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  • Scotlandby Fiona Watson

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    From the early settlers after the last Ice Age, and the myth and ritual that surrounds that prehistoric period, Fiona Watson charts the evolution of the Scottish people - as Scots, Picts and Angles - and their interaction with the world abroad, from invasions by the Romans and Vikings and teh medieval wars of independence with England right through... more...

  • Lavender Water & Snail Syrupby Nicola Lillie; Marilyn Yurdan; Laura Lillie

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    <div>Elizabeth Ambler started compiling her household book of cures in the early eighteenth century, including in it treatments which were much older and had been passed down to her. These intriguing remedies include Sir Walter Raleigh's Receipt against Plague, Viper Broth, Snail Milk Water and Tobacco for the Eyes, as well as Ginger... more...

  • Aintree Daysby Alexander Tulloch

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Presents an autobiographical account of Alexander Tulloch. This book recounts his life in Liverpool from 1945 to 1962, when he was growing up with his sister, parents and grandparents in a small terraced house in Aintree. It is also accompanied by an atmospheric selection of photographs, reflecting the England then. more...

  • Nanny Knows Bestby Katherine Holden

    The History Press 2013; US$ 27.69

    <div>Not quite part of the family and definitely an employee; idealised or deominsed, the nanny has had a difficult role in family life over the past 200 years. Any discussion of nannies arouses strong emotions in those who have employed them and a sometimes shocking range of experiences for the nannies themselves. One of our most famous... more...

  • With the Heart of a Kingby Benton Rain Patterson

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    Philip II of Spain, the most powerful monarch in sixteenth-century Europe and a ferocious empire-builder, was matched against the dauntless queen of England, Elizabeth I, determined to defend her country and thwart Philip's ambitions. Philip had been king of England while married to Elizabeth's half-sister, Bloody Mary Tudor, a devout Catholic. ... more...

  • Lost Dundeeby Charles McKean; Patricia Whatley

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 10.14

    Lost Dundee' brings the second city of renaissance Scotland back to life showing, through previously undiscovered photographs and drawings, the life and the maritime quarter of this great port. It illustrates Dundee's transformation into a major Georgian town at the centre of the flax trade between St Petersburg and the USA, with the development of... more...

  • A New Race of Menby Michael Fry

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 15.21

    War opened and closed Scotland's greatest century: a pitiless part in the defeat of Naploeon in 1815, a huge blood-sacrifice for the sake of victory from 1914. In between came the greatest contributions to the progress and happiness of the rest of mankind that the Scots have ever made - in everything from the combine harvester to the mackintosh to... more...

  • Bastard Feudalism and the Law (Routledge Revivals)by John Bellamy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This title, first published in 1989, was one of the first to directly address the legal dimension of bastard feudalism. John Bellamy explores the role and vulnerability of local officials and juries, the nature of the endemic land wars and the interference in the justice system by those at the top of the social chain. What emerges is a focus on the... more...

  • Modernity Britainby David Kynaston

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 24.99

    The late 1950s was an action-packed, often dramatic time in which the contours of modern Britain began to take shape. These were the 'never had it so good' years, when the Carry On film series and the TV soap Emergency Ward 10 got going, and films like Room at the Top and plays like A Taste of Honey brought the working class to the centre of... more...

  • The Story of Dudleyby Edward Chitham

    The History Press 2014; US$ 26.24

    <div>This book provides a rounded account of the history of Dudley, beginning before the Norman Conquest. It traces the development of industry in the town, and shows how the lack of utilities including water hampered the nineteenth-century town (forcing a section of the population into desperate poverty). Major historical treasures remain... more...