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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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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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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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Victorian London Through Time

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by Manton, Colin
The Victorian era saw great changes to Britain's capital. This book illustrates the nineteenth-century aspects of London that the Victorians were so proud of: the pioneering public health engineering of Bazalgette's system of intercepting sewers; the magnificent public buildings such as the 'new' Gothic House of Commons and Big Ben; impressive new expanded British Museum, the Classical National Gallery and ...
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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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London's East End History Tour

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by Foley, Michael
London's East End History Tour is a unique insight into the illustrious history of this famous old port. This new book guides us through the streets and alleyways, showing how its famous landmarks used to look and how they've changed over the years as well as exploring its lesser-known sights and hidden corners. With the help of a handy location map, readers are invited to follow a timeline of events and di...
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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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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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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 Magnificent Seven

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by Turpin/2
A ring of spectacular cemeteries, developed at the edges of London in the decade from 1832, have long been referred to as The Magnificent Seven. At the time, they set a new aesthetic for the burial of the dead, and remain rich in social history and beauty to this day. It was entrepreneurs, rather than the religious authorities, who responded to the squalor of the City's brimming churchyards by fi nancing s...
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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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Sydenham and Forest Hill Through Time

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by Grindlay, Steve
For centuries, Sydenham was a small hamlet on the edge of a large tract of common land, known as Sydenham Common, in the parish of St Mary's, Lewisham. London was more than an hour's travel away. Over little more than half a century, three events radically altered Sydenham, turning it from a rural hamlet into a populous, even fashionable, suburb of London: the enclosure of Sydenham Common, the coming of the...
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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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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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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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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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Filton Airfield Through Time

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by Andrew Appleton
An airfield was first established at Filton, just north of Bristol, in 1911 after the establishment of the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company. The company and its descendents have used the airfield ever since to develop aviation technology. Filton Airfield has also played host to a military presence, starting with the Royal Flying Corps in 1915, continuing with a Spitfire squadron during the Battle of B...
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How to Fly a Plane: The First World War Manual

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by Barber, Captain Horatio
The training aid for many a pilot from one of the leading instructors of the First World War. There are 160 pages with many illustrations of leading aircraft of the period. Chock full of handy tips for the budding aviator. Nothing could ready you for the world of combat, where pilots' lives were measured in hours rather than years but Captain Barber of the Royal Flying Corps could prepare you for your first...
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