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  • Revealing King Arthurby Christopher Gidlow

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Arthur: mythical hero, legendary king. But was he, as the legends claimed, an actual Dark-Age Briton? From Glastonbury and Tintagel to the supposed sites of Arthur's Camelot and his famous battles, this book investigates how archaeologists have interpreted the evidence. Might new discoveries and the latest theories finally reveal the real King Arthur?... more...

  • UnRoman Britainby Miles Russell; Stuart Laycock

    The History Press 2011; US$ 23.32

    When we think of Roman Britain we tend to think of a land of togas and richly decorated palaces with Britons happily going about their much improved daily business under the benign gaze of Rome. This image is to a great extent a fiction. In fact, Britons were some of the least enthusiastic members of the Roman Empire. A few adopted roman ways to... more...

  • Thistle and Bambooby Shiona Airlie

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 40.00

    Colonial civil servant, Confucian scholar, and collector of Chinese art, Sir James Stewart Lockhart spent more than forty years in Hong Kong and Weihaiwei — the former British leased territory in northern China. His career reflects tension and upheaval in the emerging colony of Hong Kong and in a China rapidly giving way to civil war. In her vivid... more...

  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empireby H. W. III Crocker

    Regnery Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    A brawling, rambunctious history celebrating the Empire?and the intrepid empire-builders?that gave the United States, Canada, India, and Australia not just a common language, but common ideals of freedom and justice The British Empire ?the biggest empire in history?once ruled a quarter of the globe. It was built by an incredible array of swashbuckling... more...

  • Summarie of the Chronicles of England, Diligently Collected, Abridged and Continued unto This Present Yeare of Christ, 1604, by John Stowby Barrett L. Beer

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 169.95

    This book is an annotated edition of John Stow’s Summarie of the Chronicles of England (1604). Stow (1524/5–1605) was a citizen historian who offers a concise, narrative history of England from the earliest time to the reign of James I, who succeeded Elizabeth in 1603. This abridged chronicle offered readers of lower social and economic status... more...

  • The Wallby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 9.29

    In The Wall, Alistair Moffat's fascination shines through as he captures the enormous endeavour of the builders along with the captivating human stories the stones still tell after nearly two millennia.' The Scotsman Hadrian's Wall is the largest, most spectacular and one of the most enigmatic historical monument in Britain. Nothing else approaches... more...

  • Britain Beginsby Barry Cunliffe

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    The last Ice Age, which came to an end about 12,000 years ago, swept the bands of hunter gatherers from the face of the land that was to become Britain and Ireland, but as the ice sheets retreated and the climate improved so human groups spread slowly northwards, re-colonizing the land that had been laid waste. From that time onwards Britain and Ireland... more...

  • The Scots and Medieval Arthurian Legendby Rhiannon Purdie; Nicola Royan

    Boydell & Brewer 2005; US$ 80.00

    First full-length exploration of the Arthurian legend in Scotland. more...

  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Englishby Antony Miall; David Milsted

    Oval Books 2008; US$ 4.99

    Never overstep the mark Moderation—a treasured ideal—means a lot to the English. Their respect for it is reflected in their shared dislike of any person who “goes too far.?   Irrational rationality The English can admire something without enjoying it, or enjoy something they suspect is fundamentally reprehensible. You can never be sure... more...

  • Life and Letters from the Roman Frontierby Alan Bowman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Greetings, I ask that you send the things which I need for the use of my boys . . . which you well know I cannot properly get hold of here . . . --A Roman solider on the frontier of England around AD 100 Over three hundred letters and documents were recently discovered at the fort of Vindolanda, in Northern England, written on wooden tablets which... more...