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

Overview
Works: 84 works in 378 publications in 4 languages and 9,834 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Sources  Military history  Bibliography  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Opponent
Classifications: DA498, 942.072
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Most widely held works about W. A Speck
 
Most widely held works by W. A Speck
Stability and strife : England, 1714-1760 by W. A Speck( Book )

34 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,144 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 )

26 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 898 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 )

23 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a concise, illustrated history of Great Britain over the past three centuries, from its formation as a sovereign state between the Union of England and Scotland in 1707 to its partial loss of sovereignty in the accession to the European Community, confirmed in the referendum result of 1975. Professor Speck emphasises political and social trends. In particular he argues that conservative politics prevailed largely in a deeply conservative society, and that reactionary causes generally obtained more support than radical campaigns. The book is highly illustrated with pictures and photographs and contains a bibliography and other features of use to students and general readers
The divided society; parties and politics in England, 1694-1716 by Geoffrey S Holmes( Book )

24 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3rd conference also titled: First North American Tug Convention ; 13th conference titled: International Towage and Salvage Convention
Society and literature in England, 1700-60 by W. A Speck( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1981 and 2019 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated with portraits, maps, facsimiles and genealogical diagrams. Name and subject indices
Tory & Whig: the struggle in the constituencies, 1701-1715 by W. A Speck( Book )

13 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 471 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
Colonial America : from Jamestown to Yorktown by Mary K Geiter( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 459 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
The birth of Britain : a new nation, 1700-1710 by W. A Speck( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 356 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
A political biography of Thomas Paine by W. A Speck( )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 341 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'
Literature and society in eighteenth-century England, 1680-1820 : ideology, politics and culture by W. A Speck( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a broad-ranging study on the 18th century, using a variety of contemporary literary texts as historical evidence to explain the dominant ideologies and attitudes of the time and considering the implications on policy of an increasingly news-conscious and articulate society
James II by W. A Speck( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 305 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 dictionary of British America, 1584-1783 by Mary K Geiter( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 219 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
A critical bibliography of Dr. Henry Sacheverell by Falconer Madan( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London politics, 1713-1717( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 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 )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William and Mary by Tony Claydon( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A concise history of Britain, 1707-1975
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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 lettersColonial America : from Jamestown to YorktownThe birth of Britain : a new nation, 1700-1710Literature and society in eighteenth-century England, 1680-1820 : ideology, politics and cultureJames II
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