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  • Manchester in 1844by W. H. Chaloner

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 72.95

    Published in 1969, Manchester in 1844 is a valuable contribution to the field of History. more...

  • Refugess of the French Revolutionby Dr Kirsty Carpenter

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 208.00

    Kirsty Carpenter puts a human face on the victims of revolutionary legislation. London had the largest community of émigrés. It had the most evolved social structure and was the most politically-active community. It was in London that two cultures came face-to-face with their prejudices and were forced to confront them. more...

  • The British Government and the City of London in the Twentieth Centuryby Ranald Michie; Philip Williamson

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 43.00

    Historical assessment of recent relations between the British Government and the City of London. more...

  • Somersetby Muriel Searle

    Intellect 2002; US$ 20.00

    Somerset is a county of contrasts. Flat moors hiding fascinating evidence of the lives of centuries past lying beside abrupt hills cleft by nature into crannies and caves. Somerset has seen both the first flickering light of Christianity and the darkness of a war where men fought their own neighbours. World-famous prosperous industries exist in the... more...

  • In Search of Secret Suffolkby Robert Leader

    Thorogood Publishing 2004; US$ 16.95

    In this work exploring the heritage and landscape of Suffolk, the author follows the course of each of Suffolk's rivers and looks at the towns, villages, stately homes and churches that grew up in their valleys. He also charts the medieval history and tradition of the once great abbeys, castles and guildhalls. more...

  • Thamesby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.00

    In this perfect companion to London: The Biography , Peter Ackroyd once again delves into the hidden byways of history, describing the river's endless allure in a journey overflowing with characters, incidents, and wry observations. Thames: The Biography meanders gloriously, rather like the river itself. In short, lively chapters Ackroyd writes... more...

  • CultureShock! Londonby Orin Hargraves

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    CultureShock! London is the all-essential guide designed to immerse you in the real London. Full of practical information and settling-in tips, this book will help make your stay in this vibrant city as smooth as possible. Find out how to choose the right accommodation, the most effective way to get around the busy roads, and how you can do your banking... more...

  • A New History of the Isle of Manby John Belchem

    Liverpool University Press 2001; US$ 100.00

    A New History of the Isle of Man will provide a new benchmark for the study of the island’s history. In five volumes, it will survey all aspects of the history of the Isle of Man, from the evolution of the natural landscape through prehistory to modern times. The Modern Period is the first volume to be published. Wide in coverage, embracing political,... more...

  • Merseyprideby John Belchem

    Liverpool University Press 2006; US$ 25.00

    Liverpool stands outside the main narrative frameworks of modern British history, located as it is at the intersection of competing cultural, economic and geo-political formations. Repudiated by some as an external imposition, an unmerited stigma originating from the days of the slave trade or the Irish famine, Liverpool’s ‘otherness’... more...

  • Excavations on St Patrick’s Isle, Isle of Man, 1989-1992by David Freke

    Liverpool University Press 2002; US$ 160.00

    The excavations on St Patrick’s Isle have been the subject of over forty published articles and numerous radio and television broadcasts. However, this text is the first to provide such a detailed and comprehensive report of this ambitious and fascinating project. more...