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Scottish Family Tree Detective: Tracing Your Ancestors in Scotland

by Rosemary Bigwood Manchester University Press
Pub Date:
11/2006
ISBN:
9780719071850
Format:
Pb+ 320 pages

This is a practical, user-friendly guide to researching your family history in Scotland. Its aim is to provide sign-posts to the...

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Real Lives of Roman Britain

by Guy de la Bedoyere Yale University Press
Pub Date:
09/2016
ISBN:
9780300223491
Format:
Pb+ 264 pages

The Britain of the Roman Occupation is, in a way, an age that is dark to us. While the main events from 55 BC to AD 410 are little...

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Pagan Britain

by Ronald Hutton Yale University Press
Pub Date:
02/2015
ISBN:
9780300205466
Format:
Pb+ 496 pages

Britain's pagan past, with its mysterious monuments, atmospheric sites, enigmatic artifacts, bloodthirsty legends, and cryptic...

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Pocket Magna Carta: 1217 Text and Translation

by Bodleian Library Bodleian Library
Pub Date:
04/2016
ISBN:
9781851244522
Format:
Hbk 64 pages

‘No freeman is to be taken or imprisoned, or dispossessed … except through the lawful judgment of his peers or through the law...

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Shadow Man: At the Heart of the Cambridge Spy Circle

by Geoff Andrews I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
09/2015
ISBN:
9781784531669
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

James Klugmann appears as a shadowy figure in the legendary history of the Cambridge spies. As both mentor and friend to Donald...

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What the British Did: Two Centuries in the Middle East

by Peter Mangold I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
05/2016
ISBN:
9781784531942
Format:
Hbk 384 pages

Britain has been engaged in the Middle East for over two centuries. During the Napoleonic Wars it expelled the French from Egypt....

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Secret Life of the Georgian Garden: Beautiful Objects and Agreeable Retreats

by Kate Felus I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
06/2016
ISBN:
9781784535728
Format:
Hbk 240 pages

Georgian landscape gardens are among the most visited and enjoyed of the UK's historical treasures. The Georgian garden has also...

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How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and Succession in the History Plays

by Peter Lake Yale University Press
Pub Date:
11/2016
ISBN:
9780300222715
Format:
Hbk 688 pages

A masterful, highly engaging analysis of how Shakespeare's plays intersected with the politics and culture of Elizabethan England...

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Rise of Thomas Cromwell – Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485–1534

by Michael Everett Yale University Press
Pub Date:
09/2016
ISBN:
9780300223514
Format:
Pb+ 376 pages

How much does the Thomas Cromwell of popular novels and television series resemble the real Cromwell? This meticulous study of...

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Bodleianalia: Curious Facts about Britain's Oldest University Library

by Claire Cock-Starkey and Violet Moller Bodleian Library
Pub Date:
11/2016
ISBN:
9781851242528
Format:
Hbk 128 pages

Which is the smallest book in the Bodleian Library? Who complained when their secret pen name was revealed in the library’s catalogue?...

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Louis: The French Prince Who Invaded England

by Catherine Hanley Yale University Press
Pub Date:
04/2016
ISBN:
9780300217452
Format:
Hbk 296 pages

In 1215 a group of English barons, dissatisfied with the weak and despicable King John, decided that they needed a new monarch....

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Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present

by David Runciman Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
03/2015
ISBN:
9780691165837
Format:
Pb+ 416 pages

Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things...

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Heroic Failure and the British

by Stephanie Barczewski Yale University Press
Pub Date:
02/2016
ISBN:
9780300180060
Format:
Hbk 280 pages

From the Charge of the Light Brigade to Scott of the Antarctic and beyond, it seems as if glorious disaster and valiant defeat...

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Reckless Fellows: The Gentlemen of the Royal Flying Corps

by Edward Bujak I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
09/2015
ISBN:
9781784534424
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

The Royal Flying Corps, later the Royal Air Force, was formed in 1912 and went to war in 1914 where it played a vital role in...

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British Imperial: What the Empire Wasn't

by Bernard Porter I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
10/2015
ISBN:
9781784534455
Format:
Hbk 224 pages

The British Empire is often misunderstood. Judgments of it differ widely, from broadly adulatory - a 'great' enterprise, spreading...

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