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  • 101 Amazing Facts About Londonby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99

    In this amazing eBook you will find more than one hundred facts about London. What are the top landmarks, museums and galleries to visit? What is the history of the London Underground? Separated into sections covering these topics and more (such as its history, its culture and the many bridges which span the Thames river), you will learn some fascinating... more...

  • 1066 The Conquestby Peter Fieldman

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74

    ENGLAND'S DEFINING MOMENT IN HISTORY ONE THOUSAND YEARS AGO ON ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DATES IN ENGLISH HISTORY A NORMAN DUKE LED THE LAST INVASION OF ENGLAND TO BECOME KING OF ENGLAND APPOINTED DUKE OF NORMANDYAT THE AGE OF EIGHT ON THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER HE SURVIVED ATTEMPTS ON HIS LIFE AND GREW UP IN A MEDIEVAL WORLD FULL OF INTRIGUE, TREACHERY... more...

  • A 1950s Portsmouth Childhoodby Valerie Reilly

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The 1950s was a time of regeneration and change for Portsmouth. For children growing up during this decade, life was changing fast. They still made their own toys and earned their own pocket money, but, on new television sets, Andy Pandy (1950) and Bill and Ben (1952) delighted them. With rationing discontinued, confectionary was on the menu again,... more...

  • A 1960s East End Childhoodby Simon Webb

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    Do you remember playing in streets free of traffic? Dancing to the Beatles? Watching a man land on the Moon on TV? Waking up to ice on the inside of the windows? If the answer is yes, then the chances are that you were a child in the 1960s. This delightful compendium of memories will appeal to all who grew up in the East End during the Swinging Sixties.... more...

  • 1970s Londonby Alec Forshaw

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    Following a sheltered childhood and a sequestered education in Cambridge, and having missed out on the swinging sixties, Alec Forshaw was ready for a dose of the wider world. London in the early 1970s was where the lights shone brightest. In reality, it was still a city struggling to find its post-war identity, full of declining industries and derelict... more...

  • 365 Reasons to be Proud to be a Londonerby Richard Happer

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 5.82

    London - one of the world's most exciting cities. Teeming with life, bursting with history, it houses over 8 million people, and has thousands of stories to tell. 365 Reasons to be Proud to be a Londoner is a quirky, fun exploration of the people and events that make London so special, with an entry for every day of the year. From the building of London's... more...

  • The A-Z of Curious County Durhamby Martin Dufferwiel

    The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Ancoatsby Michael E Rose; Keith Falconer; Julian Holder

    Historic England 2015; US$ 10.19

    First hailed as a wonder of the new industrial world, to later 19th-century commentators the name Ancoats became synonymous with dark satanic mills and urban poverty. This book intends to raise awareness of the wide range and varied character of the historic mills, buildings and canals which constitute the Ancoats townscape, and the forces and trends... more...

  • Anglo-Saxon Somersetby Michael Costen

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 35.00

    The county of Somerset cannot lay claim to have been an Anglo-Saxon kingdom like Kent or Sussex, but nevertheless it has a history as a distinct region which can be traced to the seventh century and there are hints of an earlier entity in the post-Roman period. Although the detail of this society is difficult to recover, there is no doubt that it was... more...

  • The Anglo-Irish Experience, 1680-1730by D. W. Hayton

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 115.00

    Outlines the complex nature of the Anglo-Irish ruling class, showing how its multi-faceted identity was formed and how it evolved. more...