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  • The Excavation of Roman and Mediaeval Londonby W. F. Grimes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This is an immensely fascinating work, published originally in 1968, which is of great value in understanding London?s past. The immediate background to the excavations was the bombing of London during the Second World War, which led to the destruction of more than fifty of the three hundred and fifty or so acres that make up the walled city. The... more...

  • Engel's Englandby Matthew Engel

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 26.67

    England, says Matthew Engel, is the most complicated place in the world. And, as he travels through each of the historic English counties, he discovers that's just the start of it. Every county is fascinating, the product of a millennium or more of history: still a unique slice of a nation that has not quite lost its ancient diversity. ... more...

  • Bloody British History Buckinghamshireby Eddie Brazil

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Buckinghamshire has one of the darkest histories on record. With residents including the Dinton Hermit - better known as Charles I's executioner - and Sir Everard Digby, the Gayhurst nobleman who tried to blow up James I, as well as a truly apocalyptic priest at Water Stratford, this chilling catalogue of battles, deaths, diseases and disasters will... more...

  • The Little Book of Berkshireby Stuart Hylton

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Little Book of Berkshire is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and events in the city, from its earliest origins to the present day. Here you can read about the important contributions Berkshire has made to the history of the nation, and meet some of the great men and women, the eccentrics and the scoundrels with... more...

  • Tofino and Clayoquot Soundby Margaret Horsfield; Ian Kennedy

    Harbour Publishing 2014; US$ 36.95

    Clayoquot Sound, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is not only a place of extraordinary raw beauty, but also a region with a rich heritage and fascinating past. Tofino and Clayoquot Sound delves into all facets of the region's history, bringing to life the chronicle that started with the dramatic upheavals of geological formation and continues... more...

  • Scotland's Cruel Seaby Robert Jeffrey

    Black & White Publishing 2014; US$ 5.82

    High cliffs jutting out into the Atlantic and the North Sea, many hundreds of rocky skerries, deep sea lochs, dangerous unseen reefs, powerful tides and gales that batter the land fiercely from all points of the compass . . . Scotland has a coastline of immense beauty and danger, and its cruel sea has claimed many lives down the years. Disaster at... more...

  • Picts, Gaels and Scotsby Sally M Foster

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 8.74

    Early historic Scotland – from the fifth to the tenth century AD – was home to a variety of diverse peoples and cultures, all competing for land and supremacy. Yet by the eleventh century it had become a single, unified kingdom, known as Alba, under a stable and successful monarchy. How did this happen, and when? At the heart of this mystery lies... more...

  • A Higher Worldby Michael Fry

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 18.94

    This new and compelling history of eighteenth-century Scotland paints a rich and detailed portrait of the country at a time when it was of truly global significance. This journey from the Union of 1707 to its centenary and beyond takes in vivid scenes from all over the country, and ranges up and down the social scale from peeresses to prostitutes,... more...

  • St Kildaby Roger Hutchinson

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 14.57

    St Kilda is the most romantic and most romanticised group of islands in Europe. Soaring out of the North Atlantic Ocean like Atlantis come back to life, the islands have captured the imagination of the outside world for hundreds of years. Their inhabitants, Scottish Gaels who lived off the land, the sea and by birdcatching on high and precipitous... more...

  • Geschichte Großbritanniens im 20. Jahrhundertby Franz-Josef Brüggemeier

    C.H. Beck 2010; US$ 22.70

    Um 1900 war Großbritannien auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Macht und besaß ein riesiges Empire. Kein anderes Land hatte damals einen ähnlich hohen Grad an Urbanisierung und Industrialisierung erreicht. Auch Konsumgesellschaft und Populärkultur waren deutlich weiter entwickelt. Nirgendwo sonst vollzogen sich aber... more...