickens's Dombey and Son, Wilkie Collins's Moonstone, and H. Rider Haggard's She, the historical and symbolic roles of Victorian women were linked to the British enterprise abroad. Rule Britannia traces this connection from the early nineteenth-century nostalgia for masculine adventure to later patriarchal anxieties about female cultural assertiveness. Missionary, governess, and moral ideal, promoting sacrifice for the good of the empire—such figures come into sharp relief as David discusses debates over English education in India, class conflicts sparked by colonization, and patriarchal responses to fears about feminism and race degeneration. In conclusion, she reveals how Victorian women, as writers and symbols of colonization, served as critics of empire.


Rule Britannia

Author by : Daphne Du Maurier
Languange : en
Publisher by : Victor Gollancz
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Description : Emma, who lives in Cornwall with her grandmother, a famous retired actress, wakes one morning to find that the world has apparently gone mad: no post, no telephone, no radio, a warship in the bay and American soldiers advancing across the field towards the house. The time is a few years in the future. England has withdrawn from the Common Market and, on the brink of bankruptcy, has decided that salvation lies in a union - political, military and economic - with the United States. Theoretically it is to be an equal partnership; but to some people it soon begins to look like a takeover bid. Daphne du Maurier is concerned not only with what would happen to this country under what is virtually occupation, but also with the effect on human relationships. In Emma, looking at it all with clear young eyes, Daphne du Maurier has drawn one of her most enchanting heroines; and this engrossing book shows once again what a versatile and perceptive writer she is.


Rule Britannia

Author by : Alec Marsh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : The first book in a light-hearted historical adventure series set during the mid-twentieth century. 'An immensely readable treat!' Alexander McCall Smith Ernest Drabble, a Cambridge historian and mountaineer, travels to rural Devon to inspect the decapitated head of Oliver Cromwell - a macabre artefact owned by Dr Wilkinson. Drabble only tells one person of his plans - Harris, an old school friend and press reporter. On the train to Devon, Drabble narrowly avoids being murdered, only to reach his destination and find Dr Wilkinson has been killed. Gripped in Wilkinson's hand is a telegram from Winston Churchill instructing him to bring the head of Oliver Cromwell to London. Drabble has unwittingly become embroiled in a pro-Nazi conspiracy headed by a high-status Conservative member of the British government. And so, Drabble teams up with Wilkinson's secretary, Kate Honeyand, to find the head and rescue Harris who is being tortured for information... Praise for Rule Britannia: 'A rollicking good read' IAN RANKIN 'Marsh chomps the period bit between his teeth and relates his yarn with winning gusto' NEW STATESMAN 'Tremendous stuff! With the arrival of Alec Marsh's first Drabble and Harris thriller, John Buchan must be stirring uneasily in his grave' STANLEY JOHNSON


Rule Britannia

Author by : Danny Dorling
Languange : en
Publisher by : Biteback Publishing
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Description : Things fall apart when empires crumble. This time, we think, things will be different. They are not. This time, we are told, we will become great again. We will not. In this new edition of the hugely successful Rule Britannia, Danny Dorling and Sally Tomlinson argue that the vote to leave the EU was the last gasp of the old empire working its way out of the British psyche. Fuelled by a misplaced nostalgia, the result was driven by a lack of knowledge of Britain’s imperial history, by a profound anxiety about Britain’s status today, and by a deeply unrealistic vision of our future.


Rule Britannia

Author by : Homer B. Pettey
Languange : en
Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : Assesses how cinematic biographies of key figures reflect and shape what it means to be British. Rule, Britannia! surveys the British biopic, a genre crucial to understanding how national cinema engages with the collective experience and values of its intended audience. Offering a provocative take on an aspect of filmmaking with profound cultural significance, the volume focuses on how screen biographies of prominent figures in British history and culture can be understood as involved, if unofficially, in the shaping and promotion of an ever-protean national identity. The contributors engage with the vexed concept of British nationality, especially as this sense of collective belonging is problematized by the ethnically oriented alternatives of English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish nations. They explore the critical and historiographical issues raised by the biopic, demonstrating that celebration of conventional virtue is not the genre’s only natural subject. Filmic depictions of such personalities as Elizabeth I, Victoria, George VI, Elizabeth II, Margaret Thatcher, Iris Murdoch, and Jack the Ripper are covered. “This exceptional collection offers new ways of looking at these films as films, as well as a fresh approach to British history as a cultural whole.” — Wheeler Winston Dixon


