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  • 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$ 28.00

    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...

  • The Countryside Idealby Michael Bunce

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 79.95

    Draws together diverse images of landscape to explore the historical processes shaping our continuing attachment to the countryside - seen in artistic expression, attitudes to nature, country life and the development of rural and urban land. more...

  • Britain's Medieval Castlesby LISE HULL

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 73.00

    The widespread construction of castles in Britain began as soon as Duke William of Normandy set foot on the shores of southern England in 1066. The castles that were constructed in the ensuing centuries, and whose ruins still scatter the British countryside today, provide us with an enduring record of the needs and ambitions of the times. But the essence... more...

  • Barbarians and Brothersby Wayne E. Lee

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 25.99

    The most important conflicts in the founding of the English colonies and the American republic were fought against enemies either totally outside of their society or within it: barbarians or brothers. In this work, Wayne E. Lee presents a searching exploration of early modern English and American warfare, looking at the sixteenth-century wars in Ireland,... more...

  • English Traitsby Ralph Waldo Emerson

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 18.00

    It is the land of patriots, martyrs, sages, and bards, and if the ocean out of which it emerged should wash it away, it will be remembered as an island famous for immortal laws, for the announcements of original right which make the stone tables of liberty.'_x000D_ _x000D_ Emerson visited England twice - in 1833 and again in 1847. On his first visit,... more...

  • Place-names, Language and the Anglo-Saxon Landscapeby Nicholas J. Higham; Martin J. Ryan

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 99.00

    An exploration of the landscape of Anglo-Saxon England, particularly through the prism of place-names and what they can reveal. more...

  • Deeds that Won the Empireby William Henry Fitchett

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    A fascinating look at some of the most famous and important battles in the history of the British Empire. more...

  • The Little Book of the 1950sby Stuart Hylton

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    The Little Book of the 1950s is a fast-paced and entertaining account of life in Britain during an extraordinary decade, as we moved from post-war austerity to the swinging sixties. There are dramas, tragedies, scandals and characters galore, all packaged in an easily readable 'dip-in' format. We can see how major national and international events... more...