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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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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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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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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 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 Manchester

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by Hylton, Stuart
"The Little Book of Manchester" is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and events in the city, from its Roman origins to the present day. Here you can read about the important contributions the city made to the history of the nation, learn about the individual communities and how they came together to form the modern city and meet some of the great men and women, the eccentri...
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The Oxford of Inspector Morse

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by Bill Leonard
"The Oxford Inspector Morse and Lewis" is a comprehensive description of the locations used as settings for the complete "Inspector Morse" series and the first two series of "Lewis". Although the cameras roamed nationally and internationally, the emphasis of the book is on the home base of the detectives, the university city of Oxford, which is revealed in an unconventional light. The celebrated university ...
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The Little Book of the London Underground

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by David Long
With 980 million passengers a year, more than 250 miles of track, literally hundreds of different stations and a history stretching back nearly 150 years, the world's oldest underground railway might seem familiar, but actually, how well do you know it? Do you know, for example, who the Queen sat next to when she first went on the Tube in 1939? Or what they did with all the earth dug out to make way for the...
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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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Highgate & Muswell Hill

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by Joan Schwitzer
Highgate and Muswell Hill
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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 Toby in the Lane: A History of London's East End Markets

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by Morris, Paul
'A Toby in the Lane' reveals the rich fabric of the East End markets, primarily in Petticoat Lane and Brick Lane, and celebrates the street traders and stalls which call these London institutions home.
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The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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by Ernest Coleman
Travels of Sir John Maundeville
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Covent Garden - Its Romance and History

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by Reginald Jacobs
'Covent Garden' is a historical and topographical account of one of the most interesting spots in the metropolis. Reginald Jacobs charts the history of the area, world-famous as the location of the Royal Opera House and Covent Garden Market, from its unassuming beginnings as the 'convent garden,' a burial-ground belonging to Westminster Abbey prior to Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries, to the ...
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Verdun 1916

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by Malcolm Brown
The Stalingrad of WWI, an epic year-and-a-half long battle that claimed 750,000 German & French lives. 1916 was a year of Killing, the British remember the Somme, but earlier in the year the heart of the French army was ripped out by the German Sin Verdun.
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P & O Princess

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by Roger Cartwright
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British Canals: The Standard History

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by Boughey, Joseph
This is the standard work for canal enthusiasts and historians to acquire
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A Voyage to New Holland

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by William Dampier
Offers a personal account of the author's two-year expedition to Australia and New Guinea aboard the Roebuck from 1699-1701. This book presents an account of one of the first British voyages of discovery.
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Greenwich

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by Ludlow, Barbara
Greenwich and Woolwich have long been associated with the great national monuments. Since the seventeenth century Greenwich has been associated with 'time'. The time-ball at the Old Royal Observatory still falls daily at one o'clock, just as it has done since 1833. But 'time' also means change. This fascinating collection of over 250 photographs shows that many changes which the area underwent between 1858 ...
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