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Great Britain

  • Scotland's Future Historyby Stuart McHardy

    Luath Press Ltd 2015; US$ 11.65

    McHardy presents a new approach to history, changing our mindset to look at Scotland as the centre of our story. Rather than starting from the Mediterranean, from the classical/Christian bias we have been taught for centuries. Rather than being a remote dark land populated by barbaric tribes. Perhaps we were the centre of a well-organised civilisation... more...

  • Hat Industry of Luton and its Buildings, Theby Katie Carmichael; David McOmish; David Grech

    English Heritage Publishing 2015; US$ 10.19

    Although perhaps best known today as the home of Vauxhall Motors, Luton?s industrial roots run much deeper. Long before it became associated with motor cars, Luton was the centre of ladies? hat production in this country a success founded upon the earlier regional industry of straw-plaiting. Many surrounding towns and villages fed into the industry... more...

  • Manninghamby Simon Taylor; Kathryn Gibson

    English Heritage Publishing 2015; US$ 10.19

    This book raises awareness of the wide range and varied character of the historic landscape and buildings which constitute Manningham, and the forces and trends which have contributed to its appearance over time. It tells the story, through its buildings and landscape, of Manningham?s development from a thinly populated rural township to a fully developed,... more...

  • Weymouth's Seaside Heritageby Allan Brodie; Colin Ellis; David Stuart; Gary Winter

    English Heritage Publishing 2015; US$ 5.82

    With Weymouth and Portland hosting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games sailing events, the profile of the area will be raised considerably in the years leading up to the Games. Weymouth?s seaside history and heritage will be a focus of attention and will contribute significantly to the regeneration of the town in the coming years. Weymouth... more...

  • Newcastle's Grainger Townby Fiona Cullen; David Lovie

    English Heritage Publishing 2015; US$ 5.82

    Grainger Town is as much an idea as it is a place. It is an important phenomenon, both historically and in today?s debate about conservation in our cities and towns. Richard Grainger, a native of Newcastle and a builder and speculator unparalleled in the region, in the middle decades of the 19th century co-ordinated a radical re-planning that turned... more...

  • Manchester's Northern Quarterby Simon Taylor; Julian Holder

    English Heritage Publishing 2015; US$ 5.82

    This book raises awareness of the wide range and the varied character of the historic buildings which make up the Northern Quarter?s townscape and the forces and trends which contributed to its appearance. It also shows how the area has evolved over the last two and a half centuries, forming the historic backdrop to everyday life in a particularly... more...

  • Religion and Place in Leedsby John Minnis; Trevor Mitchell

    English Heritage Publishing 2015; US$ 5.82

    Religious and cultural diversity has been a key feature of the city of Leeds for almost 200 years and has resulted in the building of many fine churches, chapels and synagogues; these are now joined by mosques, gurdwaras and a mandir. Tracing the architectural response to the changing conditions of the inner city and suburbs, this book examines the... more...

  • Gatesheadby Simon Taylor; David Lovie

    English Heritage Publishing 2015; US$ 5.82

    Gateshead has often been overshadowed by Newcastle, its northern neighbour across the River Tyne, yet its history is full of fascinating insights into the way in which a northern industrial town experienced the 19th and 20th centuries. This book explores this period of great change through a study of the town's everyday historic landscape. The story... more...

  • Manchester: The warehouse legacyby Simon Taylor; Malcolm Cooper; P S Barnwell

    English Heritage Publishing 2015; US$ 5.82

    Manchester is known for its cotton mills, the Town Hall and its imposing commercial architecture, but it is textile warehouses that provide the distinctive element in its streetscape and make it unlike any other town in England. These warehouses were only built during the century following 1825 - a relatively short time in the history of Manchester... more...

  • Margate's Seaside Heritageby Nigel Barker; Allan Brodie; Nick Dermott; Lucy Jessop; Gary Winter

    English Heritage Publishing 2015; US$ 5.82

    The seaside holiday and the seaside resort are two of England?s greatest exports to the world. Since the early 18th century, when some of the wealthiest people first sought improved health by bathing in saltwater, the lure of the sea has been a fundamental part of the British way of life, and millions of people still head to the coast each year. Margate... more...