Four nations book!

Four nations book!

We are delighted to announce that Palgrave Macmillan will be publishing an edited collections of papers, United Kingdom? Four Nations Approaches to Modern ‘British’ History, 1700-1960. The collection will be published in 2017. 

The collection will feature the following contributions: 

  1. ‘Introduction: State of the Debate’, by Margaret Scull (King’s College London) and Naomi Lloyd-Jones (King’s College London)
  2. ‘Four Nations History and the Problem of Narrative’, by Professor Paul O’Leary (Aberystwyth University)
  3. ‘The Politics of the New British History’, by Professor Ian McBride (King’s College London)
  4. ‘The Beefeaters at Tower of London, 1826-1940: Icons of Britishness?’, by Professor Paul Ward (University of Huddersfield)
  5. ‘”Celticism” and “Four Nations” History, c.1860-1920’, by Ian Stewart (London School of Economics
  6. ‘Four Nations Poverty, 1870-1914’, by Dr Oliver Betts (National Railway Museum)
  7. ‘“Damned Scotch Metaphysics!”: Enlightenment and the British-Irish Union of 1801’, by James Stafford (Cambridge University)
  8. ‘Wales and Socialism 1880-1914: A Four Nations Analysis’, by Dr Martin Wright (Cardiff University)
  9. ‘Cultivating Connections: Regional Societies and the Migrant Edwardian Royal Dockyard Worker’, by Dr Melanie Bassett (University of Portsmouth)
  10. ‘The Eighteenth-Century Fiscal Military State: A Four Nations Perspective’ by Dr Patrick Walsh (independent scholar)
  11. ‘The  New  “New  British  History”:  Rethinking  an  old  Subject’  by  Professor Michael Brown (Aberdeen University)

We would like to say a massive thank you to our contributors. We are also grateful to all who have supported the Network since our launch last June.

Please check back here for updates on the collection.  


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