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  • Round About Colchesterby Patrick Denney

    Wharncliffe 2006; US$ 8.99

    For many years Colchester historian Patrick Denney has written ameticulously researched, entertaining and highly popular series ofhistorical articles in the East Anglian Daily Times on numerous aspects of life in Colchester and the surrounding aread. For this landmark volume the very best of his articles have been selected, edited and illustrated with... more...

  • The Making of Wiganby Mike Fletcher

    Wharncliffe 2005; US$ 5.99

    The Making of Wigan summarises the evolution, and highlights the significant changes, in one of Lancashire’s most important town’s, from Roman origins through to modern times. Tribute is paid to the resilience and determination of Wiganer’s in time of adversity, particularly during the English Civil War and when dealing with the Trauma... more...

  • A History of Penistone and Districtby David Hey

    Wharncliffe 2002; US$ 8.99

    This highly informative book covers the history of the ancient parish of Penistone from early times to the present day and combines a scholarly account with personal memories of the district in the 1940s. Much of the character of the ancient parish of Penistone was formed in the 19th century, when textile mills, steel works and the railways provided... more...

  • Worcestershire Folk Talesby David Phelps

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Worcestershire is a county of contrasts, with one face turned to the modern buzz of Birmingham and the other turned towards the quiet rural landscape of the West Country. Its folk tales reflect that dichotomy, with some stories based in the fears and superstitions of village life, and others evolving from the strains and pressures of a new industrial... more...

  • Not For Tourists Guide to London 2014by Not for Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2013; US$ 18.95

    Whether you?ve called London your home for decades or just arrived last night, there?s information in the Not For Tourists Guide to London that you need to know. From intimate neighborhood details to how to score tickets to the big football match, this guide will help you master this amazing city like an expert. Packed with over one hundred... more...

  • The Great Siege of Newcastle, 1644by Rosie Serdiville; John Sadler

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    In the autumn of 1644 was fought one of the most sustained and desperate sieges of the First Civil War when Scottish Covenanter forces under the Earl of Leven finally stormed Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the King's greatest bastion in the north-east and the key to his power there. The city had been resolutely defended throughout the year by the Marquis of... more...

  • Barnsley Streets, Volume 4by Edward Tasker

    Wharncliffe 2003; US$ 8.99

    Wharncliffe Books are delighted to present 'Barnsley Streets - Volume 4'. This is the fourth, and final, volume of the revised and already popular series. The volumes use the original material from the 9 volumes of the now highly collectable 'Barnsley Streets', published in the 1970s by E G Tasker. The work is then brought into the... more...

  • The Archaeology of Sutton Parkby Michael Hodder

    The History Press 2013; US$ 26.24

    Sutton Park is one of the largest urban parks in Europe. It was always set apart as 'special' and remains so, as a large and well-used public park. Its creation as a deer park in the twelfth century preserved the past and created the present. Detailed study of extensive earthworks, combined with excavation, documentary research, palaeo-environmental... more...

  • Old East Endersby Jane Cox

    The History Press 2013; US$ 36.46

    The publication of this book is a landmark in London history. Not since 1951 has there been a serious attempt to chronicle the history of East London. Old East Enders tells East London's story from Roman Shadwell to the present day, focusing on the untold story of the medieval and early modern Tower Hamlets. Jane Cox is an experienced author and lecturer,... more...

  • Outrageous Fortuneby Anthony Russell

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 24.78

    Leeds Castle, once home to kings and queens, was a place of spectacular opulence and luxury, and it was here that Anthony Russell spent his childhood; a childhood beyond the reaches of ordinary imagination. Away from the extravagance, the embrace of his nanny and the strong but distant love of his mother, Anthony?s childhood was often lonely and fraught... more...