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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.

Century of Railway Travel

Hardback, 28/02/2014, £8.99
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

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

Paul Atterbury's Railway Collection

Hardback, 28/09/2012, £25.00
Brings the golden age of railways back to life through a collection of the author's private photographs, postcards and ephemera, all accompanied with informative captions. Structured into the seven former BR regions, this book explores the whole of the British network from the 1950s to the 1980s.

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.

Country House Revealed: A Secret History of the British Ancestral Home

Hardback, 14/04/2011, £25.00
Spanning the architectural history of the country house from the disarming Elizabethan charm of South Wraxall, the classical rigour of Kinross in Scotland, the majesty and ingenuity of Hawksmoor's Easton Neston. This title teases out the story of each house - who built them, the generations who lived in them, and the families who lost them.

Antiques Roadshow: World War I in 100 Family Treasures

Hardback, 07/08/2014, £25.00
To mark the centenary of the start of World War I, the Antiques Roadshow team filmed a series of specials at the Somme, where the public brought in their family's war memorabilia and photographs. This book selects 100 stories that shows how they fit in to the wider history that was occurring around them.

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.

The Hungry Empire: How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World

Hardback, 10/08/2017, £25.00
Shows how the British created a global network of commerce and trade in foodstuffs that moved people and plants from one continent to another, re-shaping landscapes and culinary tastes. This book charts the rise of sugar to its dominant position in our diets and locates the origins of the food industry in the imperial trade in provisions.

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, £9.99

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

Paperback, 21/09/2017, £27.50
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

King's Speech

Paperback, 28/04/2011, £8.99
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

English: A Story of Marmite, Queuing and Weather

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

London In The Eighteenth Century

Hardback, 05/10/2017, £16.99
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.

Social history of England

Paperback, 27/05/1999, £9.99
Originally published in 1983 by Weidenfeld and Nicholson this is the third revised edition of this exploration of English society, brought up to the present day. Briggs's approach to history is to emphasize human experience rather than concepts, switching from kitchen to drawing room or garden, from field to factory.

Oxford Dictionary of British History

Paperback, 10/06/2004, £9.99
'The Dictionary of British History' is a useful source of information about the people, places, and events that have shaped the history of Britain over the past two millennia. Whether you want to discover what happened at the battle of Mynydd Carn, or find out what the Intolerable Acts were all about, this book contains all the facts.

Britain Begins

Hardback, 25/10/2012, £30.00
Impressive in every way this hugely ambitious and assured book takes as its subject the entire history of the British Isles from their physical emergence as islands at the end of the last Ice Age all the way down to the Norman Conquest.

Foundation:The history of England Vol.1

Hardback, 02/09/2011, £25.00
The first volume in a new six-part history of England from acclaimed author Peter Ackroyd

Losing an Empire, Finding a Role: British Foreign Policy Since 1945

Paperback, 14/06/1990, £29.99
A review of the major changes that have occurred in Britain's external policy since 1945. It endeavours to explain why these changes took place and to assess how far, since losing its Empire, Britain has succeeded in establishing a distinctive role for itself in world affairs.

British Culture: An Introduction 2ed

Paperback, 15/03/2006, £24.99
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.

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

Ruins in a Landscape

Paperback, £4.50

New History of Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics and Pagans

Paperback, 01/02/2007, £12.95
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.

Exotic England

Hardback, 05/03/2015, £20.00
Part historical treasure trove and part contemporary reflection, Exotic England is also a surprising love letter to the country from one of its most outspoken and insightful immigrants

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, £75.00
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, £10.99
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, £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.

Crown and Country: A History of England Through the Monarchy

Paperback, 29/09/2011, £12.99
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.

Exotic England: Making of a Curious Nation

Paperback, 07/04/2016, £9.99

Story Of England

Paperback, 07/07/2011, £9.99
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.

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

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

John Aubrey: My Own Life

Paperback, 07/04/2016, £9.99
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.

English and Their History

Paperback, 04/06/2015, £14.99
Tells us the history of the English people, and of how the stories they have told about themselves have shaped them, from the prehistoric dreamtime. This book describes their history and its meanings from their beginnings in the monasteries of Northumbria and the wetlands of Wessex to the cosmopolitan energy of England.

Oxford Dictionary of British History 2ed

Paperback, 21/05/2009, £13.99
This is an invaluable source of information about the people, places, and events that have shaped the history of Britain over the past two millennia. From wars, battles, and the monarchy to Wembley stadium, Robin Hood, and the Black Death - this book contains all the facts you need to know.

Oxford Kings and Queens of Britain

Paperback, 26/03/2009, £11.99
An authoritative and accessible guide to the British monarchy from pre-conquest rulers to the present day House of Windsor. Maps, photos, paintings, and genealogies accompany a wealth of information on the kings and queens of Britain. Find out about their lives, personalities, policies, key dates, places of residence, legacies, and much more.

Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain

Paperback, 20/09/2010, £19.99
The definitive history of black people in Britain, an epic story that spans the Roman conquest to the present day. New introduction by Paul Gilroy.

Sea Room

Paperback, 17/06/2002, £8.99
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be given your own remote islands? Thirty years ago it happened to Adam Nicolson.

Gentle Author's Cries of London

Hardback, 12/11/2015, £20.00
The Gentle Author assembles a choice selection of CRIES OF LONDON, telling the stories of the artists and celebrated traders, and revealing the unexpected social realities contained within these cheap colourful prints produced for the mass market.
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