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  • 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...

  • No Fixed Abodeby Phil Harwood

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    At 2,922 miles, the Congo is the eighth longest river and the deepest in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Ex-Marine Phil Harwood embarked on an epic solo journey from the river’s true source in the highlands of Zambia through war-torn Central Africa. With no outside help whatsoever he faced swamps, waterfalls, man-eating... more...

  • Castles in Medieval Societyby Charles Coulson

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 74.25

    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. He demolishes the traditional belief that castles were overwhelmingly military in their function, showing how this was simply one aspect of a more complicated whole. He sets out to recreate the... 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...

  • Bury St Edmunds and the Norman Conquestby Tom Licence

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Responses to the impact of the Norman Conquest examined through the wealth of evidence provided by the important abbey of Bury St Edmunds. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Wild Placesby Robert Macfarlane

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00

    ?An eloquent (and compulsively readable) reminder that, though we?re laying waste the world, nature still holds sway over much of the earth?s surface.? ?Bill McKibben Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? That is the question that Robert Macfarlane poses to himself as he embarks on a series of breathtaking journeys... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00

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