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Guidebook: Chiswick House and Gardens

Guidebook: Chiswick House and Gardens

…the Italian architect Andrea Palladio and his English follower Inigo Jones and also contains many erudite references to Classical antiquity.This guidebook provides a lively account of the design of the house and an insight into the lives of its inhabitants. It includes a guided tour of the house and…

£3.00

Guidebook: Rochester Castle

Guidebook: Rochester Castle

Rochester Castle stands within the walls of the Roman city above the rive Medway in Kent. There has been an important crossing of the road to London since the 1st century AD and it was the Normans – as they advanced across the country from the south coast building strongholds from which to…

£3.50

Guidebook: Kenwood - The Iveagh Bequest

Guidebook: Kenwood - The Iveagh Bequest

…have been reinstated in the Adam rooms allowing visitors to appreciate the collection in a more authentic 18th Century setting.This brand new guidebook sheds light on Kenwood's history and also provides a tour of the house and its collection. It is illustrated with specially commissioned…

£5.00

Guidebook: Three Palaces of the Bishops of Winchester

Guidebook: Three Palaces of the Bishops of Winchester

In the Middle Ages the bishops of Winchester were the wealthiest in England. Their estates stretched from Somerset to Surrey and their number included two cardinals ten lord chancellors and four treasures of England.Wolvesey Bishop's Waltham and Farnham Castle were three of their many palaces.…

£3.00

An Archaeological Map of Hadrians Wall

An Archaeological Map of Hadrians Wall

Hadrian's Wall is a towering achievement of military engineering and a monument to the power of one of the greatest empires in world history. Stretching across the spine of England from the North-East coast to the Irish Sea the line of the frontier extends for over 100 miles (160 km) through…

£9.99

Guidebook: Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Guidebook: Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Brodsworth Hall is an outstanding example of a Victorian country house. Built and furnished between 1861 and 1863 by Charles Sabine Augustus Thellusson the house has survived with most of its original contents and was given to English Heritage in 1990.Since then it has undergone a comprehensive…

£4.00

Guidebook: Battle Abbey and Battlefield

Guidebook: Battle Abbey and Battlefield

The Battle of Hastings 14th October 1066 was the most famous battle fought on English soil and its consequences are still felt after nearly 1000 years. William the Conqueror built Battle Abbey on the exact place where King Harold died and it thrived as a Benedictine abbey for over 400…

£5.00

Guidebook: Dunstanburgh Castle

Guidebook: Dunstanburgh Castle

…any castle of its day was also constructed on one of the most dramatic sites imaginable on a remote headland overlooking the North Sea. This new guidebook packed with superb photography plans and reconstruction drawings also contains the latest research on the castle solving the mystery of why it…

£3.50

Guidebook: Whitby Abbey

Guidebook: Whitby Abbey

…the Suppression of the Monasteries the abbot's house was converted into a grand private residence. Drawing on the latest archaeological investigations this new richly illustrated guidebook provides a full tour and history of the abbey and headland.Key Features:36 pagesPaperbackPublished in 2010

£4.50

Guidebook: Osborne House

Guidebook: Osborne House

…children learnt housekeeping and gardening to the extraordinary Durbar Room a tribute to the queen's love of India. This comprehensive guidebook includes a tour and history of the house with reconstruction drawings and historical photographs.Key Features:52 pagesPaperbackPublished in 2012

£5.00

Guidebook: Brougham and Brough Castles

Guidebook: Brougham and Brough Castles

…in the 17th century that the castles enjoyed a last lease of life. During the 18th century however both castles fell into ruin.This guidebook is the first to link the two sites and includes a fascinating history of the two castles and their inhabitants. There is also a guided tour of…

£3.00

Guidebook: Tilbury Fort

Guidebook: Tilbury Fort

…had been an earlier fort at Tilbury in Tudor times and it was near here that Elizabeth I gave her famous Armada speech to the troops. This guidebook provides the visitor with a guided tour of Tilbury Fort a fascinating history of the site and an insight into the lives of the soldiers garrisoned…

