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  • Cornwall & the Isles of Scillyby Annya Strydom

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    The name Cornwall comes from Cornovii, meaning hill dwellers, and Waelas, meaning strangers. The first Stone Age tools that were found here date to 4,500 BC.  Near the town of Redruth the remains of a Stone Age settlement can still be seen. A shift in the landscape across the land bridge from Europe brought the early settlers to Cornwall. There... more...

  • Britain Since 1945by Kenneth O. Morgan

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 34.99

    Britain since 1945: The People's Peace is the first comprehensive study by a professional historian of British history from 1945 to the present day. It examines the transformation of post-war Britain from the planning enthusiasm of 1945 to the rise of New Labour. Its themes include the troubles of the British economy; public criticism of the legitimacy... more...

  • A Confusion of Tonguesby Charles W. A. Prior

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 124.99

    A Confusion of Tongues examines the complex interaction of religion, history, and law in the period before the outbreak of the wars of the Three Kingdoms. It questions interpretations of that conflict that emphasise either the purely doctrinal roots of religious tension, or the processes by which the law gained primacy over the Church, in what amounted... more...

  • English History 1914-1945by A. J. P. Taylor

    Oxford University Press, UK 1965; US$ 174.99

    This book chronicles three decades largely overshadowed by war and mass unemployment. It was a period that saw in England the formation of a national government, the only genuine incidence of three-party politics, the fruition of campaigns for trades union recognition, women's suffrage, and Irish independence, and abroad withdrawal from the Gold... more...

  • Bloody British History: Peterboroughby Jean A Hooper

    The History Press 2012; US$ 14.57

    There is a darker side to Peterborough's history. All manner of incredible events have occurred in the city: Roman occupations; Saxon murders and miracles; riots and revolts; battles, diseases, disasters and plagues. Including more than 60 illustrations, and with the history of institutions such as the prisoner-of-war camps of the Napoleonic era... more...

  • Churchill and Sea Powerby Christopher M. Bell

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    Winston Churchill had a longer and closer relationship with the Royal Navy than any British statesman in modern times, but his record as a naval strategist and custodian of the nation's sea power has been mired in controversy since the ill-fated Dardanelles campaign in 1915. Today, Churchill is regarded by many as an inept strategist who interfered... more...

  • Does Anyone Like Midges?by Jim Hewitson

    Black & White Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    Does Anyone Like Midges? contains a wheen of queries about the Scots and Scotland. Including: Did Irish pirates give Scotland its name? What does ‘Sassenach? actually mean? How will global warming affect Scotland? Is the heavy-drinking Scot a Roman PR creation? And has anyone ever been killed by Highland midges? Renowned old scientist Jim Hewitson,... more...

  • From Machair to Mountainsby Michael Parker Pearson

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 35.00

    South Uist in the Outer Hebrides has some of the best preserved archaeological remains within Britain and even further afield. Three distinct ecological zones - grassland machair plain, peaty blackland and mountains - each bear the imprint of human occupation over many millennia. The machair strip, long uninhabited, is filled with hundreds of settlement... more...

  • Rewriting St Kildaby Donald Meek; Bill Lawson; Cathlin Macaulay; John Love; Richard Luxmoore

    The Islands Book Trust 2013; US$ 8.74

    The world-wide fascination with the deserted islands of St Kilda shows no sign of waning, and we all share certain conventional assumptions about and stereotypical images of the islands ? remoteness, dramatic landscape and bird-life, a distinctive ?primitive? community, the St Kilda Parliament, the mailboat, the strict teachings of the Church, an... more...