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Secret History of Georgian London

Paperback, 01/09/2010, £15.99
Georgian London evokes images of elegant buildings and fine art, but it was also a city where prostitution was rife. Examining the nature of the sex trade, this title offers an insight into the impact of prostitution to give a vivid portraits of some of the women who became involved in its world.

Life Along the Line: A Nostalgic Celebration of Railways and Railway People

Hardback, 01/09/2010, £25.00
Takes a nostalgic look at the world of British railways. Focusing on the human experience of the railways - the drivers, firemen, guards, station staff, signalmen, engineers, caterers and, of course, passengers - this book features photographs of steam trains, other locomotives, memorabilia and evocative railway ephemera.

London: A Short History

Paperback, 03/02/2005, £9.99
A short, entertaining and passionate history of London by the bestselling author of THE VICTORIANS

Queen: a royal celebration of the life and family of Queen Elizabeth II, on her 90th birthday

Hardback, 25/05/2016, £10.00
From the author of the critically acclaimed Victoria comes a celebration of the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II, as she celebrates her 90th birthday.

Londonopolis: A Curious and Quirky History of London

Paperback, 13/07/2017, £8.99
"Whisks you down the rabbit hole and into the warren of backstreets, landmarks, cemeteries, palaces, museums and secret gardens of the great metropolis. Meet the cockneys, scientists, fairies, philosophers, jesters and royalty that populate the city ... Spanning above and below ground, from the outer suburbs to the inner city"--Publisher's description.

Union Jack: The Story of the British Flag

Paperback, 26/07/2017, £11.99
The first history of the icon used by everyone from the royalty to pop stars, revised and updated.

History of Britain in 21 Women: A Personal Selection

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £9.99
The history of Britain, presented as you've never seen it before, through twenty-one women whose lives enthral and beguile, intrigue and inspire

Estuary: Out from London to the Sea

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £10.99

Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland: Manuscript Production and Transmission, 1560-1625

Paperback, 21/09/2017, £35.99
This book explains the literary history of Scotland in the early modern period (1560-1625) through the investigation of manuscript production, arguing that scottish Renaissance manuscript culture was far more colourful than is generally understood.

George I (Penguin Monarchs): The Lucky King

Hardback, 07/12/2017, £12.99

Remembering the Troubles: Contesting the Recent Past in Northern Ireland

Hardback, 30/01/2017, £34.00
These essays explore the ways in which competing social or collective memories of Northern Ireland's "Troubles" continue to shape the post-conflict political landscape, in light of history, Irish and British history, and international studies.

King's Speech: How one man saved the British monarchy

Paperback, 28/04/2011, £10.99
How an Australian commoner saved the British monarchy.

King's War

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £20.00
The extraordinary follow-up to the international bestseller The King's Speech

London In The Eighteenth Century

Hardback, 05/10/2017, £25.00
Jerry White's London in the Eighteenth Century is an unrivalled, panoramic account of the city's dramatic century of rebirth by its leading expert. But the century that followed was a period of vigorous expansion, of scientific and artistic genius, of blossoming reason, civility, elegance and manners.

This Sceptred Isle ; 20th Century

Paperback, 28/09/2000, £10.99
From the writer of the Radio 4 "Sceptred Isle" series, this volume observes Britain over the last 100 years. It provides a comprehensive and entertaining overview of key political, cultural and economic events as well as highlighting scientific innovations.

Smoke of London: Energy and Environment in the Early Modern City

Paperback, 05/10/2017, £22.99
William M. Cavert investigates the origins of urban air pollution, explaining how this problem arose during the early modern period.

Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £12.99
It is with a sigh that I remember simple moments such as those, when I understood so little of the deepening sadness of life, and only the strangeness of the spring was knocking at my heart.In the 1920s, a young man, grappling with the horrors of the war from which he had just returned, decided to write about a happier time.

Britain by the Book: A Curious Tour of Our Literary Landscape

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £12.99
A fascinating literary tour of Britain from the author of The Secret Library

Knowledge is Power: How Magic, the Government and an Apocalyptic Vision Helped Francis Bacon to Create Modern Science

Paperback, 02/11/2017, £8.99
The scientific life and times of Sir Francis Bacon

New History of Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics and Pagans

Paperback, 01/02/2007, £14.99
An illustrated history of witchcraft. It includes an analysis of the importance of the Internet and films in the dissemination of witchcraft, and the potential tensions as a movement that was originally a closed, secretive cult becomes an open, recognized public religion.

Last Wolf: The Hidden Springs of Englishness

Paperback, 03/05/2018, £9.99
What sort of a place is England? And who are the English? As the United Kingdom turns away from its European neighbours, and begins to look increasingly disunited at home, it is becoming necessary to ask what England has that is singular and its own.

