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The Earls and the Monasteries of Mercia

Stephen Baxter

in The Earls of Mercia: Lordship and Power in Late Anglo-Saxon England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230983
eISBN:
9780191710940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230983.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the connections between the Leofwinesons and several monasteries in Mercia, which were remarkable in both quantity and intensity. The family was responsible for the foundation ... More


People and Places

Enda Delaney

in The Irish in Post-War Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199276677
eISBN:
9780191707674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276677.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses where the Irish settled and how they coped with everyday life in Britain. The constant stream of arrivals since the mid-1930s nearly doubled London's Irish population in twenty ... More


Four Lesser Poets

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Elizabeth Barrett Browning might reasonably have become Poet Laureate. The thoughts of her heart included passionate feelings about God, Nature, poetry, love, her spaniel Flush, and all victims of ... More


Defoe as Spy and Whig Propagandist

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Daniel Defoe was to continue his plea for harmony between those forces for unity and moderation in the nation and his attack on the Tories and the High Church in two works that had been drafted ... More


The Victorian Verse-Novel: Aspiring to Life

Stefanie Markovits

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198718864
eISBN:
9780191788314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718864.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This book considers the rise of a hybrid generic form, the verse-novel, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Such poems combined epic length with novelistic plots in the attempt to capture ... More


Introduction

Kitty Hauser

in Shadow Sites: Photography, Archaeology, and the British Landscape 1927-1955

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199206322
eISBN:
9780191919275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199206322.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Landscape Archaeology

In his introduction to a selection of verse and prose by John Betjeman, Slick but not Streamlined (1947), W. H. Auden attempted to define ‘topophilia’, a particular ... More


The Archaeological Imagination

Kitty Hauser

in Shadow Sites: Photography, Archaeology, and the British Landscape 1927-1955

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199206322
eISBN:
9780191919275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199206322.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Landscape Archaeology

Rudyard Kipling’s stories for children Puck of Pook’s Hill and Rewards and Fairies were first published in 1906 and 1909–10 respectively. In these stories, Puck ... More


Coventry

Francis J. Bremer

in Building a New Jerusalem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179132
eISBN:
9780300188851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179132.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the life of John Davenport, who was born in April 1597 in Coventry, England and baptized on the ninth of that month in Holy Trinity Church by the parish vicar, Richard Eaton. ... More


London—The Early Years

Francis J. Bremer

in Building a New Jerusalem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179132
eISBN:
9780300188851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179132.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how London life would have seemed familiar to John Davenport, the city in many ways being a much larger version of Coventry, with a population of more than half a million. Based ... More


Beyond the Ghost Town? The ‘Promising Practices’ of Community-Based Initiatives in Coventry

Mick Carpenter, Barbara Merrill, Phil Cleaver, and Inga Šniukaité

in Beyond the workfare state: Labour markets, equalities and human rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348739
eISBN:
9781447301547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter is concerned with the intersection of ethnicity, class, and gender, and the impact of labour market initiatives in Coventry. It is noted that Coventry went through a period of rapid ... More


Other Poetry

George Meredith

in Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300173178
eISBN:
9780300189100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300173178.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter takes a break from the study and examination of the form and content of mid-Victorian poetry. Instead, it compiles poems that exemplify key elements of Meredith's verse: social ... More


A Fistful of Movies: Rowdy Yates and the Man With No Name

David Sterritt

in The Cinema of Clint Eastwood: Chronicles of America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172011
eISBN:
9780231850711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172011.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a brief biography of Clint Eastwood, and a background of his acting career. Clint Eastwood Jr. was born on 31 May 1930 in San Francisco, California. He grew interested in jazz ... More


Problems of Commercial Integration: Fairfield's and Coventry Ordnance Works

in Steel, Ships and Men: Cammell Laird, 1824–1993

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780853239123
eISBN:
9781781380765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314131.011
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines Cammell Laird and Co.'s problems with commercial integration, particularly with Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company and Coventry Ordnance Works. It provides ... More


Origins and Early Years: John Heywood’s Career to 1528: Johan Johan and Witty and Witless

Greg Walker

in John Heywood: Comedy and Survival in Tudor England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198851516
eISBN:
9780191886119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851516.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter sketches what is known of Heywood’s early life and career, taking him from Coventry in the early 1500s to the royal household in the 1520s, setting out both what is known about these ... More


‘The merits of Brother Worth’: The International Socialists and life in a Coventry car factory, 1968–75

Jack Saunders

in Waiting for the Revolution: The British Far Left from 1956

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526113658
eISBN:
9781526132451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113658.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Between 1968 and 1975, members of the Trotskyist Socialist Labour League, the International Socialists and the Militant Tendency held senior positions in factory union organisations at British ... More


Church Architecture, Tractarian Poetry and the Forms of Faith Kirstie Blair

Kirstie Blair (ed.)

in Shaping Belief: Culture, Politics, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311369
eISBN:
9781846315688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846315688.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the formative relation between church architecture and religious poetry, particularly Tractarian poetry, in the 1830s and 1840s. It considers works from very different ... More


Benjamin Britten – War Requiem

Dennis Shrock

in Choral Monuments: Studies of Eleven Choral Masterworks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190469023
eISBN:
9780190469061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469023.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter begins with testimonies about the aesthetic impact of the War Requiem at the time of its premiere followed by a survey of war-themed musical compositions that preceded Britten’s work and ... More


Bombed Churches

Allan Hepburn

in A Grain of Faith: Religion in Mid-Century British Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198828570
eISBN:
9780191871412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828570.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

More often than not, the blitz was represented by bombed churches. Images of St Paul’s Cathedral soaring above smoke and, in a more tragic key, the ruins of St Michael’s Cathedral in Coventry ... More


Marriage

Erik Gray

in The Art of Love Poetry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198752974
eISBN:
9780191815928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198752974.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, World Literature

Marital love is rarely represented by poets, at least in their lyric poetry. Lyric, with its brevity, its intensity, its ellipses, seems ideally suited to a particular type of passionate love ... More


An Irishman and -Woman in Coventry, 1956–66

W. J. McCormack

in Northman: John Hewitt (1907-87): An Irish writer, his world, and his times

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198739821
eISBN:
9780191802799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739821.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter relates Hewitt’s appointment to and first ten years at the Herbert Gallery in Coventry, in their domestic, professional, and political aspects. Methodism in the history of the English ... More


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