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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 2015; US$ 8.02

    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 of woodland,... more...

  • One Man and a Narrowboatby Steve Haywood

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2009; US$ 11.99

    If I’d really been serious about getting to grips with my mid-life crisis, then I’d have been better opting for a course of therapy than going off travelling. Or if I had to travel, I’d have been better opting for somewhere warm with a beach…'In an attempt to get to grips with a BIG birthday, Steve sets out from Oxford to explore... more...

  • Too Narrow to Swing a Catby Steve Haywood

    Summersdale 2011; US$ 9.99

    One man and his cat travel the canals of England   Steve Haywood has a new member of crew aboard his narrowboat, Justice—but maybe not the kind he'd have wanted if he'd known the trouble she'd cause. Kit, an untidy bundle of fur with all the attitude you would expect from a "sarf Lunnun" cat, joins Steve as he cruises the waterways on a mission... more...

  • Circle Lineby Meyric Steffan Hughes

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99

    "Magic, to a sailor, is harnessing the wind – getting something for nothing – the surprise of a gust, the boon of a side-wind and the trial of a headwind and best of all, the moment when a change in direction means turning away from the head seas and wind and running down the wind in a new warm silence."In 1969, man flew to the... more...