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  • Bloody British History Leedsby Richard Smyth

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Leeds has one of the darkest histories on record. From the fatal Dripping Riot of 1865, sparked by the theft of two pounds of congealed fat, to the violin-playing killer Charles Pearce, said to still haunt the city's prison cells, you will find all manner of horrible events inside this book. With plague and disease in the city slums, dreadful disasters... more...

  • Bloody British History Suffolkby Robert Leader

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Death, Danes and disaster in Dark Age Ipswich! Saxons at Sutton Hoo! The castles are burning! Attacks, rebellions, battles and wars in ancient Suffolk. Queen of blood and fire! The dark days of Bloody Mary revealed. Tower of ghosts! A grim tale of storms and spectres in ancient Dunwich. Sea of blood! Smugglers, sea-battles, U-Boats and invasions along... more...

  • Bloody British History Warwickby Graham Sutherland

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Hundreds of dark and scandalous events have happened in Warwick over the centuries, from the murder of Piers Gaveston, the king's love, who was stabbed and then beheaded on Blacklow Hill, to the incredible histories of the Earl of Warwick. The Gunpowder Plot was formed here, and the castle's horses were stolen afterwards when the plotters made a desperate... 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 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...

  • Bradford in 100 Datesby Alan Hall

    The History Press 2015; US$ 11.65

    Experience 100 key dates that shaped Bradford's history, highlighted its people's genius (or stupidity) and embraced the unexpected. Featuring an amazing mix of social, criminal and sporting events, this book reveals a past that will fascinate, delight and even shock both residents and visitors to the city. more...

  • British-Islamic Identityby Aminul Hoque

    Institute of Education Press 2015; US$ 41.95

    This ethnographic account of the lives and multifaceted identities of six British-born third-generation Bangladeshis from East London asks whether they see themselves as Bangladeshi, British, Muslim, Londoners, none of these or a fusion of them all. It shows how young English Bangladeshis construct a new British-Islamic identity for themselves. more...

  • The Bull Ring Uncoveredby Catharine Patrick; Stephanie Ratkai

    Oxbow Books 2008; US$ 40.00

    The excavations in the centre of Birmingham uncovered evidence of habitation from prehistoric and Roman times, but the 12th to 19th centuries presented by far the most evidence, from artefacts, environmental samples and structural remains. The medieval industrial past was of particular interest, with tanning and the manufacture of hemp and linen all... more...

  • The Bury Book of Daysby Sean Frain

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    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 Case of the Poisoned Partridgeby Diane Janes

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>On 22 June 1931, Lieutenant Hugh Chevis and Frances, his bride of six months, sat down to dinner as usual at their bungalow at Deepcut Barracks. Within an hour, Chevis was showing signs of strychnine poisoning and by the next morning he was dead. Thus began one of the most intriguing unsolved murder enquiries of the twentieth century... more...