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  • Watfordby Mary Forsyth

    The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    This volume explores the history of Watford from earliest times to the present day, and the intriguing role the area has played in British history. It is a rich story, filled with such details as life in the household of Cardinal Wolsey at Moor Park, where Henry VIII stayed and Catherine of Aragon lived after the king (as some sources have it) met... more...

  • Orde Wingate and the British Army, 1922-1944by Simon Anglim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Major General Orde Wingate (1903?1944) was the most controversial British military commander of the Second World War, and perhaps of the last hundred years. Anglim's biography fills a significant void in the literature, making extensive use of Wingate's papers to place him firmly in the context of the British army of the time. more...

  • London the Promised Land Revisitedby Dr Anne J Kershen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Some two decades since the publication of London the Promised Land?, which charted and investigated the successes and failures of the migrant experience in London over a period of three hundred years, this book re-examines the migrant landscape in London. While remaining a beacon for immigrants, the migrant face of the city has changed rapidly and... more...

  • Streets of Sinby Fiona Rule

    The History Press 2015; US$ 13.11

    <div>A short walk away from London's West End lies Notting Hill - one of the capital's most exclusive residential districts and a celebrity hotspot. But this outwardly genteel enclave has its shocking secrets. Streets of Sin delves into Notting Hill's distinctly murky past and relates the deplorable scandals that blighted the area from its development... more...

  • Fareham Revisitedby Michael Stephenson

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 15.49

    Fareham Revisited started out as a poem, which Michael Stephenson was inspired to write when he was reflecting on how much his home town had changed since the 1950s and 1960s. The poem and its sentiments struck a chord with so many people that he decided to write a book about Fareham that would evoke more of these memories. The book was privately published... more...

  • The Little Book of Bristolby Maurice Fells

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    <div>The Little Book of Bristol is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and trivia. A rich, and indeed sometimes bizarre, thread of history weaves its way through the 'Bristol story'. Find out all manner of things from why local women were allowed to hang out their washing at a local beauty spot to why local bye-laws... more...

  • The Little Book of Warwickshireby Lynne R Williams

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    <div>The Little Book of Warwickshire is a compendium of fascinating information about the county, past and present. Contained within is a plethora of entertaining facts about Warwickshire's famous and occasionally infamous men and women, its towns and countryside, history, natural history, literary, artistic and sporting achievements, customs... more...

  • National Trust Histories: Wessexby Humphrey Welfare

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 5.82

    The name 'Wessex' is full of echoes of the ancient past - of Stonehenge, Avebury and Silbury Hill - and of the regional novels of Thomas Hardy. The ploughing up of traditional downland pastures and the removal of ancient hedgerows, woodlands and wetlands from the vales have changed some of Hardy's windswept grasslands and dairy-rich lowlands. Even... more...

  • National Trust Histories: Cornwallby Jack Ravensdale

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 5.82

    Cornwall has its own language, culture, outlook and a powerful individuality. Its scenery is unique in Britain and to see a remotely similar countryside one must travel across the sea to another Celtic bastion, Brittany  It is also a place where reality is far more fascinating and diverse than popular images suggest. Hidden coves, where smugglers... more...

  • National Trust Histories: The Lake Districtby Christopher Barringer

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 5.82

    The Lake District was, until the 19th century, a remote, neglected and inaccessible part of England. Before the arrival of good road and rail networks and tourism it had been home to successive generations of very tough people: prehistoric peasant farmers, small Roman garrisons, Norse and Saxon settlers, monastic tenants and, after the Dissolution... more...