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  • Castell Caerfyrddinby Neil Ludlow; Annes Glynn

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    Dyma lyfr sy’n gosod un o gestyll mwyaf pwysig ond lleiaf adnabyddus Cymru yn ôl ym myw hanes Cymru’r Oesoedd Canol. more...

  • 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...

  • The Railwayby Andrew Dow

    Wharncliffe 2014; US$ 39.99

    Never before has a comprehensive history been written of the track used by railways of all gauges, tramways, and cliff railways, in Great Britain. And yet it was the development of track, every bit as much as the development of the locomotive, that has allowed our railways to provide an extraordinarily wide range of services. Without the track of today,... 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...

  • Stourheadby Annie Bullen

    National Trust (Enterprises) Ltd 2014; US$ 6.99

    First opened in the 1740s, Stourhead has captivated visitors for centuries – on opening, one magazine even described it as a ‘living work of art’. This guidebook shows why, exploring the Palladian mansion, housing a picture collection so large it required a new room to be built, to its world-famous landscape garden, to the 2,000 acres... more...

  • Oxburgh Hallby Anna Forrest

    National Trust (Enterprises) Ltd 2014; US$ 5.99

    From being partly gutted by fire during the Civil War to facing the threat of demolition: although now a beautiful and romantic manor, Oxburgh Hall has a long and often tumultuous history. But this guidebook is not just about a building: it is about the Bedingfeld family, who have lived in and been loyal to Oxburgh since it was first built in 1482.... more...

  • Landscape and Englishnessby David Matless

    Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 27.00

    Landscape has been central to definitions of Englishness for centuries. David Matless argues that landscape has been the site where English visions of the past, present and future have met in debates over questions of national identity, disputes over history and modernity, and ideals of citizenship and the body.Landscape and Englishness is extensively... more...

  • Geographies of Englandby Alan R. H. Baker; Mark Billinge

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This 2004 book examines the history of the concept of a North-South divide in England during the last millennium. more...

  • The Beauty And The Sorrowby Peter Englund

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    There are many books on the First World War, but award-winning and bestselling historian Peter Englund takes a daring and stunning new approach. Describing the experiences of twenty ordinary people from around the world, all now unknown, he explores the everyday aspects of war: not only the tragedy and horror, but also the absurdity, monotony and... more...

  • Castles in Medieval Societyby Charles L. H. Coulson

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 84.99 US$ 73.09

    The image of a medieval castle perched on a hill is a familiar one, but do we really know what castles were for? In this challenging new book Charles Coulson overturns many of the traditional assumptions about the nature and purpose of castle-building in the middle ages. Going back to the original sources, he proposes a new and more subtle understanding... more...