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  • Bloody British History Southamptonby Penny Legg

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The people of Southampton have had a lot to put up with over the centuries. If the Danes of French weren't attacking it, pirates from further along were. Treasonous plots were hatched behind its ancient walls and mutiny hit its shipping. This book looks at such bloody events as the Black Death in the city, what happens when you cross a king, the ill-fated... more...

  • Bloody Welsh History Swanseaby Geoff Brookes

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Swansea has long been a busy industrial port and has always had an edgy history. Explore the hidden stories from its long and dangerous past, with tales of rebellion, shipwreck and murder. From Romans to the Red Lady, Viking raids to English attacks, deadly diseases, slums, cholera and Nazi bombs, you'll never see the city in the same way again.Why... more...

  • Bloody British History Oxfordby Paul Sullivan

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    This is the history of Oxford as you have never encountered it before.The first historical record of Oxford laments that the city has been burnt to the ground by Vikings. Its religious houses were founded by a woman who blinded her would-be attacker. Its students were poverty-stricken desperados in perpetual armed conflict with the townsmen. One of... more...

  • Bloody British History Chelmsfordby Robert Hallmann

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    WITCHES, MARTYRS, BODYSNATCHERS, ZULUS and RIOTING PEASANTS!* The BLACK DEATH in Chelmsford!* The HORRIBLE true stories of the MOAT FARM MURDER and THE DEATH OF JAEL DENNY!* The terrible tragedy of the GREAT FLOOD of 1880!* The INCREDIBLE histories of HYLANDS HOUSE and BEAULIEU!* NAZI BOMBERS over CHELMSFORD!Chelmsford has one of the darkest histories... more...

  • Bloody British History Herefordby David Phelps

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Hereford has a darker side to its history, filled with strange – and sometimes unlikely – true tales. Was King Arthur a Hereford man? Why was its patron saint murdered by his would-be father-in-law? Why did another of its saints become the only saint to die excommunicated? Was a Bishop of Hereford involved in the murder of a king by the most frightful... more...

  • Old The Front Page!by Martin Kielty

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    What would The Sun or the Daily Record have made of the Romans pulling out of Britain or the tumultuous Battle of Bannockburn? One can only imagine, but Old The Front Page does just that with over 100 pages of major events covered as only the tabloids of the day could have done it. This series of often funny and thought-provoking front page headlines... more...

  • Lincolnshire Villainsby Douglas Wynn

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    In the past, the east shore of Lincolnshire’s long coastline was well adapted for smuggling and the rural quality of the county aided the transport and hiding of contraband goods. In addition to the pirates, coastal criminals and countryside rogues, there was also murder and mayhem aplenty in such cities as Lincoln, Grimsby, Boston and Stamford. Moreover,... more...

  • Whatever Next?by Earl Ferrers

    Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99

    To say this is not a political autobiography would be an understatement. In fact, the author reckons it is not an autobiography at all. This book is more Downton Abbey than 10 Downing Street. It traces Earl Ferrers' aristocratic upbringing in the 1930s in the stately surroundings of Staunton Harold through his wartime childhood, national service in... more...

  • Bloody Scottish History: Glasgowby Bruce Durie

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Glasgow has one of the bloodiest and most tumultuous histories on record, riddled with plagues and pirate attacks, religious divides and reconciliations, bombs, executions, fires and floods. A city of slums and grandeur, of razor gangs and rebels, of sectarian violence and cultural assimilation, here you will find the best of the worst of Scotland’s... more...

  • The Liverpool Book of Daysby Steven Horton

    The History Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    Discover the colourful history of Liverpool with this collection of tales from across the city.Featuring a story for every day of the year, it includes famous historical events, such as the opening of the city’s first dock, the abolition of the slave trade, the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway and the Hillsborough Disaster, alongside less... more...