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  • The Decline And Fall Of The British Empireby Piers Brendon

    Random House 2010; US$ 17.46

    No empire has been larger or more diverse than the British Empire. At its apogee in the 1930s, 42 million Britons governed 500 million foreign subjects. Britannia ruled the waves and a quarter of the earth's surface was painted red on the map. Yet no empire (except the Russian) disappeared more swiftly. Within a generation this mighty... more...

  • Outpostsby Simon Winchester

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    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... more...

  • The Arthur of Medieval Latin Literatureby Siân Echard

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    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...

  • Yesterday's Country Customsby Hentry Buckton

    The History Press 2012; US$ 14.57

    In England today we enjoy a rich diversity of folk traditions, many of which can trace their beginnings back hundreds of years. They stem from every phase of our antiquity and embody all the peoples who have traditionally enriched our culture. In this book we visit some of the best known examples, including mumming, cheese rolling, tree dressing,... more...

  • From Memory to Written Recordby M. T. Clanchy

    Wiley 2012; US$ 39.95

    This seminal work of scholarship, which traces the development of literacy in medieval England, is now fully updated in a third edition. This book serves as an introduction to medieval books and documents for graduate students throughout the world Features a completely re-written first chapter, ‘Memories and Myths of the Norman Conquest',... more...

  • Muslims in Britainby Waqar Ahmad; Ziauddin Sardar

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95

    This book examines the social and political position of Muslims in Britain. Contributions from key scholars and policy makers explore issues of religion and politics, Britishness, governance, parallel lives, gender issues, religion in civic space, ethnicity, and inter ethnic and religious relations. more...

  • England, glorious Englandby Holger Ehling

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 11.65

    Hauptbeschreibung England scheint uns allen wohlbekannt - als Land der exzentrischen Aristokraten oder als Heimat der Hooligans mit Tattoos und ungeheurem Durst. Legendär sind der "typisch englische" Humor, das Understatement, das Schlangestehen, das englische Essen und selbstverständlich das Königshaus mit der unsterblichen Queen. Holger Ehling... more...

  • The Leeds Book of Daysby Margaret Drinkall

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Leeds Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, shocking, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the city. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults... more...

  • King Arthur's Battle for Britainby Eric Walmsley

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2013; Not Available

    For the first time, convincing locations have been found for all King Arthur?s battles. more...

  • Completely Conkersby Will Jackson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2009; US$ 9.99

    Who would live in a country where no child is allowed to win a race on sports day and you can lose your job for forwarding an ‘Irish joke’ email? About 60 million Britons, that’s who!This laugh-out-loud collection of ludicrous laws, political correctness gone mad, moneywasting council schemes and ridiculous red tape reveals how:•... more...