Dr Arne And Rule Britannia

Author by : William Hayman Cummings
Languange : en
Publisher by : NOVELLO AND COMPANY, Limited.
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Description : Dr. Arne and Rule, Britannia The glorious National Song, “Rule, Britannia,” is familiar to the whole British race; nevertheless very few men and women are acquainted with the history of its birth and parentage. In the following pages I have endeavoured to chronicle all the facts which are discoverable by diligent research, and to present them in an attractive and entertaining manner. The life of Dr. Arne, the composer of “Rule, Britannia,” offers to the reader and to the music student an interesting and instructive story, showing that natural ability, even when combined with genius, is not sufficient to ensure a triumphant and successful career. Morality and conscientious rectitude in the affairs of life are essential, and had Arne exercised these, his exceptional gifts might have enabled him to surpass his great contemporary, Handel. It only remains to be noted that many letters and documents are here printed for the first time, some of them copied from the original autographs in my possession. They illuminate much which has hitherto been obscure and uncertain in the career of a famous composer.


Rule Britannia Nationalism Identity And The Modern Olympic Games

Author by : Matthew P. Llewellyn
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : On 6 July 2005, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2012 summer Olympic Games to the city of London, opening a new chapter in Great Britain’s rich Olympic history. Despite the prospect of hosting the summer Games for the third time since Pierre de Coubertin’s 1894 revival of the Olympic movement, the historical roots of British Olympism have received limited scholarly attention. With the conclusion of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the passing of the baton to London, Rule Britannia remedies that oversight. This book uncovers Britain’s early Olympic involvement, revealing how the British public, media, and leading governmental officials were strongly opposed to international Olympic competition. It explores how the British Olympic Association focused on three main factors in the midst of widespread national opposition: it embraced early Olympian spectacles as a platform for maintaining a sporting union with Ireland, it fostered a greater sense of imperial identity with Britain’s white dominions, and it undertook an ambitious policy of athletic specialization designed to reverse the nation’s waning fortunes in international sport. This book was previously published as a special issue of International Journal of the History of Sport.


Rule Britannia

Author by : Matthew P. Llewellyn
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : On 6 July 2005, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2012 summer Olympic Games to the city of London, opening a new chapter in Great Britain's rich Olympic history. Despite the prospect of hosting the summer Games for the third time since Pierre de Coubertin's 1894 revival of the Olympic movement, the historical roots of British Olympism have received limited scholarly attention. With the conclusion of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the passing of the baton to London, Rule Britannia remedies that oversight. This book uncovers Britain's early Olympic involvement, revealing how the British public, media, and leading governmental officials were strongly opposed to international Olympic competition. It explores how the British Olympic Association focused on three main factors in the midst of widespread national opposition: it embraced early Olympian spectacles as a platform for maintaining a sporting union with Ireland, it fostered a greater sense of imperial identity with Britain's white dominions, and it undertook an ambitious policy of athletic specialization designed to reverse the nation's waning fortunes in international sport. This book was previously published as a special issue of International Journal of the History of Sport.


Rule Britannia

Author by : Peter Lindfield
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : The concept of Britishness – and its constituent facets – has, over the past decade, come increasingly to the fore. In particular, this can be seen in the politically and socially engaging debates surrounding the Scottish Referendum in 2014. It is an idea – manifested both physically and cognitively – that every Briton is aware of and engages with to a greater or lesser extent. Thus, the concept of Britishness is extremely current and crosses cultural, political and socio-economic boundaries. Nevertheless, Britishness is a challenging term to define and explore, given its tremendously wide-ranging nature and dynamic, personally shaped characteristics. Considering historical ideas of Britishness, however, can enhance the understanding of national identity in the modern world. This volume does just that by gathering together original academic essays that explore the expression and understanding of Britishness in literature, philosophy, music, historical documents, art and design. Each contribution offers a detailed investigation of primary material, including architecture, furniture, historical literature, plays and sermons, and marketing. As a collection, ideas are marshalled to reveal a rich tapestry of Britishness and its forging.


Rule Britannia

Author by : James Taylor
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The British monarchy's abiding connection to the sea during the age of exploration was a critical factor in the establishment of Britain's first colonies in the New World. It is unsurprising, then, that, alongside grand portraiture, a strong tradition of maritime painting was established in the royal court during the seventeenth century. Rule Britannia! explores the rich artistic culture of Elizabethan and Stuart England and the artists who forged their reputations in the alternately violent and decadent circles of some of the last exponents of absolute monarchy. Although trade wars with the Dutch featured large in the period, it was to be Dutch and Flemish artists who dominated the artistic landscape. Lely, van Dyck, Rubens, Willaerts, and the van de Veldes found ample opportunity for patronage from both king and courtiers and some of their finest works are featured here. Paintings from the Royal Collection, the National Maritime Museum, and other private and museum collections in England, Ireland, and the United States bring alive an era of grandeur in which the first tentative steps of imperial expansion occurred.


