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  • 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...

  • The South West to 1000 ADby Malcolm Todd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.95

    A unique and detailed history of the south-west of England written in a clear and accessible style. A wondeful resource for any local historian. more...

  • Lancashire and Cheshire from AD1540by C. B. Phillips; J. H. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 81.95

    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Wessex from Ad1000by J. H. Bettey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    The prehistory and early history of Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Berkshire, Avon, and the city of Bristol. more...

  • Harrogate in 100 Datesby Robert Woodhouse

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Experience 100 key dates that shaped Harrogate's history, highlighted its people's genius (or stupidity) and embraced the unexpected. Featuring an amazing mix of social, criminal and sporting events, this book reveals a past that will fascinate, delight and even shock both residents and visitors to the town. more...

  • Wigston in the First World Warby Duncan Lucas; Derek Seaton; Patricia Berry; Jean Dann

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    Wigston Magna, in the heart of tranquil Leicestershire, was transformed from a peaceful existence in August 1914, as war-clouds swept across the skies of Europe. This village, the home of farming folk and framework knitters, suddently witnessed its young men leaving, in vast numbers, to answer the call of King and Country. Greater demands were placed... more...

  • Lure of the Mountainsby Michael D. Lowes

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 18.94

    Lure of the Mountains is the first published biography of accomplished photographer, ornithologist, teacher and 1924 Everest expedition member Bentley Beetham (1886-1963). Written by the late Michael D. Lowes, a pupil of Beetham's at Barnard Castle School in County Durham, and with a foreword by Graham Ratcliffe MBE, the first Briton to have summited... more...

  • Pleasure Boating on the Thamesby Simon Wenham

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    During the Victorian period the river Thames underwent a dramatic transformation from a great commercial highway into a vast pleasure-stream. This book traces these changes through the history of the firm that did more to popularise pleasure boating on the waterway than any other. The firm of Salters' began as a small boat-building enterprise in Oxford... more...

  • Earls Colne's Early Modern Landscapesby Dolly MacKinnon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The Essex village of Earls Colne, one of the most studied parishes in England, has been the subject of an ongoing research project to collate its collection of historical documents. This book offers a fresh approach to the village’s early modern cultural and political world by focussing on the social relationships that bound the community together... more...

  • East End at War and Peaceby Michael Russell

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 12.99

    Michael Russell?s work has captured the real essence of life in the East End of London between 1890 and 1961. more...