1815: Regency Britain in the Year of Waterloo by Stephen Bates PDF

By Stephen Bates

ISBN-10: 1781858209

ISBN-13: 9781781858202

1815 used to be the yr of Waterloo, the British victory that ended Napoleon's ecu targets and ushered in a century principally of peace for Britain. yet what kind of kingdom have been Wellington's troops battling for? and how much society did they go back to?

Stephen Bates paints a brilliant portrait of each element of england in 1815. in another country, the boundaries of Empire have been increasing; whereas at domestic the inhabitants continued the chilliness of financial recession. As Jane Austen busied herself with the writing of Emma, John Nash designed Regent highway, Humphrey Davy patented his safeguard lamp for miners and Lord's cricket flooring held its first fit in St John's wooden, and a worried govt infiltrated dissident political events and resorted to repressive laws to minimize unfastened speech.

The yr In sequence will get to the center of social and cultural existence within the united kingdom at key issues in its background.

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Of the West, Romulus Augustulus, and Rome was then in barbarian hands. The kings of the new Germanic lands in the former Roman Empire would nominally acknowledge their subservience to the emperor in Constantinople, but in reality they were entirely independent. Along with money paid to the barbarians, gifts in the form of medallions, fibulae, buckles, rings, swords, and other objects were presented to kings and dignitaries as a means of recognizing their official status as allies of the Byzantine emperor.

313 (emeralds and garnets); and Hindman 2007, pp. 26-29 and 210, no. 1 (all garnets). For the ring in the Haedeke Collection, Haedeke 2000, p. 42, no. 48. The diamond ring in the Koch Collection, Chadour 1994, p. 113, no. 390 (as third century). For the bracelet from Tenes, Heurgon 1958, pp. 47-48, pl. 5, 2.

21, 22, and 23). 52 L AT E R O M A N R I N G S , 3 R D C E N T U RY Notes: This group of gems with monograms, including a brief catalogue, is discussed in Spier 2007a, pp. 193-5, nos. M1-39; see no. M2 for a silver ring of similar shape to the present example. For gold rings of very similar shape (but without a monogram gem), see Henkel 1913, p. 33, nos. 230-1. fig. D. were gems (jasper or carnelian) engraved with the Greek monograms of individuals. Gold ring with jasper early to mid-3rd century (Cologne, Museum für angewandte Kunst, inv.

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