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Balleines's History of Jersey

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Media: BOOK - hpaperback, 336 pages
Author: M. Syvret & J. Stevens
Year: 2011
Other Data: b&w & colour photos, sketches, map, bibliog, index
ISBN: 9781860776502

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Product Code: PHL030
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Jersey has a remarkable history, especially during the many centuries since it became an exposed, surviving outpost of Duke William’s Duchy, within sight of France yet attached to the English Crown. More than most mainland people, its inhabitants are fiercely conscious of their special identity and history; while more than most islanders they are aware of their uniqueness of theur heritage, produced by the interaction of two cultures and two rich sources of tradition.

It is not surprising thay when the first great 'History of the Island of Jersey' appeared in 1959 it enjoyed such immediate popularity that it very soon ran out of print. The result of long years of careful and scholarly research by G.R. Balleine, it was instantly accepted as the definitive history of the Island. Largely inspired by Balliene's work, more research, archival and archaeological, into Jersey's past has been undertaken since his time than in all the previous centuries, and the Societe Jersiaise entrusted the task of revising, updating and enlarging the work to two of its members, Marguerite Syvret and Joan Stevens. Their greatly expanded new edition appeared in 1981 and has been in continuous demand ever since.

Now the Societe has again undertaken a further complete revision, resulting in this present edition, completely reset and redesigned in a more modern format. This new edition will maintain its position as the book on Jersey well into the future. It will be welcomed by Jersey people everywhere.

LKist of Monochrome Illustrations
List of Colour Illustrations
Foreword: General Sir Peter Whiteley, 1981 Edition
Foreword: Marie-Louise Backhurst
1. The Stone Age to the Gauls
2. From Julius Caesar to William Longsword
3. When Jersey was ruled by Normans
4. The growth of nationalism
5. The Hundred Years' War, first stage
6. The Hundred Years' War, second stage
7. The Wars of the Roses
9. The Reformation
10. Calvanist Jersey
11. Navigators, knitters and a new game
12. The Bailiffship of Jeam Herault
13. The eve of the Civil Wars
14. The Civil War begins
15. Sir George Carteret, Dictator
16. Sir George versus all England
17. The Commonwealth
18. After the Restoration
19. Jacobites in jeopardy
20. A tetchy generation
21. Merchant Adventurers
22. The Six-au-sou revolt
23. Building for the future
24. The dictatorship of Charles Lempriere
25. The Battle of Jersey
26. The Magot victory
27. Prelude to the nineteenth century
28. France again to the enemy
29. The Laurel and the Rose
30. The early Victorians
31. The Old World changeth
32. Two World Wars
33. The amazing recovery
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