The primary purpose of H-Albion is to enable historians more easily to discuss research interests, teaching methods and the state of historiography. H-Albion is especially interested in methods of teaching history to graduate and undergraduate students in diverse settings.

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Recent and Forthcoming Books in British, Irish, and British Imperial History 5/27/15

Dear H-Albion members,

I have thankfully been able to continue working with H-Albion after graduation. Therefore, I will continue to post bi-weekly lists of recently published and forthcoming books. As before, please email me at with any new books you would like to have featured in these lists!

Thanks you very much!

Laurie Fancher


Forthcoming Titles:


July 2015:


Re: inquiry re: Samuel Pepys' private papers

The Pepys Library catalogue suggests that the Pepys-Cockerell collection was dispersed in 1931 (or at least parts sold). While items were acquired by public institutions (e.g. National Maritime Museum), Guy de la Bédoyère's editorial comment on the Pepys correspondence (2006) suggests that private collectors acquired many lots. Perhaps the next step is to consult Sotheby's catalogues? The British Library's collection of the same sometimes captures annotated copies.

Lewis Walpole Library 2015-2016 Fellowships and Travel Grant Award Recipients Announced

The Lewis Walpole Library is delighted to announce the recipients of Fellowships and Travel Grants for 2015-2016:


Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire, University of Nice Sophia‐Antipolis, World of Enlightenment; Charles J. Cole Fellow

Kathryn Desplanque, Duke University, Art, Commerce & Caricature: Satirical Images of Artistic Life in Paris, 1750-1850

Public debate on the legacy of WW1

The British Council and the BBC warmly invite you to join Jonathan Dimbleby and David Frum, editor at the Atlantic and former Bush speechwriter, at the Library of Congress on Monday 1st June from 6:30pm – 9pm for a public debate on the legacy of WW1,‘The War that Changed the World.’ The debate will be broadcast on the BBC World Service.