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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Get up close and personal with some of the heavy hitters of British history in this engaging volume of brief biographical sketches. With an emphasis on extracting moral lessons from the lives and choices of great men, British jurist James Bryce offers glimpses into the legacies of eminent figures ranging from Anthony Trollope to Lord Acton. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
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...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57
The Little Book of Shropshire is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and events in the county, from its earliest origins to the present day. Here you can read about the important contributions Shropshire has made to the history of the nation, and meet some of the great men and women, the eccentrics and the scoundrels... more...
- Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 5.82
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... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 29.17
Athlone 1900-1923 is perhaps the most detailed study ever carried out for an Irish town during these tumultuous times. It is a meticulously researched study of how the developing fortunes of Irish nationalism played out on a local stage, allowing us to appreciate just how momentous the change was to be to daily life. Throughout this work, the motivations... more...
- Profile Books 2015; US$ 25.31
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...
- Birlinn 2015; US$ 13.11
‘indispensable … an illuminating appraisal? – Alex Massie, Spectator ‘A fascinating portrait of one of the most powerful politicians in the United Kingdom? – Euan McColm, Scotland on Sunday ‘David Torrance?s skilled analysis provides insight into the rise of Nicola Sturgeon to the top of Scottish politics? – Claire Stewart, STV How did a working-class... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 7.29
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...