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- Oval Books 2008; US$ 4.99
Never overstep the mark Moderation—a treasured ideal—means a lot to the English. Their respect for it is reflected in their shared dislike of any person who “goes too far.? Irrational rationality The English can admire something without enjoying it, or enjoy something they suspect is fundamentally reprehensible. You can never be sure... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 33.95
Greetings, I ask that you send the things which I need for the use of my boys . . . which you well know I cannot properly get hold of here . . . --A Roman solider on the frontier of England around AD 100 Over three hundred letters and documents were recently discovered at the fort of Vindolanda, in Northern England, written on wooden tablets which... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11
Starting AD 400 (around the time of their invasion of England) and running through to the 1100s (the 'Aftermath'), historian Geoffrey Hindley shows the Anglo-Saxons as formative in the history not only of England but also of Europe. The society inspired by the warrior world of the Old English poem Beowulf saw England become the world's first nation... more...
- The History Press 2008; US$ 27.55
The only guide to the archaeology and history of the Isle of Thanet more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 24.99
King Arthur is probably the most famous and certainly the most legendary medieval king. From the early ninth century through the middle ages, to the Arthurian romances of Victorian times, the tales of this legendary figure have blossomed and multiplied. And in more recent times, there has been a continuous stream of books claiming to have discovered... more...
- English Heritage Publishing 2013; US$ 49.58
From 1976 to 2000 English Heritage archaeologists undertook excavation and research on Hadrian?s Wall. This book reports on these findings and includes the first publication, of the James Irwin Coates archive of drawings of Hadrian? Wall made in 1877?96. more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
Did King Arthur really exist? The Reign of Arthur takes a fresh look at the early sources describing Arthur's career and compares them to the reality of Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries. It presents, for the first time, both the most up to date scholarship and a convincing case for the existence of a real sixth-century British general called... more...
- Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 35.00
To the casual visitor of today, Sandwich appears as simply a small inland market town on the bank of a modest river. But locals and historians have long known that in the Middle Ages it was a strategic and commercial seaport of great significance, trading with northern Europe and the Mediterranean and growing prosperous on this business. The medieval... more...
- OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 64.99
Memories of Empire is a trilogy which explores the complex, subterranean political currents which emerged in English society during the years of postwar decolonization. Bill Schwarz shows that, through the medium of memory, the empire was to continue to possess strange afterlives long after imperial rule itself had vanished.The White Man's World,... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
From shortly before AD 800 until the Norman conquest, England was subject to raids from seafaring peoples from Scandinavia - the Vikings. They were not only raiders but also traders and settlers. During this period the English state was unified under a single ruler for the first time and Anglo-Saxon society underwent great changes. Results from major... more...