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  • Darlington in 100 Datesby Chris Lloyd

    The History Press 2015; US$ 11.65

    Experience 100 key dates that shaped Darlington's history, highlighted its people's genius (or silliness) 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 of the town. more...

  • Der Traum vom Weltreichby Margarete von Schwarzkopf

    zu Klampen 2014; US$ 9.45

    Wie kam es nur dazu, dass 1714 mit Georg Ludwig ausgerechnet ein Kurfürst von Braunschweig-Lüneburg zum englischen König ernannt wurde? Welche Gründe führten zu dem berühmten Act of Settlement, und was geschah mit dem Haus Stuart, dessen katholische Nachfahren im 18. Jahrhundert immer wieder gegen die Könige aus dem deutschen Kurfürstentum rebellierten? ... more...

  • Doverby Vera I Evison

    English Heritage Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    The Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Buckland, Dover, was discovered when a new housing estate was being constructed in 1951. It was excavated by Professor Evison between 1951 and 1953. The cemetery of some 170 graves dates from the late fifth to the middle of the eighth century. Professor Evison?s expertise in the study of glass, jewellery and weapons ensures... more...

  • Early Man in South Buckinghamshireby J. F. Head

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    Early Man in South Buckinghamshire: An Introduction to the Archaeology of the Region introduces the archaeology of South Buckinghamshire. This book records and outlines the evidence for the presence and activities of the early inhabitants of the southern portion of the county. It includes the topics on soils and settlements, communications, and Old... more...

  • Ehrbare Spekulantenby Andreas Fahrmeir

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 0.00

    Die Londoner City hat zwei Gesichter: das des modernen Finanzplatzes und das der pittoresk-archaischen Lokalverwaltung. Die Beziehungen zwischen diesen beiden wurden in der Forschung lange vernachlässigt - Andreas Fahrmeir geht ihnen nach. Zugleich legt er die erste zusammenhängende Verfassungsgeschichte der City Corporation für die... more...

  • The Excavation of Roman and Mediaeval Londonby W. F. Grimes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This is an immensely fascinating work, published originally in 1968, which is of great value in understanding London?s past. The immediate background to the excavations was the bombing of London during the Second World War, which led to the destruction of more than fifty of the three hundred and fifty or so acres that make up the walled city. The... 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... more...

  • Famous and Infamous Londonersby Peter de Loriol

    The History Press 2004; US$ 21.86

    <div>A compilation of thoroughly researched true stories of Londoners through the ages, well known and little known alike - their lives, loves, pastimes and crimes. Their stories weave a tapestry of London through the ages.</div> more...

  • Fenland Surveyby David Hall; John Coles

    English Heritage Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    Archaeological surveys of the Fenland of eastern England were initiated in the 1930s after it became clear that centuries of drainage and cultivation had seriously reduced the archaeological deposits. These studies were among the first to take a multi-disciplinary aproach to archaeological work, and continued with new work in the 1980s when intensive... more...

  • Folklore of Cornwallby Tony Deane; Tony Shaw

    The History Press 2003; US$ 17.99

    A rediscovery of the traditional tales and beliefs of Cornwall. Standing alone at the bottom tip of England and despite the enormous influx of tourists it receives each year, Cornwall boasts many unique traditions. This volume touches on the wide variety of legends, songs and stories and their relationship with the rugged landscape: from standing... more...