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  • Bloody British History Yorkby Christina Surdhar

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    The boneless men and the blood eagle - horrific true stories of Viking York. All Hail the Bloodaxe - the life and deeds of York's greatest King revealed. Gunnes and Roses - the piteous history of Plantagenet York explored. Beheaded, crushed, and hanged in chains - some of the city's weirdest executions uncovered. This is the history of York as you... more...

  • Change in the Villageby George Sturt

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Writer and tradesman George Sturt spent most of his life living and working in his ancestral village, Farnham, located in pastoral southeast England. With the advent of the twentieth century and its attendant luxuries and technologies, Sturt noticed changes creeping into a place where traditions and ways of life had remained largely unchanged for hundreds... more...

  • Harrogate in 100 Datesby Robert Woodhouse

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Experience 100 key dates that shaped Harrogate's history, highlighted its people's genius (or stupidity) and embraced the unexpected. Featuring an amazing mix of social, criminal and sporting events, this book reveals a past that will fascinate, delight and even shock both residents and visitors to the town. more...

  • The A-Z of Curious County Durhamby Martin Dufferwiel

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    This book draws on the long and unique heritage of the County Palatine of Durham; a historical land of saints and warlords. Inspired in part by the chronicles and compendiums of County Durham's eighteenth- and nineteenth-century historians and antiquarians, this book is a miscellany - at times tragic, at times comic, but always entertaining. It tells,... more...

  • London Souvenirsby Charles William Heckethorn

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Travel through the genteel avenues and gritty slums of turn-of-the-century London in this dazzling travelogue from Charles William Heckethorn. Rather than focusing solely on the affluent neighborhoods filled with high-born aristocrats, Heckethorn catalogs the city as a whole in an ambitious, all-encompassing vision. more...

  • Wigston in the First World Warby Duncan Lucas; Derek Seaton; Patricia Berry; Jean Dann

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    Wigston Magna, in the heart of tranquil Leicestershire, was transformed from a peaceful existence in August 1914, as war-clouds swept across the skies of Europe. This village, the home of farming folk and framework knitters, suddently witnessed its young men leaving, in vast numbers, to answer the call of King and Country. Greater demands were placed... more...

  • Wessex from Ad1000by J. H. Bettey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    The prehistory and early history of Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Berkshire, Avon, and the city of Bristol. more...

  • The South West to 1000 ADby Malcolm Todd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.95

    A unique and detailed history of the south-west of England written in a clear and accessible style. A wondeful resource for any local historian. more...

  • Lancashire and Cheshire from AD1540by C. B. Phillips; J. H. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 81.95

    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Rambles Beyond Railwaysby Wilkie Collins

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Many popular nineteenth-century writers published travelogues and essay collections recounting their journeys at home and abroad, but few pulled off this feat with the polish and panache that beloved novelist Wilkie Collins brings to the task. Rambles Beyond Railways recounts a walking tour of Cornwall that Collins and a friend took together, and the... more...