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  • The Great Siege of Newcastle, 1644by Rosie Serdiville; John Sadler

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    In the autumn of 1644 was fought one of the most sustained and desperate sieges of the First Civil War when Scottish Covenanter forces under the Earl of Leven finally stormed Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the King's greatest bastion in the north-east and the key to his power there. The city had been resolutely defended throughout the year by the Marquis of... more...

  • Barnsley Streets, Volume 4by Edward Tasker

    Wharncliffe 2003; US$ 8.99

    Wharncliffe Books are delighted to present 'Barnsley Streets - Volume 4'. This is the fourth, and final, volume of the revised and already popular series. The volumes use the original material from the 9 volumes of the now highly collectable 'Barnsley Streets', published in the 1970s by E G Tasker. The work is then brought into the... more...

  • Wirralby Dan Longman

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Fresh from his researches into the dark side of Wirral's history, in his first book Criminal Wirral, Dan Longman has plunged back into a brand new selection of terrible and tragic tales. Rather than focusing on crime, he looks at accidents and disasters from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century - in the countryside and in the... more...

  • A Paignton Scrapbookby Peggy Parnell

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Peggy Parnell has lived in Paignton all her life, and has been fascinated by the town's history for as long as she can remember. Her new book is neither a volume of old photographs nor a chronological history; rather, it's a lucky-dip into the past - telling stories about well-known characters, filling us in on the history of local businesses, exploring... more...

  • Liverpool's Ownby Christine Dawe

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Liverpool has been the birthplace or home to literally hundreds of extraordinary men and women. In this book Christine Dawe features a great many of them - from all eras and walks of life. Locally noteworthy figures, such as Kitty Wilkinson, who started the first public wash-houses in the city, Father Nugent, who rescued hundreds of starving orphans... more...

  • Ehrbare Spekulantenby Andreas Fahrmeir

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 0.00

    Die Londoner City hat zwei Gesichter: das des modernen Finanzplatzes und das der pittoresk-archaischen Lokalverwaltung. Die Beziehungen zwischen diesen beiden wurden in der Forschung lange vernachlässigt - Andreas Fahrmeir geht ihnen nach. Zugleich legt er die erste zusammenhängende Verfassungsgeschichte der City Corporation für die Zeit des Übergangs... more...

  • The Reading Book of Daysby The History of Reading Society The History of Reading Society

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Reading Book of Days contains a quirky, eccentric, amusing or important event or fact from different periods of history, many of which had a major impact on the religious and political history of England as a whole. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed.... more...

  • Old East Endersby Jane Cox

    The History Press 2013; US$ 36.46

    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 author and lecturer,... more...

  • 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...

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

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    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...