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- Wharncliffe 2014; US$ 39.99
Never before has a comprehensive history been written of the track used by railways of all gauges, tramways, and cliff railways, in Great Britain. And yet it was the development of track, every bit as much as the development of the locomotive, that has allowed our railways to provide an extraordinarily wide range of services. Without the track of today,... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 5.20
The long-standing parliamentary convention known as the ?Royal Prerogative? has always allowed Prime Ministers to take the country to war without any formal approval by Parliament. The dramatic vote against any military strike on Syria on 29 August 2013 blew that convention wide open, and risks hampering Great Britain?s role as a force for good in... more...
- National Trust (Enterprises) Ltd 2014; US$ 9.99
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...
- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99
Do you know which two people have been granted free food for life at Bens Chili Bowls in Washington? Which countrys capital is known as the city of a thousand minarets? Where could you have found Hairy Bottom Road? And why can you never seem to find the fourth floor in your Seoul hotel? All of these questions and more are answered in this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95
Field names are not only interesting in themselves, but also a rich source of information about the communities originating them. The earliest recorded names often describe only the location or nature of the land, but changes in language, technology, social organisation, land ownership and even religious and political thinking have all contributed... more...
- 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...
- National Trust (Enterprises) Ltd 2014; US$ 7.99
From being partly gutted by fire during the Civil War to facing the threat of demolition: although now a beautiful and romantic manor, Oxburgh Hall has a long and often tumultuous history. But this guidebook is not just about a building: it is about the Bedingfeld family, who have lived in and been loyal to Oxburgh since it was first built in 1482.... more...
- Loose Chippings 2014; US$ 19.99
Born in November 1916 to the Marquess of Granby, Lady Ursula d'Abo is a sprightly and still charming lady whose memoirs of her uniquely glamorous life make riveting reading. She records life at Belvoir Castle, as maintained on a feudal scale until September 1939. We hear of her coming-out Ball and her role in the Coronation of King George VI and Queen... more...