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  • The London Book of Daysby Peter de Loriol

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    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$ 3.99

    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

    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...

  • Readingby Stuart Hylton

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    In Reading: The 1950s Stuart Hylton gives a fascinating account of the town and its people during a decade of rapid and memorable change. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    English Heritage Publishing 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...

  • The Archaeology of the West Midlandsby Sarah Watt

    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...