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- Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31
There are many books on the First World War, but award-winning and bestselling historian Peter Englund takes a daring and stunning new approach. Describing the experiences of twenty ordinary people from around the world, all now unknown, he explores the everyday aspects of war: not only the tragedy and horror, but also the absurdity, monotony and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 75.95
`God made the country, man made the town.' William Cowper's words, written two centuries ago, underline an idealisation of rural life and landscape which persists to this day. What are the main historical processes and ideas underlying the continuing attachment to the countryside? How have these shaped popular values and lifestyles influenced artistic... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 73.00
The widespread construction of castles in Britain began as soon as Duke William of Normandy set foot on the shores of southern England in 1066. The castles that were constructed in the ensuing centuries, and whose ruins still scatter the British countryside today, provide us with an enduring record of the needs and ambitions of the times. But the essence... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 25.99
The most important conflicts in the founding of the English colonies and the American republic were fought against enemies either totally outside of their society or within it: barbarians or brothers. In this work, Wayne E. Lee presents a searching exploration of early modern English and American warfare, looking at the sixteenth-century wars in Ireland,... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 17.00
It is the land of patriots, martyrs, sages, and bards, and if the ocean out of which it emerged should wash it away, it will be remembered as an island famous for immortal laws, for the announcements of original right which make the stone tables of liberty.'_x000D_ _x000D_ Emerson visited England twice - in 1833 and again in 1847. On his first visit,... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 99.00
An exploration of the landscape of Anglo-Saxon England, particularly through the prism of place-names and what they can reveal. more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36
The Little Book of the 1950s is a fast-paced and entertaining account of life in Britain during an extraordinary decade, as we moved from post-war austerity to the swinging sixties. There are dramas, tragedies, scandals and characters galore, all packaged in an easily readable 'dip-in' format. We can see how major national and international events... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 2.90
The Normans built the first stone castles in Britain in the 11th century (though the Romans had built fortresses in stone a thousand years before them), and more than 1,500 were built during the Middle Ages. This fascinating guide looks at how castles wre built and run, how people lived in them in times of peace and war, and how castles's use, design... more...