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  • The Little Book of Cornwallby John Van der Kiste

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    A compendium of fascinating information about Cornwall past and present, this book contains a plethora of entertaining facts about the county?s famous and occasionally infamous men and women, its towns and countryside, history, natural history, literary, artistic and sporting achievements, agriculture, transport, industry and royal visits.A reference... more...

  • Bloody British History Leedsby Richard Smyth

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    ? PHANTOM in the LIBRARY! The BIZARRE TRUE STORY of a VICTORIAN HAUNTING revealed!? KING CHOLERA! The day that DEATH came to the DOCK FAMILY!? EXPLODING MUMMIES! The weirdest events of the BLITZ examined!? A YORKSHIRE TRAGEDY: Fifteenth-century MURDER at Calverley Hall!Leeds has one of the darkest histories on record. From the fatal Dripping Riot of... 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...

  • Excavations at Muckingby Ann Clark

    Historic England 2013; US$ 29.17

    This volume is the first in a series which reports on the multi-period site at Mucking, Essex. The excavations lasted for 13 years, from 1965 to 1978, and covered an area of over 18 hectares. This first part of the publication consists of an atlas of the site, together with a short report. The atlas is presented, at a scale of 1:180, on 25 plans which... more...

  • Reading in the 1950sby Stuart Hylton

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    In Reading: The 1950s Stuart Hylton gives a fascinating account of the town and its people during a decade of rapid and memorable change. The story begins in the drab atmosphere of the early postwar years, with their austerity, sense of shrinking empire and declining national prestige. It ends with the brash new world of the swinging sixties, which... more...

  • Archaeology and Environment in Northumberlandby D. G. Passmore; Clive Waddington; Tim Gates; Peter Marshall

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 35.56

    Eventful, influential and absorbing, the early history of Northumberland is a fascinating story that has rarely been brought together under one cover. In this authoritative historical account, the authors bring to bear a huge quantity of old and new data and craft it into an in-depth synthesis. The authors deliver this history in chronological order... more...

  • Monasteries and Landscape of the North York Moors and Woldsby Bryan Waites

    The History Press 2007; US$ 27.55

    Incorporating a great deal of new material and including a comprehensive set of maps, the author considers the distribution of monastic lands, their growth, the policies of the houses and their wider influence on the area as a whole. more...

  • Roman Gloucestershireby Tim Copeland

    The History Press 2011; US$ 27.55

    The first book for 30 years on this hugely significant region of Britannia - Gloucestershire more...

  • Unearthing Londonby Simon Webb

    The History Press 2011; US$ 22.96

    Unearthing London reveals the amost-forgotten ritual landscape which lies beneath the streets of a modern city. It is the city nobody knows; a vast and intricate network of hilltop shrines, tracks, scared rivers, mounds, ditches, enclosures and man-made h more...

  • The Malvern Hillsby Mark Bowden

    Historic England 2013; US$ 16.04

    Examines the landscape of the Malvern Hills, a ridge of ancient volcanic rocks along the western edge of the Severn Valley. The survey ranges from the early prehistoric period to the present day, including the two large Iron Age hillforts on the ridge. more...