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

Overview
Works: 69 works in 329 publications in 5 languages and 9,282 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Biography  Military history  Bibliography  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Opponent
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

This sparkling account of the great age of Whiggery during the reigns of George I and II is distinguished by its attention to social history. The author deftly explains how the political transformation which brought an end to the "rage of party" under Queen Anne and ushered in the "strife of faction" under the Hanoverians was related to social and economic conditions. This major political change brought stability to England and by important, though incremental shifts in mobility, religion, agriculture, industry, and literacy, slowly transformed English society"--Provided by publisher
Swift by W. A Speck( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 868 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 )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 832 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 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 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 491 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 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tory & Whig: the struggle in the constituencies, 1701-1715 by W. A Speck( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 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 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It shows how, unhappy in his personal life, Southey sought intellectual and emotional fulfillment outside his tepid marriage, first from Mary Barker, and then from Caroline Bowles who became his second wife. Speck has explored Southey's full correspondence, not simply that which appeared in the editions edited by his descendants, and the letters reveal a man of considerably greater emotional complexity than previously assumed." "This is the first fully rounded life for sixty years, setting Southey in historical context and restoring him to the map of English literature."--Jacket
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 322 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 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James II by W. A Speck( Book )

10 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 )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 196 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 )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 163 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 159 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 )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 94 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 68 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

William Arthur Speck historien britannique

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