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  • Bloody British History: East Endby Samantha Bird

    The History Press 2015; US$ 5.99

    The East End of London has one of the bloodiest histories in Britain. From the beginning, the East End was known as ‘outcast London’ – it was a space beyond the city wall, where London’s unwanted or undesirables lived. East-Enders were blamed for the Great Plague of London; Jack the Ripper prowled here, as did the Ratcliffe Highway murderer and the... more...

  • Housesteads Roman Fort - the Grandest Stationby Alan Rushworth

    Historic England 2014; US$ 29.17

    Housesteads is one of the most important forts on Hadrian's Wall. Extensive excavations were carried out between 1874 and 1981 by Newcastle University. Combining the results with those of excavations done between 1959 and 1961 by Durham University, we now have a complete plan of the north-east part of the fort. These excavations uncovered principally... more...

  • Bloody British History: Shrewsburyby Dorothy Nicolle

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.26

    • Shrewsbury boasts over 600 Listed Buildings• Charles Darwin was born in the town.• Shrewsbury is home to the world’s first ‘sky scraper’ • Shrewsbury Flower Show is the longest running horticultural show in the worldAlmost completely encircled by the meandering River Severn and nestled in the delightful countryside of the county of Shropshire, Shrewsbury... more...

  • The Empire of Cnut the Greatby Timothy Bolton

    BRILL 2008; US$ 173.00

    The reign of King Cnut the Great (1016-1035) marks a pivotal point in the history of both England and Scandinavia, yet his conquests and his consolidation of power remain under-appreciated and rarely studied. Almost all existing scholarship has been geographically centred on either England or Scandinavia. However, this study, through a series of studies... more...

  • Thorps in a Changing Landscapeby Paul Cullen; Richard Jones; David Parsons

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    Considering the minor settlements of England’s Danelawvillages known as thorps or thropsthis history demonstrates how place-name evidence can be used to understand early cultures. By integrating linguistic and archaeological approaches, it establishes a compelling connection between the creation of these place-names and the fundamental changes taking... more...

  • The Sea Kingdomsby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 8.99

    The most powerful representation yet of the race which has repeatedly changed history as we know it' - The Scotsman 'Brimming with interesting facts ... instructive and wide-ranging' - Cal McCrystal, Independent on Sunday 'The best picture of the Celtic race yet written' - South Wales Echo 'Lovingly traces the remnants of a once-powerful people through... more...

  • Richard III and the Murder in the Towerby Peter A Hancock

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Richard III is accused of murdering his nephews (the 'Princes in the Tower') in order to usurp the throne of England. Since Tudor times he has been painted as the 'black legend', the murderous uncle. However, the truth is much more complicated and interesting. Rather than looking at all the killings Richard III did not commit, this book focuses on... more...

  • Thistle and Bambooby Shiona Airlie

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 40.00

    Colonial civil servant, Confucian scholar, and collector of Chinese art, Sir James Stewart Lockhart spent more than forty years in Hong Kong and Weihaiwei — the former British leased territory in northern China. His career reflects tension and upheaval in the emerging colony of Hong Kong and in a China rapidly giving way to civil war. In her vivid... more...

  • Pollyby Jeff Smith

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Born in 1911 into a close-knit family, Mary Rebecca Chambers (known to all as Polly) spent her formative years in the heart of the East End. This vivid account of life is told with passion and humour and is brimming with stories of how Londoners, and Polly’s family in particular, lived through two world wars and the Great Depression. Polly was a natural... more...

  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empireby H. W. III Crocker

    Regnery Publishing 2011; US$ 19.99

    A brawling, rambunctious history celebrating the Empire—and the intrepid empire-builders—that gave the United States, Canada, India, and Australia not just a common language, but common ideals of freedom and justice The British Empire —the biggest empire in history—once ruled a quarter of the globe. It was built by an incredible array of swashbuckling... more...