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  • 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...

  • Beeston Castle, Cheshireby Peter Ellis

    English Heritage Publishing 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

    English Heritage Publishing 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... more...

  • The Parisiby Peter Halkon

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    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... more...

  • The Oxford Book of Daysby Marilyn Yurdan

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    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$ 14.57

    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...

  • The Little Book of Cornwallby John Van der Kiste

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • Archaeology and Environment in Northumberlandby Clive Waddington; D G. Passmore

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 40.00

    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...