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Speck, W. A. (William Arthur) 1938-

Overview
Works: 71 works in 310 publications in 5 languages and 8,812 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Sources  Military history  Bibliography  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: DA498, 942.072
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Most widely held works by W. A Speck
Stability and strife : England, 1714-1760 by W. A Speck( Book )

38 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swift by W. A Speck( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradoxically Swift is one of the most misunderstood writers in English literature. His own contemporaries often failed to grasp his meaning
Reluctant revolutionaries : Englishmen and the revolution of 1688 by W. A Speck( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise history of Britain, 1707-1975 by W. A Speck( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divided society; parties and politics in England, 1694-1716 by Geoffrey S Holmes( Book )

27 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Butcher : the Duke of Cumberland and the suppression of the 45 by W. A Speck( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated with portraits, maps, facsimiles and genealogical diagrams. Name and subject indices
Society and literature in England, 1700-60 by W. A Speck( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Southey : entire man of letters by W. A Speck( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his lifetime Robert Southey was very much the equal of his fellow 'Lake poets', Coleridge and Wordsworth. But since his death his reputation has been overshadowed by their success. In this new biography W.A. Speck argues that if Southey's poetry is no longer considered as significant, his other writings were more salient and his political views far more influential than those of his fellow poets. He was, as Byron conceded, England's 'only existing entire man of letters'." "The book engages with Southey's voluminous publications, weaving discussion of them into the narrative of his life. It shows how he moved from self-confessed republican and admirer of the French Revolution in the 1790s, to 'the most powerful literary supporter of the tories' by the 1820s."
The birth of Britain : a new nation, 1700-1710 by W. A Speck( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether or not (as the author enquires) this was the greatest political conspiracy of the century, Scots now shared with English voters in contests for the return of MPs to what for the first time could be called the Parliament of Britain
Colonial America : from Jamestown to Yorktown by Mary K Geiter( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Colonial America deals with the development of the American colonies from the first permanent settlement at Jamestown to the independence of the thirteen which became the USA. Instead of anticipating the birth of a nation, as is too often the case, Mary K. Geiter and W.A. Speck treat the history of the colonies as part of the wider history of the British Empire. They also include in their discussion those colonies which did not rebel against British rule, such as the islands in the West Indies." "Using this approach to the study of the American colonies, Geiter and Speck demonstrate how Britain and America shared a common history for nearly two hundred years."--Jacket
Literature and society in eighteenth-century England, 1680-1820 : ideology, politics and culture by W. A Speck( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James II by W. A Speck( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title looks at James II's record in power and challenges the view of him as an unenlightened and bigoted despot, seeking answers beyond the usual Anglo-centric portrayals, in the American colonies, Scotland and Ireland
A critical bibliography of Dr. Henry Sacheverell by Falconer Madan( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of British America, 1584-1783 by Mary K Geiter( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonial America's key events and personalities - from Roanoke Island to the War of Independence - are readily accessible in this invaluable dictionary. Complete with a bibliography and full chronology, this wide-ranging, clear and authoritative text is an essential reference for students, scholars and anyone with an interest in British America
London politics, 1713-1717( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassell's companion to eighteenth-century Britain by Stephen Brumwell( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Sir John Reresby : the complete text and a selection from his letters by John Reresby( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political biography of Thomas Paine by W. A Speck( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speck's biography examines Paine's work afresh, in light of new thinking about the role of religion in the formation of his political ideology, and also places Paine within the recently-developed context of 'Atlantic History'
Historia de Gran Bretaña by W. A Speck( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British America, 1607-1763 by W. A Speck( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A concise history of Britain, 1707-1975
Alternative Names
Speck, Bill 1938-

Speck, W.

Speck, W. A.

Speck, W. A. 1938-

Speck, W. A. (William Arthur)

Speck, William A.

Speck, William A. 1938-

Speck, William Allen

Speck, William Arthur

Speck, William Arthur 1938-

Speck, William Artur

William Arthur Speck

スペック, W.A.

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Reluctant revolutionaries : Englishmen and the revolution of 1688A concise history of Britain, 1707-1975The Butcher : the Duke of Cumberland and the suppression of the 45Robert Southey : entire man of lettersThe birth of Britain : a new nation, 1700-1710Colonial America : from Jamestown to YorktownLiterature and society in eighteenth-century England, 1680-1820 : ideology, politics and cultureJames II