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Countering the Mau Mau in Kenya
Aaron Edwards

3 Quelling rebellion: countering the Mau Mau in Kenya Nationalist extremism is, after all, a political disease which has needed no more than the power of its own contagion to spread from Europe to the continent of Africa and beyond.1 ‘I do not believe bullets will finish the problem’, he added, ‘although forceful measures are necessary to obtain respect for law and order’. ‘The problem was not military, and there was no military solution.’2 [On] the first anniversary of the Emergency . . . [i]t was His Excellency who talked of the Government’s determination and

in Defending the realm?
Republicanism, agrarianism and banditry in Ireland after 1798

On Monday 19 September 1803, the most significant trial in the history of Ireland took place in Dublin. At the dock stood a twenty-five-year-old former Trinity College student and doctor's son. His name was Robert Emmet and he was standing trial for heading a rebellion on 23 July 1803. The iconic power of Robert Emmet in Irish history cannot be overstated. Emmet looms large in narratives of the past, yet the rebellion which he led remains to be fully contextualised. This book repairs this omission and explains the complex of politicisation and revolutionary activity extending into the 1800s, detailing the radicalisation of the grass roots, their para-militarism and engagement in secret societies. Drawing on a range of sources, the book offers a comprehensive insight into a relatively neglected period of history.

The 1916 rebellion in the Kazakh steppe in long-term perspective (c. 1840–1930)
Xavier Hallez and Isabelle Ohayon

11 Making political rebellion “primitive”: the 1916 rebellion in the Kazakh steppe in long-​term perspective (c. 1840–​1930) Xavier Hallez and Isabelle Ohayon Introduction Since the 1920s an extensive historiographical corpus (syntheses, testimonies from participants, anthologies) has been published on the 1916 rebellion in the Kazakh steppe.1 Even though many studies dealt with local events, the revolt was primarily examined within a larger historical context through three frames of reference: the other revolts that took place in 1916 across Russian Central

in The Central Asian Revolt of 1916
Adapting Villette
Benjamin Poore

182 8 Ii Hunger, rebellion and rage: adapting Villette Benjamin Poore In the past thirty years the critical status of Charlotte Brontë’s final novel, Villette (1853), has grown considerably. Lucasta Miller surely expressed a growing consensus when she declared the novel to be a ‘stunning achievement’ and Brontë’s ‘masterpiece’ (2002: 52, 30). Yet there have been no film adaptations of Villette, and the only television adaptations of the novel, one in 1957 and one screened on BBC2 in 1970, are missing, presumed lost, rather like the novel’s unconventional hero

in Charlotte Brontë
Simon Peplow

16 1 Resistance to rebellion Well believe me I am speaking broadmindedly, I am glad to know my Mother Country, I’ve been traveling to countries years ago, But this is the place I wanted to know, Darling, London, that’s the place for me. Lord Kitchener –​London is the Place for Me Dreams are just an illusion, Pavements are not gold. Hatred, hatred and oppression, Down in the Ghetto. Misty in Roots –​Ghetto of the City T why disturbances erupted around England in 1980–​81, it is necessary to examine the broader historical context. As Michael Keith stressed

in Race and riots in Thatcher’s Britain
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Frederick H. White

5 Loss and rebellion It began in the morning. Her hand trembled, and she broke a cup; then it all came over her with a sickening shock, and she forgot what she was about, ran from one thing to another, and repeated foolishly. ‘Oh God, what am I doing?’ . . . Then finally she was quite silent! And dumb, with stealthy tread, she slid from corner to corner, taking things up and putting them down – moving them from place to place – and even, in the beginning of her madness, hardly able to tear herself away from the stove. The children were in the garden flying

in Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle
Simon Walker

sufficient recent examples – Edward II, Richard II, Henry VI and Edward V, all done to death by their captors – to lend plausibility to his estimate. Contemporary commentators, at home and abroad, had no doubts that civil war and rebellion were among the defining features of English political life in the later Middle Ages. This is an analysis that historians have generally accepted, seeking to draw from the study of these periodic breakdowns in political co-operation more general conclusions about the nature of the English monarchy in this period. Richard Kaeuper has

in Political culture in later medieval England
Heather Streets

Forty years after the Rebellion, a contributor to Blackwood’s Magazine reminisced that ‘the men of that day … had something titanic in them, something that recalled older and stronger ages than our own’. 1 That the men of the Rebellion era could still capture the imagination so many years later is testimony to the power of the British-centred narratives produced in that

in Martial races
Alec Ryrie

–: from rebellion to revolution Chapter 8 –: from rebellion to revolution FROM PERTH TO LEITH: THE COURSE OF THE REBELLION I n the course of a few days in May 1559, Scottish Protestantism went from being an underground movement in an outwardly Catholic country to an armed revolt against established authority which was implementing dramatic changes in the territory it controlled. The revolt quickly escalated into civil war, as the rebels amassed an impressively wide body of support from within the country. Scotland’s neighbours hastened to

in The origins of the Scottish Reformation
Essex and Ireland
Chris Butler and Willy Maley

, a Spanish force will attack England and, as God’s indirect agent, punish the latter nation’s failure to complete its own reformation. By contrast, Thomas Churchyard’s pamphlet A Scourge for Rebels ( 1584 ) calls straightforwardly for an English scourge to cleanse Ireland of rebellion. The image retained its potency. Fifteen years later, in The Fortunate Farewel to the Earle of Essex, a poem

in Essex