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  • Recent Archaeological Excavations in Britainby R.L.S. Bruce-Mitford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Originally published in 1956, this collection features chapters by well-known archaeologists on various archaeological sites explored in the previous decade, as examples of the techniques being used and finds being made. Mostly from the lowland zone of Britain, the chapters nonetheless offer a spread of location and site types; while the periods being... more...

  • The Archaeology of Medieval England and Walesby John Steane

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In the preceding 25 years to this book?s publication in 1985 there was an extensive and unprecedented burst of archaeological activity in evidence from below-ground deposits, above-ground structures, and artefacts. During the boom of the late 1960s and 1970s, which led to go much central town redevelopment, it was buried remains which yielded the... more...

  • Lady Katherine Knollysby Sarah-Beth Watkins

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    This fascinating book studies Katherine Knollys' life and times, including her intriguing relationship with Elizabeth I. more...

  • 365 Reasons to be Proud to be Englishby Richard Happer

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 7.99

    However well our boys do in the 2014 World Cup, we can be sure that English pride will be riding higher than ever. So it's time to celebrate our Englishness! Take a year-long stroll around the joys of English inventiveness, eccentricity and fighting spirit with this fascinating collection of stories, anecdotes and fun. Within these pages you'll find... more...

  • A Nation and not a Rabbleby Diarmaid Ferriter

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 10.65

    Packed with violence, political drama and social and cultural upheaval, the years 1913-1923 saw the emergence in Ireland of the Ulster Volunteer Force to resist Irish home rule and in response, the Irish Volunteers, who would later evolve into the IRA. World War One, the rise of Sinn Féin, intense Ulster unionism and conflict with Britain culminated... more...

  • Down With the Royalsby Joan Smith; Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    When Prince George was just eight weeks old, the Evening Standard declared him to be 'the most influential person in London'. He couldn't even walk, let alone talk. Yet one day he could become head of state, whether we like it or not. Joan Smith argues that it has become nearly impossible to question the existence of the monarchy. Articulate republicans... more...

  • Rising from the Shadowsby Saeed Fassaie; Charlie Teo

    Richmond Ventures 2015; US$ 19.99

    Every politician, every soldier, every doctor, every social worker, every refugee, every school child....actually, every Australian needs to read this book.' - Dr Charlie Teo. Saeed gives a compelling account of his life through revolution and war, love, camaraderie, immigration, the hardships and sacrifices which stretch far back into his past,... more...

  • British Historians and National Identityby Anthony Leon Brundage

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Two eminent scholars of historiography examine the concept of national identity through the key multi-volume histories of the last two hundred years. Starting with Hume?s History of England (1754?62), they explore the work of British historians whose work had a popular readership and an influence on succeeding generations of British children. more...

  • The Life and Times of Richard IIIby Anthony Cheetham

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 13.49

    A fully up to date history of England's most infamous king, Richard III, the last of the Plantagenets. more...

  • Paul Sinha's Real British Citizenship Testby Paul Sinha

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    Since 2005, well over one million prospective immigrants have attempted to cement permanent residency in the UK by taking the Home Office-devised ?Life in the UK? test. With questions such as ?What is the name of the admiral who died in a sea battle in 1805 and has a monument in Trafalgar Square, London??, it?s as dull as ditchwater and a hopelessly... more...