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  • The Japanese Discovery of Victorian Britainby Andrew Cobbing

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    The investigations undertaken in the pursuit of knowledge by the first overseas Japanese travellers during the 1860s and 70s have left a unique record of life in the then unknown west. Leaving behind a homeland culturally isolated for more than 200 years, these samurai travellers were especially fascinated by the extent of British political and commercial... more...

  • Managing the Historic Rural Landscapeby Jane Grenville

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Wild Voicesby Mike Cawthorne

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 7.28

    The journeys in this book are tales of adventure on foot and by canoe through some of the last wild places in Scotland. Each journey is haunted by the ghost of another writer Neil Gunn, Iain Thomson, Rowena Farre who has left behind the trace of his or her own experience of these isolated hills, glens, streams or lochs. Travelling in time as well... more...

  • The Archaeology of a Great Estateby Nicola Bannister; John Barnatt

    Windgather Press 2009; US$ 21.00

    The Peak District is a historic upland landscape, with a rich palimpsest of features which invoke the many generations of people who have inhabited the area. The great estate of Chatsworth reflects the Peak in microcosm. Its landscapes are diverse and contain many exceptional features including archaeological earthworks of medieval open fields and... more...

  • History for Common Entrance: Britain and Empire 1750-1914 Answersby Bob Pace

    Galore Park 2014; US$ 20.78

    This book contains answers to all questions featured in the accompanying textbook History for Common Entrance: Britain and Empire 1750-1914, which ensures a thorough understanding of the 'Britain and Empire' element of the Common Entrance exam syllabus. - Corresponds to chronological order of textbook. - Features example answers for marking... more...

  • History of English Field Names, Aby John Field

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Field names are not only interesting in themselves, but also a rich source of information about the communities originating them. The earliest recorded names often describe only the location or nature of the land, but changes in language, technology, social organisation, land ownership and even religious and political thinking have all contributed... more...

  • Happy and Gloriousby Michael I Wilson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 27.69

    The Glorious Revolution of 1688 is a story of intrigue, plot and counter-plot, religious rivalry and nationalist fervour. It tells of a stubborn and bigoted king (James VII & II) in conflict with this subjects - a conflict in which he was finally forced to put aside his crown and make way for his daughter Mary and her husband William of Orange. Less... more...

  • Who Takes Britain To War?by James Gray; Mark Lomas QC

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The long-standing Parliamentary convention known as the 'Royal Perogative' has always allowed Prime Ministers to take the country to war without any formal approval by Parliament. The dramatic vote against any military strike on Syria on 29 August 2013 blew that convention wide open, and risks hampering Great Britain's role as a force for good in... more...

  • The Cook, the Rat and the Hereticby Hugo Soskin

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2008; US$ 10.99

    Hugo Soskin, son of best-selling author on Rennes-le-Château Henry Lincoln, has no time for the French Pyrenean village and its mysteries. He is fed up with the whole subject of how a nineteenth-century priest came to be a millionaire overnight and why he built so many bizarre clues into his church and his home. But when he and his wife decide... more...

  • Everyman's Englandby Victor Canning

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2011; US$ 9.99

    This series of pen-portraits of England, commissioned by the Daily Mail in the 1930s, provides a delightful insight into life between the wars, peppered with heart-warming, humorous and often irreverent observations. more...