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  • Towerby Nigel Jones

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.50

    No building has been more intimately involved in the story of Britain than the Tower of London - a mighty, brooding stronghold in the very heart of the capital. Castle, prison, torture chamber, execution site, zoo, mint, treasure house, armoury, observatory: the Tower has been all these things and more, standing at the epicentre of dramatic, bloody... more...

  • Southamptonby Miles Taylor

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 49.00

    In its heyday, the British Empire started and ended with the port of Southampton, yet the history of this most imperial of cities has been curiously neglected. In this authoritative account, Miles Taylor looks at the modern history of the city and port of Southampton through the lens of empire. He examines some of the major international celebrities... more...

  • Bear in Mind These Deadby Susan McKay

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    'A moving and timely work, which captures the lasting pain and grief of those who lost loved ones during the Troubles.' Eoin McHugh, Sunday Independent Nearly 4,000 people were killed during the Troubles. Susan McKay's book explores the difficult aftermath of the violence for families, friends and communities. By interviewing those who loved... more...

  • The Churchillsby Mary S. Lovell

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 18.99

    There never was a Churchill from John of Marlborough down who had either morals or principles', so said Gladstone. From the First Duke of Marlborough - soldier of genius, restless empire-builder and cuckolder of Charles II - onwards, the Churchills have been politicians, gamblers and profligates, heroes and womanisers. The Churchills is a richly... more...

  • Our Island Storyby H.E. Marshall

    Orion 2008; US$ 15.99

    Just over a century ago, Our Island Story entranced a nation's children by telling their history in stories. Short, simply written chapters, packed with living characters and thrilling action - and illustrated with vivid colour pictures - illuminate all the main events from Britain's earliest days to the end of Victoria's reign. And its glorious fusion... more...

  • Conquestby Juliet Barker

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 13.99

    Author of the best-selling AGINCOURT, Juliet Barker now tells the equally remarkable, but largely forgotten, story of the dramatic years when England ruled France at the point of a sword. Henry V's second invasion of France in 1417 launched a campaign that would put the crown of France on an English head. Only the miraculous appearance of a visionary... more...

  • The History of Scotland: Teach Yourself Ebookby David Allan

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 8.99

    Understand Scottish History: Teach Yourself is a comprehensive guide to the exciting story of this nation, from pre-history right through to the present day. With the question of Scottish independence once again on the agenda, this book will allow you to trace the events, both peaceful and bloody, that have brought the country to this point. Tracing... more...

  • The Story of Englandby Michael Wood

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 15.50

    The village of Kibworth in Leicestershire lies at the very centre of England. It has a church, some pubs, the Grand Union Canal, a First World War Memorial - and many centuries of recorded history. In the thirteenth century the village was bought by William de Merton, who later founded Merton College, Oxford, with the result that documents covering... more...

  • A History of Walesby John Davies

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 23.96

    Stretching from the Ice Ages to the present day, this masterful account traces the political, social and cultural history of the land that has come to be called Wales. Spanning prehistoric hill forts and Roman ruins to the Reformation, the Industrial Revolution and the series of strikes by Welsh miners in the late twentieth century, this is the... more...

  • England: The Autobiographyby none; John Lewis-Stempel

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 18.32

    Fountainhead of democracy, engine of the Industrial Revolution, epicentre of the globe's greatest empire and the first-ditch stand against an expansionist Germany in two world wars: England's history is among the most fascinating and influential the world has ever known. This volume presents that history in unique form: first-hand, through the words... more...