Four Nations Approaches to Modern ‘British’ History: A (Dis)United Kingdom? was published by Palgrave in November 2017. It is edited by Naomi Lloyd-Jones and Margaret Scull. You can order it here.

Read about the contributors here. Read the abstracts for each chapter here.

The collection features the following contributions: 

1 ‘A New Plea for an Old Subject? Four Nations History for the Modern Period’, by Naomi Lloyd-Jones (Hertford College, University of Oxford/King’s College London) and Margaret Scull (King’s College London)

2 ‘J.G.A. Pocock and the Politics of British History’, by Ian McBride (Hertford College, University of Oxford)

3 ‘”A Vertiginous Sense of Impending Loss”: Four Nations History and the Problem of Narrative’, by Paul O’Leary (Aberystwyth University) 

4 ‘The Eighteenth-Century Fiscal Military State: A Four Nations Perspective’, by Patrick Walsh (University College London)

5 ‘The Scottish Enlightenment and the British-Irish Union Of 1801’, by James Stafford (University of Bielefeld)

6 ‘Celticism and the Four Nations in the Long Nineteenth Century’, by Ian B. Stewart (London School of Economics) 

7 ‘The Beefeaters at the Tower of London, 1826-1914 – Icons of Englishness or Britishness? ‘, by Paul Ward (University of Huddersfield)

8 ‘Regional Societies and the Migrant Edwardian Royal Dockyard Worker: Locality, Nation and Empire’, by Melanie Bassett (Portsmouth University)

9 ‘Four Nations Poverty 1870-1914: The View from the Centre to the Margins’, by Oliver Betts (York University/National Railway Museum)

10 ‘Wales and Socialism 1880-1914: Towards a Four Nations Analysis’, by Martin Wright (Cardiff University)