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Bates, Stephen 1954-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 2,147 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Historical fiction  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Stephen Bates
A church at war : Anglicans and homosexuality by Stephen Bates( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book assesses the current and historical context of the fight over homosexuality. The author discusses the Higton debate in the 1980s; Clause 28; the 1998 Lambeth Conference; Issues in Human Sexuality; the abortive appointment of Jeffrey John; the blessing of gay partenerships in Canada; and the election and consecration of Canon Gene Robinson in New Hampshire. There are interviews with leading figures on both sides of the divide--liberal and evangelical--in which they justify their positions on homosexuality, indicating just how bitter and divisive the dispute has become. "It offers compelling insights into a power struggle between factions seemingly united only by their mutual antipathy, and conducted, paradoxically, in the name of true communion."--Jacket
The poisoner : the life and crimes of Victorian England's most notorious doctor by Stephen Bates( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1856, a baying crowd of over 30,000 people gathered outside Stafford prison to watch the hanging of Dr. William Palmer, "the greatest villain that ever stood in the Old Bailey" as Charles Dickens once called him. Palmer was convicted of poisoning and suspected in the murders of dozens of others, including his best friend, his wife, and his mother-in-law--and cashing in on their insurance to fuel his worsening gambling addiction. Highlighting his gruesome penchant for strychnine, the trial made news across both the Old World and the New. Palmer gripped readers not only in Britain--Queen Victoria wrote of "that horrible Palmer" in her journal--but also was a different sort of murderer than the public had come to fear--respectable, middle class, personable--and consequently more terrifying. But as the gallows door dropped, one question still gnawed at many who knew the case: Was Palmer truly guilty? The first major retelling of William Palmer's story in over sixty years, The Poisoner takes a fresh look at the infamous doctor's life and disputed crimes. Using previously undiscovered letters from Palmer and new forensic examination of his victims, journalist Stephen Bates presents not only an astonishing and controversial revision of Palmer's life but takes the reader into the very psyche of a killer"--
1815 : Regency Britain in the year of Waterloo by Stephen Bates( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kaleidoscopic picture of British society in the year of the Battle of Waterloo, evoking the sights, sounds and smells of a defining moment in modern British history
Royalty Inc : Britain's best-known brand by Stephen Bates( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is an amazing feat in the 21st century that Queen Elizabeth II, a small, elderly woman in her mid- eighties, should be one of the most recognisable people on the planet
Penny loaves & butter cheap : Britain in 1846 by Stephen Bates( Book )

6 editions published between 1914 and 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1846 was a pivotal moment in British history. This was the year in which Parliament repealed the Corn Laws, chipping away at the power of landowners and ushering in an age of free trade. It was also a time of social tension: child labor and slum housing would provide a seed-bed for political discontents that would intensify as the century progressed. In Ireland the human tragedy of the Great Famine was entering its second year. Stephen Bates describes the events of an extraordinary year for a society in the grip of the Industrial Revolution but also on the cusp of modernity --
H H Asquith by Stephen Bates( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbert Henry Asquith (1852-1928), engelsk premierminister 1908-1916
God's own country : religion and politics in the USA by Stephen Bates( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American fundamentalist religion has the potential to impact on crucial and acutely dangerous areas of the world. But it is already affecting American government policy at home and abroad: not least in Israel and the Middle East, where some are predicting the world's last and greatest battle will be fought. It's a battle that sears America's soul and affects the world." "In this book, Stephen Bates explains why what happens in the Bible Belt matters to us - and how there are those who hope to export the battle to Britain. Where will America's battle for its soul take the world - and will it be a better place?"--Jacket
Two nations : Britain in 1846 by Stephen Bates( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1846 was a pivotal year in British history: falling between the old, pre-industrial Britain with its rigid social hierarchy, and a new era of economic and social change. This was the year in which Parliament repealed the Corn Laws, chipping away at the power of landowners and ushering in an age of free trade that formed the basis of the country's future wealth and industrial prosperity, and whose effects are still felt today. It was also a tense time, in which the downsides of the Industrial Revolution began to be felt: child labour and slum housing would provide a seed-bed for the revolutionary fervour that exploded soon after. In Ireland the Great Famine entered its second year. In the cultural arena, new works by Lear and Dickens appeared; while in medicine, Robert Liston performed Europe's first operation under anaesthetic. Informative, authoritative, and accessible in equal measure, this title provides a kaleidoscopic portrait of life in Britain during a year of far-reaching change
The poisoner : a gripping account of the murders committed by Dr William Palmer, the 'prince of poisoners', and his dramatic trial by Stephen Bates( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's own country : tales from the Bible Belt by Stephen Bates( Book )

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

The photographer's boy by Stephen Bates( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A teenaged boy and his grandfather travel across America to attend that last great reunion of Civil War veterans, at Gettysburg in 1938, where secrets and lies are revealed about the old man's past. Perhaps he was not the hero his grandson thought, but he still has a valuable treasure to reveal, which will shed intriguing light on the war and his part in it"--Page 4 of cover
Bedside Guardian 2012( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Year of waterloo by Stephen Bates( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1815 was the year of Waterloo, the British victory that ended Napoleon's European ambitions and ushered in a century largely of peace for Britain. But what sort of country were Wellington's troops fighting for? And what kind of society did they return to? Stephen Bates paints a vivid portrait of every aspect of Britain in 1815. Overseas, the bounds of Empire were expanding; while at home the population endured the chill of economic recession. As Jane Austen busied herself with the writing of Emma, John Nash designed Regent Street, Humphrey Davy patented his safety lamp for miners and Lord's cricket ground held its first match in St John's Wood, and a nervous government infiltrated dissident political movements and resorted to repressive legislation to curb free speech. The Year In series gets to the heart of social and cultural life in the UK at key points in its history
Bedside Guardian 2013( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalism
1815 : Regency Britain in the year of Waterloo by Stephen Bates( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kaleidoscopic picture of British society in the year of the Battle of Waterloo, evoking the sights, sounds and smells of a defining moment in modern British history
Asquith by Stephen Bates( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Poisoner by Stephen Bates( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

13. "The most memorable proceedings for the last 50 years"14. "It was the riding that did it"; 15. "In accordance with the voice of science and the feeling of the country"; 16. "Are you sure this damn thing's safe?"; 17. "Distinctly not quite composed"; 18. "Poisoning is just not very popular these days"; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index
Mars Hill audio journal : September/October 1993( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A church at war : Anglicans and homosexuality
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English (70)

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H H AsquithGod's own country : religion and politics in the USAGod's own country : tales from the Bible BeltAsquith