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A Civil War Walk Around London

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by Rowles, Robin
The Civil War years of the 1640s were amongst the most tumultuous in British history. The conflict between King Charles I and Parliament strained and split the social fabric of the British Isles. People of all classes who had previously co-existed peacefully found themselves opposing each other on political, religious, and economic grounds. Society was literally 'by the sword divided'. Much has been written...
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Cathedrals of Britain: West, South West and Wales

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by Fallon, Bernadette
**Pointing persistently to heaven: A guide to UK cathedrals** Rich, rolling countryside and historic towns, scenic coasts and picture-perfect landscapes. The west of England and Wales has many attractions, and not least of these are its cathedrals. Here you'll find some of Britain's finest and most awe-inspiring. From the country's longest cathedral, at Winchester, to its smallest, at St Asaph. From the ta...
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Around Britain by Canal: 1,000 Miles of Waterways

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by Burton, Anthony
This is the story of a thousand mile-long trip around England by canal. At times the journey took the author out into the beautiful countryside, and elsewhere the canal crept round the edge of old industrial towns.
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Ocean Liners: An Illustrated History

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by Newall, Peter
The growth of the ocean liner was driven not only by political and social changes, and developments in marine technology and design but also by increased competition as new companies were established to meet the demands of travellers.
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Visitors' Historic Britain: South Devon: Stone Age to Cold War

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by Tait, Derek
South Devon is steeped in history from prehistoric settlements, standing stones and Roman occupation, to the sites of Civil War battles and the various departure points of troops leaving for D-Day during the Second World War.
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Visitors' Historic Britain: Cornwall: Romans to Victorians

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by Tait, Derek
Cornwall has a rich and diverse history stretching from prehistoric times to the Norman Conquest and beyond, including the turbulent Tudor period, the English Civil War and the First and Second World Wars. Neolithic settlements and Bronze Age dwellings have been found at Carn Brea in Redruth and Rough Tour at Camelford, and many standing stones are scattered across the land. An ancient forest lies beneath t...
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Visiting the Somme and Ypres Battlefields Made Easy: A Helpful Guide Book for Groups and Individuals

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by Hughes, Gareth
This splendid and timely book will be invaluable to those visiting the battlefields, sites, museums, memorials and cemeteries of France and Belgium. It is intended for those planning and leading school groups and similar parties but is also ideal for individual/family visitors. Rather than list every site etc it provides realistic itineraries to the best places in the two major areas of the Somme and Ypres...
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Cathedrals of Britain: London and the South East

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by Fallon, Bernadette
**Pointing persistently to heaven: A guide to UK cathedrals** Power, glory, bloodshed, prayer: cathedrals in the UK are as much about human drama as spiritual sanctuary, as much about political wrangling as religious fervour. From Christian beginnings in the Middle Ages through Reformation, Renaissance and Modernity, the great cathedrals of Britain have been both battleground and place of quiet reflection;...
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Balloonomania Belles: Daredevil Divas Who First Took to the Sky

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by Wright, Sharon
5 Balloonomania Belles reveals the astonishing stories of the fabulous female pioneers of balloon flight. More than a century before the first aeroplane women were heading for the heavens in crazy, inspired contraptions that could bring death or glory and all too often, both. Award-winning journalist Sharon Wright reveals their hair-raising adventures in a book that brings the stories of the feisty female b...
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The History of Navigation

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by Pike, Dag
Today travellers by land, sea and air take accurate navigation for granted but it was not always thus. The author, a highly experienced sailor, sets out to record the development of navigational techniques from the earliest time, five millenniums ago. As explorers started to venture offshore into the unknown they had to rely on the sun and stars for direction. From this pioneers turned to mathematics, astr...
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Carve Her Name with Pride

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by Minney, R. J.
Carve Her Name With Pride is the inspiring story of the half-French Violette Szabo who was born in Paris Iin 1921 to an English motor-car dealer, and a French Mother. She met and married Etienne Szabo, a Captain in the French Foreign Legion in 1940. Shortly after the birth of her daughter, Tania, her husband died at El Alamein. She became a FANY (First Aid Nursing Yeomanry) and was recruited into the SOE an...
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Ypres Salient Battlefield Guide

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by Tonie Holt
This is the most complete guide to the First World War Battlefield of Ypres that has ever been published. Tonie and Valmai Holt, have condensed the knowledge gained from almost a quarter of a century of researching, writing about, visiting and conducting groups around Ypres into this remarkable book. Here are concise descriptions of the military elements of the battles woven into a kaleidoscope of human, li...
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Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide to Operation Market Garden

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by Holt, Tonie
Operation Market Garden was the name given to the US, UK and Polish airborne assault on the Arnhem, Nijmegen and Eindhoven bridges and the ill-fated 30 Corps advance to relieve the hard-pressed paras. While everyone knows that Arnhem was 'a bridge too far', few understand the true reasons for the catastrophic failure to link up. There have been numerous guide books to the fighting around Arnhem in particula...
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A Spy's London

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by Berkeley, Roy
In 'this remarkable book' (as intelligence historian Nigel West describes it in his Foreword), the reader will be struck by the vibrancy of history made real. Author Roy Berkeley has gone behind the facades of ordinary buildings, in the city that West calls 'the espionage capital of the World', to remind us that the history of intelligence has often been made in such mundane places. With his evocative photo...
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Yorkshire's Secret Castles: A Concise Guide and Companion

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by Levitt, Paul C.
There is no single event in the history of our nation that has impacted society as profoundly as the Norman Conquest. These were brutal times and revolts prompted the erection of a large number of timber and earth castles, the majority being built between 1071 and 1145\. Yorkshire has many examples and this book goes in search of sites that represent the earliest feudal stamp of the Normans on the county s ...
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London Underground Serial Killer: The Life of Kieran Kelly

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by Platt, Geoff
The full story of the life and times of Kieran Patrick Kelly, the London Underground Serial Killer, who wandered up and down the Northern Line of the London Underground between 1960 and 1983, pushing innocent people that he had never met under trains, and who finished up killing over thirty people. The book provides a full biography of Kelly, discussing the details of his crimes, his victims and his abilit...
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Walking Verdun: A Guide to the Battlefield

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by Holstein, Christina
On 21 February 1916 the German Fifth Army launched a devastating offensive against French forces at Verdun and set in motion one of the most harrowing and prolonged battles of the Great War. By the time the struggle finished ten months later, over 650,000 men had been killed or wounded or were missing, and the terrible memory of the battle had been etched into the histories of France and Germany. This epic ...
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Walking the Salient

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by Paul Reed
Following on from Walking on the Somme, Reed has produced this remarkable voyage around the Ypres Salien t, which saw some of the most memorable campaigns of WW1. Il lustrated throughout, this book gives an insight for visitor s & armchair travellers. '
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Pocket Battlefield Guide to the Somme 1916/1917

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by Holt, Tonie
The Somme is the epicentre for most people in the study of the First World War from a UK and Commonwealth perspective. Today the landscape and terrain are dedicated to the soldiers that fought and died there and Major and Mrs Holt's Pocket Guide to the Somme has been put together to take you around the area. This book, part of a new series of guides, is designed conveniently in a small size, for those who h...
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Historical Atlas of the British Isles

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by Alex Swanston
This atlas covers the history of the British Isles from earliest times to the present day. The first hunter-gatherers, who crossed into what would become our familiar islands by the 'landbridge', and later followed by more familiar peoples - the Celts, Angles, Saxons, Vikings and Normans, who together would create our islands' unique history. Each contributed ideas which shaped our lands, languages and thou...
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