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Historic England: City of London: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

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by Foley, Michael
This illustrated history of the City of London provides a nostalgic look at the Square Mile's past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites.
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William Speirs Bruce: Forgotten Polar Hero

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by Williams, Isobel P.
William Speirs Bruce was a Scottish nationalist and naturalist who led the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition (1902-04) as well as participating in or leading many other polar expeditions from 1892 through to 1919, particularly to Spitsbergen. He is now largely forgotten compared with the `greats', Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen. This biography returns to primary sources to provide a new and controversi...
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The Northwest Passage Overland: The Epic Journey that Helped Create Canada

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by Coleman, E. C.
Published on the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Dominion of Canada and the 70th anniversary of Canadian citizenship. In 1862, Viscount Milton and Dr Cheadle set off west across North America to find a route that could be used to transport the riches of the British Columbia goldfields back to British territory in the east, thus avoiding the `middle man' - the US. Behind that simple descriptio...
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Beautiful Idiots and Brilliant Lunatics: A Sideways Look at Twentieth-Century London

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by Baker, Rob
"I love London society! I think it has immensely improved. It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what Society should be." An Ideal Husband, OSCAR WILDE Beautiful Idiots and Brilliant Lunatics is based on the popular London history website nickelinthemachine.com "Another Nickel in the Machine pretty much justifies the internet's existence all on its own" - DANNY BAKER...
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Camberwell From Old Photographs

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by Brazil, Eddie
Camberwell is an important part of the London Borough of Southwark, the city's most historic borough. This vibrant part of South London is full of fascinating history. It was the birthplace of the poet Robert Browning and the politician Joseph Chamberlain. It was also home to authors John Ruskin and Muriel Spark. Mendolssohn was inspired to write his `Spring Song', originally entitled `Camberwell Green', wh...
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Model Villages

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by Dunn, Tim
This is the story of Britain's model villages: miniature worlds that have captivated garden guests and paying public since the early twentieth century.
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Central Bristol Through Time

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by Anthony Beeson
Brycgstowe, 'the place at the bridge', as the Saxon founders of Bristol once called it, is a city of destiny. Once the second port in the country and one of the wealthiest cities in Britain, it has enjoyed centuries of prosperity based on manufacturing, seafaring and trade. Geographically split between the counties of Gloucestershire and Somerset and approached by sea through the dramatic Avon Gorge, the ci...
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Historic England: London's East End: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

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by Foley, Michael
This illustrated history portrays one of London's most fascinating areas. It provides a nostalgic look at the East End's past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites.
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The Tower of London: The Biography

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by Porter, Stephen
The Tower of London is an icon of England's history. William the Conqueror built the White Tower after his invasion and conquest in 1066 to dominate London, and it has become infamous as a place of torture, execution and murder. The deaths of royals attracted most attention: the murder of the Princes in the Tower, the beheading of Henry VIII's wives Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, and Lady Jane Grey, Hen...
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The Great War Cook Book: From Trench Pudding to Carrot Marmalade

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by Byron, May
During the First World War, Britain was nearly starved into submission, as so many ships were lost to German submarines. Basics such as butter, eggs, milk and meat were in short supply, so the British public had to find creative ways of making food go further. The Great War Cook Book gives us the flavour of life on the Home Front. With over 500 wartime recipes, author May Byron offers unusual alternatives t...
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Richard III: The Road to Leicester

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by Licence, Amy
Following the dramatic announcement that Richard III's body had been discovered, past controversies have been matched by fresh disputes. Why is Richard III England's most controversial king? The question of his reburial has provoked national debate and protest, taking levels of interest in the medieval king to an unprecedented level. While Richard's life remains able to polarise opinion, the truth probably ...
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Southwark Pubs

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by Homer, Johnny
Southwark is one of London's oldest and most intriguing neighbourhoods; a hotbed of culture and commerce that has played a major part in the development of the capital. Its streets were familiar to Shakespeare and Dickens, both of whom surely drank, schemed and dreamed in the many inns and taverns that abounded. This is where Chaucer's pilgrims began their long march to Canterbury, and many centuries later ...
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The First Atlantic Liner: Brunel's Great Western Steamship

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by Doe, Helen
The Great Western is the least known of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's three ships, being overshadowed by the later careers of the Great Britain and the Great Eastern.
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The Princess's Garden: Royal Intrigue and the Untold Story of Kew

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by Berridge, Vanessa
The British enthusiasm for gardening has fascinating roots. The Empire and trade across the globe created an obsession with exotic new plants, and showed the power and reach of Britain in the early eighteenth century. At that time, national influence wasn't measured by sporting success, musical or artistic influence. Instead it was expressed in the design of parks and gardens such as Kew and Stowe, and the ...
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Bristol Pubs

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by MacVeigh, James
Ever since the days when it was the starting point for voyages of discovery to the New World, the old port of Bristol has boasted a wealth of taverns, inns, alehouses, and public houses. Most of the older drinking establishments that have survived have stories to tell; frequently quirky or surprising, always interesting and often with nautical links. Some involve real historical figures such as Daniel Defoe...
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Secret Greenwich

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by Ramzan, David C.
Greenwich's position on the River Thames has drawn many people to this fascinating area of south-east London over the years. This book delves into the history of Greenwich, detailing intriguing and lesser-known facts associated with many of its famous landmarks and intriguing sites. Topics covered include royal localities and the little-told stories behind them; green spaces including gardens, parks and gr...
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Mapping the Airways

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by Jarvis, Paul
Maps have long held a fascination for travellers and would-be travellers alike. Drawing on fascinating and unique material from the British Airways archive, curator Paul Jarvis focuses on the beautiful map artwork used over nearly 100 years of history to chart our voyages through the skies - from early adverts to twenty-first-century on-board moving maps - and the vital maps and charts used by pilots and na...
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Dublin in 50 Buildings

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by Dargan, Pat
Dublin was established as a Viking settlement in the early Middle Ages and, following the Norman Invasion of Ireland, rapidly grew in size and importance to become a major city. Following the English conquest of Ireland in the sixteenth century, Dublin continued to develop as a centre of trade, and its growing prosperity into the eighteenth century is demonstrated by the city's rich Georgian architectural l...
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Historic England: Cambridge: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

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by McNeill-Ritchie, Simon
This illustrated history portrays one of England's finest cities. It provides a nostalgic look at Cambridge's past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites.
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Clerkenwell & Islington Pubs

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by Homer, Johnny
Clerkenwell and Islington are two of London's most historic districts; areas where radicalism once thrived and heavy industry flourished, where poverty and lawlessness were commonplace. This diverse and colourful history can be traced in the area's many pubs. The ancient parish of Clerkenwell, located just outside the City of London's walls, was historically the home of the Knights Hospitallers of St John o...
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