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  • Old East Endersby Jane Cox

    The History Press 2013; US$ 36.46

    <div>The publication of this book is a landmark in London history. Not since 1951 has there been a serious attempt to chronicle the history of East London. Old East Enders tells East London's story from Roman Shadwell to the present day, focusing on the untold story of the medieval and early modern Tower Hamlets. Jane Cox is an experienced... more...

  • Bloody British History Yorkby Christina Surdhar

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    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...

  • Bloody British History Winchesterby Clare Dixon; Don Bryan; Geraldine Buchanan; James King

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Winchester has one of the darkest and most fascinating histories on record - more than 2,000 years of death, disease, and destruction. Containing dozens of true stories, including the tale of William Walker, the diver who spent five years in pitch-black water under the cathedral, you'll never see the city in the same way again. more...

  • Bloody British History Brightonby David J Boyne

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Containing more than 60 illustrations and two thousand years of history, here is the terrible true story of Brighton, once dubbed 'The Queen of Slaughtering Places'. more...

  • The Archaeology of Sutton Parkby Michael Hodder

    The History Press 2013; US$ 26.24

    <div>Sutton Park is one of the largest urban parks in Europe. It was always set apart as 'special' and remains so, as a large and well-used public park. Its creation as a deer park in the twelfth century preserved the past and created the present. Detailed study of extensive earthworks, combined with excavation, documentary research,... 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...

  • The Story of Leicesterby Siobhan Begley

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    In the light of recent discoveries, Leicester has rightfully taken its place on the world stage. This timely and accessible new history gives an overview of the city's history from the days of the Roman city of Ratae to the modern city of today. Leicester has been an important centre for the last 2,000 years. When the Romans arrived they developed... more...

  • Outrageous Fortuneby Anthony Russell

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 24.78

    Leeds Castle, once home to kings and queens, was a place of spectacular opulence and luxury, and it was here that Anthony Russell spent his childhood; a childhood beyond the reaches of ordinary imagination. Away from the extravagance, the embrace of his nanny and the strong but distant love of his mother, Anthony's childhood was often lonely and fraught... more...

  • 1970s Londonby Alec Forshaw

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    Following a sheltered childhood and a sequestered education in Cambridge, and having missed out on the swinging sixties, Alec Forshaw was ready for a dose of the wider world. London in the early 1970s was where the lights shone brightest. In reality, it was still a city struggling to find its post-war identity, full of declining industries and derelict... more...

  • The Story of Coventryby Peter Walters

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>The Story of Coventry is a long overdue general history of the city, from earliest times to the present, concluding with comments on the issues, challenges and opportunities that the twenty-first century will present. Neither does the author neglect the city's architectural development and heritage. Rather than being narrowly focused... more...