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- 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...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36
In Reading: The 1950s Stuart Hylton gives a fascinating account of the town and its people during a decade of rapid and memorable change. His story beings in the drab atmosphere of the early postwar years, with their austerity and sense of shrinking empire and declining national prestige. It ends with the brash new world of the swinging sixties, which... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 25.00
The West Midlands is a region of geographical, topographical and geological contrasts, forming disparate landscapes that are reflected in the nature and diversity of its rich archaeology. This ranges from evidence of its prehistory to the important industrial heritage of its major conurbations. This book represents an attempt by the region's archaeologists... more...
- University Of Hertfordshire Press 2013; US$ 28.99
Dividing the county of Hertfordshire into four broad regions?the ?champion? countryside in the north, the Chiltern dip slope to the west, the fertile boulder clays of the east, and the unwelcoming London Clay in the south?this volume explains how, in the course of the middle ages, natural characteristics influenced the development of land use and... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36
The Story of Bradford traces the city's history from earliest times to the present, concluding with comments on the issues, challenges and opportunities that the 21st century will present. Rather than being narrowly focused on local history, the book will attempt to show, where appropriate, how what happened had a wider significance. For example, the... more...