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Londonopolis: A Curious and Quirky History of London

Paperback, 13/07/2017, £8.99
£8.09
"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
£10.79
The first history of the icon used by everyone from the royalty to pop stars, revised and updated.

Estuary: Out from London to the Sea

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £9.99
£8.99

George I (Penguin Monarchs): The Lucky King

Hardback, 07/12/2017, £12.99
£11.69

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

Paperback, 28/04/2011, £9.99
£8.00
How an Australian commoner saved the British monarchy.

King's War

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £20.00
£18.00
The extraordinary follow-up to the international bestseller The King's Speech

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

Hardback, 25/05/2016, £10.00
£9.00
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.

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

Paperback, 05/10/2017, £22.99
£20.69
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
£11.69
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.

London In The Eighteenth Century

Hardback, 05/10/2017, £16.99
£15.29
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.

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

Paperback, 02/11/2017, £8.99
£8.09
The scientific life and times of Sir Francis Bacon

History of Modern Britain

Paperback, 28/03/2017, £10.99
£9.89
Andrew Marr's acclaimed Sunday Times number one bestseller, updated with an extensive additional chapter taking readers from Blair to Brexit

Secret History of Georgian London

Paperback, 01/09/2010, £15.99
£10.00
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
£22.50
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, £8.99
£8.09
A short, entertaining and passionate history of London by the bestselling author of THE VICTORIANS

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

Paperback, 01/01/2016, £18.99
£17.09
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.

British Culture: An Introduction 2ed

Paperback, 15/03/2006, £24.99
£22.49
Exploring issues such as language, the novel and poetry, theatre, TV, and radio, this book takes a factual approach and investigates the key movements of British culture, setting them in a historical context. It focuses on key themes including politics, the media and language, with emphasis on artists in each area.

History of Britain in 21 Women: A Personal Selection

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £9.99
£8.99
The history of Britain, presented as you've never seen it before, through twenty-one women whose lives enthral and beguile, intrigue and inspire

New History of Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics and Pagans

Paperback, 01/02/2007, £12.95
£11.66
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
£8.99
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.

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

Paperback, 21/09/2017, £27.50
£24.75
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.

Isle of Thanet Through Time

Paperback, 15/04/2013, £14.99
£13.49
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
£9.00
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, £8.99
£8.09
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
£15.29
The classic history of black people in Britain, an epic story that spans the Roman conquest to the present day.

English: A Story of Marmite, Queuing and Weather

Hardback, 18/09/2017, £20.00
£18.00
What makes the English English? Is it their eccentricity, their passionate love (or, indeed, hatred) of Marmite - or is it something less easily defined?

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

Paperback, 30/05/2002, £28.99
£26.09
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
£40.50
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.

Century of Railway Travel

Hardback, 28/02/2014, £8.99
£8.09
From the Edwardian golden age of steam to the present, the railway has captured the hearts and imaginations of the British people like no other mode of travel. This title presents one hundred years of the British passenger's story, using full-page imagery with commentary.

Discovering Britain's Lost Railways

Hardback, 31/10/2009, £16.99
£15.29

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

Hardback, 09/09/2016, £35.00
£31.50
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.

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

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £12.99
£11.69
A fascinating literary tour of Britain from the author of The Secret Library

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

Hardback, 07/09/2017, £75.00
£67.50
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.

Gwynne's Kings and Queens: The Indispensable History of England and Her Monarchs

Hardback, 10/05/2018, £9.99
£8.99
Well, passionate educator Mr Gwynne is back - and this time he is taking on the entirety of British history - so you will never be in the dark again. Within the pages of this little gem - bursting with our small island's rich past - he teaches us the history of England through her remarkable monarchs.

Crown and Country: A History of England Through the Monarchy

Paperback, 29/09/2011, £12.99
£11.69
From one of our finest historians comes an outstanding exploration of the British monarchy from the retreat of the Romans up until the modern day. This compendium volume of two earlier books is fully revised and updated.

Story Of England

Paperback, 07/07/2011, £10.99
£9.89
Tells the story of one English community over fifteen centuries, from the moment that the Roman Emperor Honorius sent his famous letter in 410 advising the English to look to their own defences to the village as it is today.

Exotic England: Making of a Curious Nation

Paperback, 07/04/2016, £9.99
£8.99

John Aubrey: My Own Life

Paperback, 07/04/2016, £9.99
£8.99
You may not know his name. Aubrey was a modest man, a gentleman-scholar who cared far more for the preservation of history than for his own legacy. The author has seamlessly stitched together John Aubrey's own words to tell his life story and the history of seventeenth-century England.

Great Turning Points Of British History:20 Events that Made the Nation

Paperback, 23/04/2009, £8.99
£8.09
Leading historians select and describe the 20 most significant events in British History.

Archaeology, Economy and Society

Paperback, 05/04/1990, £29.99
£26.99
This book examines the contribution that archaeology can make to an understanding of the social, economic, religious and other developments that took place in England from the migrations of the 5th and 6th centuries to the Renaissance.

Fiery & Furious People: A History of Violence in England

Hardback, 08/09/2016, £30.00
£27.00
From the tragic tale of Mary Clifford, whose death at the hands of her employer scandalised Georgian London, to an account of the violent activities of Victorian Manchester's scuttling gangs, via a character portrait of the duel-obsessed Cavalier Sir John Reresby, this book explores the brutal underside of our national life in all its variety.

Weeping Britannia: Portrait of a Nation in Tears

Paperback, 25/05/2017, £12.99
£11.69
The history of six centuries of weeping Britons. A comprehensive debunking of the myth of the British 'stiff upper lip', from medieval mystics to Margaret Thatcher

Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People's Institution

Paperback, 01/06/2017, £10.99
£9.89
Parks are such a familiar part of everyday life. You might be forgiven for thinking they have always been there - and that they always will. In fact, the roots of even the most humble neighbourhood park lie in age-old battles over land and liberty. This celebration of parks is filled with history, and anecdotes.

 

 

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