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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Roman Londonby Dominic Perring

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ready, Steady, Go!by Shawn Levy

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 19.00

    It?s the summer of 1966... The fundamental old ways: chastity, rationality, harmony, sobriety, even democracy: blasted to nothing or crumbling under siege. The city glows. It echoes. It pulses. It bleeds pastel and fuzzy, spicy, paisley and soft. This is how it's always going to be: smashing clothes, brilliant music, easy sex, eternal youth,... more...

  • East Anglia's Historyby Christopher Harper-Bill; Carole Rawcliffe; Richard G. Wilson

    Boydell & Brewer 2002; US$ 90.00

    Seventeen studies from the region's best scholars illuminate a variety of issues, ranging from the Domesday herring industry by way of monasteries, memorials, wills, Gainsborough and garden history to the growing passion for natural history and science in the mid nineteenth century. They make a serious contribution to an understanding of the region,... more...

  • Cambridge Street-Namesby Ronald Gray; Derek Stubbings; Virén Sahai

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 22.00

    An illustrated compendium of the meanings of street-names in the city of Cambridge, first published in 2000. more...

  • Manchester in 1844by W. H. Chaloner

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 72.95

    Published in 1969, Manchester in 1844 is a valuable contribution to the field of History. more...

  • Refugess of the French Revolutionby Dr Kirsty Carpenter

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 208.00

    Kirsty Carpenter puts a human face on the victims of revolutionary legislation. London had the largest community of émigrés. It had the most evolved social structure and was the most politically-active community. It was in London that two cultures came face-to-face with their prejudices and were forced to confront them. more...

  • The British Government and the City of London in the Twentieth Centuryby Ranald Michie; Philip Williamson

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 43.00

    Historical assessment of recent relations between the British Government and the City of London. more...