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Sword Book Ends

Sword Book Ends

Our Sword Book Ends are a fantastic gift for any history aficionado! Their clever design creates the illusion that the books have been skewered by the sword. A great talking point! This product has been hand crafted in Italy and is constructed from varnished wood with an antiqued metal sword hilt…

£49.00

Castle: A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain

Castle: A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain

Beginning with their introduction in the eleventh century and ending with their widespread abandonment in the seventeenth Marc Morris explores many of the country's most famous castles as well as some spectacular lesser-known examples. At times this is an epic tale driven by characters like…

£8.99

Guidebook: Audley End

Guidebook: Audley End

…hangings and covers.’From the account of the visit of Johann Ernst Duke of Saxe-Weimar to Audley End September 1613Built between about 1605 and 1614 by Thomas Howard 1st Earl of Suffolk Audley End was one of the greatest houses of Jacobean England. This immense ‘palace’ prompted…

£5.00

Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories

Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories

…background detail on English Heritage sites and their supernatural legacies this is a book to be savoured - and read aloud - as the winter nights draw in.Key Features:Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories is written exclusively for English HeritageStories from acclaimed…

£12.99

The War That Ended Peace

The War That Ended Peace

WINNER of the International Affairs Book of the Year at the Political Book Awards 2014. Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2013. The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity progress and hope. But in 1914 Europe…

£20.00

The Lemurs Tale

The Lemurs Tale

A ring-tailed lemur is stowed away on a boat from Madagascar and eventually ends up in the home of an eccentric but dysfunctional family. His night-time antics cause confusion as he nibbles on the family's plants and raids their larder. But he brings great joy once they discover him curled up in…

£7.99

How to Train Your Dragon [Paperback]

How to Train Your Dragon [Paperback]

…from Brighton.Cressida loves illustrating her own work but also loves writing books for other people to illustrate as the end result can be so unexpected and inspiring. Cressida has written and illustrated eight books in the popular Hiccup series. The unique blend of child centred humour and sublime…

£6.99

The Railway Goods Shed and Warehouse in England

The Railway Goods Shed and Warehouse in England

…their design and size from small timber huts to the massive warehouses seen in major cities. The book also looks at how many railway companies developed standard designs for these buildings toward the end of the nineteenth century and at how traditional materials such as timber brick and stone gave…

£14.99

Guidebook: Calshot Castle

Guidebook: Calshot Castle

Calshot Castle was built in 1539-40 on the end of a short shingle spit to guard the entrance to Southampton water. It formed part of Henry VIII's chain of coastal defences to counter the threat of invasion by the Catholic powers of Europe. In 1913 the castle became the nucleus of one of the…

£2.00

Guidebook: Appuldurcombe House

Guidebook: Appuldurcombe House

…1909 and by 1954 it was a ruin but after restoration mainly to the great hall and projecting wings it is once again a beautiful building. At the end of the 18th century the park was landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown. The house is still in a very attractive setting but much of the former…

£2.00

Gothic Manuscript Tapestry Door Curtain

Gothic Manuscript Tapestry Door Curtain

…to compliment their tapestries and plate. Books of heraldry etiquette law and languages were popular just as technical manuals are today. While romance poetry and history were read for pleasure. The age of manuscript was drawing to a close by the end of the 15th Century. One of the first works…

£200.00

World War I

World War I

…real-life photographs illustrating the people places and stories offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the conflict dubbed the 'war to end all wars'. From disaster to victory show your child what life was like as a soldier and how they survived in the muddy trenches. They'll also…

£6.99

Guidebook: Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Guidebook: Tynemouth Priory and Castle

The prominent headland immediately north of the River Tyne has a long and varied history. An early Christian monastery was established here by the end of the 7th century. St Oswin the murdered king of Deira is believed to have been buried at Tynemouth in 651. The monastery was plundered by the Danes…

£3.50

London Art Deco

London Art Deco

…Britain s buildings reflected the country s imperial status. From the imposing style of the Savoy Hotel through the ornate detail of the West End theatres to Art Deco factories like the Hoover Building they also demonstrated Britain s love of detail. Remarkably many of London s Art Deco buildings…

£9.99

Guidebook: Richborough and Reculver

Guidebook: Richborough and Reculver

…were incorporated into the Saxon Shore - a chain of fortifications defending the coast. Together the two forts guarded either end of the Wantsum Channel. At the every end of the Roman occupation of Britain in the late fourth century Richborough was the last British site to which Roman coins were…

£3.50

Guidebook: Deal Castle

Guidebook: Deal Castle

…visited Deal on her way to marry Henry VIII the castle was besieged during the Civil War and it played a part in the Napoleonic Wars at the end of the 18th century.This guidebook provides a tour and history of the castle from Tudor times to the present day.Key Features:36…

£3.00

Leisure

Leisure

The wonderfully evocative and poignant photographs in this book show our forebears at their leisure. The introduction of shorter working hours and bank holidays in the late Victorian era meant that for the first time many working people had time on their hands away from the grind of daily life. In…

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The Poppy

The Poppy

…opium dreams or morphine drips. From the ancient Egyptian fights over prized potions to the addicts of the American Civil War to the British entanglements in the Opium Wars with China and the struggle to end Afghanistan s tribal narcotics trade there is the poppy.Date Published 3rd April 2014

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The Wessex Hillforts Project

The Wessex Hillforts Project

…partnership between the former Ancient Monuments Laboratory of English Heritage and Oxford University.These defended enclosures occupied from the end of the Bronze Age to the last few centuries before the Roman conquest have long attracted archaeological interest and their function remains central…

£20.00

Ships of the Port of London: First to Eleventh Centuries AD

Ships of the Port of London: First to Eleventh Centuries AD

…growth of trade from Roman times to the fifth and sixth centuries when London was deserted and from its renewal in the seventh century to the end of the eleventh century is examined through the evidence of the remains of imported goods together with the changing function of the port and the…

£15.00

Forgotten Voices of Dunkirk

Forgotten Voices of Dunkirk

…failed to repel a German army with superior tactics. The British Expeditionary Force soon found themselves in an increasingly chaotic retreat. By the end of May 1940 over 400000 Allied troops were trapped in and around the port of Dunkirk without shelter or supplies. Hitler's army was just ten…

£7.99

Housesteads Roman Fort - the Grandest Station

Housesteads Roman Fort - the Grandest Station

…structural and chronological relationships between various parts of the fort limited reinvestigation of Building XIV and excavatin of the east end of Building XV enabled significant reinterpretation of the original conclusions reached by the Durham investigators including some redating of…

£100.00

Guidebook: Mount Grace Priory

Guidebook: Mount Grace Priory

…its monks pensioned and most of its building dismantled. In the 17th century the north guest house was converted into a comfortable residence. At the end of the 19th century the industrialist Sir Lowthian Bell extended the house in the Arts and Crafts style and began repair of the priory ruins.Today…

£3.50

Guidebook: Hailes Abbey

Guidebook: Hailes Abbey

…romantic ruination. Its rediscovery in the 19th and early 20th century and the foundation in the 1930s of the site museum – which reopens at the end of June after a re-presentation of the collection – continue the story of Hailes up to the present day.Hailes Abbey contains astonishing…

£4.00

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