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Secret Life of the Savoy: and the D'Oyly Carte family

Hardback, 03/09/2020, £20.00
The story of the Savoy's founders, through three generations and a hundred years of luxury

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.

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.

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.

George I (Penguin Monarchs): The Lucky King

Hardback, 07/12/2017, £12.99

Irish in Early Medieval Europe: Identity, Culture and Religion

Paperback, 13/05/2016, £27.99
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.

Windsor Diaries: A childhood with the Princesses

Hardback, 08/10/2020, £25.00
The never-before-seen diaries of Alathea Fitzalan Howard, who lived alongside the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret at Windsor Castle during the Second World War.

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

Estuary: Out from London to the Sea

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £9.99

London: A Short History

Paperback, 03/02/2005, £8.99
A short, entertaining and passionate history of London by the bestselling author of THE VICTORIANS

Hats that Made Britain: A History of the Nation Through its Headwear

Hardback, 18/09/2020, £20.00
The first book to tell the history of Britain through its headwear

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.

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

Hardback, 07/09/2017, £83.00
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.

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.

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.

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.

National Covenant in Scotland, 1638-1689

Hardback, 05/06/2020, £75.00
What did it mean to be a Covenanter?

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.

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.

Economic History of the English Garden

Hardback, 07/11/2019, £25.00

Migrant City: A New History of London

Hardback, 25/02/2020, £20.00
The first history of London to show just how far the city has been built, shaped, and made a great success through immigration

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.

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

Story of the British Isles in 100 Places

Paperback, 16/04/2020, £9.99
(Edward Stourton)From much-loved historian Neil Oliver, comes this beautifully written, kaleidoscopic history of a place with a story like no other. The British Isles, this archipelago of islands, is to Neil Oliver the best place in the world.

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

Paperback, 21/09/2017, £30.49
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.

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.

Century of Railway Travel

Hardback, 28/02/2014, £8.00
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.

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

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

History of Modern Britain

Paperback, 28/03/2017, £14.99
Andrew Marr's acclaimed Sunday Times number one bestseller, updated with an extensive additional chapter taking readers from Blair to Brexit

The British Census

Paperback, 27/05/2021, £8.99

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

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

Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion

Paperback, 24/03/2020, £11.99

History of the British Isles 4ed

Paperback, 04/10/2016, £21.99
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.

British Royal Tombs

Paperback, 04/10/2018, £14.99
Aidan Dodson's British Royal Tombs covers all the burials of the kings, queens (and lords protector) of England, Scotland and the United Kingdom, from the occupant of the great Sutton Hoo ship burial, to George VI, last Emperor of India, including of course the long-lost Richard III.

Isle of Thanet Through Time

Paperback, 15/04/2013, £14.99
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.

Farming in the First Millennium AD: British Agruculture Between Julius Caesar and William the Conqueror

Paperback, 14/11/2002, £39.99
This authoritative account marks a significant shift in the understanding of Britain and its farming peoples, of the British landscape and of farming itself. Concluding with a review of the outcomes of farming, and a chronological model of British agriculture in the first millennium AD.

Cathedrals of Light and Life

Hardback, 30/10/2020, £24.90

Prince Philip Revealed: A Man of His Century

Hardback, 01/10/2020, £20.00
The first major and comprehensive biography of Prince Philip in the 21st century

London In The Eighteenth Century

Hardback, 05/10/2017, £18.99
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.

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.

Kiss Myself Goodbye: The Many Lives of Aunt Munca

Hardback, 29/10/2020, £20.00
From the bestselling author of the memoir Cold Cream comes this affectionate, bizarre, tragi-comical tale of Ferdinand Mount's Aunt Munca.

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.

Britain Since 1945: The People's Peace

Paperback, 01/01/2002, £19.99
This comprehensive and widely acclaimed study of British history since 1945 has been fully updated and expanded to include a chapter on the rise of New Labour. This edition contains some further updating.


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