Rule Britannia

Author by : Danny Dorling
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Henri Lafont was a petty criminal who became the most powerful crook in Paris thanks to the Nazi occupation of France. A chance encounter in a prison camp led to a life of luxury running a ruthless mob of gangsters who looted the city on behalf of the Nazis who recognised Lafont’s talent for treachery and deceit. Lafont recruited ‘the French Gestapo’, a motley band of sadistic grotesques that included faded celebrities, ex-footballers, pimps, murderers, burglars and bank robbers. They wore the best clothes, ate at the best restaurants, and did whatever they pleased. They lived on the exclusive rue Lauriston where they mixed with celebrities and Nazi officers, while down in the cellar of their building, the rest of the gang tortured resistance prisoners. Then the Allies came, and a terrible price had to be paid.


Rule Britannia

Author by : Thomas Augustine Arne
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Rule Britannia

Author by : Thomas Arne
Languange : en
Publisher by : Alfred Publishing Company
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Description : Another arrangement targeted at mid high school players is the popular British tune Rule Britannia. With colourful trumpet flourishes and melody found in all parts, this piece makes an excellent encore to a program. The variations add interest and energy to this standard and the highlight is the tuba solo in the middle section. Fun and light for a professional ensemble, this is ideal as a break from the more strenuous pieces in a recital or concert.


Dr Arne And Rule Britannia

Author by : William Hayman Cummings
Languange : en
Publisher by : BoD – Books on Demand
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Description : Reproduction of the original: Dr. Arne and Rule, Britannia by William Hayman Cummings


Rule Britannia

Author by : Bryan Kelly
Languange : en
Publisher by : Blenheim Press Limited
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Description : Rule Britannia is the down-to earth story of a young man doing his best for `King and Country¿ and what remained of the British Empire in the 1950s. The antics of young soldiers making the most of their time in a foreign land are related with honesty and dry humour. There is also the saga of Suzy Mai, the bittersweet tale of a romance to which the hand of fate dealt a cruel blow. In this sequel to his previous book, For What it¿s Worth ¿ My Liverpool Childhood, the author portrays his National Service as a soldier of King George VI, mostly spent in Hong Kong. It was for him a most educational, eye-opening and happy teenage existence, which he feels lucky to have experienced. Towards the very end of the book, the author continues the story of his life immediately after leaving the army on his return to his family in Liverpool, describing his efforts to readjust to civilian life and the state of the employment market as Britain tried to recover from the war. Overall, he gives us a snapshot of life during this epoch as seen through the eyes of a young man, recalling his memories with remarkable detail and telling his anecdotes vividly and comically. This book, which should attract readers of all ages, provides a fascinating reminder of what life was like in the first half of the 1950s.


The English Reader

Author by : Diane Ravitch
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : Collects poems, essays, songs, and speeches created during a four-hundred-year span of English history, arranging them chronologically and introducing each with a brief biography of the author.


To Rule Britannia

Author by : John Waite
Languange : en
Publisher by : The History Press
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Description : In AD 43 the Romans landed an invasion force on the shores of Britain, heralding the beginning of recorded British history and laying the cultural foundations of today's national identity. Yet despite the crucial importance of this event, the actual location of the landings is still uncertain. Historians and archaeologists have debated and written much more over the years with regard to this particular question, with Richborough in Kent and Chichester in Sussex most often proposed as favourites. Taking an alternative approach, To Rule Britannia places much greater emphasis on the practical problems the Romans faced in deciding on a landing site and offers fresh thinking on many key aspects. The result is the most comprehensive study to date of the invasions of Caesar and Claudius, presenting a straightforward and logical examination that can be readily appreciated by both the casual and specialist reader alike.


Rule Britannia

Author by : James Thomson
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Rule Britannia

Author by : Cecil King
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Rule Britannia

Author by : George Perry
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Rule Britannia

Author by : James Bellini
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jonathan Cape
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Rule Britannia

Author by : Emilio Biagini
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Rule Britannia Britannia Rules The Waves

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Description: Commemorative mug manufactured in England by Ford & Pointon.


Rule Britannia

Author by : Domenico Oliva
Languange : it
Publisher by : Unknown
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