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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The River Hambleby David Chun

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    The Hamble rises at Bishop's Waltham in Hampshire and flows into Southampton Water. It is a relatively small river but it has an interesting and varied history. Above Botley the Hamble powered a number of mills, and in the seventeenth century plans to make that section navigable were contemplated. The tidal river below Botley has served as an important... more...

  • Sheep's-Head Stew, Dotted Minims, Pastry and Pythagorasby Sheila M. Guest

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 5.99

    This book is a small collection of anecdotal memories from a happy childhood in the immediate post-war period. It is a snapshot of life in a Lancashire cotton town during the 1940s and early 1950s. Judged against today’s society, which seems to worship at the altar of material possessions and entitlement, it would probably be regarded as extreme... more...

  • Shropshire Railwaysby Geoff Cryer

    Crowood 2014; US$ 18.94

    An examination of four hundred years of railways in Shropshire, from the primitive wagonways of the pre-railway age to the county's current rail network and services. Fully illustrated with almost two hundred monochrome and colour photos, Shropshire Railways is an ideal resource for anyone with an interest in this county with its rich railway history,... more...

  • Circled with Stoneby Mark Stoyle

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    The city of Exeter was one of the great provincial capitals of early modern England. From the accession of Henry VII to the eve of the Civil War, Exeter consistently ranked among the five or six most populous English provincial cities, with a population which steadily increased from around 8,000 in 1525 to perhaps as many as 12,000 by 1642. Ruled by... more...

  • Preston Rememberedby Keith Johnson

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    Preston Remembered is a fascinating collection of articles written by author and Lancashire Evening Post historian Keith Johnson. Take a nostalgic journey into Preston's colourful past, recalling the events that transformed this historic cotton town into a university city. Take a peep a the days of cotton mills, factories, public houses and endless... more...

  • Paranormal Kentby Neil Arnold

    The History Press 2010; US$ 14.57

    Kent has long been known as the 'Garden of England', however this idyllic corner of Britain also has its darker side and has a long history of paranormal occurrences. This richly illustrated book covers a fascinating range of strange events. From sightings of big cats, UFOs, monsters and fairies to terrifying tales of dragon encounters and phantom... more...

  • The A-Z of Curious County Durhamby Martin Dufferwiel

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    This book draws on the long and unique heritage of the County Palatine of Durham; a historical land of saints and warlords. Inspired in part by the chronicles and compendiums of County Durham's eighteenth- and nineteenth-century historians and antiquarians, this book is a miscellany - at times tragic, at times comic, but always entertaining. It tells,... more...

  • Great War Britain Shropshireby Janet Doody

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Shropshire offers an intimate portrayal of the county and its people living in the shadow of the 'war to end all wars'. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it describes local reaction to the outbreak of war;... more...