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  • The Peterborough Version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicleby Malasree Home

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    An examination of the linguistic and cultural construction of one of the texts of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. more...

  • Let's Take the Kids to Londonby David Stewart White; Deb Hosey White

    Roaring Forties Press 2015; US$ 10.95

    A backpacker, a business traveler, and a father and child walk into a London pub. The backpacker steps up to the bar, counts out a handful of British coins and exclaims, “A half-pint of ale please.? The business executive whips out a platinum credit card and orders, “Your best single malt…make it a double.? The father, clutching the hand of a young... more...

  • Afoot in Englandby William Henry Hudson

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    This charming travelogue from William Henry Hudson, expert birdwatcher and renowned chronicler of English country life, gives readers unparalleled access to the quaint rhythms of village existence at the turn of the twentieth century. These essays and observations will please readers who have a love for English culture and the great outdoors. more...

  • Rambles Beyond Railwaysby Wilkie Collins

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Many popular nineteenth-century writers published travelogues and essay collections recounting their journeys at home and abroad, but few pulled off this feat with the polish and panache that beloved novelist Wilkie Collins brings to the task. Rambles Beyond Railways recounts a walking tour of Cornwall that Collins and a friend took together, and the... more...

  • History of King Charles II of Englandby Jacob Abbott

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Despite some political turmoil and upheaval linked to ongoing conflict in the clash between Protestantism and Catholicism, the rule of Charles II, who reigned from 1660-1685, was largely a happy time for the kingdom of England, Scotland and Ireland. This exhaustive account of the life and contributions of Charles II provides a probing look at the king,... more...

  • Great Scottish Heroes - Fifty Scots Who Shaped the Worldby Stuart Pearson

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    Which Scottish anti-slavery campaigner lost a son in a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp during the American Civil War? Was the enemy of Scotland?s first ‘freedom fighter? not England, but ancient Rome? What was the laboratory accident that led to one of the greatest discoveries in modern medicine? How did the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320 influence... more...

  • The Battle for Britainby Anthony J. Cumming

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The book is a short review of British air and naval power from 1909 -1940 and represents an attack upon “independent? airpower. When Bleriot became the first man to fly the English Channel in a heavier-than-air flying machine in 1909, it seemed to mark the beginning of a fundamental decline in British attitudes towards maritime defense. Exploiting... more...

  • Charlotte & Leopoldby James Chambers

    Old Street Publishing 2015; US$ 7.28

    This is the story of the doomed romance between Charlotte, heir to the English throne, and Leopold, uncle of Queen Victoria and first King of the Belgians. Charlotte was the only legitimate royal child of her generation, and her death in childbirth was followed by an unseemly scramble to produce a substitute heir. Queen Victoria was the product.... more...

  • Ritter und Raufboldeby Martin Clauss

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 25.83

    Seit der Romantik wird das europäische Mittelalter verklärt. Auch das Bild vom Krieg, das uns bis heute in Filmen und Erzählungen begegnet, scheint weichgezeichnet und alles andere als differenziert. Der Krieg ist zwar schrecklich, wird aber letztlich zur Kulisse für Helden vom Schlag eines Prinz Eisenherz. Kriegsgeschichte ist Heldengeschichte; die... more...

  • Reasons Against the Succession of the House of Hanoverby Daniel Defoe

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 0.99

    Jacobitism was a political movement that polarized the United Kingdom in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Its supporters were in favor of re-installing King James II and his heirs to the throne. In this lengthy satirical essay, Robinson Crusoe author Daniel Defoe excoriates the movement and its followers. more...