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Railways and Rural Life

Railways and Rural Life

This beautiful photography book records the work of Sydney Walter Alfred Newton a commercial photographer who was based in Leicester in the late 19th and early 20th century. The young Newton recorded the London Extension of the Great Central Railway - the last main line - between Nottingham and…

£17.99

The Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle

The Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle

The garden created by Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester at Kenilworth Castle in the early 1570s was one of the wonders of Elizabethan England. It is also the best documented of all the great gardens of its age providing the starting point for English Heritage's ambitious re-creation in 2009. This…

£40.00

Guidebook: Kenilworth Castle

Guidebook: Kenilworth Castle

…family in the 16th century. Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester transformed the castle into a lavish palace fit to entertain Elizabeth I who visited Kenilworth in 1572 and 1575. The Elizabethan garden and structure known as Leicester’s Building were particularly magnificent. The guide includes…

£5.00

Guidebook: Minster Lovell Hall

Guidebook: Minster Lovell Hall

…since the 12th century. The house was bought by Sir Edward Coke in the 17th century. It subsequently passed to his descendant Thomas Coke Earl of Leicester who dismantled the buildings between 1740 and 1750 leaving the house to fall into decay. The principal remains are the great hall and entrance…

£2.00

The Queens Secret

The Queens Secret

…of Elizabeth I Warwickshire 1575 Pomp fanfare and a wealth of lavish festivities await Elizabeth I at Kenilworth Castle. Organised by the Earl of Leicester he knows this celebration is his last chance to persuade the Queen to marry him. But a fickle man he is unable to resist the seductive wiles of…

£6.99

The Last Days of Richard III & the Fate of His DNA

The Last Days of Richard III & the Fate of His DNA

…tree was traced until a relative was found alive and well in Canada. Now with the discovery of Richard's skeleton at the Greyfrairs Priory in Leicester England John Ashdown-Hill explains how his book inspired the dig and completes Richard III's fascinating story giving details of how Richard…

£9.99

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