The First British Empire: Oceanic Expansion in the Early Modern Age
The First British Empire is an authoritative, highly readable and substantial account of the origins, growth and transformation of the British Empire from its European beginnings until the aftermath of the American Revolution. Taking a regional and chronological approach, and highlighting the dual drivers of profit and power, it shows that the early empire was a mechanism not for dominance but for survival.
John Forbes: Scotland, Flanders and the Seven Years War 1707-1759
In November 1758 Brigadier General John Forbes's army expelled the French army from Fort Duquesne at the forks of the Ohio River. Over seven months Forbes had co-ordinated three obstructive and competitive colonies, managed Indian diplomacy, and cut a road through over a hundred miles of mountain and forest.
This is the first full biography of Forbes, which traces his rise from surgeon in the Scots Greys to distinguished service in War of the Austrian Succession before his 1757 posting to North America. John Oliphant puts Forbes' life and career in the wider context of the social and military world of the 18th century and offers important insights into the Seven Years' War in North America.
Peace and War on the Anglo-Cherokee Frontier 1756-1763
A scholarly account of the origins, course and outcome of the Anglo-Cherokee War of 1759-1761, highlighting the importance of intrusive settlement, aggressive colonial demands and the efforts of a British commander to mitigate and circumvent them
Russia in the Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment, 1682–1796
Completely matched to the new AQA specification, this full-colour Student Book provides valuable background information to contextualise the period of study. Supporting students in developing their critical thinking, research and written communication skills, it also encourages them to make links between different time periods, topics and historical themes.