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  • Hadrian's Wall Pathby Mark Richards

    Cicerone Press 2010; US$ 18.89

    Walk Hadrian's Wall Path between Bowness-on-Solway and Wallsend in Newcastle. This 84-mile National Trail route is described in this guidebook for walking in either direction. A World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Wall combines striking natural landscapes with monumental remains. The guide is divided into 22 stages, with detailed mapping. more...

  • Aunt Epp's Guide for Lifeby Elspeth Marr; Christopher Rush

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 7.99

    Offers advice on topics ranging from gingerbread to genitals, sheep's head to 'softening of the member', God to golden pippins. more...

  • A Companion to the Global Renaissanceby Jyotsna G. Singh

    Wiley 2013; US$ 55.95 US$ 48.49

    Featuring twenty one newly-commissioned essays, A Companion to the Global Renaissance: English Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion demonstrates how today's globalization is the result of a complex and lengthy historical process that had its roots in England's mercantile and cross-cultural interactions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.... more...

  • Folk Oppositionby Alex Niven

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    For David Cameron and ?Big Society? Tories, folk culture means organic food, nu-folk pop music, and pastoral myths of Englishness. Meanwhile, postmodern liberal culture teaches us that talking about a singular ?folk? is reductive at best, neo-fascist at worst. But what is being held in check by this consensus against the possibility of a unified,... more...

  • Gorostieta and the Cristiadaby Richard Grabman

    Editorial Mazatlán 2011; US$ 4.95

    Focusing on the career of Enrique Gorostieta Velarde, the "atheist" mercenary hired to lead the insurgent army, Gorostieta and the Cristiada: Mexico's Catholic Insurgency of 1926-1929 by Richard Grabman, is an extended look at the how a search for cheap oil, attempts to reign in corporate power and a struggle for a workable economic and political... more...

  • Off with Their Heads!by Martin Oliver

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    Containing bits from British history, this book seeks to inspire a love of history that can last a lifetime. It is suitable for a gift from parent to child and a learning companion to help all school children get to grips with British history, without the boring bits. more...

  • Winston Churchillby Wendy Conklin

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    When Adolf Hitler began raising his army, one of the first people who sounded the alarm was Winston Churchill. After France fell to Hitler, Churchill held strong and worked to build up his army. Time and time again, Hitler offered a peace deal to Churchill in hopes that Churchill would leave him alone and back out of the war. Each time Churchill refused,... more...

  • Anne Nevilleby Michael Hicks

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.77

    Anne Neville was queen to England's most notorious king, Richard III. She was immortalised by Shakespeare for the remarkable nature of her marriage, a union which brought together a sorrowing widow with her husband's murderer. Anne's misfortune did not end there. In addition to killing her first husband, Richard also helped kill her father,... more...

  • Richard III and the Murder in the Towerby Peter A. Hancock

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Richard III is accused of murdering his nephews (the 'Princes in the Tower') in order to usurp the throne of England. Since Tudor times he has been painted as the 'black legend', the murderous uncle. However, the truth is much more complicated and interesting. Rather than looking at all the killings Richard III did not commit, this book focuses on... more...

  • UnRoman Britainby Miles Russell; Stuart Laycock

    The History Press 2011; US$ 23.32

    When we think of Roman Britain we tend to think of a land of togas and richly decorated palaces with Britons happily going about their much improved daily business under the benign gaze of Rome. This image is to a great extent a fiction. In fact, Britons were some of the least enthusiastic members of the Roman Empire. A few adopted roman ways to curry... more...