• Publications
  • Influence
‘A Contemptible Mimic of the Irish’: The Land Question in Victorian Wales
The ‘Welsh Land Question’ became an important factor in British politics in the last 20 years of the nineteenth century.1 The campaign orchestrated by the young Tom Ellis, Liberal MP for Merioneth —Expand
  • 2
  • 2
Reviews of Books
Nicola Di Cosmo. Ancient China and Its Enemies: The Rise of Nomadic Power in East Asian History. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Pp. ix, 369. $28.00 (US), paper. Reviewed by Peter B.Expand
Wales and war: society, politics and religion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
In Britain, Wales has gained a reputation as a nation wedded to pacifism, but this view ignores the long history of Welsh involvement in armed conflict. The essays assembled in Wales and War examineExpand
  • 2
Lords of Misrule: Hostility to Aristocracy in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Britain (review)
colours. The recital also included a special reading of Matthew Arnold’s ‘Oh Laura’, given by Charles Newton, a former V&A curator. These performances were a practical demonstration of the closeExpand
Magistrates in a Paternalist Society
The anatomy of an eviction campaign: the general election of 1868 in Wales and its aftermath
In this article, an attempt will be made to gauge the true extent of landlord intimidation in the principality through a detailed examination of the evictions following the 1868 election. Whilst theExpand
  • 6
  • PDF
Asa Briggs and the University of Sussex, 1961–1976
In 1967, Asa Briggs became the second vice-chancellor of the University of Sussex to a chorus of approval. The Times in an article on the appointment summarised his career to date: his war record,Expand
The Church of England and the enclosure of England's Open Fields—a Northamptonshire case study
This article explores the tithe system in eighteenth-century Northamptonshire. At enclosure, many clergy exchanged their right to take tithe for a portion of the newly enclosed land in the parish.Expand