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

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    <div>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... more...

  • Wirralby Daniel K Longman

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>Fresh from his researches into the dark side of Wirral's history, in his first book Criminal Wirral, Dan Longman has plunged back into a brand new selection of terrible and tragic tales. Rather than focusing on crime, he looks at accidents and disasters from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century - in the countryside... more...

  • A Paignton Scrapbookby Peggy Parnell

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Peggy Parnell has lived in Paignton all her life, and has been fascinated by the town's history for as long as she can remember. Her new book is neither a volume of old photographs nor a chronological history; rather, it's a lucky-dip into the past - telling stories about well-known characters, filling us in on the history of local businesses, exploring... more...

  • Liverpool's Ownby Christine Dawe

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>Liverpool has been the birthplace or home to literally hundreds of extraordinary men and women. In this book Christine Dawe features a great many of them - from all eras and walks of life. Locally noteworthy figures, such as Kitty Wilkinson, who started the first public wash-houses in the city, Father Nugent, who rescued hundreds... 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...

  • 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...

  • Bloody British History Winchesterby Clare Dixon; Don Bryan; Geraldine Buchanan; James King

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Winchester has one of the darkest and most fascinating histories on record - more than 2,000 years of death, disease, and destruction. Containing dozens of true stories, including the tale of William Walker, the diver who spent five years in pitch-black water under the cathedral, you'll never see the city in the same way again. more...

  • Bloody British History Brightonby David J Boyne

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Containing more than 60 illustrations and two thousand years of history, here is the terrible true story of Brighton, once dubbed 'The Queen of Slaughtering Places'. more...

  • The Archaeology of Sutton Parkby Michael Hodder

    The History Press 2013; US$ 26.24

    <div>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,... more...

  • The Little Book of the Black Countryby Michael Pearson

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    The Little Book of the Black Country is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the region's most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, quirky history, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds... more...