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    • Why Spencer Perceval Had to Die

    • The Assassination of a British Prime Minister
    • By: Andro Linklater
    • Narrated by: Stephen Rashbrook
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    On the afternoon of May 11, 1812, Spencer Perceval, the all-powerful prime minister of Great Britain, was fatally shot at short range in the lobby of Parliament by John Bellingham, a Liverpool businessman. Perceval polarized public opinion: Revered by some and hated by others for his fight against the lucrative slave trade, he domineeringly kept Britain at war against Napoléon and was driving her into war with the United States despite the huge economic drain of each, raising taxes to new heights to finance his decisions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Important History - Well Told

    • By Jeanette on 15-05-12

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Owning the Earth

    • The Transforming History of Land Ownership
    • By: Andro Linklater
    • Narrated by: J. Paul Guimont
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The history and evolution of land ownership is a fascinating chronicle in the history of civilization, offering unexpected insights about how various forms of democracy and capitalism developed, as well as a revealing analysis of a future where the Earth must sustain nine billion lives. Seen through the eyes of remarkable individuals - Chinese emperors; German peasants; the 17th century English surveyor William Petty, who first saw the connection between private property and free-market capitalism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rich, complex+utterly brilliant bit of scholarshp

    • By Graham Bond on 19-01-16

    Regular price: £28.99