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  • The Man Behind the Bayeux Tapestryby Trevor Rowley

    The History Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    Odo, the younger half-brother of William the Conqueror, was ordained Bishop of Bayeux while still in his teens. He played a pivotal role in the planning and implementation of the Conquest of England, after which, as Earl of Kent, he was second only to William in wealth and power. He was the first Chief Justice of England on occasion also acted as... more...

  • Neanderthalby Paul Jordan

    The History Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Paul Jordan takes us on a vivid journey through the history of our most famous cousin in search of the origins of all mankind more...

  • A New History of Englandby Jeremy Black

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    Cecil Rhodes's characteristically nineteenth-century confidence rings rather hollow as England enters the twenty-first century in somewhat reduced circumstances. In his New History of England, leading historian Jeremy Black takes a cool and dispassionate look at the vicissitudes of over two millennia of English history. Professor Black steers his... more...

  • Byzantiumby John Haldon

    The History Press 2005; US$ 15.99

    John Haldon's beautifully illustrated book tracks the checkered history of an oriental enigma, a 'lost empire' which stood for 1,000 years against the might of Islam. He retells the story of the cycle of conquest and re-conquest of its lands by Goths, Arabs, Slavs, and Crusaders, and finally its complete destruction by the Ottoman Turks in 1453. more...

  • Profby Dermot Turing

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into a life of only 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist. He is widely regarded as a war hero grossly mistreated by his unappreciative country and it has become hard to dientangle the real man from the story. It is easy to cast him as a misfit, the sterotypical... more...

  • Haunted Bishop's Stortfordby Jenni Kemp

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    From a spectral horse and carriage galloping along Church Street to unexplained sightings of the town's mysterious Grey Lady, this collection of hauntings from Bishop's Stortford is guaranteed to make your blood run cold. Featured here are reports of a shrieking woman in Water Lane, the ghost of a Victorian child at the Black Lion pub, a spectral... more...

  • Mr Scarletti's Ghostby Linda Stratmann

    The History Press 2015; US$ 13.11

    Brighton 1871: Spirit mediums are all the fashion, especially Miss Eustace, a psychic who claims to produce apparitions of the dead. Diminutive Mina Scarletti, a writer of horror stories, is sure that her widowed mother and friends are in the hands of cheats and extortionists so she enlists the help of an Anglo-Indian doctor, her charming but disreputable... more...

  • From Ice Floes to Battlefieldsby Anne Strathie

    The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94

    February 1912: Harry Pennell and his Terra Nova shipmates land on Antarctica hoping to celebrate Scott's conquest of the Pole. Forced by ice to leave before Scott returns, they arrive in New Zealand to find that Amundsen reached the Pole in December 1911. Back in Antarctica in January 1913, they learn Scott and his party died on the return journey.... more...

  • Great War Britain Hull & The Humberby Susanna O'Neill; Hull History Centre

    The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94

    The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain Hull & The Humber offers an intimate portrayal of the city and its people living in the shadow of the 'war to end all wars'. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it describes local reaction to the outbreak of... more...

  • The Little Book of Corkby Kieran McCarthy

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    The Little Book of Cork is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Cork. Here you will find out about Cork's agriculture and industry, its proud sporting heritage, its musical traditions and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. Through quaint villages and bustling towns, this book takes the... more...