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  • History's Naughty Bitsby Karen Dolby

    Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 9.99

    With each new generation we all tend to think of our predecessors as 'old-fashioned', 'conservative', 'prim', 'proper' - and downright dull. The sexual revolution happened in the 1960s, right? Wrong. History's Naughty Bits is full of incredible stories that would curl the hair of the most liberal-minded and sets the record straight with true stories... more...

  • Ancient Monuments in the Countrysideby Timothy Darvill

    English Heritage Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    Much of England's rich archaeological heritage lies in the countryside. Many monuments, such as barrows, hillforts, and Roman villas, are familiar features fo the landscape, while other sites lie buried or only partly visible. These remains are the result of the impact on the landscape of the countless generations of people who have lived, worked... more...

  • Bloody British History Norwichby Mark Mower

    The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    DANISH DEATH! Vikings sack and burn the city. MEDIEVAL MURDER MYSTERIES! The dead body of a young boy was found on a heath – but was it a case of ritual child murder? DREADFUL DISEASES! Revealing the terrible time when ONE THIRD of Norwich’s residents caught the Black Death! VICTORIAN HORRORS! in 1851, body parts began to appear across... more...

  • Wo bleibt die Aufklärung?by Luise Güth; Niels Hegewisch; Knut Langewand; Dirk Mellies; Hedwig Richter

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 59.17

    Wo bleibt die Aufklärung in Zeiten postmoderner Weite und fundamentalistischer Willkür? Die Autorinnen und Autoren widmen sich dem Thema aus drei Perspektiven: Zum einen untersuchen sie, was Aufklärung wissenschaftstheoretisch bedeuten kann. Zweitens ermitteln sie die Potenziale, die in der Beschäftigung mit der Epoche Aufklärung stecken. Schließlich... more...

  • The Girl With The Widow's Peakby Ursula d???Abo; David Watkin

    Loose Chippings 2014; US$ 14.99

    Born in November 1916 to the Marquess of Granby, Lady Ursula d’Abo is a sprightly and still charming lady whose memoirs of her uniquely glamorous life make riveting reading. She records life at Belvoir Castle, as maintained on a feudal scale until September 1939. We hear of her coming-out Ball and her role in the Coronation of King George VI... more...

  • Britain's Colonial Wars, 1688-1783by Bruce Lenman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 92.95

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Peculiar Peopleby Augustus Hare

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    These days hardly anyone remembers Augustus John Curthbert Hare (1834-1903). But in his prime, the late Victorian age, his name was on the lips of anyone who mattered. He was a travel writer, a storyteller and a memoirist of the first order, and his work is a fascinating record of a lost way of life amongst the strangest upper classes of English society. more...

  • Duchessesby Jane Dismore

    Blink Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    The title of ‘duchess? has long been part of Britain?s heritage. In 2011, it was brought up to date with the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, when the Queen conferred a number of titles on her grandson, among them Duke of Cambridge. Catherine joined that select group of the highest ranking duchesses, well-known royals whose husbands... more...

  • English History Made Brief, Irreverent, and Pleasurableby Lacey Baldwin Smith

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    Here at last is a history of England that is designed to entertain as well as inform and that will delight the armchair traveler, the tourist or just about anyone interested in history. No people have engendered quite so much acclaim or earned so much censure as the English: extolled as the Athenians of modern times, yet hammered for their self-satisfaction... more...

  • Enquiring History: British Society since 1945by Diana Laffin; Emma Kelly; Jim Belben

    Hodder Education 2013; US$ 22.38

    Think more deeply and work more independently at A level History through a carefully thought-out enquiry approach from SHP. Enquiring History: It makes you think!. The OFSTED report on school history suggests that the current generation of A Level students have been poorly served by exam-based textbooks which spoon-feed students while failing to enthuse... more...