Contesting the City: The Politics of Citizenship in English Towns, 1250 - 1530

Hardback, 07/09/2017, £97.00
There have always been multiple, and competing, ideas about the meaning of citizenship and the identity of the citizen. This volume exploits the rich archival sources of five major towns in medieval England - Bristol, Coventry, London, Norwich, and York - and the concept of citizenship to present a new picture of town government and urban politics.

History of Modern Britain

Paperback, 28/03/2017, £16.99
Andrew Marr's acclaimed Sunday Times number one bestseller, updated with an extensive additional chapter taking readers from Blair to Brexit

Isle of Thanet Through Time

Paperback, 15/04/2013, £15.99
Covering Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate, The Isle of Thanet Through Time takes us on a journey into the last century of the area's history.

Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Brings You 90% of Everything

Paperback, 03/07/2014, £9.99
An award-winning investigation into the shady world of international shipping, the hidden industry upon which our world turns and our future depends

Long Road from Jarrow: A journey through Britain then and now

Hardback, 15/04/2018, £12.99
The Sunday Times Bestseller'A tribute and a rallying call' - GuardianThree and half weeks. Precisely 80 years on, Stuart Maconie, walks from north to south retracing the route of the emblematic Jarrow Crusade.

Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain

Paperback, 20/09/2018, £16.99
The classic history of black people in Britain, an epic story that spans the Roman conquest to the present day.

Behind the Castle Gate: From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

Paperback, 30/05/2002, £34.99
Combining ground-breaking scholarship with fascinating narratives, Matthew Johnson's book takes a look at Medieval English castles. It creates a new and exciting focus on how castles were shaped by their inhabitants and vice versa.

English Inland Trade 1430-1540: Southampton and its region

Hardback, 01/05/2015, £45.00
Detailed examination of Southampton's trade with its extensive region and commercial development in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Seventeen papers investigate Southampton's interaction with Salisbury, London, Winchester, and many other places, long-term trends and short-term fluctuations.

Rethinking Ancient Woodland: The Archaeology and History of Woods in Norfolk: 13

Paperback, 01/01/2016, £18.99
This groundbreaking study questions many of the assumptions surrounding the idea of 'ancient woodland', a term widely used in England for long-established semi-natural woods, shaped by centuries of traditional management.

Treasures from the Map Room: A Journey through the Bodleian Collections

Hardback, 09/09/2016, £35.00
This book explores the stories behind seventy-five extraordinary maps. Drawing on the unique collection in the Bodleian Library, these stunning maps range from single cities to the solar system, span the thirteenth to the twenty-first century and cover most of the world.

Palaces of Pleasure: From Music Halls to the Seaside to Football, How the Victorians Invented Mass Entertainment

Hardback, 02/04/2019, £20.00
A lively account of the rise of the Victorian entertainment industry and popular recreation in nineteenth-century Britain

Curzon: Imperial Statesman

Paperback, 01/08/2019, £16.99

Irish in Early Medieval Europe: Identity, Culture and Religion

Paperback, 13/05/2016, £29.99
Irish scholars who arrived in Continental Europe in the early Middle Ages are often credited with making some of the most important contributions to European culture and learning of the time, from the introduction of a new calendar to monastic reform.

History of the British Isles 4ed

Paperback, 04/10/2016, £23.99
This book tells the story of a group of islands, their peoples, and their remarkable impact on the rest of the world. Concise and authoritative, it provides a balanced and absorbing narrative of an extraordinary shared past. This new edition brings the story up to the present day, and pays greater attention to social developments.

Britain and Islam: A History from 622 to the Present Day

Hardback, 06/08/2019, £25.00
An eye-opening history of Britain and the Islamic world--a thousand-year relationship that is closer, deeper, and more mutually beneficial than is often recognized

Hidden London: Discovering the Forgotten Underground

Hardback, 10/09/2019, £25.00
An exploration of the abandoned tributaries of London's vast and vital transportation network through breathtaking images and unexpected stories

This Golden Fleece: A Journey Through Britain's Knitted History

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £16.99
A history of Britain's long love affair with wool, told through a year of knitting garments from around the British Isles.

Stasiland: Stories From Behind The Berlin Wall

Paperback, 01/09/2011, £9.99
A stylish reissue of the bestselling contemporary classic, winner of the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize.

Bread Winner: An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy

Hardback, 28/04/2020, £20.00
The forgotten story of how ordinary families managed financially in the Victorian era--and struggled to survive despite increasing national prosperity

True History of Merlin the Magician

Paperback, 14/04/2020, £11.99

Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion

Paperback, 24/03/2020, £12.99

Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages

Hardback, 11/05/2020, £14.95
A history of the fabled heroes and miracles of the Middle Ages.
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