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  • Outpostsby Simon Winchester

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09

    The reissue of a Simon Winchester classic In 1985 Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire travelled 100,000 miles back and forth from Antarctica to the Caribbean to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remain of what once made Britain great. His adventures in these distant and forgotten... more...

  • Wales and the Crusadesby Kathryn Hurlock

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 40.00

    This study is the first to consider the impact of the crusades and crusading on medieval Wales. By looking at references to crusading in poetry, chronicles and other literature , examining efforts at recruitment and assessing the levels of participation and interaction, it considers the level of interest in the crusading movement shown in Wales and... more...

  • The Arthur of Medieval Latin Literatureby Siān Echard

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 70.00

    King Arthur's stories survive in many genres, but while scholars and enthusiasts alike know something of his roots in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Latin History of the Kings of Britain, most are unaware that there was a Latin Arthurian tradition which extended beyond Geoffrey. This collection of essays highlights different aspects of that tradition. more...

  • Irish Freedomby Richard English

    Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 15.89

    Richard English's brilliant new book, now available in paperback, is a compelling narrative history of Irish nationalism, in which events are not merely recounted but analysed. Full of rich detail, drawn from years of original research and also from the extensive specialist literature on the subject, it offers explanations of why Irish nationalists... more...

  • Cornwall & the Isles of Scillyby Annya Strydom

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    The name Cornwall comes from Cornovii, meaning hill dwellers, and Waelas, meaning strangers. The first Stone Age tools that were found here date to 4,500 BC.  Near the town of Redruth the remains of a Stone Age settlement can still be seen. A shift in the landscape across the land bridge from Europe brought the early settlers to Cornwall. There... more...

  • The Fifth Monarchy Menby Bernard Capp

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 23.32

    In The Fifth Monarchy Men (Faber, 1972), Professor Capp places the movement in the context of the rise of millenarian thought in Europe from the Reformation and its rapid spread in England during the Civil Wars. For many radicals, the execution of King Charles cleared the way for King Jesus, and heralded the establishment of a revolutionary millennium.... more...

  • An Irish Country Childhoodby Marrie Walsh

    John Blake Publishing 2010; US$ 7.99

    'As a child I would sit on the stone wall as if hypnotised, imagining that the world ended where the moutains and the sky met and wishing I could stand at the top and touch the heavens.' This enchanting story tells of a young girl's magical childhood on a farm in the west of Ireland during the 1930s and 1940s. It looks at the mountain-village community,... more...

  • Bloody Scottish History Edinburghby Geoff Holder

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the world ? with one of the darkest histories on record. Sweeping through the centuries in a blood-soaked catalogue of assaults, assassinations and all-out attempts at annihilation, this volume reveals the hideous tapestry of death, disease and disaster that lies beneath Edinburgh?s stunning faēade.... more...

  • All the Countries We've Ever Invadedby Stuart Laycock

    The History Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Out of 193 countries currently recognised by the UN, we?ve invaded 158. That?s an amazing 82%!Azerbaijan won this year?s Eurovision. Don?t know where it is? You should, because we invaded it for its oil almost a hundred years ago.Every Summer, hordes of British tourists now invade Corfu and the other Ionian islands. Find out how we first invaded them... more...

  • Bloody British History: Peterboroughby Jean A. Hooper

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    ?RAZED by VIKINGS! Deadly Danish assaults and demolitions?NEOLITHIC MURDERS! The tragic tale of Britain?s earliest recorded homicide!?A DEADLY GAME of THRONES! The last remains of two royal victims in the Abbey?MURDERED by the RIPPER! Was one of Jack the Ripper?s victims from Peterborough? Find out inside!??I Can?t Stop While There Are Lives to be... more...