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  • A Grim Almanac of Shropshireby Samantha Lyon

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    A Grim Almanac of Shropshire is a day-by-day catalogue of 366 macabre moments from the county's past. Featured here are such diverse tales as mining disasters, suicides, miscarriages of justice, axe murders, executions and tragic accidents, including the Meadow Pit Mining Tragedy of 1810, when four men suffocated from sulphur fumes after the pit caught... more...

  • Life in a Medieval Castleby Brian Williams

    The History Press 2012; US$ 2.90

    The Normans built the first stone castles in Britain in the 11th century (though the Romans had built fortresses in stone a thousand years before them), and more than 1,500 were built during the Middle Ages. This fascinating guide looks at how castles wre built and run, how people lived in them in times of peace and war, and how castles's use, design... more...

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

    John Blake Publishing 2001; US$ 13.11

    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 upů Nobody was more surprised than Andrew when, a few months later, he was offered the position. There followed five remarkable years... 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...

  • 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$ 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...