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

    John Blake Publishing 2001; US$ 12.99

    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... 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...

  • Castles in Medieval Societyby Charles Coulson

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 84.99

    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...

  • 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...