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- The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86
The Knights Templar, a mysterious fraternity of warrior monks, pledged their swords to defend pilgrims to the Holy Land from the bandits and marauders of the roads. Patronised by the artistocracy, the Templars soon evolved into a formidable army and were the vanguard of the ongoing Crusades. They were widely acclaimed for their boldness and tenacity,... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78
The late nineteenth century saw an unparalleled revolution in warship development as the Victorian navy found itself grappling with intense technical change to ensure its survival in the modern theatre. From the wooden battleships of the 1800s, naval architecture underwent great change to produce a very different form of capital ship, which would... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86
By the time the guns fell silent on 11 November 1918, vast tracts of the European landscape had been so utterly devastated by artillery fire that they were virtually unrecognisable. Of all the many weapons invented by man for the purpose of waging war, artillery must rank among the most destructive of all. Through detailed research, John Norris has... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36
The Little Book of Edinburgh is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts. Geoff Holder's new... more...
- The History Press 2010; US$ 4.36
Do you remember Pathe News? Taking the train to the seaside? The purple stains of iodine on the knees of boys in short trousers? Knitted bathing costumes? Then the chances are you were born in or around 1950. This delightful compendium of memories will appeal to all who grew up in this post-war decade, whether in town or country, wealth or poverty.... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
Modern day Cambridgeshire is a county of diverse landscapes: from the elegance of the University city to the rural delights of the old county of Huntingdonshire and the flatness of the Isle of Ely with its 'wide' skies, each district has its own identity and its own stories. In this book you can explore the antics of the inhabitants of the past, including... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94
The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Kidderminster offers an intimate portrait of the town and its people living in the shadow of the Great War for five years. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it explores the town's recruiting drives, the... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94
Medieval folk had long suspected that the Devil was carrying out his work on earth with the help of his minions. In 1484 Pope Innocent VIII declared this to be true, which resulted in witch-hunts across Europe which lasted for nearly 200 years. In 1645, England (notably Essex) was in the grip of witch fever. Between 1560 and 1680 in Essex alone 317... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78
Between 2006 and 2013 journalist Nick Allen travelled to Afghanistan to 'embed' himself with soldiers on the front in the war against the Taliban. He was posted with military units from many countries, including Britain, America, Finland, Poland, Sweden, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Denmark and Estonia, and spent time with the Royal Gurkha Rifles,... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 26.24
He was the author of 173 books, translated into over thirty languages. More films were made from his books than any other twentieth century writer, and in the 1920s a quarter of all books read in England were written by him. Edgar Wallace, the illegitimate son of a travelling actress, rose from poverty in Victorian England to become the most popular... more...