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  • England's Colonial Wars 1550-1688by Bruce Lenman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Bruce Lenman's hugely ambitious study explores three interacting themes: the growth of England's sprawling colonial empire; its military dimension; and the impact of colonial warfare on national identity. He starts in Ireland, with the renewed assault of English settlers on the Irish Gaeltacht. Under the (Scottish) Stuarts, England then began a dramatic... more...

  • A Grim Almanac of Shropshireby Samantha Lyon

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>A Grim Almanac of Shropshire is a day-by-day catalogue of 366 macabre moments from the county's past. Featured here are such diverse tales as mining disasters, suicides, miscarriages of justice, axe murders, executions and tragic accidents, including the Meadow Pit Mining Tragedy of 1810, when four men suffocated from sulphur fumes... more...

  • Historical Geography of England and Walesby Robert A. Dodgshon; Robin A. Butlin

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    This text has been designed to cover all aspects and phases of the historical geography of England and Wales in a single volume. In its substantially revised and enlarged form, the treatment of standard themes has been completely re-written to take account of recent work and shifts in viewpoint while its overall coverage has been extended to embrace... more...

  • Ideas of Landscapeby Matthew Johnson

    Wiley 2008; US$ 121.95

    Ideas of Landscape discusses the current theory and practice of landscape archaeology and offers an alternative agenda for landscape archaeology that maps more closely onto the established empirical strengths of landscape study and has more contemporary relevance. The first historical assessment of a critical period in archaeology Takes... more...

  • Irelandby Karen Brown

    Karen Brown's Guides, Inc. 2013; US$ 9.99

    The best of Irish bed and breakfasts; sumptuous country house hotels; self-catering houses, cottages, and apartments; Dublin's finest hotels; an eclectic mix of unique places to stay . . . believe every word you read about the beauty of the Emerald Isle. However it's the warmhearted friendly people that make a visit to Ireland truly special. more...

  • Karen Brown's England, Wales & Scotlandby June Eveleigh Brown; Karen Brown

    Karen Brown's Guides, Inc. 2013; US$ 9.99

    A guide to England, Wales and Scotland that includes descriptions of places to stay as well as regional, countryside, driving itineraries. Personally researched, travelers trust Karen Brown and rely on her recommendations! more...

  • The Kingdom by the Seaby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 17.58

    After eleven years living as an American in London, Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise round the coast and find out what Britain and the British are really like. It was 1982, the summer of the Falklands War and the royal baby, and the ideal time, he found, to surprise the British into talking about themselves. The result is vivid and absolutely... more...

  • The Landscape Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon Englandby Nicholas J. Higham; Martin J. Ryan

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00

    The Anglo-Saxon period was crucial to the development of the English landscape, but is rarely studied. The essays here provide radical new interpretations of its development. more...

  • Life in a Medieval Castleby Brian Williams

    The History Press 2012; US$ 2.90

    The Normans built the first stone castles in Britain in the 11th century (though the Romans had built fortresses in stone a thousand years before them), and more than 1,500 were built during the Middle Ages. This fascinating guide looks at how castles wre built and run, how people lived in them in times of peace and war, and how castles's use, design... more...

  • Life in Medieval Landscapesby Sam Turner; Bob Silvester

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 30.00

    Life in Medieval Landscapes presents new studies on key themes in the economic and social history of the medieval landscape. The book draws together papers by medieval historians and archaeologists, with contributions by leading scholars in each field. The first part explores the nature of landscape regions in Britain and Ireland. Chapters explore... more...