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In the Footsteps of William Wallace

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by Young, Alan
For nearly 700 years debate has raged over the true nature of William Wallace and his role in Scotland's turbulent history. Was he the 'Braveheart' of Blind Harry's legendary account, the bold, but savage hero of the Scottish wars? Or, as some contemporary chroniclers attested, nothing but a villainous thief and vagrant fugitive? This book draws on a wide range of contemporary and modern sources to look beh...
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Rhodes Besieged

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by Devries/2
By the late fifteenth century Ottoman Turkish mastery of the Eastern Mediterranean was nearly complete. However, the tiny island of Rhodes, just a few kilometres from the south-west coast of Turkey, remained a thorn in their side. Home to the walled headquarters of the Knights Hospitaller, a crusading Order of "warrior monks", Rhodes was besieged for three months by the full might of the Turkish army and ar...
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A 1950s Childhood: From Tin Baths to Bread and Dripping

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by Feeney, Paul
Do you remember Pathe News? Taking the train to the seaside? The purple stains of iodine on the knees of boys in short trousers? Knitted bathing costumes? Then the chances are you were born in or around 1950. To the young people of today, the 1950s seems like another age. But for those born around then, this era of childhood seems like yesterday. From waking up to ice on the inside of the windows, washing i...
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The Little Book of Dublin

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by Nolan, Brendan
The Little Book of Dublin is a compendium of fascinating and entertaining truths about the city, past and present. Funny, fast-paced and fact-packed, here you will find out about Dublin's trade and industry, saints and sinners, crime and punishment, sports and games, folklore and customs and, of course, its literary heritage. Here lie famous elements of Dublin's history cheek by jowl with little-known fact...
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Kensington & Chelsea

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by BARBARA DENNY
This fascinating selection of historic photographs documents the dramatic transformation that has taken place over the last 150 years in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The book gives an unforgettable impression of familiar streets and districts as they developed, and it offers an insight into the lives and living conditions of the residents in the last years of Queen Victoria's reign and in th...
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Richard III and the Murder in the Tower

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by PETER HANCOCK
Richard III is accused of murdering his nephews (the 'Princes in the Tower') in order to usurp the throne of England. Since Tudor times he has been painted as the 'black legend', the murderous uncle. However, the truth is much more complicated and interesting. Rather than looking at all the killings Richard III did not commit, this book focuses on the one execution for which we know that he was responsible....
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The Little Book of the East End

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by Gordon/21
The Little Book of The East End is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts (plus some authentically bizarre bits of historic trivia). A reference book ...
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The Little Book of Essex

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by Gordon/21
"The Little Book of Essex" is packed full of entertaining bite-sized pieces of historic and contemporary trivia that come together to make essential reading for visitors and locals alike. It can be described as a compendium of frivolity, a reference book of little-known facts, or a wacky guide to one of England's most colourful counties. Dip in randomly, or read consecutively, there are no rules. Be amused ...
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The Little Book of Surrey

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by Rupert Matthews
The Little Book of Surrey is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. The county's most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters, royal connections and literally hundreds of wacky facts about Surrey's landscape, towns and villages (plus some authentically bizarre...
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A Photographic History of P&O Cruises

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by Frame, Chris
One of the world's most loved cruise lines, P&O Cruises can trace its history back over 175 years. Through an impressive and unique collection of imagery, this book details the history of P&O Cruises and explores the impact P&O had in shaping the British Empire. With a vast fleet of ocean liners that undertook voyages to all parts of the globe, P&O was instrumental in immigration to Australia and New Zeala...
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The Unseen Lusitania: The Ship in Rare Illustrations

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by Sauder, Eric
Lost to a German torpedo on 7 May 1915, Cunard's RMS Lusitania captured the world's imagination when she entered service in 1907. Not only was she was the largest ship in the world, but she was also revolutionary in design as well as being a record breaker. Lusitania is now sadly remembered for her tragic destruction, sinking in eighteen minutes with the loss of around 1,200 souls. Through never-before-see...
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Portobello in Old Photographs

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by Curtis, Maurice
Portobello lies on the bank of the Grand Canal, stretching from South Richmond Street to Clanbrassil Street and the South Circular Road and including some of the adjacent roads and streets. It is one of the country's most well-known suburbs, and has long been a hub for artistic and cultural Dublin. The list of luminaries associated with Portobello is quiet extraordinary. It includes some of the great names ...
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London Cemeteries : An Illustrated Guide and Gazateer

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by Hugh Meller
The cemeteries of Greater London have been a neglected area of the capital's history. They are filled not only with the remains of recent generations but also with a wealth of architectural and social history that is described here in an entertaining and eloquent narrative full of picturesque melancholy. London Cemeteries is a comprehensive guide and gazetteer to all 126 cemeteries within Greater London. Li...
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Highgate & Muswell Hill

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by Joan Schwitzer
Highgate and Muswell Hill
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Haunted London Underground

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by David Brandon
London's Underground is associated with a multitude of ghostly stories and sightings, particularly on stations and abandoned lines, many of which are in close proximity to burial sites from centuries ago. This chilling book reveals well-known and hitherto unpublished tales of spirits, spectres and other spooky occurrences on one of the oldest railway networks in the world. The stories of sightings include t...
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Railway Walks Wales

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by Vinter, Jeff
Jeff Vinter, Consultant to the BBC's "Railway Walks" series, provides comprehensive details of every disused railway line in Wales that is now a public walk or cycle trail. He covers everything from the earliest tram-roads to recently closed colliery lines - all set against the magnificent backdrop of the Welsh landscape and offering an insight into the country's industrial past. From the tunnels of Saunder...
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Prehistoric Settlements

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by Robert Bewley
How and where did our ancestors live during the 8000 years between the end of Ice Age and the arrival of the Romans in AD 43? In tracing the variety and development of prehistoric settlements from the hunter-gatherers of the Mesolithic to the tribes of the Iron Age, Dr Bewley takes a fresh look at all the key sites, from Star Carr in Yorkshire and other Mesolithic settlements, the causewayed camps of the Ne...
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Exploring Historical Essex

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by Smith/99
This engaging guide book paints a comprehensive picture of Essex; bringing the reader on an exploratory journey from Brightlingsea to Wivenhoe whilst uncovering the secrets and history this fine county has to offer. The prime glory of Essex has to be its marvellous maritime heritage. As its rivers were the major routes for early exploration and trade, most of the towns and villages grew up along their bank...
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Hidden City

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by David Long
"Sir, if you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey its innumerable little lane and courts." Such was Samuel Johnson's advice to his companion Boswell, and more than two centuries later his advice is still just as valid. To a great degree the real London - the fascination of extraordinary goings-on during...
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1916 and All That: A History of Ireland from Back Then Until Right Now

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by Boylan, Ciara
1916 and All That
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