£3.00

Guidebook: Ashby de la Zouch & Kirby Muxloe Castles

Guidebook: Ashby de la Zouch & Kirby Muxloe Castles

The castles of Ashby de la Zouch and Kirby Muxloe were built by William Lord Hastings who acquired immense power and wealth in the service of King Edward IV. Muxloe was never finished after Lord Hastings’s murder in 1483. Ashby remained in use as a family seat and the remains of its…

£3.50

Guidebook: Rushton Triangular Lodge

Guidebook: Rushton Triangular Lodge

…number three symbolic of the Holy Trinity: it has three storeys and three walls each 33 feet long and with three windows and three gables.This guidebook discusses the fascinating history of the Lodge and its builder and provides a lively account of the turbulent times in which Sir Thomas lived.Key…

£3.00

The Time Travellers Guide to Medieval England:

The Time Travellers Guide to Medieval England:

…middle ages and showing you everything from the horrors of leprosy and war to the ridiculous excesses of roasted larks and haute couture. Being a guidebook many questions are answered which do not normally occur in traditional history books. How do you greet people in the street? What should you use…

£9.99

Guidebook: Scarborough Castle

Guidebook: Scarborough Castle

…warships. The castle became a popular visitor attraction and was taken into State guardianship in 1920.This beautifully illustrated English Heritage guidebook gives a full tour and history of the remains of this important medieval castle complete with new photography phased plans and reconstruction…

£3.50

The Time Travellers Guide to Elizabethan England

The Time Travellers Guide to Elizabethan England

The past is a foreign country - this is your guide.We think of Queen Elizabeth I as 'Gloriana': the most powerful English woman in history. We think of her reign (1558-1603) as a golden age of maritime heroes like Sir Walter Raleigh Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Francis Drake and of great…

£9.99

The Story of Stonehenge: Activity Guide

The Story of Stonehenge: Activity Guide

This children's activity guide to the story of Stonehenge takes children and their families on a tour round the site shedding light on this fascinating and mysterious monument. The lively and informative text draws on the very latest research and is aimed at children aged 7-11.It includes a quiz…

£2.00

The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature

The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature

The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend is both a critical history of the Arthurian tradition and a reference guide to Arthurian works names and symbols. It offers a comprehensive survey of the legends in all of their manifestations from their origins in medieval literature to their…

£12.99

Guidebook: Kirkham Priory

Guidebook: Kirkham Priory

…into the facade of the gatehouse and there were several phases of building that can still be traced in the detail of the extensive ruins.This guidebook offers a richly-illustrated guided tour explaining the main features of the remains of the priory buildings as we as a lively anecdotal history.Key…

£3.00

Guidebook: Hardwick Old Hall

Guidebook: Hardwick Old Hall

Hardwick Old Hall is one of the most innovative houses of the Tudor period. It was built between 1587 and 1596 by Bess of Hardwick a friend of Elizabeth I and one of the richest women of the Elizabethan age. At the same time Bess built the neighbouring New Hall to complement the Old Hall and to…

£3.50

Guidebook: Down House

Guidebook: Down House

Charles Darwin lived for 40 years at Down House in rural Kent until his death in 1882. Here in the home that he lovingly created with his wife and family he developed a scientific theory that would rock the world. This beautifully illustrated new guide takes the visitor on a tour of the house and…

£4.00

Guidebook: Stokesay Castle

Guidebook: Stokesay Castle

Stokesay Castle is one of the finest fortified manor houses in England.Built in the 1280s by the fabulously rich wool merchant Laurence of Ludlow it stands in a peaceful Shropshire valley an exceptionally picturesque ensemble of 13th century towers magnificent great hall and a delightful gatehouse…

£3.50

Guidebook: Stonehenge

Guidebook: Stonehenge

…illustrated guidebook reflects the recent changes to the site and its surrounding landscape and takes account of the latest research and analysis. It discusses the key questions of when how and why Stonehenge may have been built and who might have built it.The guidebook includes an innovative…

£5.00

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