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  • Sources for English Local Historyby W. B. Stephens

    Cambridge University Press 1981; US$ 47.00

    English local and regional history has attracted widespread attention in the last twenty-five to thirty years. Its study has expanded at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in universities, polytechnics, and at other institutions of higher education, and it has long retained its popularity as a subject for adult education classes. In schools the... more...

  • The Secret Wife of King George IVby Diane Haeger

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 8.99

    Although it was illegal, secret, and against the express commands of his famously mad father, King George IV of England married twice--once for duty and once for love. While Caroline of Brunswick eventually became his lawful queen, it was the beautiful Maria Fitzherbert, recognized as his wife by the Catholic Church but not by the laws of England,... more...

  • A History of Modern Britainby Andrew Marr

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 14.99

    A History of Modern Britain confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification. In each decade, political leaders think they know what they are... more...

  • The Annals of West Cokerby Matthew Nathan

    Cambridge University Press 1957; US$ 38.00

    Sir Matthew Nathan's account of the history of West Coker was originally published in 1957. more...

  • The English Seaside in Victorian and Edwardian Timesby John Hannavy

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 10.95

    Through a collection of coloured holiday photographs covering all the major - and several minor - resorts around England's coast, linked to selected written commentaries from Charles Dickens and many others, this book celebrates the heyday of the seaside holiday. more...

  • Britain's Working Coast in Victorian and Edwardian Timesby John Hannavy

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 10.95

    The coastline of Victorian and Edwardian Britain provided beauty, isolation, entertainment, and the venue for most people's holidays. But it was also a thriving center of industry - shipbuilding and fishing, plus the numerous trades associated with dockyards, coastal transport and the leisure industry. This book travels around Britain's coast - clockwise... more...

  • Peat and Peat Cuttingby Ian Rotherham

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    For thousands of years peat was the main fuel that that warmed houses all over the British Isles, and the mark of the peat cutter is written deep in the landscape. This book is a celebration of a cultural history that extended from the Iron Age to the twentieth century. It tells the story of the use of peat for fuel in the British Isles, and the people... more...

  • Never to Returnby Hampton Creer

    Manx Heritage Foundation 2011; US$ 8.99

    The remarkable story of Manx prisoners sent to the penal colonies during the 18th and 19th Centuries. The stories of their trials and subsequent journeys to Australia and Tasmania is remarkable, and this book throws open a window on to a part of Manx life that has long since been forgotten. Hampton Creer's thorough research turns this tragic story... more...

  • The Ellan Vannin Storyby Richard Stafford

    Manx Heritage Foundation 2011; US$ 8.99

    The SS Ellan Vannin sank on 3rd December 1909, approaching the Mersey in hurricane force winds and giant seas. All 35 passengers and crew were lost, and it was a national tragedy for the Isle of Man. This riveting account of the event and the circumstances leading up to, examines all the theories about the disaster, as well as the many bizarre coincidences... more...

  • A History of Modern Britainby Andrew Marr

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 10.05

    The Sunday Times No.1 Bestseller - an authoritative, accessible history from one of our most respected journalists more...