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  • Battle Honours of the British Army (1911)by C. B. Norman

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 17.99

    A classic book, which gives details of army battle honours from Tangiers, 1662, to the Boer War. It recalls the glories of regiments now long gone, of famous battles like Blenheim, Mysore, Corunna, Sevastopol and Khartoum. Each section contains brief accounts of every major engagement of the campaign concerned, with tables showing the casualties -... 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...

  • A Grim Almanac of Shropshireby Samantha Lyon

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    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 after the pit caught... 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...

  • A Little Piece of England - My Adventures as Chief Executive of The Falkland Islandsby Andrew Gurr

    John Blake Publishing 2001; US$ 7.28

    In late February 1994, Andrew Gurr was persuing the appointments pages of the Sunday Times when an advert caught his eye: 'Wanted: Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands Government'. Intrigued, he decided to follow it up? Nobody was more surprised than Andrew when, a few months later, he was offered the position. There followed five remarkable years... more...

  • The Companion to Castlesby Stephen Friar

    The History Press 2007; US$ 22.96

    From quadrangular castles to shell keeps, garderobes and gargoyles to tournaments, and anarchy to zig-zag moulding, this detailed A to Z reference book, with its lavish illustrations, index of castles and lists of addresses and further reading, is essenti more...

  • The Companion to Cathedrals and Abbeysby Stephen Friar

    The History Press 2007; US$ 22.96

    This companion is lavishly illustrated and has an index, lists of addresses and further reading, making it the complete reference work for anyone interested in abbeys and cathedrals 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...

  • 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...

  • Understanding the Castle Ruins of England and Walesby Lise Hull

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 49.95

    Medieval castles were not just showcases for the royal and powerful, they were also the centerpieces of many people's daily lives. A travel guide as well as a historical text, this volume looks at castles not just as ruined buildings, but as part of the cultural and scenic landscape. The 88 photographs illustrate the different architectural concepts... more...