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  • The Freewood Yearsby Mary Denyer

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 4.99

    The Second World War was nearing its end and Mary Denyer and her eleven-year-old son, John, were living in a small, thatched cottage in Freewood, Suffolk. They immersed themselves in the wildlife of the wood and their cottage became home to a succession of wounded or orphaned animals, including weasels, squirrels, badgers and a variety of birds. The... more...

  • Strathclydeby Tim Clarkson

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 14.57

    This book traces the history of relations between the kingdom of Strathclyde and Anglo-Saxon England in the Viking period of the ninth to eleventh centuries AD. It puts the spotlight on the North Britons or 'Cumbrians', an ancient people whose kings ruled from a power-base at Govan on the western side of present-day Glasgow. In the tenth century,... more...

  • King Arthur pocket GIANTSby Nick Higham

    The History Press 2015; US$ 5.99

    Why is King Arthur a giant? Because his story has had such strong influences on our understanding of the history or Europe and the English-speaking world. Because the debate about Arthur as a historical figure has been central to understanding the fall of Roman Britain and the formation of England for much of the last 1,300 years. Because Arthur is... more...

  • The Problem With Immigrantsby Derek Laud

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 17.49

    In modern Britain, barely a day goes by without a politician, pundit, paper or pub-goer launching into a tirade about ‘the problem with immigrants? and what should be done to tackle it. High unemployment, overcrowded schools, benefit scrounging, housing shortages, stretched healthcare services … pretty much every issue facing the country today seems... more...

  • Heroes of Postman's Parkby John Price

    The History Press 2015; US$ 24.78

    The Watts Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice in Postman's Park, London, is a Victorian monument containing fifty-four ceramic plaques commemorating sixty-two individuals, each of whom lost their own life while attempting to save another. Every plaque tells a tragic and moving story, but the short narratives do little more than whet the appetite and... more...

  • Finding Arthurby Ardrey Adam

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2013; US$ 8.74

    The legend of King Arthur has been told and retold for centuries. As the king who united a nation, his is the story of England itself. But what if Arthur wasn't English at all? As writer and Arthurian scholar Adam Ardey discovered, the reason historians have had little success identifying the historical Athur may be incredibly simple: He wasn't an... more...

  • The Huguenots in Later Stuart Britainby Robin Gwynn

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 99.99

    The Huguenots in Later Stuart Britain examines the history of the French communities in Britain from the Civil War, which plunged them into turmoil, to the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, after which there was no realistic possibility that the Huguenots would be readmitted to France. There is a particular focus on the decades of the 1680s and 1690s,... more...

  • Ayahs, Lascars and Princesby Rozina Visram

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    People from the Indian sub-continent have been in Britain since the end of the seventeenth century. The presence of princes and maharajahs is well documented but this book, first published in 1986, was the first account of the ordinary people in Britain. This book will be of interest to students of history. more...

  • Journey to Britanniaby Bronwen Riley

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 9.99

    By AD 125 Britannia had come of age as a Roman colony. Her major cities had been established, and the building of the wall commissioned by the emperor Hadrian on the empire's Scottish frontier was almost complete. Bronwen Riley devotes a chapter to each stage of an epic journey, describing places visited and people and objects seen. Vivid and engaging,... more...

  • The Origins of Empireby Nicholas Canny

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 41.99

    This volume explores the origins of empire. It shows how and why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the 16th and 17th centuries. Included are studies on every country that was substantially affected by British colonial activity. more...