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  • The Wallby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 9.29

    In The Wall, Alistair Moffat's fascination shines through as he captures the enormous endeavour of the builders along with the captivating human stories the stones still tell after nearly two millennia.' The Scotsman Hadrian's Wall is the largest, most spectacular and one of the most enigmatic historical monument in Britain. Nothing else approaches... more...

  • Britain Beginsby Barry Cunliffe

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    The last Ice Age, which came to an end about 12,000 years ago, swept the bands of hunter gatherers from the face of the land that was to become Britain and Ireland, but as the ice sheets retreated and the climate improved so human groups spread slowly northwards, re-colonizing the land that had been laid waste. From that time onwards Britain and Ireland... more...

  • Life in Medieval Englandby Rupert Willoughby; Shelley Grimwood

    The History Press 2012; US$ 2.90

    The castles, cathedrals and churches of England are the visible legacies of the Middle Ages - but what of the life that went on inside them? These were the haunts of colourfully clad lords and ladies, clergymen and monks and peasants and servants. more...

  • Life and Letters from the Roman Frontierby Alan Bowman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    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...

  • The Isle of Thanet from Prehistory to the Norman Conquestby Gerald Moody

    The History Press 2008; US$ 27.55

    The only guide to the archaeology and history of the Isle of Thanet more...

  • Worlds of Arthurby Guy Halsall

    Oxford University Press 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...

  • Hadrian's Wallby Tony Wilmott

    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 187796. more...

  • Sandwich - The 'Completest Medieval Town in England'by Helen Clarke; Sarah Pearson; Mavis E. Mate

    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...

  • The Norman Conquestby Hugh M. Thomas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 22.99

    Exploring the successful Norman invasion of England in 1066, this concise and readable book focuses especially on the often dramatic and enduring changes wrought by William the Conqueror and his followers. From the perspective of a modern social historian, Hugh M. Thomas considers the conquest's wide-ranging impact by taking a fresh look at such... more...

  • The British Imperial Century, 1815?1914by Timothy H. Parsons

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 23.99

    Ideal for adoption in introductory and upper-level classes in European and world history, this book provides a concise narrative account of the rise and fall of British imperialism. Focusing on the transition from informal to formal empire which broadened and intensified Britain's relations with Asia and Africa, Timothy Parsons describes the establishment... more...