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  • The Norwich Book of Daysby Carol Twinch

    The History Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    Discover the rich and colourful history of Norwich with this collection of tales from across the city.Featuring a story for every day of the year, it includes tales of skirmishes, rebellions and battles as well as milestones along history?s fascinating trail of popular culture. Why did Sir Thomas Erpingham build his famous gates at Norwich Cathedral.... more...

  • The Bury Book of Daysby Sean Frain

    The History Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Bury Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, shocking, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the town. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults... more...

  • The Colchester Book of Daysby Simon Webb

    The History Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Colchester Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of Britain?s oldest recorded town.Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned... more...

  • Northumbriaby Paul Gething; Edoardo Albert

    The History Press 2012; US$ 11.99

    Northumbria was one of the great kingdoms of Britain in the Dark Ages, enduring longer than the Roman Empire. Yet it has been all but forgotten. This book puts Northumbria back in its rightful place, at the heart of British history. From the impregnable fastness of Bamburgh Castle, the kings of Northumbria ruled a vast area, and held sway as High Kings... more...

  • Bloody British History Somersetby Andrew May

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    ? HORRORS of the caves! The GHASTLY true story of the Cheddar cannibals!? Twilight of the Empire! Romans, Saxons and the legends of King Arthur!? SWORDS against the VIKINGS! The Somerset heroes who defied the Norse hordes!? Martyrs, murderers, pirates and mad scientists ? Somerset?s strangest residents revealed!? DEATH STORM! The TERRIBLE TOLL of the... more...

  • Lion Heartsby Henry R Lew

    Hybrid Publishers 2012; US$ 9.99

    ‘An exceptional book about extraordinary people living in extraordinary times. My only regret on completing it is that I have not met any of them personally.’ Christopher BantickA biography of Lonek Lew, the author’s father, told through the lives of over twenty people he was friendly or associated with, a number of whom were historical... more...

  • The Pattern Under the Ploughby George Ewart Evans

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 23.32

    Following his two classics, Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay and The Horse in the Furrow, renowned oral historian George Ewart Evans continues his study of the vanishing customs, working habits and rich language of the farming communities of East Anglia with The Pattern Under the Plough (Faber, 1966). Although based on East Anglia, this book... more...

  • The Parisiby Peter Halkon

    The History Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    The Parisi were a tribe located somewhere within the present day East Riding of Yorkshire, UK, known from a brief reference by Ptolemy They were originally immigrants from Gaul and share their name with the tribe that occupied modern day France. Fairly obvious from their name, they gave the French capital its name.The investigation of the Parisi began... more...

  • The Oxford Book of Daysby Marilyn Yurdan

    The History Press 2013; US$ 2.99

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

  • The London Book of Daysby Peter de Loriol

    The History Press 2013; US$ 2.99

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