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  • The Bordersby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 12.67

    Highly readable...a lively, clear style.' - Northern History This is the story of the border: a place of beginnings and endings, of differences and similarities. It is the story of England and Scotland, told not from the remoteness of London or Edinburgh or in the tired terms of national histories, but up close and personal, toe to toe and eyeball... more...

  • Watching the Doorby Kevin Myers

    The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 10.19

    As an Irish Catholic raised in Leicester, fresh from University College Dublin with a first in History, Kevin Myers is sent north to work for the Belfast bureau of RTE News. There he covers the increasingly vicious conflict erupting in the city as the IRA campaign begins. Reporting too for Dublin's Hibernia, the London Observer and NBC Radio for North... more...

  • English Villageby Martin Wainwright

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    The village remains a quintessential and much-loved treasure of the English countryside. This title celebrates what is unique and loved about a typical village - the pub, the green, the school, the church, the pond, the local shop and more - as well as explores how the village has changed over the centuries. more...

  • Outpostsby Simon Winchester

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 11.27

    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$ 14.22

    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...

  • The Bloodiest Year 1972by Ken Wharton

    The History Press 2011; US$ 27.69

    1972 was the bloodiest year of an already bloody conflict played out on the streets of Northern Ireland. Over twelve months the country was rocked by the atrocities of Bloody Friday and the Claudy bombing, civilian casualties mounted, and the soldiers of the British Army were caught between the factions. 169 servicemen died that year, their deaths... 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...