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  • The Bath Book of Daysby D G Amphlett

    The History Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Discover the rich and colourful history of Bath with this collection of tales from across the city. Featuring a story for every day of the year, it includes famous historical events, such as the building of Bath's Royal Crescent and Circus and the founding of the Royal Bath and West Show, alongside less well-known tales, such a Bath's earliest balloon... more...

  • Bats in the Larderby Jeremy Wells

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    <div>When 11-year-old Jeremy Wells moved home with his family from a bustling London suburb to the Sussex coast, he was scarcely prepared for the weird and wonderful world he would encounter. Here was a place in which goats used public transport, buses waited for people, trains didn't fit the stations and seeing a film was the last reason... more...

  • Batsford's Walking Guides: The Cotswoldsby Jilly MacLeod

    Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 7.28

    Batsford's Walking Guides is an exciting new gift series of walking books, aimed at the weekend, family walker. These small-format, portable, hardback books have an attractive retro feel, with nostalgic line drawings and hand-drawn maps. Each of the 20 walks have been carefully selected to appeal to family walkers, most are circular and none are too... more...

  • Batsford's Walking Guides: Thames Valleyby Jilly MacLeod

    Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 7.28

    An exciting new gift series of walking guides, aimed at the weekend, family walker. These small-format, portable hardback books have an attractive retro feel, with nostalgic line drawings and hand-drawn maps. Each of the 20 walks have been carefully selected to appeal to family walkers, most are circular and none are too strenuous. Each walk contains... more...

  • Beeston Castle, Cheshireby Peter Ellis

    Historic England 2013; US$ 29.17

    These excavations, the first archaeological examination of the medieval fortress of Beeston Castle, showed conclusively that the site has been used since prehistory. Divided into two parts, the report first describes the site's occupation from the Mesolithic period to the thirteenth century. Discussions of the Late Bronze Age metalworking and pre-Iron... more...

  • Bloody British History: Oxfordby Paul Sullivan

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36

    <div>This is the history of Oxford as you have never encountered it before! The first historical record of Oxford laments that the city has been burnt to the ground by Vikings. Its religious houses were founded by a woman who blinded her would-be attacker. Its students were povery-stricken desperados in perpetual armed conflict with the... more...

  • Bloody British History: Somersetby Andrew May

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Containing more than TWO THOUSAND years of Somerset history, thrill to stunning true stories of battles and bloodshed, executions and exorcisms, sinister Templars and Victorian sex cults!  With more than sixty illustrations plus an eight-page colour section, you'll never see the county 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...

  • Bloody British History Bristolby Valerie Pitt

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Bristol has one of the bloodiest histories on record. One of Britain's key ports, it suffered devastating attacks from every possible invader, from Saxon fleets all the way through to the Nazi bombers of the Second World War. Meanwhile, adventurers, smugglers and pirates sailed from its docks, and more than half a million souls sailed into its chains,... more...

  • Bloody British History Buckinghamshireby Eddie Brazil

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Buckinghamshire has one of the darkest histories on record. With residents including the Dinton Hermit - better known as Charles I's executioner - and Sir Everard Digby, the Gayhurst nobleman who tried to blow up James I, as well as a truly apocalyptic priest at Water Stratford, this chilling catalogue of battles, deaths, diseases and disasters will... more...